30 days of Happy Hormones
Welcome! We are so happy to have you here, and we’re so excited to have you in this happy hormones challenge.
So first, let’s talk about WHY.
• Why did you decide to start researching toxic chemicals and holistic health?
• Did something happen to you or to your family? What was life like before?
• What lifestyle changes have you made? How is life better now?
Why do this? Because it’s so important to address where we’ve been and where we are NOW.
Whether you’re just starting out or have been on this non-toxic journey for a while, you’re in the right place. This challenge is for EVERYONE.
And by the end of this challenge, you’re going to learn so much about happy hormones… and will be able to address your own needs and will have AMAZING stories to share with others.
Because you know someone who needs help with this… so don’t keep it a secret.
***Some of you have been asking what bundle of happy hormones products to buy. In this, it’s pretty custom and we’ll talk about that soon.
In the meantime, NingXia Red, Life 9 and digestive enzymes like Essentialzyme are critical for happy hormones. We’ll talk about it this week…
Did you know that 80% of women suffer from a hormonal imbalance in their lifetime?
Hormones are chemical messengers that travel throughout the body coordinating complex processes like growth, metabolism, and fertility.
They can influence the function of the immune system, even alter behavior. Before birth, they guide development of the brain and reproductive system.
They’re the reason your arms are the same length, why you can turn food into fuel, and why you changed from head to toe at puberty. Thanks to these chemicals, distant parts of the body can communicate during elaborate, and important events.
In response to a signal from the brain, hormones are secreted directly into the blood by the glands that produce and store them. These glands are what is known as the endocrine system (endocrine means “secreting internally”).
Chemicals that interfere with the function of hormones are therefore known as ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS. (Things like common household cleaners, synthetic fragrance etc.).
How many times have you heard us talking about endocrine disruptors and how bad it is… but didn’t really make the connection to how it can affect the body? It’s okay that’s what we’re HERE to learn. Keep reading…
The testes and ovaries, or “gonads” are perhaps the most familiar endocrine glands. In males, testes produce sperm and secrete the male sex hormone testosterone; in females, ovaries produce eggs and the female hormone estrogen.
It is these hormones that determine secondary sex characteristics like muscle mass and facial hair.
They also help to orchestrate sperm production, menstruation and pregnancy. Other endocrine glands include the thyroid, pancreatic islets, and adrenal glands.
These are involved primarily in growth, metabolism, and the “fight or flight” response to stress.
While all cells are exposed to hormones circulating in the bloodstream, not all cells react. Only a hormone’s “target” cells, which have receptors for that hormone, will respond to its signal.
When the hormone binds to its receptor, it causes a biological response within the cell.
If we liken a hormone to a radio signal, then a receptor is the antenna. Without the antenna, no signal would be received and no music would exit the radio.
Signaling ends when the circulating hormones are broken down and excreted by the body.
PHEW…did ya catch all that?!!!! So you can see how one thing going wrong could derail the entire train.
I mean who knew that hormones can affect the immune system, behavior, metabolism???
LET’S TALK TOXINS
It doesn’t matter how many herbs, vitamins, oils and supplements you use if your hormones are disrupted and your cells aren’t communicating effectively with each other.
Daily use of common household toxins in our shampoos, hand soaps, makeup, lotions, etc. DISRUPT this process.
If you have spent years exposed to common household toxins found in shampoos, lotions, makeup, laundry soap, cleaners and air fresheners, then it has definitely had an impact on your endocrine system.
What is an Endocrine Disruptor?
Endocrine disruptors are chemical compounds that mimic or suppress the action of your own hormones and even changing your body’s weight management system.
They can cause early puberty, PCOS, infertility, thyroid cancer, and hypothyroidism.
They also alter your cell’s ability to burn fats – meaning weight gain!
According to the Environmental Working Group, “There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones.”
COMMON ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS
There are no safe levels when you are talking about endocrine disruptors! Unfortunately the damage is immediate and unsafe.
In personal care products like shampoo, toothpaste, hand soaps, hand lotions, even kids toys! – parabens, phthalates, DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine), sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium laureth sulfate
In water from your faucet and even filtered water you buy at the store: chlorine, ammonia, atrazine, arsenic, perchlorate, and heavy metals
In fabrics (even kids pajamas), your mattress, your bedding: chemical solvents, flame-retardants, and even formaldehyde
In food… a poor diet isn’t doing you any favors…pesticides, GMOs, antibiotics, hormones given to animals to make them produce more.
CLEANING IT ALL UP!
There is no judgement here nor is there a perfect model human or journey on this path. The good news is that we can clean this hot mess up! The pace that you move at depends on you. How you dive in and learn based on your needs.
Not every story is earth shattering. Mine isn’t. I had simple imbalances that definitely messed up my daily life…but even uncovering the simple things blew my mind.
So don’t discount your needs or your story around your own hormones and also realize that amazing unintended side effects can come from doing the simple things!
For example…did you know you have ONE body and that everything is pretty interrelated?
Estrogen and Progesterone have significant effects on the health of the GI tract.
Imbalances of these hormones = Issues with movement of food through intestines.
Post-menopausal women are more likely to be constipated while diarrhea and bloating is more common throughout menstrual cycles.
It has even been found that candida growth flares with increases of progesterone.
The digestive system plays an important role in the proper disposal of estrogen from the body. When the bowel does not function properly, estrogen that is meant to be excreted by the intestines is sometimes recycled and reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
Natural progesterone can be beneficial with regard to the gut’s healing process, according to Dr. Paul Lynn in the book Optimal Digestive Health.
He frequently recommends progesterone for women with digestive disorders, and as a hormone with both anti-inflammatory and anti-stress properties, it has been shown to work as a natural relaxant in the GI tract.
Fascinating right? I remember late Young Living founder Gary Young telling us that our hormones affect our digestion and I was like WHAT??? I had never heard that before but it makes perfect sense.
Did you know the liver is REALLY important because it gets rid of excess hormones and hormone mimickers in the body. Hormonal moodiness really comes from a congested liver!
That’s why it’s key that we support our liver so it can get rid of those excess hormones, so they don’t build up in the body.
So how do we clean up the toxins in our body AND help nourish our liver through that process and support our endocrine system?
ESSENTIAL OILS! Yep, essential can help to clean up the toxins and support the liver and endocrine system.
For me, I know that nature has provided us with everything we need to survive and to thrive on earth. The plants used for essential oils have been around longer than we have.
Humans have been using nature’s abundance in many ways, from the obvious uses like food (even shelter) to the less known including distillation essential oils for various, powerful applications. For me, these are truly some of nature’s greatest gifts.
Essential oils are the highly concentrated, aromatic essences of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, resins and flowers. They’re greaseless and not like the other ‘oils’ you have in your home like olive oil or coconut oil for example.
Essential oils are the plant’s natural defense and protective mechanisms. They work the same in our bodies as they do in nature.
Essential Oils are plants and therefore are food – they are manufactured in plants! Essential oils have the DNA blueprint of hormones, enzymes and proteins.
DiGize is not an enzyme but it has the blueprint for it. This is how DiGize can help support our digestion.
Progessence Plus has the blueprint for hormones but no actual hormones are in it at all.
Young Living is the only company to incorporates essential oils with our supplements to make them exponentially more bioavailable and effective.
Quite simply – essential oils help to get the toxins OUT of our homes and bodies!!!!!
Fast, effective, and work with our bodies just like they are PART of us.
Let’s talk about the TOP 10 Young Living oils and supplements that help to bring the body back into balance – by helping the liver get rid of toxins and by helping to improve digestion.
This is Young Living’s superfruit supplement made from wolfberries (like goji berries) from the Ningxia province of China and supercharged with Young Living citrus essential oils.
Just a 1 oz. shot of NingXia Red supplies the body with vital antioxidants that provide a natural energy supply.
This drink was developed after Gary traveled to the Ningxia province of China in his search for cultures with vitality and longevity. He found it in the Ningxia wolfberry.
In addition to its antioxidant powers, NingXia Red is also fantastic for hormone support, in particular the adrenal glands.
You might be like what are the adrenals? The adrenals are very small glands that can cause a lot of grief when they aren’t well maintained. However, they don’t work in isolation.
Energy levels and the hormones that are released from our adrenals trace back to commands from our nervous system. They are workers, doing a job.
If we do not change the instructions they are receiving, they don’t have permission to do anything but exactly what they are doing – trying to help you survive.
The adrenals have to work overtime when we are stuck in Fight or Flight mode. Imagine you were called in to do “temporary” overtime at a job 15 or 30 years ago, but your schedule never went back to normal.
I would personally have left the job! But our adrenals are stuck with us. You may have heard that this stress mode is like a bear is chasing you.
Here are some of the emotions (or wild ferocious beasts!) that can cause your nervous system to call the adrenals in for overtime so they can help you run away from your stress (flight) or dominate the threat (fight).
Now think about how you FEEL when you’re in Fight or Flight mode? Probably something like this:
• Morning fatigue — You don’t really seem to “wake up” until 10 a.m., even if you’ve been awake since 7 a.m.
• Afternoon “low” (feelings of sleepiness or clouded thinking) from 2 to 4 p.m.
• Burst of energy at 6 p.m. — You finally feel better from your afternoon lull.
• Sleepiness at 9 to 10 p.m. — However, you resist going to sleep.
• “Second wind” at 11 p.m. that lasts until about 1 a.m., when you finally go to sleep.
• Cravings for foods high in salt and fat
• Lack of energy
• Lightheadedness when getting up from a sitting or laying down position
• Decreased sex drive
Consistently drinking NingXia Red provides nourishment to the adrenals. As our body builds up stores of what it needs to keep our energy more consistent, we’re able to heal from the cycle of crazy ups and downs that come with poor nutrition, lack of stress management skills, and lack of rest.
If you would like to take your routine up a notch for even more results in sustained energy levels, you might introduce Nutmeg Vitality or EndoFlex Vitality – a blend made with spearmint, sage, geranium, myrtle, and nutmeg essential oils.
Both oils help to support the endocrine system when taken internally. So add a drop or two to your daily dose of NingXia Red.
Now let’s talk about JuvaTone…
WHAT IS IT?
JuvaTone is a powerful herbal complex designed to promote healthy liver function. The liver is the gatekeeper to the body and in this chemical age, its detoxification systems are easily overloaded.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
Thousands of chemicals are added to food and over 700 have been identified in drinking water. They say the average American woman is exposed to more than 300 potentially toxic chemicals a day in her OWN HOME.
Plants are sprayed with toxic chemicals, animals are injected with potent hormones and antibiotics and a significant amount of our food is genetically engineered, processed, refined, frozen and cooked.
All this can lead to destruction of delicate vitamins and minerals, which are needed for the detoxification pathways in the liver.
The liver must try to cope with every toxic chemical in our environment, as well as damaged fats that are present in processed and fried foods.
The liver is one of the most important organs in the body to keep cleaned besides the digestive system. It filters out toxins, natural or man made; this includes everything we eat, drink, breathe or gets absorbed by our skin!
It is an excellent source of choline, a nutrient that is vital for proper liver function and necessary for those with high protein diets.
JuvaTone contains 329 mg choline per serving, which is 60% of the daily recommended value of choline (550 mg).
It also contains inositol and dl-methionine, which help with the body’s normal excretion functions.
Methionine also helps recycle glutathione, a natural antioxidant crucial for normal liver function and one of the body’s most important detoxifiers.
Other ingredients include Oregon grape root, a source of the liver-supporting compound berberine, and therapeutic-grade essential oils to enhance overall effectiveness.
It’s made with therapeutic grade essential oils including Geranium, German Chamomile, Rosemary cineol and Blue Tansy along with the following important liver supporting compounds:
• Choline Bitartrate – Used primarily to support healthy liver function.
• Di-Calcium Phosphate – Supports healthy metabolism and absorption of Vitamin B Complex. Maintains calcium for healthy muscles and nerves.
• Copper citrate – A vital trace element for metabolism in the body. Needed for healthy bones, heart and brain; supports healthy immune system.
• DL-methionine – Is one of the most important amino acids and antioxidants in the body to support healthy liver function and detoxification process.
• Beet Root (Beta vulgaris) – Cleanses and supports healthy liver function.
• Inositol – Naturally occurring nutrient. Supports the body normal excretion functions and a healthy brain.
• Dandelion Root (Tarasacum officinale) – Supports healthy liver function.
• L-cysteine – A semi essential amino acid that promotes glutathione production which is essential for protecting and detoxifying.
• Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) sprouts – Source of enzyme, amylase.
• Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium) root –A source of the healthy liver-supporting compound berberine.
• Parsley leaf (Petoselinum crispum) – supports healthy kidney and bladder function.
• Bee propolis 5x
• Echinacea (E. purpurea) flower – Supports healthy immune system.
Watch these videos on supporting the liver and gallbladder with Dr. JimBob:
HOW TO USE IT
Take 2 tablets two times daily. Increase as needed up to 4 tablets four times daily. Best when taken between meals.
Now let’s talk about Detoxzyme…
WHAT IS IT?
Detoxzyme is a fast acting enzyme that combines a myriad of powerful enzymes that complete digestion, help detoxify, and promote cleansing.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
The benefits of bromalain and lipase are well known to support the digestion of starches, proteins and fats. Detoxzyme supports healthy digestive function – which is essential for maintaining and building health.
It can also be beneficial if you’re trying to achieve healthy weight management or commencing any body detoxification program too.
Detoxzyme supports healthy digestive function – which is essential for maintaining and building health.
HOW TO USE IT
Take 2 capsules three times daily between meals or as needed. For relief of occasional symptoms of fullness, pressure, bloating, gas, pain and/or minor cramping that may occur after eating.
Dr. Peter Minke frequently suggests taking Detoxzyme at bedtime. I can attest to the incredible benefits of taking Detoxzyme at bedtime after I’ve eaten a meal out or accidentally may have eaten some gluten when I try to avoid it due to reactions from my body.
Not sure which enzymes to choose? Watch this video by Dr. Minke as he breaks down each of the Young Living enzymes and how to choose the right one for you: https://youtu.be/TR0EWzLifSI.
Now let’s talk about Life 9…
WHAT IS IT?
Life 9 is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that helps to support healthy digestion.
Life 9 is specially designed with special delayed-release capsules, a dual-sorbent desiccant, and a special bottle and cap that ensure your Life 9 stays fresh and effective.
Life 9 includes 9 probiotic strains for full-spectrum gut support:
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
If you haven’t heard about the importance of a GOOD probiotic yet, then this is the time to learn! The importance of a healthy gut bacteria is the key to health.
It effect literally EVERY system in your body and even your emotional health. But quality makes a HUGE difference. Life 9 is one the best there is because it has 9 different strains of healthy bacteria.
• Promotes healthy digestion
• Supports gut health
• Maintains normal intestinal function
• Supports a healthy immune system
HOW TO USE IT
Take 1 capsule every night following a meal or as needed. Each bottle contains 30 capsules, making it easy to use this helpful supplement daily.
Have you been getting enough D? Among other things, vitamin D impacts your sex hormones and your mood, which, if you’re like most people, you definitely want working as well as possible. Wait… low vitamin D can affect libido?! Yep!
The Advantages of Vitamin D – Why it’s the Sexiest Vitamin Around
Vitamin D deficiency can cause low estrogen in women, which means low sex drive. It also causes low testosterone in men.
So if you tend to feel more frisky during the summer than the winter, there’s a very good reason for it – increased vitamin D causes your hormones, and your libido, to peak during summer months.
Studies have shown that men with adequate vitamin D – 30.0 mcg/L or more – have significantly more testosterone than men whose vitamin D levels fall from 20.0-29.9 mcg/L.
Testosterone and estrogen levels don’t just affect sex drive; they also have huge impacts on your mood. Low testosterone can cause depression, anxiety, and irritability.
Similarly, estrogen helps boost serotonin and GABA, critical neurotransmitters, which help keep you calm and happy.
Vitamin D also has other, more direct, effects on your mood. Vitamin D activates the genes that release dopamine and serotonin. The lack of these neurotransmitters is commonly linked to depression.
This connection might help explain Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD (convenient acronym, right?).
People tend to assume that SAD is caused by the gloomy darkness of the short winter days, but in fact, those short days and more time indoors doesn’t just mean darker skies; it also means you’re getting less vitamin D, and therefore less dopamine and serotonin.
It’s good to ramp up your vitamin D supplementation during the winter.
In addition, studies have shown that 93% of women dealing with infertility issues are vitamin D3 deficient, and women with higher vitamin D3 levels are four times more likely to conceive via IVF than women with low levels.
The reason? A low concentration of vitamin D3 causes estrogen dominance, which can lead to a whole host of hormonal issues.
Even though there are all these benefits to adequate vitamin D levels – and there are plenty more – an estimated 77% of Americans don’t get enough of it.
We are supposed to get our vitamin D from our entire body being exposed to the sun for most of the day, every day, causing endogenous vitamin D to be formed under our skin.
Since we wear clothes, spend way too much time inside, and constantly slather on sunscreen when we go to the beach, we get only a tiny fraction of the vitamin D we need.
Fortunately, you can also get the amount of vitamin D (D-3 is the best form to take) you need by taking a supplement.
The only difference is that UV-B rays have to react with the cholesterol in your skin to become vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol), whereas with a supplement, the vitamin has already been formed, so your body can skip this step.
With either method, the D-3 then goes to your liver, where it’s converted into 25-hydroxyvitamin D.
Guess what? Young Living has several supplements that contain vitamin D3:
• Super Cal Plus – a calcium magnesium supplement with vitamin K and vitamin D3. There’s 10 mcg of vitamin D3 (400 IU) in each serving
• OmegaGize – a fish oil supplement with omega-3 fatty acids, Co-Q10 and vitamin D3. There’s 24 mcg of vitamin D3 (960 IU) in each serving
• Master Formula – a multivitamin and nutrient supplement with a full spectrum of minerals and vitamins. There’s 10 mcg of vitamin D3 (400 IU) in each serving
So which one do I take? All of them. I personally need 2,000-3,000 IU of vitamin D3 (I had my levels tested by my doctor). I take all 3 and double up on my Super Cal Plus. Because mama needs her hormones happy and healthy.
Today, let’s talk about B vitamins. Now you might be thinking how are these vitamins impacting my hormones? Let’s dive deep…
• Are critical for efficient liver detoxification of unwanted chemicals such as heavy metals and other toxins
• Boost progesterone production to counteract excess estrogen (a top cause of hormone balance issues).
• Have dramatic mood-elevating effects – more so than almost any other nutrient. What?! Yep!
Now let’s learn about each of the B vitamins and what they do for our bodies…
• Thiamine is needed to produce energy.
• Like all the other B vitamins it activates Phase I detoxification where foreign substances are initially broken down into intermediates for excretion.
• Balanced levels of thiamine also allow for feelings of composure, clear-headedness, and energy.
• Thiamine also helps to metabolize glucose. Women addicted to carbohydrates are often thiamine deficient.
DEFICIENCY CHECKLIST: You lack energy, your brain feels foggy and it’s hard to concentrate. You crave carbohydrates. You drink lots of alcohol, coffee or oral contraceptives – they decrease thiamine levels.
• Deficiency of vitamin B2 inhibits the liver detox pathway that eliminates bacterial toxins.
• B2 is also necessary for essential fatty acid metabolism, which improves energy production in certain nerve cells. It alleviates eye fatigue and prevents cataracts.
• Riboflavin is involved in proper thyroid function.
DEFICIENCY CHECKLIST: You are a slow detoxifier, hard a hard time digesting protein, carbohydrates and fats, your thyroid is slow. Your eye tire easily.
• Like B1, B3 induces Phase I detoxification. It is needed for proper circulation and healthy skin.
• It aids the function of the nervous system; by breaking down fats, carbohydrates and protein, and the production of the hydrochloric acid. It is involved in bile production which is key in estrogen metabolism and detoxification.
• Niacin lowers LDL cholesterol. It is also a memory enhancer. It also helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
• It has an indirect effect on serotonin levels, because the body uses tryptophan (the amino acid that is the precursor to serotonin production), to produce niacin.
For all these reasons, it’s said to have prominent mood-boosting effects.
• It has an effect on the adrenal hormones. Niacin also promotes the release of growth hormone.
DEFICIENCY CHECKLIST: You may have a history with low stomach acid, GERD or acid reflux. Your LDL cholesterol is high even though your diet is good. You struggle with mood, poor memory and you look older than your age.
Pantothenic acid (B5)
• Pantothenic acid provides foundational support for both Phase I and Phase II detoxification, and more specifically, the elimination of inflammatory substances.
• It plays an important role in the production of adrenal hormones and is vital for coping with stress.
• All the steroid hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, will be produced only with ample B5 in the system. Pantothenic acid is also involved in the production of neurotransmitters.
• Pantothenic acid is a stamina enhancer and prevents certain types of anemia.
DEFICIENCY CHECKLIST: You’ve gone through long periods of stress and feel depleted. You struggle with mood. You often experience fatigue.
• Vitamin B6 is truly fascinating: It is involved in more bodily functions than any other single nutrient; affecting both mental and physical outlook.
• Sufficient levels of B6 keep the liver functioning optimally by promoting the proper flow of fat and bile to and from the liver.
• Also of note is that Pyridoxine has one of the most dramatic mood-elevating effects of all the B vitamins. It activates many enzymes and aids B12 absorption.
• It can help to correct brain metabolism dysfunctions that cause mood issues. It heightens serotonin production.
• It binds to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, helping to detoxify excess amounts of these steroid hormones.
DEFICIENCY CHECKLIST: You suffer from water retention, low stomach acid (GERD or acid reflux), your homocysteine levels are high (sign of inflammation). You lack energy.
• B12 is the most chemically complex of all the vitamins and it is a blanket name for a group of essential compounds called cobalamins.
• B12 comes in various forms and not all of them are effective. Methylcobalamin is the most effective but expensive to produce and cyanocobalamin is least effective, not well absorbed and cheapest to produce (it is unfortunately, found in many supplements).
GUESS which one Young Living has? Yep, it’s methylcobalamin. You know Young Living will ALWAYS give what’s the best quality to us. More on that in a bit…
• Vitamin B12 is an important factor for the activation of the liver detox pathway that detoxes the heavy metals and histamines. B12 prevents anemia and aids folate in the utilization of iron.
It is responsible for energy levels, good memory and ability to learn and retain.
• B12 can also help with more refreshing and restful sleep.
• B12 is active in the growth and protection and regeneration of the nervous system.
• Methylobalamin has important effects on mood and allows for a free flow of neurotransmitters.
• B12 is also key in cardiovascular health; it lowers the level of homocysteine which is they key cause on chronic inflammation of cardiovascular conditions.
• It also helps the body to secrete melatonin.
DEFICIENCY CHECKLIST: You might have low iron, feel fatigued and depleted. You struggle with mood, poor memory and ability to retain new knowledge.
• Folate is a needed inducer of several of the detoxification pathways. It is considered brain food.
• It breaks down homocysteine, a toxic and inflammatory agent produced by the liver if not properly converted.
• Folate has direct mood elevating properties and is synergistic with serotonin production.
• There have been studies that show that folic acid helps lower ACTH, which is an adrenal hormone that leads to increased blood pressure.
• For childbearing women, folate in the system will help to protect your baby’s brain development.
• Avoid folic acid in food and supplements – it is the synthetic version of folate. Folic acid attaches itself to the folate receptors, blocking the folate to do its work. Many processed foods including flours contain folic acid.
MANY supplements contain folic acid (which is an issue for people with MTHFR – a genetic mutation which both me, my husband and my son have – and we cannot process folic acid well).
Many vitamins out there go cheap and put folic acid in their supplements even though folate is so much better. But not Young Living. ️this company!
DEFICIENCY CHECKLIST: You might have low iron, digestive issues, fatigue, trouble sleeping, and memory problems.
So let’s talk about THE B vitamin complex from Young Living… Super B.
Super B is a vitamin complex containing all eight essential, energy-boosting B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12)… ALL of the B vitamins we talked about above that are ESSENTIAL for happy hormones.
That’s right, B vitamins aren’t just good for energy, they help to support happy hormones.
Super B has a natural folate source derived from lemon peels, and methylcobalamin (remember the expensive, super high-quality one), a more bioavailable source of B12.
Combined with Nutmeg essential oil and bio-available chelated minerals such as magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc, Super B not only assists in maintaining healthy energy levels, but it also supports mood and cardiovascular and cognitive function.
HOW TO USE IT
Take 2 tablets daily with a meal. Practical tip: Take vitamin Bs in the morning as they can be stimulating and keep you awake if taken at night.
Who uses Super B? How does it make you feel? Who wants to try it?
30 Days of Happy Hormones – Day 12
Okay, we’ve learned a lot about how vitamins can help to support hormones. Now let’s talk about something that can negatively impact hormones… STRESS.
Wait what?! Yep, stress OFTEN contributes to hormonal imbalance (as well as metabolism, weight, etc.).
Why? In a time of fight or flight mode, the sympathetic nervous system response is to reduce your body’s caloric burn so you can survive in a time of need.
However in modern day society, our stressors are often not survival based such as running from a predator, they more often occur in a sedentary state such as are rush hour traffic, an argument with a family member, or meeting a deadline at work.
When you experience stress, be it emotional, mental, or physical, your hypothalamus sends a signal to your pituitary gland, which in turn signals to your adrenal glands to produce and release a series of stress hormones, including cortisol.
Unfortunately, in today’s society, we often experience chronic stress, either because our stress does not end quickly or it is quickly followed by yet another stressor.
This state of chronic stress puts your adrenals on overdrive for extended periods of time, continuously flooding your body with cortisol until your adrenals can no longer keep up with the constant demand for more and more stress hormones, leaving you in a state of adrenal fatigue.
This flooding and eventual plummeting of stress hormones has many negative impacts on the thyroid.
So taking steps to reduce our stress response is important – such as a relaxing hot bath, gratitude journal, learning to say no to an overpacked schedule, taking time to meditate, breathing exercises, and even 10-15 min a sauna (that helps with releasing toxins too).
B-vitamins are great for helping the body’s response to stress (we talked about Super B and B-vitamins yesterday.
CortiStop is a supplement that helps to provide herbs and hormones to naturally balance the stress response. Let’s dive deeper into CortiStop.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
When under stress, the body produces cortisol. When cortisol is produced too frequently, it can have negative health consequences such as feelings of fatigue, difficulty maintaining healthy weight, and difficulty maintaining optimal health of cardiovascular systems.
Here are a few key ingredients of Cortistop that have been may help balance the stress response naturally.
• Pregnenolone – shown to reduce corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) in experimental models. CRH is the first step in the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
• DHEA – provides the body with DHEA, which may be reduced as a consequence of stress.
• Phosphatidylcholine – may protect the brain, liver and stomach during times of stress.
• Phosphatidylserine – helps to balance the HPA axis, and may blunt cortisol production. And the effects may be more pronounced in people under chronic stress.
• Black cohosh – helps stop stress responses, and may elevate mood.
• Clary sage and frankincense – have uplifting energy.
• Fennel and peppermint – can help soothe the stomach.
Watch this video by Dr. JimBob Haggerton on the benefits of CortiStop:
Watch this video on the science of Cortistop by Lindsey Elmore: https://lindseyelmore.com/the-science-of-cortistop/
HOW TO USE IT
Take 2 capsules before breakfast. For extra benefits, take 2 more capsules before retiring for the night. Use daily for 8 weeks. Discontinue for 2-4 weeks before resuming.
CortiStop is labeled for use in adults and children over the age of 12. Use caution when introducing this supplement to children, if you choose to introduce it at all. Talk to your doctor before starting CortiStop.
You may consider doing a hormone panel before you start. Use caution when using with other hormone supplements and medications like hormonal birth control or hormone replacement therapy.
Use caution if pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing as hormone balance is critical in this time frame.
Yesterday, we talked about how stress can affect hormones. Today, let’s talk about how it can specifically affect the thyroid.
The thyroid is key to support your body’s metabolism from the root cause and optimize your body’s thermostat or metabolic gas tank. Beyond driving caloric burn, the thyroid has many influences on your system from mood stability, to energy, sleep, digestive function, and more.
When you’re under stress, cortisol and your other stress hormones redirect your body’s normal functions to de-prioritize anything that is not necessary for overcoming the stressor in front of you.
This means that functions like digestion, immune response, and yes, thyroid hormone production and distribution, are temporarily put on hold or slowed down until the stress has passed.
Who else has made themselves sick due to stress? Yep, that’s because stress can suppress the immune system too. It’s all related – our hormones affect our digestion, immune system, mood, everything.
The best way to support your thyroid and other hormones is to reduce your stress. Like we mentioned yesterday, take steps like meditation, breathing exercises, take hot baths, take more time for yourself to recharge.
There’s also a supplement that can help to support healthy thyroid function = Thyromin.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
The thyroid is the energy gland of the body and produces T3 and T4 thyroid hormones that control your metabolism. Think of it like the thermostat of the body. The pituitary gland signals the thyroid when to produce the thyroid hormones.
The thyroid can both under produce or overproduce thyroid hormone, which causes various problems. Our goal is to nourish and keep it balanced and happy.
Thyromin was developed to nourish the thyroid and balance metabolism. It contains a combination of glandular hormones, herbs, amino acids, minerals and essential oils to perfectly support the thyroid.
A well-functioning body needs a strong thyroid. Here is a great video from Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton on the why it is so crucial to have a healthy Thyroid: https://youtu.be/RhDqWuULDkQ
Thyromin contains the powerhouse essential oil combo of Peppermint, Myrtle, Spearmint and Myrrh.
It also contains Vitamin E which delivers many health benefits, Kelp Thallus which is high in minerals including iodine which is needed for healthy thyroid function, and Potassium which is known as the thyroid mineral.
HOW TO USE IT
Take one to two capsules daily, immediately before going to sleep.
Hormones don’t go out of balance for no reason. In a healthy, functioning person, hormones will be regulated and operating as they should, so when they are out of whack, it is a sign that something is not working properly.
EndoGize is a supplement with DHEA helps women to get their hormones IN BALANCE naturally by supporting a healthy endocrine system.
(HINT::: GOOGLE what DHEA does in the body!) This product was designed to promote women’s wellness and balance.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
This supplement contains DHEA, which is the most common hormone in the body. Your body produces its own DHEA but after age 20, production starts to decline. That means this supplement can be very helpful for aging women.
You need this hormone because it is needed to produce over 50 other hormones, including estrogen.
Think of all the things older women commonly experience, or maybe you are experiencing them yourself. Get this supplement STAT so you can maintain your youthful health.
Don’t confuse the word COMMON with NORMAL. Just because something it common, does not mean it is normal.
This supplement is going to support a healthy endocrine system so you don’t have to be one of those women with a common (NOT NORMAL) side effect of imbalanced hormones. It is especially supportive of the adrenal glands.
The adrenal glands are located on top of each kidney. The hormones that they produce help to regulate your blood sugar and blood pressure. They help your body burn fat and use protein.
They also release cortisol, your stress hormone. So by supporting these glands, you’re supporting your overall cardiovascular health, your metabolism, weight management, and your body’s ability to manage stress and maintain energy.
EndoGize is also infused with essential oils to help increase bioavailability to 80% (the body’s ability to absorb and utilize everything you ingest.)
A brief description of each ingredient is provided below:
• Vitamin B6 as pyridoxine HCl – A important vitamin in the body that must be obtained from food and supports the metabolism of amino acids, lipids and nucleic acids.
• Zinc as aspartate – An essential trace element that supports a healthy immune system and acts as a catalyst for other enzymes.
• Eurycoma Longifolia Root Extract (Tongkat ali) – Evergreen tree grown in Malaysia.
• Ashwaganda Root (Withania somnigera) – Grown in India it is a member of the pepper family which is used in traditional Aurvedic Medicine.
• Muira Puama Root (Ptychopetalum olacoides) – Traditionally used to support healthy endocrine system.
• Epimedium Leaf (Epimedium safittatum) or Horny Goat Weed – A balancing herb.
• Tribulus Terrestris fruit –Traditionally used in Ayurvedic Medicine.
• DHEA (derived from Wild Yam Root) – DHEA is a hormone precursor for the body.
• L-arginine – Is a semi-essential amino acid involved in supporting hormone release and the metabolism of ammonia waste in the urea cycle.
• L-a-phosphatidylcholine – a primary component of lecithin, is converted in the brain into the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
• Lecithin (as soy) – is a fat that is essential in the cells of our body. It can be found in many foods, including soybeans and egg yolks.
• Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piper nigrum) It is supportive of a healthy digestive system and is useful topically for soothing muscle discomfort following exercise.
• Amylase 5000 FCC – A digestive enzyme which supports digestion of starch, carbohydrates and sugars.
• Validase AFP Protease – A digestive enzyme which supports the break down protein.
• Cellulase 4000 – This enzyme supports digestion of plant material.
• Glucoamylase – A digestive enzyme that supports the breaks down sugars from starch.
EndoGize also contains these essential oils:
• Clary Sage Essential Oil (Salvia sclarea) has been used for centuries to help support the female body and it’s own challenges.
It contains sclareol which is very rare when distilling essential oils. Supports normal, healthy attitude during PMS; and menopausal women.
• Ginger Essential Oil (Zingiber officinale)is supportive of the digestive system, ginger is commonly used to soothe, comfort, and balance digestive discomfort. Spicy and warm.
• Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora myrrha) is a very powerful antioxidant. Supports healthy skin.
• Cassia Essential Oil (Cinnamomum cassia) smells and tastes like cinnamon oil. Contained in the recipe for the Holy Anointing Oil given to Moses.
• Canadian fleabane (Conyza canadensis)
Watch this video by Dr. Minke about EndoGize:
HOW TO USE IT
Take 1 capsule 2 times a day. Use daily for 4 weeks. Discontinue for 2 weeks before resuming.
FemiGen capsules are for those ladies who are of childbearing age and want to give extra support to their lady parts.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
FemiGen is formulated with herbs and amino acids that may support female health. It contains the following herbs: wild yam, dong quai, black cohosh, damiana and epimedium, black and blue cohosh.
All of these herbs contain phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are dietary estrogens that occur naturally in compounds found in plants. These dietary estrogens support your own body’s estrogen.
Estrogen helps bring about physical changes that occur during puberty. It also helps control the menstrual cycle and is important for childbearing.
It also keeps cholesterol under control and protects bone health for both women and men. It also affects your brain, mood, bones, heart, skin, and other tissues.
WHAT’S IN IT
FemiGen contains four essential oils that help to support the female reproductive system: Fennel, Clary Sage, Sage, and Ylang Ylang. The oils also help to make this supplement function better due to more bioavailability.
Clary Sage has been used for centuries to help support the female body, particularly hormones and reproductive function
Sage helps maintain balance between estrogen and the progesterone-testosterone balance. It supports the nervous system and the adrenal cortex.
Ylang Ylang supports the adrenal glands.
Fennel supports the circulatory, glandular, respiratory, and digestive systems.
HOW TO USE IT
Take 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules with lunch.
Keep in a cool, dry place. Do not expose to excessive heat. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
This serum is a wonderful complement to FemiGen Supplement.
Progessence Plus Serum, also referred to as PP or P+, contains USP-grade progesterone (from wild yam extract). Progesterone is a hormone that is produced in the body.
It regulates the menstrual cycle and is crucial for pregnancy. You also NEED progesterone to have a healthy libido.
As you age, you have a natural decrease in progesterone production so this product can be very beneficial when you are starting a family and after 30 years of age.
I want you to note that USP-grade progesterone is NOT the same as ‘progestins,’ which are synthetic versions of progesterone sold by the pharmaceutical companies.
Taking synthetic hormones is REALLY bad for you and can lead to life-threatening side effects. If you like to research, this is a topic worth researching. The USP-grade progesterone in Progessence Plus Serum is natural from wild yam extract.
WHAT’S IN IT?
Progessence Plus is formulated specifically for women. It contains Copaiba, Sacred Frankincense, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Peppermint, and Clove essential oils, all of which are calming and grounding, ideal for women who want to feel more relaxed and balanced.
Progessence Plus also makes a lovely perfume.
HOW TO USE IT
Apply 2–4 drops daily to soft tissue areas (like wrists and neck), up to twice per day. If still menstruating, start between day 7-10 of your cycle and take a break when your period begins.
Note: If you’re pregnant, you don’t really need this one, so save yourself the money and restart it when your pregnancy is over.
For more information about the ingredients, view the product information page. https://static.youngliving.com/…/P…/Progessence_Plus_PIP.pdf
Who uses Progessence Plus? How does it make you feel? Who wants to try it?
EndoFlex / EndoFlex Vitality (same oil – one is for topical/aromatic use and one is for internal use) is the ultimate blend for balance because it supports your endocrine system, which means, HEALTHY HAPPY HORMONES.
It’s an oil that EVERYONE needs to incorporate on a daily basis. It supports balance of the endocrine system for men and women, young and old.
Sometimes we forget that our kids have hormones too, and this is a great blend to use during growth spurts and for emotional equilibrium.
WHAT’S IN IT?
Endoflex Vitality is a proprietary oil, meaning only Young Living has it. It contains a base of Sesame seed oil and is infused with essential oils like…
Spearmint – great for the metobolism and we know that our metabolism is critical for burning fat.
Since fat is hormonally active and excess fat can lead to estrogen dominance, supporting the metabolism is really important. Spearmint also support the nervous and glandular systems.
Sage – supports both estrogen and progesterone production in the body and is wonderful for menstrual support.
Myrtle – Supports the thyroid and ovaries
German Chamomile – supports the liver
Nutmeg – Supports the adrenal glands for increased energy
Geranium – Balances hormones and stimulates the liver and pancreas.
HOW TO USE IT
• Take daily with a gel capsule. Combine 1 drop EndoFlex Vitality with 1 drop of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex.
• Add a drop or two to 2–4 oz. of NingXia Red for a quick shot of this blend.
• Need more energy? Add a few drops to your sparkling NingXia Zyng. Use this essential oil-infused beverage to jump-start the day or make it through the afternoon slump.
• Combine a drop of oil with a large cup of warm tea or a tall glass of water. If you find a drop overwhelms the flavor, dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl it in your drink.
Young Living also carries Endoflex oil in the non-Vitality line. It contains Spearmint, Sesame seed oil, Sage, Geranium, Myrtle, Chamomilla recutita and Nutmeg.
Apply topically over your thyroid and adrenal glands on your mid back. Put a roll-on fitment on it for easy use.
SclarEssence / SclarEssence Vitality (same oil – one is for topical/aromatic use, one is for internal use) supports overall wellness for women.
It contains Clary Sage, Peppermint, Spanish Sage, and Fennel to support digestion and reduce occasional bloating that can be a common feeling during your menses. It is also beneficial for balancing hormones.
SclarEssence supports balanced hormones using essential oil phytoestrogens. The chemical classification for phytoestrogens is a misnomer, because they lack the steroidal nucleus found in estrogen.
They aren’t really estrogens at all and they are not converted to estrogen by the body, but they do have the ability to interact with estrogen receptor sites, and have the ability to displace stronger and more toxic estrogens in breast cell receptor sites. Whoa! That’s so cool right?
WHAT’S IN IT?
• Clary Sage – a phytoestrogen that mimics estrogen function to balance hormones.
• Spanish Sage – which protects the DNA
• Peppermint – Strengthens the liver and glandular function
• Fennel – Stimulates the gastrointestinal system. It also has estrogen like properties and helps to balance hormones.
SclarEssence Vitality can be added to NingXia, taken in a capsule or tastes great in green tea.
This blend is very helpful for those who are experiencing lower estrogen levels after menopause and for women during their monthly cycle.
Do you have occasional moodiness during your cycle? Your partner, friends, coworkers, and everyone else you cross paths with will THANK you for using this. No more “dragon lady” nicknames every month when you use Dragon Time!
This blend contains Fennel, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Lavender, Blue Yarrow, and Jasmine essential oils.
Its aroma is sweet and herbaceous. Its balancing properties make it a perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy moods during the female monthly cycle.
Dragon Time is recommended for BOTH young and mature women and can be applied to your abdomen, lower back, and other areas for a soothing effect before and during your menstrual cycle.
It’s also great to diffuse to get you in the mood before being intimate.
WHAT’S IN IT?
Okay let’s talk about Clary Sage. This single oil is in several blends we’ve talked about, including… Dragon Time, EndoFlex and SclarEssence essential oil blends. Why? Because Clary Sage is so good for happy hormones.
Clary Sage has been used for centuries to help support the female body… especially during that time of the month… you know when you’re feeling grumpy or just need some relief from menstrual discomfort.
Clary Sage affects the hormones of the body because it contains natural phytoestrogens, which are referred to as “dietary estrogens” that are derived from plants and not within the endocrine system.
These phytoestrogens give clary sage the ability to cause estrogenic effects. It regulates estrogen levels and ensures the long-term health of the uterus — reducing the chances of uterine and ovarian cancer.
A lot of women’s health issues are caused from excess estrogen in the body — in part because of our consumption of high-estrogen foods, plastics, and other environmental factors. Clary Sage helps to balance out those estrogen levels.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research found that inhalation of clary sage oil had the ability to support healthy cortisol and thyroid levels… and helped to balance mood too.
Wait…. Clary Sage can be a mood booster? Yep! And help with that feeling of overwhelm and occasional anxiousness. I had no idea until I started researching it myself. Now I’m like… PASS THE CLARY SAGE.
HOW TO USE IT
For mood boosting or to calm that sense of overwhelm, diffuse it or put it in a warm epsom salt bath. For menstrual relief, use 3-4 drops with a carrier oil and massage on the stomach, back, and anywhere else that’s needed.
Have you been struggling to get in the mood for intimacy? You’ve got to to try Lady Sclareol.
It’s only available through Young Living and was created specifically for women to enhance their feminine nature… aka help the ladies get in the mood.
️Lady Sclareol contains geranium, coriander, vetiver, orange, clary sage, bergamot, ylang ylang, Royal Hawaiian sandalwood, sage, jasmine, Idaho blue spruce and spearmint. Wow! That’s a rock star line-up of oils.
And seriously it smells amazing… alluring and seductive as a perfume. Combine that with Idaho Blue Spruce (which does the same thing for men… gets THEM in the mood) and I’d say you have a fun date night IN.
HOW TO USE IT
Diffuse while getting ready for bed with your significant other. It may work wonders for both of you. Diffuse it during the day so you’ll be excited to be intimate when your partner gets home.
Topically, this oil can add a little natural glow to your skin… I mean did you see it’s got jasmine, sandalwood, geranium and ylang ylang? Those are all amazing oils for the skin and hair.
Okay since we’re talking about getting in the mood there’s an oil blend that you might not be thinking about but it can be so good for a healthy libido… I’m talking about Shutran.
Shutran is an empowering blend specially formulated for men. However, it is not exclusive to men – women can use this, too! It is commonly used as a cologne that appeals to men, but women love this blend as a perfume, too.
It also helps to balance testosterone and healthy hormones… and can give the libido a healthy boost too.
It’s made with Idaho Blue Spruce, Ocotea, Ylang Ylang, Hinoki, Coriander, Davana, Lavender, Cedarwood, Lemon, and Northern Lights Black Spruce.
And here’s the cool thing… it smells different on everyone. We had a fun group activity where we put Shutran on the wrists of 5 different men and it smelled different on each of them.
HOW TO USE IT
Apply to the neck and wrists up to twice a day.
Pregnenolone is a precursor to every other hormone your body needs to create all other sex and adrenal hormones including progesterone, estradiol, estrone, testosterone, DHEA and aldosterone.
It helps to boost libido, support a healthy endocrine system, improve mood, and overall balance healthy hormones.
Studies show that topical application of progesterone and other hormone creams to have far better absorption rates than when taken orally. And guess what Young Living has? Yep, pregnenolone cream.
Prenolone Plus Body Cream contains pregnenolone, DHEA and wild yams (which are easily absorbed and recognized by the body).
It also contains other natural plant and herb extracts including trace minerals, flax seed oil, wheat germ oil, eleuthero, black cohosh and blue cohosh – as well as essential oils that contribute to hormone balance include ylang ylang, clary sage, geranium, bergamot, fennel, sage and yarrow.
HOW TO USE IT
Massage ¼ to ½ tsp thoroughly into soft tissue areas of the body, such as arms, thighs, abdomen and neck. Rotate sites. Apply daily starting the day after your period ends and go for 3 weeks and then take a break. Start over each month.
Yesterday we talked about pregnenolone and how it’s the precursor for our hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Well, today let’s talk about Regenolone Moisturizing Cream.
Like it’s counterpart Prenolone Plus Body Cream, Regenolone Moisturizing Cream also has pregnenolone, wild yam extract and black cohosh.
So it’s excellent for helping to boost a healthy libido and support the endocrine system. But there’s no DHEA in it… so it’s great for those who don’t need it.
But look at these other amazing ingredients… MSM (like Sulfurzyme), wolfberry seed oil (like NingXia Red), trace elements, algae extract, and vitamins A, E and C.
There’s also St. John’s Wart (which has amazing mood boosting benefits), ginkgo biloba, black cohosh, blue cohosh, aloe and calendula. Here’s what I suggest… go Google the benefits of black cohosh and wild yam extract. You’ll be like .
Along with wintergreen, Roman chamomile, peppermint, Douglas fir, and oregano essential oils, this moisturizing cream is not only excellent for happy hormones but also helps with dry skin and tired muscles too.
HOW TO USE IT
Apply a dime-sized amount directly onto dry skin as needed.
WOW! We talked about a LOT of oils, supplements and creams/lotions in this Happy Hormones Challenge. So now I bet you’re thinking… well, which ones should I use/take?
Let’s break it down over the next couple of days…
There are several factors in choosing which supplements you should take. Obviously, the list above isn’t exhaustive, and there are other things I didn’t mention including things to nourish your thyroid if that’s what you need (85% of women have thyroid issues so maybe that’s you?)
IF YOU’RE UNDER THE AGE OF 30
If you are under 30, you are still at an age where your hormone production should be normal, as it doesn’t start to decline until menopause.
However, if you have been exposed to toxins through household cleaners, beauty and skincare products or other things in your environment, OR if you deal with a lot of stress, you could easily be headed towards estrogen dominance.
I love Prenolone Plus Body Cream, because it contains both pregnenolone which is a hormone precursor and your body can use it to make whatever it may need more of to stay balanced, It also contains progesterone.
EndoFlex is one that everyone at every age and stage should be using, because it gives your body tools for balancing. Which is what this is really all about.
If you dread your monthly cycles either emotionally OR physically, Dragon Time may be your new best friend.
I find it helps with everything around my period, as it is balancing and gives your body some phytoestrogens (remember the good, plant based kind) to work with during a taxing time of the month.
IF YOU’RE OVER THE AGE OF 30
The older we get, the more time our bodies have to accumulate both toxins and the effects of stress, so supporting our progesterone becomes more and more important.
It’s really important that you are working to remove the toxins and sources of stress that are causing the imbalance, but using a plant based progesterone like Progessence Plus can really give your body the tools to balance itself that it simply can’t obtain on it’s own.
Again, EndoFlex is for EVERYONE. You should use it on yourself. Your kids. Your partner. Anyone who has hormones (and that is everyone) needs to be using EndoFlex. It supports the entire endocrine system.
Like I said to the under 30s, if you need extra support around your cycle, DragonTime is where is the first one to try. If you have tried DragonTime and it’s not a good fit for you, SclarEssence is another one. Everyone is different.
If you lead a high stress life, CortiStop is going to be REALLY helpful. it contains both pregnenolone which is a hormone precursor and your body can use it to make whatever it may need more of to stay balanced, It also contains progesterone.
This one is especially targeted to support normal cortisol levels and remember? Excess cortisol is going to zap your body of progesterone and you can end up with estrogen dominance.
If you have a normal amount of stress, you can pass on the CortiStop and use Prenolone Plus Body Cream.
It’s going to give you pregnenolone which is a hormone precursor and your body can use it to make whatever it may need more of to stay balanced, It also contains progesterone.
FOR MATURE WOMEN
When we get older, our natural hormone production drops to the point of no longer sustaining ovulation and menstruation. It typically takes place between the ages of 45 and 60, although some women experience it sooner.
In American women, estrogen levels drop 40-60 percent, but the hormone is still produced. But in most women, progesterone levels drop to nearly 0.
This can lead to estrogen dominance, even in women with low estrogen levels (because remember, estrogen dominance refers to the balance of estrogen and progesterone, not just high levels of estrogen).
Because lowered estrogen levels in the golden years can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms, doctors will often prescribe hormone replacement therapy.
But evidence has grown that synthetic hormones have been shown to increase the development of a variety of cardiovascular problems including blood clots and heart attacks as well as increasing the risk of cancer.
It is possible to support the body through menopause naturally. USB-grade progesterone is quickly becoming recognized as a viable option for women who want to safely and effectively maintain and support their bodies through menopause.
The EndoFlex blend is still highly recommended for it’s overall endocrine support.
Progessence Plus for progesterone.
SclarEssence is helpful for providing safe and healthy phytoestrogens as natural estrogen levels decline. And actually, some women find DragonTime oil blend extremely helpful too!
CortiStop is extremely helpful if you deal with chronic stress. It helps maintain normal cortisol levels and support glandular function.
If you know your thyroid needs support and you want to give it and extra kick, the Thyromin supplement is amazing.
It will nourish the thyroid and support the metabolism. You also might consider NingXia Nitro, which contains 50% of your daily dose of iodine, which is CRUCIAL for healthy thyroid function.
Plus, it gives all natural, safe, healthy energy, which so many of us need without a huge dose of caffeine (it does contain a small amount of caffeine from tea extract, but the energy comes more from the amazing nourishment it provides through vitamins and minerals).
So how long does it take to see results?
As with all healthy lifestyle choices, supplements and oils must be part of your routine and daily habit in order to start affecting change.
They are much like the food we eat in that, there isn’t a magic bullet that fixes everything in one dose. From my own research I have learned it can take up to 4 months to notice big changes and for things to balance out.
And with Progessence Plus for instance, things might seem worse before they get better.
I read this in Taming the Dragon Within and it’s a wonderful resource for learning more about progesterone and why you might need it.
It’s giving your body the tools it needs to balance itself day in and day out.
It’s choosing to take one’s hormones and health off of the back burner and make them a priority through small, incremental, changes that make a monumental difference over time. And these changes WILL make a difference.
There are women on my team who have regained their fertility, whose doctors told them they would be on meds forever, who were miserable and in pain and through eliminating toxins, eating real, nourishing food and supplementing their bodies with what they needed to stay balanced, they are now thriving and healthy.
You CAN do this. And you DESERVE to do this! If you want to know exactly what’s going on then it might make sense to get a hormone panel done (here’s the one I suggest: https://
BOOKS + RESOURCES
Taming the Dragon Within:
Lucy Libido says there’s an Oil for THAT
Essential Oils Desk Reference (Goes into depth on oils/supplements for hormones)
So what’s the best way to get started with all this? Definitely get on Essential Rewards – if you’re not already on it. These are oils, supplements, lotions/creams you need to use on a consistent basis to get results.
What is Essential Rewards?
It is THE only way to order all of this in my opinion because it’s our frequent buyers club.
You earn points back which are basically dollar for dollar to redeem for things you need like more Progessence Plus STAT!
Plus when you get on it you can be on our Amazon Prime style shipping called YL GO+ which means you get your orders super fast for free when you need them!
Like when you run out of DragonTime and don’t have another one…this just happened to me last week.
Or when something comes back in stock or there is a three day sale…you can get free shipping! YL also sends free oils when you spend 100 PV on Essential Rewards and at your 3, 6, 9, and 12 month anniversaries.