Our hormones have profound – even magical – effects on health and wellness. Much of accelerated aging, skin sagging, muscle loss, obesity, brain shrinking, heart disease, cancer, and immune health is related to how well our hormones activate their receptors.
Like insulin resistance, can suffer with resistance to testosterone, estrogen, thyroid, progesterone, adrenal and Vitamin (hormone) D due to receptor problems.
Think of our hormones like a key to a door. A key is not helpful if the lock does not work. Hormone receptors are the “lock” located on our cell membranes. Our hormone receptors are being poisoned daily by the overwhelming toxins in our environment. We swim in a toxic brew of nasty chemicals like phthalates, plasticizers, pesticides, dioxins, flame retardants, arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium that dirty our hormone receptor “locks” rendering our hormones ineffective. Your doctor may say your hormone levels are fine and yet you feel terrible!
To make matters worse, our toxic environment combined with our toxic stress loads, poor sleep, lack of movement, and nutrient deficiencies work synergistically to lower our hormone production. This potent combination of dirty receptors and messed up hormone balance can lead to:
Anxiety and/or depression
Blood sugar problems
Loss of libido (sex drive) and sexual performance in both men and women
Brain Fog & brain shrinking
Infertility, PCOS, dysmenorrhea, Menorrhagia
Early perimenopause now occurring in young women in their late 20’s
Perimenopause and Menopause weight gain & other problems
Andropause and low testosterone in men – even very young men
Dizzy with standing, low stress tolerance
Poor cold tolerance
Skin sagging, wrinkling
Looking and feeling old – hyper-accelerated aging
Immune weakness so we get sick easily and Low secretory IgA
Important for prevention and repair of Leaky Gut
Heart disease & cancer risk
Do our best to eat organic, drink water filtered to remove the nasty stuff (ask to learn more on this), use ecofriendly, non-toxic cleaning products, soaps, and air fresheners. Also support our detox pathways with exercise, sweating, sleep, and supplements. In addition, we now have 2 exciting, new specialty nutraceutical supplements carefully designed by one of the top hormone docs to detox our hormone receptors and balance our hormones – naturally and effectively:
Are you looking for a “Cornbread” Stuffing recipe that tastes great, has the texture of cornbread…but won’t create any leaky gut side affects? This recipe is truly delicious. You can just make the “Cornbread” too!
It is made with a combination of coconut flour, arrowroot flour and tiger flour -( which is naturally gluten free and from a root vegetable. Found on Amazon and Vitacost).
You will love this new addition to your holiday table!
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 “cornbread” ingredients: tiger nut flour through sea salt. Whisk together.
In a medium bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and whisk together until smooth. If you need to, heat the coconut milk gently to get the shortening to dissolve.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together. Allow to sit 5 minutes to thicken, then transfer to the prepared baking dish.
Bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-50 minutes, or until the center of the cornbread is set. If the edges start to brown too much but the center is not set yet, reduce the heat to 300 degrees and bake until the center is set.
Allow to cool, then chop the bread into 1-inch pieces.
Prepare the stuffing:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sauté the diced onion and sliced celery in olive oil for 8-10 minutes over medium heat. Don’t allow the onion to burn.
Add the dried cranberries and herbs and cook for another 2 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the sautéed vegetables and most of the chicken broth. Stir in most of the chopped “cornbread” and mix gently, taking care not to break up the “cornbread” too much. Add a few more tablespoons of chicken broth if you like a “wetter” stuffing.
99% of women and 90% of men are too low in potassium
Almost all Americans are too low in magnesium
THE HORMONAL DANGERS OF LOW SODIUM
The US government recommends consuming under 2.3 grams of sodium per day, ostensibly to lower the risk of heart disease. In other words, they recommend a low sodium diet.
Here’s the thing though. There’s NO EVIDENCE that low sodium diets improve heart health outcomes. Actually there’s evidence to the contrary.
Sodium restriction puts certain hormones on overdrive—and how these changes are harmful:
Triggers a smart mechanism to save sodium
The trio of hormones (renin, angiotensin, aldosterone) tell our kidneys to stop peeing out sodium. This lead to increase blood pressure!
The data from the Framingham Heart Study which found that folks on low-sodium diets had HIGHER blood pressure than those eating more reasonable salt.
Restricting sodium also spikes adrenal hormones like adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol.
This activates stress, anxiety, insomnia, insulin resistance, fat gain, and inflammation – sound healthy?
Can lead to hyponatremia (low serum sodium) with symptoms including:
Muscle cramps, fatigue, headaches, insomnia.
Symptoms can progress to seizures, brain damage, and even death.
The average person on a low-salt diet probably won’t develop severe hyponatremia. Sodium-retention hormones like aldosterone and renin prevent that from happening. But if that same person starts sweating profusely and drinking electrolyte-free water, the chances of hyponatremia increase dramatically. I saw this on a summer backpacking trip into the Grand Canyon. A young hiker who was dehydrated and electrolyte depleted drank too much water (without critical electrolytes) and went into a grand mal seizure and threw up all over me – memorable. Fortunately he recovered.
HORMONES AND ELECTROLYTES: HOW THEY INTERRELATE
Cortisol is a “stress hormone”, cortisol does indeed trigger a stress response. Specifically, cortisol:
Increases blood sugar
Breaks down muscle
Decreases bone formation
These are all positive adaptations—if you’re in survival mode which is designed for just minutes. When this extends into days, weeks, months or heaven-forbid, years, high cortisol is not your friend.
Lots of things raise cortisol levels. Stress is the obvious trigger, but low sodium can trigger a cortisol response too.
Sodium and cortisol have a feedback loop. Low sodium causes high cortisol, and high cortisol depletes sodium levels.
#2: ADRENALINE AND NORADRENALINE
Along with cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline (also called epinephrine and norepinephrine) round out the stress hormones. These adrenal hormones have more immediate effects than cortisol, and are largely responsible for the “fight or flight” feeling associated with the stress response: flushing, increased heart rate, dilation of pupils, etc.
Adrenaline helps you retain sodium, it’s part of your body’s response to low sodium levels. Less sodium, more adrenaline.
Low-sodium induced adrenaline could explain, in part, why so many low-carb folks suffer from insomnia. Those on low carb dioets tend to suffer with more low sodium.
Of all the hormones that influence electrolytes, aldosterone is the most underappreciated. Aldosterone is produced in the adrenal glands, and regulates blood pressure, sodium levels, and potassium levels.
Aldosterone tells the kidneys to retain sodium and excrete potassium. It’s a sodium preservation hormone. It kicks in when sodium levels are low.
Unfortunately, losing potassium is generally not desirable. That’s because inadequate potassium increases the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure).
Being low on sodium raises aldosterone, which can deplete potassium levels and raise blood pressure.
Renin is produced in the kidney. It raises blood pressure and helps you retain sodium. Like aldosterone, renin shows up when sodium levels drop.
Renin stimulates aldosterone production. Renin also helps create two other hormones—angiotensin and angiotensin II—which also increase blood pressure and sodium retention.
All together, aldosterone, renin, and angiotensin work together to manage your sodium, potassium, and blood pressure.
#5: THYROID HORMONES
The thyroid hormones T3 and T4 act on most cells to increase metabolic rate, muscle protein synthesis, bone development, and much more.
Researchers have found a link between electrolytes and thyroid health. Those with hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones) were more likely to suffer from hyponatremia and hypokalemia (low potassium).
The strongest link in between Iodine and thyroid function. But believe me: You don’t want to be eating iodized, refined salt.
First of all, the actual iodine content of this salt, research has shown, is unpredictable. You may be getting very little iodine. You’re better off consuming kelp or taking an iodine supplement.
More importantly, table salt is full of toxic anti-caking agents like sodium aluminosilicate. Sodium aluminosilicate, by the way, contains aluminum, a potent neurotoxin. No thank you.
That’s why we use sodium chloride in all of the electrolyte drink mixes we offer. I don’t want you (or anyone) consuming Sodium aluminosilicate.
#6: ANTIDIURETIC HORMONE (ADH)
Antidiuretic hormone—or vasopressin—functions, predictably enough, as an antidiuretic. When ADH goes up, you retain more fluid.
ADH helps you sleep through the night without waking up to pee every 2 hours. Ever wonder why alcohol leads to frequent bathroom breaks? It’s because alcohol interferes with vasopressin secretion.
Being low on sodium also impairs vasopressin secretion. This is why a pinch of salt before bed can help you stay asleep.
HOW A LOW-CARB DIET AFFECTS
HORMONES AND ELECTROLYTES
When you eat a low-carb diet, a number of hormonal changes occur. One of these changes is a decrease in the hormone insulin. In turn, low insulin increases the risk of sodium deficiency.
Low insulin means less aldosterone is secreted by the adrenals
Less aldosterone means less sodium is retained
You can see how this complexity could be missed. And when it gets missed, folks catch a case of keto flu which really is “low sodium flu”.
The symptoms of keto flu—headaches, fatigue, cramps, and insomnia—are all tied up with the hormones we discussed earlier. Low sodium impacts cortisol, adrenaline, aldosterone, renin, T3, T4, and ADH. Think this can make you feel crappy?
That’s why we include plenty of sodium in our tasty electrolyte drink mixes. It’s an electrolyte insurance policy for low-carb folks, intermittent fasters, active folks, and everyone in-between.
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Did you know that 70-75 percent of our immune system is in the gut? Every cell in our body has a job to do, and every cell needs energy. Because we live in a toxic world our cells are losing energy. With the Zerona, we are jump starting those cells to remind them what their job is.
When lasering the gut area with Zerona, it is not only causing the fat cells to open but has a profound effect on the mitochondria (our energy powerhouse). In turn, there is an anti-inflammatory response in the gut – which in turn improves our brain and emotional well-being!
Inflammation in the gut can contribute to a host of diseases, one of which is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS). 60 million Americans, or 20% of the population, have been diagnose with IBS.
The symptoms can be painful and disabling!
Pain and Cramping
Changes in bowl movement
Gas and Bloating
Fatigue – Difficulty Sleeping
These symptoms can be improved by following an integrative approach and utilizing Zerona on a regular basis.
Benefits of Zerona’s Red Wavelength
The laser turns on the cells to fire more efficiently (mitochondria, ATP increase). This improves blood, oxygen and nutrients into the area.
The laser breaks up scar tissue – prior surgeries, scars create a global negative impact in the body.
It will help with collagen remodeling and help reorganize those scars because scars do create havoc
The laser puts out the same coherent energy and frequencies as human cells do.
This accelerates healing and communication.
Has anti-inflammatory properties
AND The Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being!
In our last article we discussed how the laser help open up the fat cells to dump, but Why Do Toxins Get Stored as Fat?
Toxins are absorbed & neutralized by white blood cells in the lymph nodes
This process is severely impaired in a congested lymphatic system & unhealthy digestive system. As a result, the toxins return to overload Liver
The liver becomes congested creating a cycle of toxicity
The liver dumps the fat-soluble toxins into the blood stream
Toxins are stored in fat cells for many years and can cause oxidation (free radical damage), inflammation, & damage
When you utilize the Zerona, the body will have a detoxification process happening. We rely on our lymphatic system to take away toxins. If it is sluggish or congested due to lack of activity, toxic overload, etc., it will need help with this process. Renovare then uses Vibrational Plate Therapy to help enhance our lymphatic movement. Just minutes on this plate is like running for an hour!
Are you familiar with our NOW-T program (NeuroOsteoWellness Therapy)? It is an incredible stand-alone program.
High intensity interval training
Boosts metabolism – synergy with Zerona and PowerPlate
Stimulates muscle growth so you burn calories 24/7
Feel younger and stronger
Safe for patients in their 80’s, effective for young as well
We are including this in our Metabolism Repair program! If you are seeking weight loss, detox, body-contouring, inflammation reduction, and mood enhancement, our Metabolism Repair program is the perfect fit! We want to help you with healing from the inside out and offer the coaching and support to help guide you to success.
Call Renovare Wellness at 623.776.0206 for more information. This could also be a perfect gift for someone you love.
Let’s face it, Diets Don’t Work! By the time clients enter the “Diets Don’t Work” program, they are out of control with food. But it’s not just the food. It is the obsessive thoughts about food, weight, diets, and body image that consume our lives.
We need to experience an internal change for lasting results.
Invasive procedures such as gastric bypass surgery and liposuction are a temporary fix. Many people gain the weight back and sometimes they are heavier than before.
Liposuction has become the most popular plastic surgery, with more than 450,000 operations a year – and costing thousands of dollars. Drs Teri L. Hernandez and Dr. Robert Eckel of the University of Colorado led a new study on patients who had liposuction. The results WERE NOT GOOD. They found that 40% of the patients were unhappy with the results and years later something was happening with the patients.
Fat cells are the biggest part of your endocrine system and when you disrupt this endocrine system and remove the fat, the body signals to grow new fat cells. This fat from these patients returned in the upper arms and upper abdominal areas.
In knowing this information, why would you kill or remove White Adipose Tissue (fat cells)?
There are significant physiological functions of White Adipose Tissue (fat cells):
Glucose and lipid metabolism
Angiogenesis (new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels)
Fibrinolysis (process that prevents blood clots from growing and becoming problematic.)
Body weight homeostasis
Vascular tone control
What about Cool Sculpting?
With Cool Sculpting you lay under the device which works on an area at a time. It actually grabs the fat, which is painful, and it kills the fat cells. The Patients grow back fat cells as shown in Image 1.1 above. Plus it can create nerve damage, and cause damage as seen above. Clinical studies show a loss of only 3.2 mm after 12 weeks. Not unlike other weight loss methods, millions of dollars are put into the marketing of this product to make it look glamorous.
Zerona is an American made Low Level Light Therapy Laser product from Erchonia. This company has put over 5 million dollars in research and development. They own 18 of the 21 FDA clearances in the world on Low Level Lasers (LLLT).
Zerona is a red wavelength in the visible spectrum (you can see it). It is safe, effective and has no pain or down time.
Russian scientists have determined that with DNA mitosis (when cells divide) there is this light energy that is emitted from the cell that ranges between 630 to 640 nm (nanometers) wavelength. The Zerona red wavelength is 635 nm. It is right where DNA mitosis happens!
Zerona clinical trials were done with placebo controls. Patients that came to the study couldn’t change their diet or their exercise regimen, so the only variable was the laser. The patients were lasered 3 times a week, for 2 weeks. At the end of the study over 93% happy with results. 3.7 inches.
The results from Zerona are actual “Fat Loss”
4 inches = Apx. 5.0 lbs. of fat
4 inches = 2.7 Liters of Fat
Successful Liposuction = 2.3 Liters of Fat
Are you wondering “Where does the fat go?”
The below graphic shows the fat’s remarkable journey. The laser induces a temporary pore, and the contents of the fat allows triglycerides and fatty materials to seep out to the extracellular space and your lymphatic system helps process that. The fat cell is still alive, it is just deflated. It is made healthy by getting the content to exit to the extracellular space. In 25 years of Erchonia doing research and making lasers they have never had one side effect or adverse reaction.
Below shows the journey this opened fat cell takes. We are using the fat as fuel, and the laser helps speed up this process.
If you want to know more about ALL of the benefits from Zerona and our many programs to help you on your health journey…. give our office a call at 623.776.0206.
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