Podcast Episode 34: Hormones 101: What You Need to Know

How can you tell if your hormones are balanced or not? We have talked so much about hormones in the past, what more do you need to know? To have an even better understanding of hormonal health, let’s dive into adrenal and thyroid health and learn more about the roles that the liver and the gut play when it comes to our hormones.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • What it means to have healthy, balanced hormones
  • How to achieve balanced hormones
  • The important functions of the adrenals, the liver, the digestive system, the thyroid and the gut that are related to hormonal health
  • The danger of having excess cortisol
  • Managing your adrenals through food
  • Foods that support liver detoxification
  • What happens when we can’t properly digest our food and how to improve digestion
  • Foods that support thyroid health and gut health


Key Takeaways:

  • Having stable blood sugar means being able to last between 4 to 6 hours between your meals without snacking and actually feel balanced and stable, without headaches, without feeling anxious, and without irritability.
  • The liver is really important when it comes to hormonal health because it converts your T4 thyroid hormone to the active T3 that you need.
  • When you have hypothyroidism, you will often find that your digestion slows down as well.
  • Your intestines aid in the elimination of toxins and play a very protective role against many health conditions as well as help regulate your hormones.
  • Different bacteria in your gut help you produce hormones as well as certain vitamins and minerals.
  • If you have high-functioning adrenals, it means you have a low-functioning thyroid.


Action Steps:

  • Manage your stress. Take some time to relax, unwind and do self-care.
  • Take the necessary steps to support your microbiome.
  • Improve your digestive health by loading up on prebiotics.
  • Eat the healthiest, cleanest diet that you can.
  • Make sure to get good quality sleep.
  • Make a list where you may be neglecting your sleep, where in your life you may need to better manage your stress, what’s happening in your life in terms of your bedtime routine and your wake up, what’s going on with your food intake and whether or not you’re staying hydrated. See where you can make some improvements.


Samantha said:

“Our hormones, we often think of estrogen and progesterone and testosterone but we have many hormones that regulate the functions in our bodies and that interact with each other, which can make it quite complex sometimes to really understand.”


“Those three things, food, stress management, and sleep, will have such a positive impact on all of these areas — on your intestinal system, on your thyroid, on your adrenals, on your ovaries, on your liver.”


Thanks for listening!


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