By Betty Dowdell
October 22, 2009
To most of us, talking about hormones means estrogen, progesterone andtestosterone. True enough, they’re hormones, and we all have all of them. Men, women and children have them, in different proportions of course, but none of us can make it without all three working together.
But these three aren’t even half the hormone story, just a small part of the endocrine system–the system that keeps life’s wheels turning. And every part of it creates hormones.
Our thyroid glands produce the thyroid hormone that controls our metabolism. If the thyroid gland goes south, oh my dear, do you ever know it! You don’t know when or how the truck hit you, but you’re persuaded beyond a reasonable doubt that’s what happened.
Our adrenals produce multiple hormones that control our energy levels and our fight-or-flight response. If life makes you want to cry or rage–and that’s not your preferred method of communication–suspect lollygagging adrenals. Another truck that picks you off without warning.
By: Bette Dowdell
About the Author:
Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be one. She’s a patient with a purpose. A drunk driver damaged her pituitary gland, which controls pretty much everything that happens in the body, and doctors didn’t help so much. Unwilling to live half a life, Bette spent years studying, with great success, how to get out of the ditch. Now she’s out, doing great and sharing what she learned. Get a free, sample chapter of her new e-book, Pep for the Pooped: Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Is Starving For at http://PepForThePooped.com.. If you’re dragging your patooty, but the doctor says you’re just fine, let Bette give you a leg-up on getting out of the ditch.