Hormones are great: They make us happy, falling in love and alert, can produce a dream figure and a soft skin. Of course, they have a different side too: They could make you down and sad, stimulate acne outbreaks and spare tires. Even little amounts can create big changes, because they regulate our bodies. The hormone system of women over 40 is changing- and one of the effects is that it's much tougher to lose weight permanently.
Let's have a look at the most crucial hormones:
Estrogen makes sexy, gives the right curves and keeps your skin firm. However, the comparative quantity of estrogen to other hormones must be right for that.
Strive for a hormone system thats working as perfectly as possible- its really worth the effort.
The level of progesterone is declining after menopause, leading to excess estrogen. Your thyroid might be affected by this: thyroid hormones can be blocked if estrogen is not balanced correctly by progesterone. And this happens even if the thyroid gland works properly. A decline in thyroid activity is often found for women in menopause.
DHEA is another important hormone: It halts fat storage, making it an ideal candidate to look at for women over 40 who want to lose weight permanently.
Whatever you do to get your estrogen levels well-balanced will assist your DHEA levels too. In particular, you can eat extra virgin olive oil, amaranth seed or rice ban to increase DHEA levels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Improving thyroid health without medication?
For about two years now I have been seeing a doctor to keep an eye on a nodular thyroid goiter. I am six foot one, age 20, and female. The doctor has found nothing seriously wrong, but has advised me to lose a bit of weight and improve my overall wellness to help my thyroid continue its good, albeit swollen, health. Does anyone have a tip on good food or an exercise program that improved their thyroid function? Thank you so much for your answers. I am looking for a natural solution here, so please try not to recommend pills of any type, etc. I do see the doctor on a regular basis to make sure that there is not a need for any serious treatment.
You need a new doctor.
If you have goiter, you obviously need treatment. You don't grow a goiter for no reason. And as I understand you statement, your doctor is withholding treatment?
Have you have the nodule biopsied? Is it hot or cold? Those are very serious questions, and If you doctor has not answered them, you need another doctor who will.
And lastly, your doctor is quite confused. There is no exercise program in the world that will help a goiter, or any other aspect of thyroid disease. There is no natural way to improve thyroid function.