Endocrine glands are a colony of cells that make and secrete tiny amount of potent chemical messengers, hormones, into the bloodstream – are found all over the body.
Hormones provide a continues two-way flow of information between the body and brain – a chemical conversation. Some substances are hormones in the blood and neurotransmitters in the brain, and these are the chemical expression of our emotions which are affected by our thoughts and feelings.
Hormones can be described as informational substances facilitating communication among the trillion - cell community that makes up our body.
Remember that the health of our hormones is of vital importance, see below for a few recommendations:
1.Purge the plastic. Plastic bottle contain Bisphenol A (BPA), a substance that disrupts the endocrine system. Try to do what you can to minimize your contact with all the official recognized EDCs-endocrine disrupting chemicals. EDCs are found in lots of everyday items – plastic bottles, metal food cans, cosmetics, detergents, flame retardants, toys, and pesticides. They are known to particular disrupt sex hormones and thyroid hormone, but since many hormones affect one another, EDCs are a potential factor in any endocrine disorder. A WHO report of 2011 links EDCs to breast/prostate cancer, infertility, endometriosis, diabetes/metabolic syndrome, early puberty obesity, susceptibility to infections, autoimmune disease, asthma, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson disease, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Since the damage to these EDCs do is now incontrovertible, why aren’t they banned?
“Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs are mostly man-made, found in various materials such as pesticides, metals, additives or contaminants in food, and personal care products. EDCs have been suspected to be associated with altered reproduction function in males and females; increased incidence of breast cancer, abnormal growth patterns and neurodevelopmental delays in children, as well as changes in immune function.” WHO
2.Balanced breathing and relaxation have a good effect on the endocrine system, because they lead to parasympathetic arousal. This not only calms and quiets the brain and hypothalamus, but also improves the functioning of the many hormones involved in stress response, hence our overall emotional balance.
3.Yoga nidra is helpful for the whole system. It is not only deeply relaxing, but because you stay awake and control your thoughts and your senses, building your positive thinking muscles, it helps the brain and hypothalamus, and therefore the pituitary and all the glans it relates with.
4.Clean up your diet. To give your hormones their best chance of restoring balance, cut out junk food and avoid gluten. Eat fewer carbohydrates, which particular upset estrogen and the thyroid gland (less grain, processed sugars, and less fruit). Eat more vegetables and more healthy fats such as walnuts, avocado and olive oil. Sit down to eat in a relaxed manner, chewing your food to allow time for your body to register that you’re eating. Consider a full detox as toxins have a serious effect on the delicately balanced, chemical-based endocrine system.
5.Identify food intolerances and allergies and cut out offending foods; these can be a factor in endocrine problems, as they can in any other problem anywhere in the body.
6.Detox form electromagnetic pollution. These kind of frequencies are known to affect the proper development of proteins, with far-reaching effects in many body systems. As well as hormone disruption, they can be involved in the development of many serious health conditions.
7.Consider detoxing from heavy metals – get a test to see if your levels are high. Consider having amalgam fillings removed by a DAMS mercury-safe dentist, and certainly don’t get new ones.
8.Balance your chakras. “The chakra system…is about the life force or energy within the body and mind. It is said that all things in the entire universe, from the tiniest subatomic particle to the great spiral galaxies, are spinning wheels of energy. So also the chakras are centers of energy within us; they are wheels or disks of spinning energy based around the spinal column. Each chakra has a particular sphere of influence…”
The base chakra at the bottom of the spine is red, associated with survival. The orange sacral chakra below the belly button has to do with sexuality and creativity. The yellow third chakra is the solar plexus, having to do with our will and power in the world. The beautiful green heart chakra corresponds to our loving connection with ourselves, one another, and all that is. The blue throat chakra correlates with our voice, creativity, communication, and expression. Between the eyebrows is the indigo third eye chakra, associated with clairvoyance, imagination, and intuition. The crown chakra is violet in color, opening and connecting us to the heavenly light above.