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In our latest podcast episode, we delve into a critical discussion about hormones and resilience, two pivotal elements in the realm of wellness. As women, understanding our hormones can significantly influence our health and overall wellbeing, hence, the need to shed light on this complex topic.
We discussed ten critical hormones, starting with insulin and estrogen, which play a significant role in reducing disease risk, safeguarding cognitive function, and promoting overall wellness. Insulin, a peptide hormone, is crucial in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. The consequences of imbalances in insulin levels can lead to conditions like diabetes, which affect the pancreas’s ability to produce and respond to insulin.
Estrogen, a primary sex hormone, is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands, placenta, and fat cells. Imbalances in estrogen levels, such as dominance or deficiency, can lead to serious health consequences like osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, and cognitive decline. We emphasized the importance of regular hormone testing and attending to these hormones to maintain a woman’s functional health and her capacity to do all she needs and wants to do in a day.
But, the wellness journey doesn’t stop at hormones. We also delved into the essential role of resilience in achieving and maintaining wellness goals. Resilience is a woman’s ability to recover quickly from difficulties, to bounce back from adversity and to maintain flexibility in the face of life’s challenges. It is an integral part of the wellness journey, ensuring that we can keep going, even when the going gets tough.
We shared practical strategies and resources to enhance resilience, from discovering new products to individual assistance. One of the strategies is open dialogue with your doctor about your hormones. If this dialogue is a struggle, consider aligning with a practitioner who can assist you. Reading books like, The Hormone Bible, by Dr. Shawn Tassone can also help understand the deeper role hormones play in your health.
Finally, we underscored the need to prioritize resilience for functional health building. Resilience, like hormones, works for you, making you highly functional and resilient. The process of prioritizing resilience might at first feel uncomfortable, even rebellious. But it is essential for living life on your own terms and reaching your highest functional health potential, regardless of your age.
The episode is a testament to the fact that women can take control of their health, understand their hormones, and build resilience to live the life they’ve always envisioned. So, join us as we rebel against mainstream wellness norms and redefine wellness, one hormone at a time.