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Pesky Hormones! Just what are they?

Womens Hormones

Just what are hormones, and how do they effect us so much? Here is a quick low down on Oestrogen and Progesterone, two very important hormones!

Oestrogen and progesterone

Naturally Produced by:

  • Ovaries

Unnatural Sources:

  • The Pill,
  • Synthetics in food and drinks (BPA),
  • Prolonged Stress

These two are big in the game when it comes to mood swings, irritability and emotional outbursts!

You can think of these as the two sides of a seesaw. As your body produces more Oestrogen, it produces less Progesterone, and vice versa. Too much of either, means too little of the other and thus leads to a hormonal imbalance.

Keeping these two hormones in balance is vital to a healthy, happy life. It is necessary for the two hormones to fluctuate, but large imbalances can cause some nasty symptoms such as:

  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiousness
  • Depression
  • Emotional Outbursts
  • Reduced libido
  • Increased body fat
  • Pre-Menstural symptoms
  • Irritability
  • Menstural irregularities
  • Anger and Tension
So how do you keep these important hormones in check?
Obviously avoiding the synthetic forms of these hormones would work, but unfortunately is just not practical in most cases. Avoiding BPA is one thing, but not taking the pill and avoiding stress is sometimes just not possible.

We suggest a healthy diet, regular exercise and a hormone support supplement such as 30 Plus NuWoman. 30 Plus NuWoman is made from natural ingredients and helps the body regulate Oestrogen and Progesterone levels. How you ask? Check out the ingredients and their functions here.

Do you have something to add? Want to discuss this with others? Leave us a comment below!

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Mood Swings?

Eggs with different faces painted on

Hormone imbalance is impacting on women’s bodies as well as on their emotional health.

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Life & Style section on 19 July (Boom and bust, by Erika Woods) reported that women’s breasts, particularly those of younger women, had increased on average by three cup sizes during the past 50 years.

Increasing richness of diet and increasing levels of oestrogen due to puberty starting much earlier are offered as possible factors, however some professionals argue that an increasing level of oestrogen in women’s bodies, due to external sources, is a key factor in this developing phenomena.

Other sources of oestrogen are:
• Chemicals in our food – some producers using oestrogen as a growth hormone to fatten animals more quickly.
• Some medication.
• Environmental pollution, especially agricultural chemicals in our food.

(more detailed list here)

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