What influence hormones have on your mood? Ask a woman and the answer is profound. In many ways hormones dictate the way we react. Hormones rule our lives, our moods, our waistlines, our love lives, our bone health and the rhythm of our hearts. Need we say more! Goes without saying when they go haywire, our lives disrupt. The primary female hormone is estrogen. This hormone is responsible for–the curvaceous female body, lush skin texture, healthy hearts and active sex life. When the secretion levels of this primary female sex hormone goes awry it casts an effect on our overall health. The fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone—another female sex hormone are responsible for many of our complications. “Just before my periods a glum feeling envelops me and I get in the mode of exaggerated reaction. The house somehow senses it and is on the red alert”, says 34-year-old Nibedita Baruah, a music teacher about her PMS symptoms. Besides PMS and menopausal flashes hormonal disorders like hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian diseases plague lives of women. Beyond the realm of conventional medicine, Archana Darshan talks to experts in holistic medicine on ways to tame awry hormones.
1. Dr. Jekyll and Hyde syndrome
Women every month undergo a change in their personality. The gentle disposition evaporates and aggression takes over. Holistic healing might have the solution—
Experts fear that thyroid disorders afflict 42 million women. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland just below the Adam’s apple. This gland plays a very important role in controlling the body’s metabolism by producing thyroid hormones (T4 and T3).
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of infertility in women.
Menopause is an inevitable transition, which every woman undergoes. And, this change is not easy.
Dr. Pradeep Sharma– president of Sujok Association of India.
Dr. Blossom Kochhar—aromatherapist
Vrinda Lali Singhania—yoga expert
Shaista Arzoo—Guardian Lifecare, nutritionist
Stay away from junk food as much as possible.
“Do some breathing exercises every morning”, says Vrinda.
“Never use aroma oils alone as they are concentrated essences of plants, mix them with carrier oils like olive or almond”, suggests Dr. Blossom
Our body is made of five elements and Sujok sessions helps you to align better with nature, says Dr. Pradeep Sharma.
Getting rid off cellulite requires sustained hard work and change in diet. You can also try cellulite intervention creams containing caffeine to make cellulite history.
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