Health, Hormones, and Happiness
We all want optimal health and happiness? Are the body's hormones to blame for any shortcomings?
First, let's understand hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers produced in our endocrine glands (a group of cells in our endocrine system of eight critical glands). They're released into our bloodstreams to tissues and organs. There are several types of functions and hormones produced. Men produce most hormones in their testes, while women create most in their ovaries.When our hormones are in balance, we usually follow a healthy lifestyle. We sleep well, eat healthily, exercise, have healthy guts, and keep stress at ease. In today's world, it seems almost impossible, especially for struggling parents and caregivers. Any variation, small or big, can affect our bodies.Stress is a significant culprit in sending our hormones into overdrive. Additionally, our bodies fight Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) throughout the day without realizing it. They're in our ecosystem, from air, food, water, soil, beauty and skin care products, and more.EDCs are a combo of chemicals that can prevent hormones from working while creating artificial hormones that deceive our bodies. Some of the results you may have noticed are early puberty, immune system issues, fatigue, depression, low libido, acne, mood swings, and endometriosis.Hormonal imbalance affects every individual differently. Some develop many common endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism. Others struggle with skin problems.
Hormones that trigger skin shifts are thyroid, cortisol, insulin, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and androgens—as for healthy skin, getting hormones in check and following a consistent skin care routine are powerful steps.
Here are our daily, most doable tips!
- Sleep between 7-9 hours.
- Soak in the sun.
- Drink a minimum of 8-9 glasses of water. (Hydration helps balance them.)
- Stretch and pray or meditate.
- Reduce or eliminate sugar.
- Eat fruits and vegetables.
- Minimize stress. (Less interactions with toxic friends or family.)
- During the week, try to exercise three to five times a week, both muscle building and cardio.
There's a lot to take in when learning about hormones and their effects, but all of these tips help to release dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin. These four guys are our happy hormones. They make us feel great and lead us to our happy place. If you feel that you have a hormone disorder, ask your doctor to perform a hormone test.RxESCUESKIN takes the health of our team members and customers very seriously. When caring for our skin, we believe ingredients should not disrupt our hormones. We use only non-toxic, clean ingredients in our serum and moisturizer. Plus, we're cruelty-free. We've done this from our beginnings and continue to do so, no matter what it takes.