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Microblog: The Endocrine Cascade

Microblog: The Endocrine Cascade

The endocrine system manages all hormones in the body. The endocrine cascade usually starts with blood sugar imbalances and CASCADES all the way down to sex hormone IMBALANCES over time. The waterfall is a great representation of how things start breaking down in the body.

⚠️Your adrenal glands didn’t start to get imbalanced overnight. Neither did your thyroid or sex hormones. The endocrine system includes the adrenals, hormones and thyroid, and is a complex system. Administering one hormone replacement here or there is not ideal.

👩🏻‍🏫Let me give you an example.

1️⃣Adrenal function is favored over reproduction, metabolic rate, and other endocrine functions for pure survivability. The adrenal glands get priority over nutrients and hormonal precursors from the rest of the endocrine system.

🚨Yes, if you are stressed, your body will STEAL the nutrients from your sex hormones for your adrenals.

👩🏻‍⚕️Doc says to get some progesterone or pregnenolone for deficiencies. But this may give up even more sex hormone reserves and exogenous hormones to make cortisol.

💡By giving your body exogenous sex hormones, you may just increase the cortisol and stress load in the body, which can further deplete your sex hormones.

⁉️Do you then increase the sex hormone dosage even more?

🔥It’s ideal not to supplement pregnenolone, progesterone or even cortisol until your body is under less stress. Otherwise, you are fueling the fire.

What is causing the root cause of sex hormone deficiency?

🥩Work on healing the endocrine cascade offenders:
– Stress
– Toxins
– Poor diet
– Poor digestion (gut health)
– Mineral deficiencies
– Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) deficiency
– Dehydration

*Note: how are you absorbing minerals and EFAs with poor gut health? If you can’t break down foods to absorb and assimilate nutrients and fats for hormones then you really are at a disadvantage.

🙏🏼Let’s stop blaming fasting or low-carb diets for poor hormone function. Most women suffer from thyroid imbalances and hormonal issues before they were ever low carb.

Graphics credit: @carnivorecure





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