Life is change! We all have heard that saying. On biological level life happens when there is a change in the hormonal levels. Hormones are these small, tiny molecules in our bodies telling the cells what they must do to keep the integrity and function of the physical body.
The Endocrine system in our bodies is the one responsible for regulating the hormonal changes and keeping the balance. There are 8 major glands that affect your health and your life having a female body.
Those Endocrine Glands and their related hormones are:
The Ovaries are glands secreting Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone regulating your reproductive function and sex drive;
The Adrenal Glands
The Adrenal Glands are producing Adrenaline, Noradrenaline, Cortisol and Aldosterone, which main functions are related with regulating your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, stress response and other essential functions.
The Pancreas is a gland producing Insulin and Glucagon responsible for regulating your blood sugar levels. Maintaining a stable blood sugar level is crucial for the functioning of your major key organs like brain, kidney and liver.
The Thymus is a gland producing Thymopoietin, Thymulin and Thymosin, which play major role for your immunity, autoimmunity and aging.
The Thyroid & Parathyroid Glands
The Thyroid & Parathyroid glands are helping to maintain the overall homeostasis (balance) of your body by producing the hormones T3, T4, PTH and Calcitonin responsible for your body’s metabolism and calcium levels (playing a critical role in maintaining healthy bones and teeth as well as stimulation of neurons and muscle cells vital to the nervous, muscular, and cardiovascular systems).
The Pituitary Gland
The Pituitary Gland is often referred to as the “master gland” because it not only secretes its own hormones, but it tells your other glands to produce hormones. The major hormones produced by this gland are: ACTH (Adrenocorticotrophic hormone), FSH (Follicle-stimulating hormone), LH (Luteinizing hormone), GH (Growth hormone), PRL (Prolactin), TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone), Oxytocin, Vassopresin.
The Hypothalamus is a gland which main function is to keep the your body’s balance as much as possible by producing antidiuretic hormone, corticotropin-releasing hormone, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, oxytocin, prolactin-controlling hormones, thyrotropin-releasing hormone. The hypothalamus acts as the connector between your endocrine and nervous systems to achieve this. It plays a part in many essential functions of the body such as: body temperature, thirst, appetite and weight control, emotions, sleep cycles, sex drive, childbirth, blood pressure and heart rate, production of digestive juices, balancing bodily fluids.
The Pineal Gland
The Pineal Gland produces melatonin which regulates your sleep and body’s daily (circadian) clock and biological time.
The main message in Dr. Bruce Lipton’s book “Biology of Belief” is that our thoughts and emotions act as an internal environment, which triggers the biological and hormonal response in our body. Sometimes it is possible to regulate hormonal imbalance purely on physical level by delivering the missing and needed macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals. However most often when a woman struggles with hormonal imbalances that cannot just be treated by correcting the diet, she needs to look at her emotional and mental internal environment in order to correct her response and thus the hormonal imbalance.
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