Do you have symptoms of PMS or hormonal imbalance mid-cycle (ovulation) and/or the week before your period? An unbalanced ratio of lower progesterone in relation to estrogen can cause PMS issues such as insomnia, bloating, moodiness, constipation, weight gain around the hips, thighs, and MUCH more!
It’s all about two major weaknesses: the liver and a nutrient deficit. The liver is responsible for three main jobs that affect hormonal balance:
1) Balancing blood sugar– an unhealthy liver can’t do its’ job of helping to manage blood sugar and storing glycogen (sugar), so your adrenal glands kick in and activate your stress response when blood sugar falls too low. This stress steals from your body’s ability to make progesterone to support hormonal balance.
2) Converting thyroid hormone T4 to T3– the liver is one of the organs responsible for the conversion of thyroid hormone (converting T4- inactive form to T3- active form). If your liver is malnourished and can’t store glycogen, less T3 is the result, slowing hormone synthesis.
3) Detoxifying toxins and used hormones from the system. Hormones are messengers sent throughout your body. When a hormone’s message has been sent, the used hormones must be removed from the body (or the messages will continue to circulate causing havoc). Getting rid of used hormones from the body happens through the process of detoxification.