The Hormone Shift
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The Hormone "Shift"
Using Natural Hormone Balancing for Your... Mood, Weight, Sleep & Female Health
Published:
3/28/2012
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
284
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-45254-228-7
Print Type:
B/W

Would you like to lose five pounds, stop your hot flashes and sleep better, THIS WEEK?

These results are attainable when your hormones get into balance. The author explains how natural, safe solutions can bring fast results that last.

From her twenty-three years of experience in the health field, and after helping thousands of women at her Lancaster, Pa. health center, she has noted growing trends that ALL stem from a simple hormone imbalance:

  • The inability for women to lose weight efficiently after the age of 35 due to a slowed metabolism.
  • The increased use of strong mood medications for depression/anxiety that do not improve mood satisfactorily for most women and also cause unpleasant side effects.
  • The increase in fatigue experienced by women and the increased use of synthetic thyroid medication that does not satisfactorily resolve all the woman’s symptoms.
  • The increased use of the birth control pill for heavy, painful periods and menstrual irregularity that temporarily solves the problem but will cause health issues over time.
  • The increased number of ablations, hysterectomies and other invasive procedures performed for cysts, fibroids, endometriosis.
  • Women still fear breast cancer due to not knowing its true cause.
  • CONCLUSION: Frustration is rising due to NOT getting validation about concerns or answers on these issues from the medical field or health/nutrition industry!

    Are Your Hormones Imbalanced?

    Perhaps your hormones have “shifted” a bit due to stress, age, pregnancy or menopause. Are you left feeling frustrated from trying to deal with many issues that do not seem to respond to diet, exercise, herbs, medication or even surgical procedures?

     

    Learn the ONE MAIN hormonal “shift” that occurs in almost all American women, starting at puberty and peaking around menopause along with its ONE MAIN origin.

     

    The author will give you simple steps on how to reverse this hormonal “shift” so that within a month you can be:

  • Losing weight quickly (even if NOTHING worked up until now)
  • Relieving your hot flashes/night sweats
  • Deepening your sleep
  • Easing your anxiety/irritability and mood swings
  • Seeing your depression lift
  • Regulating your menstrual cycle - easing symptoms of PMS
  • Decreasing your chance of female-related cancers
  • Reversing your other PMS/menopausal symptoms or conditions that affect your overall health.
  • You will understand that when hormones are balanced you will look and feel your best while preventing female-related cancers…and slowing the aging process as an extra benefit!

    If you are one of the many women saying….

    These constant hot flashes are driving me crazy!

    Is everyone around me trying to get on my last nerve?

    I’m counting FLOCKS of sheep and still can’t sleep!

    I’m working out, eating like a bird and can’t lose a single pound!

    Sex? Are you kidding? I’d rather be sleeping or eating.

    My thyroid medicine just doesn’t seem like it’s helping me lose weight.

    "Depressed? That’s an understatement, nothing is really fun anymore.

    This book is a must-read!

    Let us start with Hormones 101, or the basics, to set the foundation for the rest of the book. Once you understand the basics of the sex and stress hormones, you will then be able to understand why a balance is so important in order to avoid all the symptoms of PMS, peri-menopause, and menopause including excess weight.

    This book discusses in detail three of the major hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol.

    I will start this chapter by explaining the basic interactions of the two female sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone), with the stress hormone cortisol. These three basic hormones will be mentioned in each chapter and serve as a foundation to your mood, weight and overall health.

    The Delicate Balance of Estrogen, Progesterone and Cortisol

    Our bodies need the stress hormone, cortisol, even if it is sometimes touted in the media as a fat-promoting hormone. We also need adequate levels of estrogen and progesterone for optimal health and childbearing. Problems begin to arise when these basic sex and stress hormones get out of balance.  Therefore, let us take a closer look at them. When it comes to weight problems, moodiness, and risk for health issues or disease; estrogen is the “bad guy” when it is out of balance with progesterone. This female sex hormone is responsible for fat and fluid retention and is also associated with certain neuro-chemicals that will cause you to feel more anxious and depressed, or at the very least, irritable with mood swings. On the other hand, progesterone—the other major female sex hormone—is considered the “good guy” when it comes to weight, mood, and overall health. Progesterone is also associated with the production of certain neuro-chemicals that soothe and relax the body and aid in sleep.  Progesterone is also a fat burner and a diuretic—which helps to control weight and blood pressure—and therefore, it is needed to balance out estrogen. This hormone keeps the body healthy and your symptoms at bay.

    We need both of these essential sex hormones, but keeping them in balance is necessary for our health, mood and proper weight management. A good metaphor to explain the “excitatory” role of estrogen and the “inhibitory” role of progesterone is the following: when the “parent” (progesterone) is around, the “teenager” (estrogen) behaves, but in the absence or lacking of the “parent” (progesterone), the “teenager” (estrogen) gets into trouble. Scientifically, this means that progesterone keeps estrogen in balance by preventing it from stimulating the receptor sites of the cells in an excitatory way, which if left unchecked, could cause too much cell growth and division. This can lead to problems such as fibrocystic breasts (or eventually breast cancer if other factors are present), endometriosis (too much buildup of tissue on the ovaries or uterus), or even excessively heavy periods due to too much build up of the lining of the uterus. These are all common examples of more serious health issues that can occur when estrogen’s proliferation role is out of control along with our issues with PMS, mood, weight and energy.

    The adrenal gland must prepare the body by speeding up the heart-rate, releasing adrenaline, slowing digestion, and increasing sugar and insulin production. Our bodies were not made to adapt to this constant drain on our cortisol levels, and over time, the adrenal gland runs out of the “reserves” needed to manufacture cortisol. Can you guess what the body uses when it needs “building blocks” to produce more cortisol? It converts the very hormone that we need to keep us happy and in balance—progesterone—the “good guy”. This is because progesterone is molecularly very close to cortisol, and therefore is easy for the body to convert. This back-up and for “emergency use only” plan is now a daily happening for American women of all ages.This is why stress is the foundation of the basic hormone “shift” leading to all hormonal imbalances and subsequent symptoms.

    The result of the body’s unrelenting demand for cortisol causes us to have low progesterone, leaving us in a position of having too much estrogen in relation to progesterone. This state is accompanied by any of the varying symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome, peri-menopause, and menopause (see questionnaire at the end of this chapter to note symptoms) including weight gain or the inability to lose weight! The degree of your imbalance will determine the amount and severity of your symptoms.

    Too much estrogen in relation to progesterone is known as “estrogen dominance”, a term coined by Dr. John Lee, an influential and integrative hormone researcher, whom is considered a pioneer in progesterone therapy….

    All the subsequent chapters in the book relate this basic hormone “shift” to specific areas you may deal with such as PMS, menopause symptoms, female-related cancers, thyroid problems, accelerated aging, weight gain and poor mood (depression/anxiety). Very specific solutions to this hormone “shift” are detailed in chapter 8 so that after you understand your body better, you can be on the fast rack to rebalancing your hormones to look and feel your best!

    Dawn M. Cutillo has been in the health field for over 23 years, working specifically with hormone balancing for over 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and currently owns and operates The Rejuvenation Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her focus with her clients is on hormone health, detoxification, and weight loss. As the owner of Infinity Health LLC, her national consulting company, she provides weight loss franchises and doctors with education and supplements to aid their clients/patients in balancing hormones and relieving many “subclinical” health issues. She facilitated a small breast cancer study and was published internationally for her unique protocol for stress management. To read her full biography, please visit www.becominghmc.com/about_us.

     
     


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