Alrighty, so last week I talked about what hormone issues ARE so this week I’m going to break it down further and we’re going to talk about what CAUSES them.

In short, hormone imbalances are caused when your endocrine glands aren’t functioning properly… but if I were to leave it there you’d still have a TON of questions so let’s continue to break it down.. 



Why might your endocrine glands NOT work as they are intended?!? 



Well, this answer isn’t as cut and dry as you might think because there are several sources to this problem. 



I’m going to talk about 3 of the sources because if I took time to talk about every single one, this blog would go on forever and well.. I don’t have that kind of time and neither do you! 



1. Endocrine diseases



Yeah, if you have an endocrine disease like diabetes or thyroid troubles that means that your endocrine system isn’t functions properly to begin with so the chances that you’re going to have another problem with your endocrine system is likely. 



2. Poor Diet/ Chronic Stress



Remember the saying “You are what you eat”?? Well, it’s true. If you’re consuming a diet of highly processed, “fake” foods, your body isn’t getting the nutrients that it requires to function properly, it will do just that! It will not function properly.



Stress does terrible things to the body! When you are chronically stressed out, your nervous system is on high alert meaning that your body is putting more effort into the calming itself down than doing other tasks like digest your food. I’ll discuss more about stress management in future blog posts, but for now… know that when you’re stressed, your body struggles! 



3. Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting chemicals. 



Maybe you’re familiar with endocrine disruptors and maybe you aren’t (I have attached a video where I explain how they work above) but what’s important to know about these, is that they do terrible things to the body and in our society, we are exposed to them at a faster rate than our body can clear them out which causes our bodies to become overrun with them.



This is the second of a month long series of blog posts. Next week, I’ll dive into what issues can be caused by a hormone imbalance. But for now, if you’d like to learn more about how to get balanced and live your best life NOW, check out my free Facebook community “Defeated but Ready to Thrive 25+ women” and join in on the conversation! 
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