Hormones (sexual)

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Anecdotal observations by John THomas

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Sexual hormones: are signaling molecules produced by glands and circulated via the blood to other glands and tissues to regulate physiology and behavior.

Preface

There are other signaling molecules that are not sexual in nature , such as: thyroid, leptin, insulin, glucagon and adrenaline.

This discussion is limited to hormones of a sexual nature.  For a discussion of non sexual regulatory hormones, click Hormones (regulatory, non-sexual) and/or read Special Insights, Change Your Food Habits, Change Your Life by clicking hyperlinked or by clicking the Archive link above or below.

Overview

Your ability to make sex hormones is dependent on sufficient intake of dietary fats and proper digestion. Without fats, you cannot make your hormones and your body will age or malfunction, accordingly.

The liver depends on dietary fats to make sexual hormones, and fats produce up to 80% of total energy output from food.

Fats and oils should not be confused; they are not the same. See Special Insights: Eat Fats To Be Happy and Healthy for more on the story of dietary fats.

Sex hormones play vital roles from conception until death.  At conception we are all female; later a shift occurs and males take on their own characteristics.

While body parts differentiate male from female, both sexes have both sexual hormones in varying degrees. We are all a little bit of both male and female, hormonally speaking.

Some males are more feminine and some females are more male in both appearance and personality, and dietary fats affect hormone production and physical appearance.

Overweight men develop breasts; women who are thin have smaller breasts and overweight women have larger breasts.

Breast tissue is primarily white, adipose tissue and is very different than cellulite type tissues seen on the buttocks and thighs.   Brown fat is a distinctly different type of fat and a chapter was devoted to it in the book, Young Again!

The more body fat you have, the more estrogen you make, particularly when the fat is located in the belly, buttocks and thighs. Excess body fat manufactures estrogen. And when estrogen becomes dominant, imbalances manifest in both appearance and function.

Important Facts to Appreciate

The body can and will correct hormonal imbalances naturally if it is given the opportunity.

Perhaps the single most predictive factor in the maintenance and manufacture and use of the body’s hormones is the effect imposed by FUNGAL YEAST and the mycotoxins they produce to control and manipulate body metabolism for their own benefit i.e. control of the body environment for completion of their life cycle within the human body.

Diet, exercise, liver function, bowels, anxiety and stress levels, adrenal fatigue and thyroid function are contributing factors in the ability to produce and maintain hormonal balance, particularly for females.

In women, too much body fat leads to unopposed estrogen dominance (UED) and disruption of balance between estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA.

UED refers to insufficient production of progesterone, testosterone and DHEA needed to maintain hormonal balance so estrogen is not abnormally, dominant.

UED does not necessarily mean that there is too much estrogen.  Rather, that there is not enough of any one or all three of the other hormones in relation to the amount of estrogen in the system.

Women who suffer painful, difficult monthly periods and who suffer with cysts on their ovaries [aka  polycystic ovary disease]  are classic examples of unopposed estrogen dominance.

Overly tender breasts preceding menstruation and breasts filled with fibroid tumors are  also examples of UED.

One definitive symptom of UED and fungal dominance of hormones is Candida yeast which is involved in everything from urinary bladder infections [so-called], to floaters in the eyes, ringing [tinnitus] in the ears], gas and bloat issues, depression and moodiness, indigestion and digestion problems, toe nail fungus, skin issues and, of coarse, hormonal/menstrual issues.

When hormonal balance is restored, these problems moderate greatly and often disappear.

Know, imbalance of the sexual hormones is CONFIRMATION of regulatory imbalance between insulin and leptin which regulate sexual hormone function.

To learn more about regulatory hormones and their effects upon both females and males, please read Special Insights, Change Your Food Habits, Change Your Life or see MetaBolic Complex and Immune Protocol by clicking hyperlink[s] or by accessing titles in the Archive lLnk below.

Know, that the healthier the liver, the better hormonal balance will be and the slimmer will be the individual. Muscle mass formation is highly dependent on fat intake. Body fat levels and hormonal balance control aging, dis-ease and longevity.

In order to process dietary fats, the body needs bio-active bile. As we age, the body makes less and less bile which limits its ability to process fats. Bile is made by the live, stored in the gallbladder and released into the intestine at mealtime.  Read more about it, here.

You can order bio-active bile from Young Again Club.

It is no accident that women’s, and men’s, hormones become unbalanced during the menopause and andropause windows that occur between ages 35-50. The changes occur because of imbalance between insulin and leptin and the effects of fungal yeast and their mycotoxins, stress, diet, digestion and bowels.

Suggestions

  1. Change your lifestyle and your diet.
  2. Embrace Young Again Club Protocols.
  3. Ask for help and be open to new ideas.

See Female Hormone Protocol and Male Hormone Protocol in glossary.

Ask for guidance.

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