Hormones and Fat
Hormone Balance, Toxicity, and Fat Distribution
A topic that comes up a lot when we are talking about overall health and wellness is weight loss. Most people are always looking to lose some weight and get into better shape. Yes, this is an essential part of getting/being healthy, but how you go about it is very tricky and most people can’t achieve the results they desire. This is because of hormones. The best place to start is with diet and exercise. This is the most important aspect to all of health; with emphasis on the diet end. Exercise is great, but a poor diet can spoil all your hard work. What we eat has a direct effect on how healthy we are, but it is not the only determining factor. This is where hormones come in to play. Your hormones dictate how much fat you have, how much you burn, and where it is all stored. When your hormones are unbalanced, your body becomes inefficient, unhealthy, and toxic. Certain hormones will dictate where your fat is distributed and will give you an insight into how to remedy the underlying issue and achieve the results you want. Too much hormone production or an imbalance in one area will determine what your body looks like. A simple breakdown of hormones and fat distribution looks like this:
Hormone Abnormal Fat Distribution
Insulin Back and Sides (“lovehandles”) Estrogen Chest, Glutes, and Thighs Testosterone Chest and Back of Arms Growth Hormone Knees and Lower Legs Thyroid Underarm, Upper Arms Cortisol Umbilical (Gut/”Beer Belly”)
Each hormone can have different reasons to being imbalanced, but there are things we can support with supplements and dietary changes for each one. Insulin is affected by sugar intake and pancreas function. Estrogen becomes excessive due to over-toxicity (there are only 3 natural types of estrogen and 100’s of bad types). Testosterone production is slowed with age, Growth Hormone is produced in the pituitary gland in your brain, Thyroid issues are very common with a lot of contributing causes, and Cortisol is the hormone produced when you are stressed. Everyone has all of these hormones and when they aren’t present in the proper amounts, our health is directly affected. If you or someone you know is not getting optimal results, ask today about how a few simple changes can have a dramatic impact on detoxing, balancing hormones, and getting you on the road to optimal health.
Yours in Health,