Do you often wonder why your body seems to be on a roller coaster of health issues and your moods seem to swing wildly? Your hormones dictate virtually every part of your life: from your state of mind to your behavior, body shape, eating habits and even your reaction to stress. You can only live a happy and healthy life if your hormones are balanced.
In February, I usually teach a class on Loving Your Man With Chocolate and Oils but this time I decided to host our monthly team class on Hormonal Imbalance and Balancing. It is an incredibly important topic and one that we have more control over than we realize. Hormones are chemical messengers that communicate information and instructions to our organs and cells. They bring balance and peace. When hormones are out of balance and not working as God intended, it is tormenting and no life at all.
The class was taught by two women, Dr. Brandi Johnson spoke on symptoms of hormonal imbalance and dove into some of the many reasons why there are so many endocrine disrupters in our diet, environment, and lifestyle choices, then she gave us some tips on what to do about it. One of the best things to do along with the fundamentals of a life style change is to add Young Living’s pure essential oils to support happy hormones. I love the way essential oils can regulate and normalize all our body systems. They are NOT a bandaid but more like regulators that work with the body so it can heal or balance itself.
“Essential oils use can greatly enhance the health of our endocrine system. Because essential oils help regulate the hormones in our bodies, they may mimic the needed hormone in some cases, but in most cases will stimulate a specific gland to secrete the hormones we are in need of. Hormonal imbalance is widespread, and the use of essential oils can help regulate and normalize our system.” Jen O’Sullivan
Below Brandi’s talk I will share a hormonal protocol using Young Living essential oils and supplements.
Here is Doctor of Chiropractor Brandi Johnson sharing some truth bombs! Have your daughters watch with you.
Hormone Talk Bullet Points Brandi Johnson D.C.
Hormones are important messengers that control what happens in your body. Take care of them, they’ll take care of you.
- Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms
- Early menses, painful heavy periods, irregular periods, painful intercourse, tender fibrocystic breasts, infertility, abnormal pap smears, ovarian cysts, excess weight and inability to lose it…
- Anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, brain fog, aggression, high blood pressure, food cravings, excess sweating, mood swings, bone loss, acne, thinning hair…
- Main players and their function
- Progesterone is the happy hormone needed to make many other important hormones. This hormone helps you feel calm and peaceful, and is produced during ovulation.
- Estrogen is a protective hormone with many important, beneficial functions. When it gets out of balance it creates chaos like PMS, cysts, and eventually can lead to ovarian and breast cancers.
- Testosterone wards of depression and inflammatory conditions. It is necessary for a healthy libido. Too much testosterone can cause PCOS, aggression, and unwanted facial hair.
- How they get disrupted/ complications
- “The Pill”->Creates Estrogen dominance, decreases stores of progesterone, and creates problems that will be passed down to children when/if she can become pregnant. HRT also creates chaos.
- Stress-> Our cyclic nature is not monthly, it’s minute by minute. This cycle can be disturbed by high stress levels that interfere with the brain releasing necessary hormones for ovulation and other functions. Many essential oils are great at regulating stress and should be used as part of a routine. Release of cortisol blocks the production of testosterone, estrogens, and many other hormones produced by DHEA. Come to class in April to learn about re-wiring toxic thoughts for a healthy brain.
- Improper ingredients-> Cholesterol, many minerals and vitamins are necessary to make these hormones. Adding excessive animal hormones in the form of added growth hormones in beef and GMO products in chicken, make for an added complicated situation. Contraceptives are also found in our drinking water because of their high usage, so filtering is necessary. Sugar disturbs hormones
- Plastics-> contains chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body. They are in plastic bottles, food containers, toys, clothes, and beauty products.
- Pesticides-> these oil based sprays are difficult to get off foods, and create estrogen disruption. Come to class next month to learn about funky-free living!
- What to do about it
- Eliminate: “The Pill,” HRT, meats, soy, plastics (attend class in March,) endocrine disrupting chemicals found on com, stress (attend April’s class) and sugar.
- Flush: stimulate the liver to detoxify excess estrogen by eating foods like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, flaxseed, and licorice (unless experience HBP)
- Balance: minerals/ heavy metals- HTMA with Brandi 828 434 8333
- Oil-up: Invest in yourself with Young Living essential oils that regulate hormones with natural plant constituents, no side effects
- Listen to Barbara O’ Neil’s lectures on hormones to learn more.
- Sleep: 8 hours a night to decrease cortisol production
- Move: exercise has to happen, your body was meant to move!