At The Retreat, you can learn how to promote positive hormones through daily habits and lifestyle. You will also learn to understand hormones and how to ignite the right hormones to improve your mental health.
Understanding and being aware of some of the key hormones we have inside of us and the impact of them, particularly if there is an imbalance or too much or too little of certain hormones.
- This is a mood-boosting effect hormone, associated with learning and memory, regulating sleep, and digestion; it regulates mood.
- Low levels can cause depression, migraines, weight gain, insomnia, craving of carbohydrates.
- Excessive levels can cause agitation, stage of confusion and sedation.
- Produced by the adrenalin gland it helps you stay healthy and energetic. Its main role is to control physical and psychological stress. When in danger it increases the heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. At stressful times, the body produces cortisol to keep up with the situation.
- Consistently high levels of cortisol causes ulcers, high blood pressure, anxiety, and high levels of cholesterol.
- Known as the emergency hormone. It initiates quick reaction, which makes one respond fast to a stress.
- It increases the metabolic rate, dilation of blood vessels going to the heart and brain.
- During a stressful situation, adrenaline quickly releases into the blood and sends impulses to the organs to create a specific response.
- This is the male sex hormone, responsible for building body muscle, development of reproductive tissues, mass of muscles and bones, growth of body hairs.
- Lack of testosterone can lead to depression, constant fatigue, increased fat tissue, erectile dysfunction.
- It stimulates growth, cell reproduction, cell regeneration and helps in boosting metabolism.
- It is important in human development.
Hormones of the thyroid
- Helps in controlling the body metabolism of our body, regulate weight, determine energy levels, internal body temperature, skin, hair, etc.
- Insulin allows the body to use glucose or sugar from carbohydrates in the food for energy or to store glucose for future use.
- It helps in keeping blood sugar levels from getting too high or too low.
- It is responsible for reproduction, menstruation, and menopause. Excess of oestrogen can lead to cancer, depression, and moodiness. Low levels can lead to acne, skin lesions, thinning skin and hair loss.
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