Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 024! Today Kylene’s episode is chock-full of helpful knowledge about how hormones work!
She’s teaching how your liver affects your hormones. We think of the liver as the detoxification organ. It flushes out heavy metals, toxins that you’re exposed to in the air (even hairspray), pesticides in your food, and even caffeine in your diet.
The liver also does this same cleansing with your hormones. The liver is where your hormone metabolism occurs. There, the hormones can be activated into other compounds or deactivated and excreted from the body.
Kylene’s hormone testing takes a very close look at the sex hormones. She works with clients all over the country to order the simple lab tests which can be done at any clinic. Then, she reads the results and carefully corrects any imbalances you have. Here’s the skinny on some of the levels she’s looking for:
Estradiol is the main estrogen produced by the ovaries in pre-menopausal women and the second primary estrogen in men.
Estrone is the main estrogen in post-menopausal women and the primary source of estrogen in men.
Estriol is the estrogen that takes priority when a women is pregnant because it is produced in large amounts by the placenta.
If you have a sluggish or over-burdened liver, estrogen can build up in the body and you could become estrogen dominant. You might be estrogen dominant if you have noticed fluid retention, low libido, difficult PMS, mood swings, sleep disturbances or weight gain.
To support the liver, we want to address gut health. Supplementation to support the liver is great, but it’s best to reduce inflammation from the diet right from the get-go. And, the biggest sources of inflammation for most people are gluten, processed dairy and refined sugar.
Here are a few more ways to support the liver:
Fiber helps bind chemicals and toxins to eliminate them from the system. Soluble and insoluble, alike. Now, you don’t need to eat whole grains to get fiber. In fact, please don’t eat whole grains. If you eat beans, vegetables, nuts and seeds you’re set on the fiber front.
White rice may actually be more healthy than brown rice because the brown rice still contains the hull and it tends to irritate the gut more in many people.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Seriously.
Reduce exposure to aluminum. Try out some natural deodorants until you find one that works for you. Kylene uses Primal Pit Paste.
Don’t forget to download Kylene’s free guide: 5 Steps to Crushing Your PMS which you can find at www.thetinyfitdiva.com
The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health.
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