Hormones And Chronic Illness
Healthy hormones means a healthy mind and body, while unhealthy hormones means an unhealthy mind and body. Now, I know what the consensus is about chronic illness out there – it’s genetic or environmental! It’s real easy to blame your genes or the environment, especially since you can do nothing about either.
But let me share with you what I believe to be the cause of all chronic illness – hormonal imbalances.
Medical Science wants you to believe every part of your body is separate and is unaffected by any other parts of your body. For example, I’ll never forget what someone I was talking to some years ago said and it has stuck with me to this day. She said, “My doctor said I am as healthy as a horse, but I do have cancer.”
I had to let her words sink into my ears more, before I could react, because I was in shock actually. She was telling me that she was healthy, but was also sick! Up to that point, it hadn’t occurred to me how someone could go through life believing two contradictions are actually not contradictions at all. Basically, she thinks she can be healthy and sick at the same time, but that’s not possible.
I was still forming the causal pattern of illness during that time, so I did not have the chance to explain to her how important it is to balance your hormones first, before you can claim you are “healthy as a horse.” So I just ended the conversation as soon as I could, because it was obvious she was too deep into the medical thinking to want my help.
Fast forward to today and after talking to thousands of men, women and children about their symptoms, it is glaringly obvious to me that they all have one thing in common – serious hormonal imbalances. This could mean one or all of these hormones, which is only the short list of the hormones secreted by your hypothalamus, anterior and posterior pituitary.
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), which stimulates the thyroid gland to produce the T3 & T4 hormone; Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which stimulates the cortex of the adrenal gland to secrete gluco and mineralo corticoids; Growth hormone inhibitory hormone (GHIH) (somatostatin), which inhibits the release of TSH and insulin; Luteinizing hormone (LH), which forms the ova in females & production of testosterone; Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) (also called vasopressin), which limits the water expulsion by the kidneys and also constricts blood vessels, controlling your blood pressure; cortisol, which increases blood sugar levels and suppresses your immune system; and of course glucagon, progesterone, estrogen and the list goes on for men, too.
There are easily up to 100 different hormones that are secreted throughout your body.
And they all help stabilize every function of your body, from swallowing, sleeping and focusing to even breathing.
And when one hormone becomes imbalanced, this affects other hormones, like a cascading effect, until your hormones are so imbalanced that once you develop symptoms, when not corrected, worsen until you are chronically ill.
You see, every chronic illness starts with symptoms. For example, low progesterone or low testosterone alone can contribute to depression, chronic anxiety, irregular menstruation and difficulty conceiving, which if not balanced, can lead to infertility; pre-diabetes when ignored long enough will become type 2 diabetes and then type 1 diabetes; the symptoms leading up to heart disease include poor digestion, heart burn, insomnia, allergies, high blood pressure and many more. And what creates all of these symptoms? Hormonal Imbalances.
Can you balance your hormones naturally? Sure, but it requires very specific plants that are actually healthy enough to correct hormonal imbalances. And these specific plants are not sold in stores, not even health food stores, because there’s barely enough soil left here that is still 100% contaminant-free, which is required to grow these special plants.
According to Holistic Medicine, your whole body is treated as one, therefore, there is no such thing as being healthy and also sick at the same time. In other words, you are either 100% symptom-free or you are sick. That means the only way to become truly healthy and be 100% symptom-free, is to balance all your hormones and keep them all balanced.
How long does it take to achieve this incredible health? That depends on how consistent you are and of course how unhealthy you are to begin with. But the latter does not matter as long as you are consistent. If it took you 6 months instead of 3 months to restore hormonal balance, would that be a deal breaker for you? Of course not, because you know all you have to be is consistent.