Supporting Your Endocrine System
By Meggan Larson
The endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones that regulate the activity of cells. These hormones regulate the body’s growth, metabolism, and sexual function/reproduction. That’s a pretty important system of the body, don’t you think? When your endocrine system is functioning optimally, things in your body run smoothly. Your metabolism works well, you’re interested in your spouse in the bedroom, etc. But when your endocrine system is NOT running smoothly, that’s when problems occur.
Problems such as…
Experiencing a sluggish metabolism which leads to weight gain. It can also lead to a complete lack of desire for your spouse sexually and can even interfere with you getting pregnant if that’s your desire. Yikes! All those problems from one system of your body?
Some of the things that can really affect your endocrine system in a negative way are toxins. Now I’m not talking about extreme cases like chemotherapy being pumped into you for 17 hours straight (been there, done that), I’m talking about just regular products in your home. Think about how many products you use on your body on shower day (#MomLife, we don’t shower every day am I right?). Your body wash, shampoo, face wash, moisturizer, and makeup likely all have toxins in them. It’s said that before a woman leaves the house in the morning, she has already put over 300 chemicals onto her skin. Our skin is the biggest absorber of products so those chemicals are going straight into our bodies. And that’s just the stuff we put on our skin!
Then there are the cleaning products that we’re using in our homes. The bleach, the window spray, the Clorox, etc. We breathe that into our lungs and bring it into our bodies. All of these things are taxing your endocrine system and can be wreaking havoc on your weight loss journey. I mean if I’m going to struggle with my weight loss journey then I want it to be because I was eating delicious off plan food, not because chemicals are taxing my endocrine system.
I’m just being real here.
So what do you do? Sure some people can chuck out every cleaning and beauty product and start all over with all natural ones, but for the rest of us on a budget, that’s not an ideal solution. I would suggest beginning to research plant-based all natural products that will actually support your system instead of destroying it. Start to swap out products here and there and eventually you will have a home free of chemicals and a body free of them too (mostly, we don’t live in bubbles).
If you have no idea where to start but desire to “clean up” your endocrine system, then join us for our Spring Cleaning class happening on Facebook tomorrow night at 7:30pm CST. There we will be talking about simple inexpensive products that you can use to clean your home from top to bottom (and yourself too!) without breaking the bank or using harmful toxins. I’d love to see you there! Join our class group here.
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!