Hormones and Weight Loss

When my client wants to talk about hormones and weight loss, usually it comes down to education. First step is to help them understand the difference between their symptoms and causes.

Typically hormone imbalances are symptoms of weight gain, which triggers proinflammatory responses that in turn affect your body’s output of insulin, cortisol levels, the thyroid hormones, estrogen, testosterone and other hormones. Weight loss doesn’t require balancing your hormones with supplements, detox diets or medication; instead it is a matter of assessing habits and adopting an integrated wellness plan while addressing lifestyle factors such as sleep and chronic stress.

An inflammatory cytokine or proinflammatory cytokine is a type of signaling molecule (a cytokine) that is excreted from immune cells like helper T cells (Th) and macrophages, and certain other cell types that promote inflammation.

After all is assessed the next step is implementing a wellness plan accompanied by commitment. Ultimately it comes down to you deciding what to change, how you are going to change, and what practices you’re going to put in place to assure compliance to the change.


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