It seems like it’s a curse. To be robbed of the joys of creating a new life.
To be deprived of the richness of leading a child into the wonders of exploring new discoveries.Your arms ache from a heart deprived it’s deepest longings.
How can you overcome infertility.
The answer may be more simple than you think.
Our bodies may be quite complex, but they work on simple principles. Understanding the principles sheds light on how to address this deprivation of the richness of life.
Most know that hormones play a role in fertility. But how do they work, and what determines how healthy they are?
The HPA Axis controls our hormones.
The H represents the Hypothalamus. The hypothalamus monitors our circulating hormones, gasses, minerals, and other essential processes of life.
In the case of hormones, the hypothalamus reads the circulating levels and then communicates with the pituitary gland on how to regulate the proper levels. Proper levels should give proper function if nothing else gets in the way.
The P represents the pituitary. The pituitary sends out pro hormones to target the specific gland that produces each and every hormone.
The A represents the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland produces primarily cortisol to manage inflammation and stressed blood sugar. It also makes pregeneolone and DHEA that get converted into our sexual hormones.
The Disrupting War Inside
Anything that disrupts the HPA Axis will disrupt this hormonal dance.
And this disruption can happen even if your hormones appear to be normal by any form of testing.
How so you may wonder?
Here’s a few of the many reasons why this can be so.
1. Many of our Hormones have multiple forms.
Take thyroid hormone fro example. There is T4, T3, T2, & T1. All of these are made from thyroxine. Thyroxine is made by the thyroid gland. Thyroxine gets converted in the peripheral tissues, like the muscles into the other forms.
One of the problems is each of these conversions of the thyroid hormones can go a regular pathway, or a reversed pathway. The reversed pathway hormones show up on lab tests and probably the hypothalamus as “normal” hormones, but they are biologically inactive.
Since thyroid hormones control the energy making process inside of the cells, this is a really big thing.
And the thyroid also controls about half of a woman’s cycle. Thyroid dysfunction is also responsible for 60% of miscarriages.
Our sexual hormones also have multiple forms. Many of these forms are toxic, which disrupts the function that they are intended to manage.
2. Pregnenolone Steal
Whenever there is too much stress, the sexual pre hormones pregeneolone and DHEA get pushed over to make more stress hormone cortisol. When this happens, there are no building blocks to make the sexual hormones.
With this depletion of building blocks, there are not enough sexual hormones to allow proper function of the sexual organs. They just can’t work right.
Toxins will disrupt the whole hormonal system. The most sensitive organs to toxins are the brain, thyroid, adrenal, gut and liver. Any disruption of these organ functions will quickly affect the whole body.
The hypothalamus in the brain appears to be one of the most sensitive areas of the brain that are affected.
Here’s a small list of some of the foods that disrupt hormones.
* Cottonseed Meal – fed to organic berries like blueberries.
* Cottonseed Oil – Deep Fry Oils – French Fries, and others.
* Coconut Oil – Estrogen disruptor.
* Flax – Estrogen disruptor.
* Hops – Estrogen disruptor.
* Caffeine – Cortisol disruptor.
Where do the toxins come from?
There are several routes of becoming toxic.
* Food – Herbicides, Pesticides, Additives, Preservatives, Packaging.
* Drinks – Sugars, Preservatives, Packaging, Chemicals.
* Air – Pollution.
* Environment – Solvents, Cleaners, Scents, Ventilation.
* Mold – Air, Inside, Outside.
* Body Processes.
Managing Hormone Health
Here’s some tips to manage this.
* Get a Clean 15, Dirty Dozen list of foods to eat.
* Buy produce from a local grower at a Farmers Market.
* Don’t use canned foods.
* Use safe cleaners.
* Eat only grass fed, grass finished meats.
* Eat more vegetables.
* Avoid Caffeine.