Women and why we need testosterone. I know what you are thinking…Here is another post on hormones as we age. You may think I am a little obsessed (well I might be) with it but hormone balance is really important. And why not let other women know they are not alone in the struggle. I struggle with it. Balancing all the hormones is a daily grind.
When we think of women in peri-menopause and menopause, we always think of estrogen levels first.
But today I am going to chat about women and why we need testosterone. I know we think of testosterone as a male hormone, but ladies produce it and need it too. And it was really never on my radar until I had my hormones checked. I didn’t have abnormal hair growth, deep voice or irregular periods. But testosterone imbalance can produce other symptoms.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I figure we should chat about it. Breasts, boobs, boobys, knockers, peepers. Whatever you call them, let’s chat about our ‘ladies’ and breast health awareness.
Breast health is so important and being preventative in any way will help us to lessen our chances of any breast disease including cancer.
This blog post is to remind you of the things to do for preventative health. Hopefully most of them you are already aware of and practice daily.
Just over a month ago I posted ‘part 1 of the connection between adrenal and thyroid health’, of which was focused on our adrenals. As I previously said in my last post, adrenals and thyroid are like best friends and need to be working together for optimal health. They both supply essential hormones to the body. If your adrenals become fatigued, the thyroid then steps up to release more hormones and if the thyroid becomes sluggish, the adrenals then release their hormones to make the body work. When they both become out of balance because of being overused and not replenished correctly, we end up feeling tired, weak, depressed, unable to lose weight, (which then make us more depressed as we don’t have the energy to do anything about the weight), moodiness, hair loss, irregular menstrual cycles, and brain fog.
So today, I am going to chat about our thyroid and how to support it to help us feel our best.