The answer to healthy hormones!!!!
In biology class in school I remember the endocrine system … and learning to recall all the labels in the diagram of the related anatomy.
Of course like a lot of learning in school when your 15 …. you wonder what is point of the knowledge!!!!!
It all came back to me recently when listening to an audio by joanne keller on hormones and a healthy gut….
…… registered nurse who was inspired to open a wellness centre promoting a service for health as opposed to a sickness service.
Common in her practise were many who were unhappy with symptoms relating to unbalanced hormones. Joanne describes the chain reactions and processes our endocrine system engages in to maintain a healthy hormonal balance, also addressing modern day living and the range of triggers and interruptors we are in contact with everday …effecting how the body reacts and as a result causing hormone imbalance.
When we experience syptoms of these imbalance ( which differ widely from one person to another in both males and females) ,we often head to the g.p for answers. The only problem with treating symptoms is that hormone replacement is often offered in isolation acting as a bandaid solution.
The wellness approach likes to look deeper into possible route causes…and treats the process of replacing hormones with those that are bioidentical ( similar to those produced naturally by the body recognised by the body ) when needed.
The testing involves several saliva tests throughout the day to understand the levels …. and understanding contributing factors to possible imbalance, such as exposures to toxins … and diet.
A healthy gut seems to be closely linked to a healthy endocrine system. A diet rich in antioxidants and enzymes is needed for gut health. The analogy Joanne keller uses to illustrate this is to think of the gut as a garden, and so the food we eat is like planting the seeds that will ensure the garden flourishes. However, just like when we neglect any garden we find unwanted pests and nasties that inhibit the healthy growth and cause decay.
So, customers were first surprised when Joanne began to ask her clients at the wellness centre about their diet, in relation to symptoms of hormone imbalance.
Joanne keller shares a recording describing in detail her whole view of hormonal conditions…the types relating to male and female issues, the importance of certain supplements including vitamin d ( which I learned is a hormone not a vitamin!) … probiotics and how they can contribute to a healthy gut, as well as a diet rich in raw fruit and veg.
My T30 Challenge
I’m now halfway in my 30 day challenge to maximise the amount of raw fruit and veg I eat on a daily basis including and supported by fuit, veg and berry wholefood capsules and plant based protein. It has only heightened my awareness of the lack of this amount of nutrition within a standard family such as ourselves.
I became conscious of how to bridge our gap with a wholefood fruit and veg supplement through information sharing and promoting from health care professionals such as Joanne Keller
You can hear the in depth recording by Joanne here. ( forward to minute 5 to skip the intros etc.)
To find out more on wholefood nutrition visit Family Wholefood Health