HORMONES ARE GODS
Like the gods of Greek mythology, hormones control everything. There is not a physiological system that a hormone does not impact in some manner or another. Hormones are created in the endocrine glands and secreted directly into the bloodstream to tissues or organs. Hormones are what keep us going, and they are what keep us healthy, which is strange that they don’t get the attention they should. The importance of the infinite tasks done by our hormones is always ignored until we become a victim of hormonal imbalance and are vulnerable to problems like from diabetes to weight gain, aging to mood, fatigue, insomnia, metabolism, and so much more. Hormones are mind-blowing if you think about it. Keep reading, and you’ll get a taste of their power.
HORMONES ARE PROMISCUOUS
Hormones sleep around — hormones like binding to one hormone receptor after another. How much does hormone A like receptor B? Or C…D…you get it. The stronger the affinity or attraction, the longer it stays around and the more intracellular effects it exerts. But then it might get tired of the appeal and move on. Leaving a cellular mess in its wake.
MEN NEED THEIR ESTROGEN, TOO
Estrogen is a ladies-only hormone, right? It’s why you get PMS and get pregnant. Oh, and lest we forget how waning estrogen summons the menopause menace. Testosterone is the male hormone: deep voices, high libidos kind of thing. But surprise—both women and men don’t just have estrogen; they need it.
BIRTH CONTROL AND HORMONES DON’T ALWAYS MIX
Whether a woman is getting on or off birth control pills, it can have a funny effect on her hormones. For example, a woman who might be attracted to someone while on the pill can find herself no longer drawn to them when she’s off the pill. Fickle, those hormones.
SLEEP CAN STAVE OFF DIABETES 2
Lack of sleep can make the body resistant to the hormone insulin. So too much sleep deprivation can lead to the possibility of diabetes 2 later in life. In fact, just one sleepless night can trigger insulin resistance. So perhaps you shouldn’t binge Bridgerton on Netflix before you finally turn in. Because being turned on just might keep you up.
MEN RELAX FROM ARGUMENTS QUICKER THAN WOMEN
The hormones in the nervous system of men and women are just different enough to make an argument last forever. Just when it looks like the argument is over and a man starts to ease back, a woman stays on guard and angry, likely resulting in another round. And there’s the ring…
SUN MAKES MEN MORE MANLY
Studies have found that just one hour of being in the sun can boost a man’s testosterone levels which could boost his sex drive. The connection appears to be mediated by the increased production of Vitamin D, which is technically not a vitamin but a hormone. So it seems that basking under the sun can give men more than just a sexy tan. If you think spending a day under sunny rays will put hair on your chest, remember that little thing called skin cancer.
FORGET ABOUT FORGETTING WHAT YOU WANT TO
All those terrifying, embarrassing, and heartbreaking things from your past that you just can’t shake from your memory exist because of the amygdala in your brain. The amygdala releases the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which enhance memory. So basically, those memories you’d give anything to forget are imprinted on your brain due to those two hormones. Gee, thanks.
GET THOSE BABIES IN BALANCE
Hormones. When they’re in the balance nature wants them to be, they’re exciting, surprising, and beyond amazing. But when they’re not in balance, they can be amazingly bad for your body. When they’re acting unruly and left to their own devices, they’ll do whatever they please to make you feel miserable. But you don’t have to be their patsy. Not when you have Thrive Health Solutions to help get your hormones under control. You want hormone experts with years of experience? Thrive. You want the best; who knows the most? Thrive. All the professionals at Thrive Health Solutions understand what haywire hormones can do, not just to your health but your life. And when it comes to health, they’ve got you covered. Thrive offers a variety of medical weight loss options, including HCG injections and the remarkable anti-obesity drug AOD9604. They offer bioidentical hormone therapy options, including pellet therapy and testosterone injections. They also specialize in anti-aging solutions with peptide therapy. Thrive even offers immune boosters, which everyone should be thinking about. Especially now. There’s so much. And Thrive is ready and happy to talk to you about it. Moreover, make you feel your absolute best. Fantastic. Call or text Thrive Health Solutions for an appointment now.