Living a life in Balance

You might be surprised to realize the very real impact hormones have on each and every one of us. They regulate a vast number of our body’s functions and have a surprising say on our moods, and our overall health. If you hormones are imbalanced you may feel depressed and lethargic and at a deeper level out of whack hormones can have an adverse effect on your physical wellbeing.

Take a look at the huge role just two of these hormones have on our bodies, estrogen and testosterone are well known as the sex hormones. Most of us do not realize the larger role they play on the day to day functioning of our bodies. Both men and women have these hormones, but at different levels flowing through their blood. Estrogen apart from playing the starring role in female reproduction also ensures that women’s good cholesterol remains high(thus also lowering bad cholesterol) so that most women with normal levels of estrogen have a lower chance of heart attacks during their child bearing years then men do. As women age and hit menopause their risk of developing cholesterol issues and heart ailments increases substantially.

 

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