The hormones have an effect on our body more important than we often think. A hormonal imbalance, in fact, can derail health even though we are very careful about the diet supplements that we eat, exercise etc.. Inversely , to rebalance hormones can help considerably to health even if all other factors are not optimal. To understand the effects of hormones, just ask a pregnant woman if she has noticed some changes. If we present symptoms such as fatigue, skin problems, weight gain, sleep disorders, narcolepsy, premenstrual syndrome and Grim still, there are big chances that there is a hormonal imbalance.

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Hormones in our body, they travel in the bloodstream to reach tissues and organs. They work slowly, over time, and involve many processes, such as growth and development, metabolism, sexual function, mood. Hormones are produced by endocrine glands [a special group of cells]. The major endocrine glands are the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas. In addition, men produce hormones in the testes and ovaries in women. They are produced due to fatty foods and cholesterol, so the lack of these factors can cause hormonal problems simply because the body does not have the bricks to build them. Even the toxins that contain chemical substances that act as surrogate for these bricks, or that act as surrogate for the hormones themselves, they reveal problematic since the body could groped to produce hormones using the bricks wrong. The endocrine system is a complex, difficult to understand fully, but there are some basic tricks to improve your body’s ability to produce and balance hormones.

Limit caffeine. Too much coffee can create havoc in the endocrine system , especially if there are already other stressors such as pregnancy. Therefore decrease the intake or replace it with herbal teas. Avoid toxins. The toxins found in pesticides, plastics, in chemicals and even household mattresses sometimes contain irritating chemicals that mimic hormones in the body and prevent the body from producing the real hormones. Obviously, hormonal contraceptives can have the same effect. Then cook in glass cookware or uncoated metal [nothing anti-stick or teflon] and avoid to heat or store food in plastic. Whenever possible we prefer organic food and do not use pesticides or chemical cleaning agents.

Avoid fatty acids with a high rate of Omega-6. Very simple: the body is not made ​​to consume these fats are man made ​​and that are found in vegetable oils . The human body is made ​​up of a 97% saturated fats and monounsaturated fats, with only 3% of fatty acids. Half of that 3% is made ​​up of omega-3 fats, and you have to maintain that balance. Vegetable oils contain high levels of polyunsaturated fats, and these oils have replaced many of saturated fat in our diet since the fifties. The body needs fat to rebuild cells and for the production of hormones , but to do so must use the bricks that we give. When we give a high concentration of polyunsaturated fats instead of proportions it needs, the body has no choice but to incorporate these fats in our cells.

The problem is that polyunsaturated fats are highly unstable and easily oxidized [if you have not already oxidized during their processing or exposure to the light as they lie on the shelves of the supermarket]. These oxidized fats cause inflammation and mutation in cells. In arterial cells, these mutations cause inflammation that may block the arteries. When these fats are incorporated in the skin cells, their mutation causes skin cancer. In short, the body is made ​​of saturated fats and monounsaturated fats, and these needs for his well-being. So, do not take vegetable oils, olive oil, peanut oil, rapeseed oil, soybean oil, margarine and other fats chemically altered. Prefer fats such as coconut oil, butter, olive oil.