Hormones are messengers that dart about the body delivering important signals. From the day we are born, hormones are active; without the 30 plus hormones we would not grow and thrive. The problem is they are complex signalers with interactions with each other and many different cells through out the body. Thank goodness they are working! This is key in hormone balance.
One such complex hormone is insulin. Insulin is created in the pancreas, which sits right below the stomach and manages sugar going into each cell. Cells need sugar as its fuel, but when we take in too much sugar via the American diet, the behavior of insulin changes.
THE DARK SIDE
Here is how the problem starts.
Too much insulin being produced causes insulin to become “insensitive” BUT then the pancreas keeps making more! A vicious cycle ensues, with more and more insulin in the blood causing:
- Chronic hunger leading to
- Unwanted weight gain leading to
- High blood pressure leading to
- Obesity leading to
- Diabetes leading to
- Heart disease or
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cancer or
- Chronic degenerative diseases and fatigue.
Functional medicine doctors (aka Naturopathic doctors) use the term hyperinsulinemia that means too much insulin. Hyperinsulinemia is a detriment to good health. This is easily identified by simple fasting blood test not usually tested by conventional MD’s.
Easy. No pills, no surgery. Simply cut back on all simple sugars! That’s all you have to do. Insulin levels will return to normal, weight will drop and energy will rise again.
Restore your hormone balance and optimize your health!
Dr. Jeanne – the Hormone Goddess.