Hormones play a significant role in countless biochemical processes in the body. They are the chemical messenger that elicit powerful changes in the body.
When hormones begin to fluctuate, major shifts occur in the body that can feel uncomfortable and confusing. The good news is that you are fully capable of balancing your hormones with proper diet, exercise, restful sleep, reduction of toxic load, and stress management.
Essential Oils are the golden ticket to supporting this transformation in your life, as they can bridge the gap from hormonal imbalance to hormone synergy while you work to recharge your overall body.
Essential Oils CAN BE USED TO REDUCE THE TOXIC LOAD ON THE BODY
Many of our daily household cleaning and personal care products contain a group of chemicals that mimic our own hormones, in an incredibly dangerous way. Xenoestrogens, or endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC’s), enter the bloodstream, induce oxidative stress and inflammation, affect immunity and hormonal regulation, promote cell proliferation, and even disrupt gene function.
They can also help with stress due to hormones
Stress! What do you think of when you hear the word? I’m sure most would start listing different emotional stressors (work pressure, exams, finances, difficult family relationships!).
The Endocrine system and your hormones
When we’re hormonally in balance, we’re in harmony!
The endocrine system manages your hormones, which are responsible for regulating metabolism, growth, sleepiness, heart rate, blood sugar, the release of adrenaline, and sexual maturity, among many other things.
The endocrine system is made up of glands (the pituitary gland, thyroid, adrenal, ovaries, and testicles) throughout the body that produce, store, and release hormones.
Hormones are chemicals that serve as a form of communication within the body. The endocrine system triggers the glands to release hormones into the bloodstream, which distributes the hormones throughout the body. These hormones are critical to our survival, they help maintain homeostasis, which includes regulating blood pressure, blood sugar, sex hormones, digestive enzymes, stress response, and more. Keeping the glands functioning well is key to overall health and quality of life.
There are many different kinds of hormone molecules, and each kind sends a different message that triggers different responses.
The pituitary gland is known as the master gland. It controls all other glands in the endocrine system. A special part of the brain called the hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland, so the endocrine system is actually under the control of the nervous system. Hormones controlled by the endocrine system control the function of the many organs and body systems, including the skin, kidney, stomach, liver, pancreas, reproductive system, and heart.
Essential Oils can be used to support the endocrine system and promote balance and homeostasis.
Several essential oils may be useful in supporting the healthy functioning of the endocrine system, including Clary Sage, Fennel, Lemongrass, Melissa, Rose, and Rosemary. Diffusing these oils, applying them topically, or taking them internally can be helpful.
To learn more, download my FREE guide on using Essential Oils for a Hormone Detox!
Within this free download are some popular hormone detox blends you can use to help kick start your hormone detox.
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