The 6 essential systems is broken down into (etc etc). For more detailed information on any of the essential systems, refer to the links below.
- Insulin and blood sugar optimization - The hormone insulin helps control the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. With insulin resistance, the body's cells don't respond normally to insulin. Glucose can't enter the cells as easily, so it builds up in the blood. This can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes. Read more about insulin and blood sugar optimization here.
- HPA Axis & Stress optimization - The second problem is HPA axis dysregulation, which is also referred to as adrenal fatigue syndrome. This and the gut, are probably the two biggest issues with hormone imbalance. Read more about HPA Axis & Stress optimization here.
- Gut Restoration & Gut Health optimization - The next area of focus is the gut, and again, this is right up there with the HPA axis in terms of its importance. The impaired gut function can mess with hormones in several different ways, so if you have a parasite or a fungal overgrowth or dysbiosis or leaky gut, that causes inflammation. Read more about Gut Restoration & Gut Health optimization here.
- Detoxification (Liver optimization and Oestrogen and toxin detoxification)- The next issue is proper detoxification. The liver and gallbladder play an important role in clearing excess hormones from the body. Defects in hormone detox can cause hormones to be only partially metabolized. Read more about Detoxification here.
- Managing inflammation and MCAS - MCAS (Mast cell activation Syndrome) is a type of mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) characterised by abnormal activation of mast cells resulting in chronic multisystem poly-morbidity of a general inflammatory nature, with or without an allergic nature. Most people with MCAS have chronic and recurrent inflammation, with or without allergic symptoms. Read more about managing inflammation and MCAS here.
- Fatty acid balance Omega 3 and Omega 6 ratio - The last concern for hormone balance is fatty acid balance. Fatty acids are precursors to compounds called prostaglandins, and prostaglandins, in turn, modulate hormone receptor sites and our response to hormones. Excess omega-6 fat can lead to a number of different problems, and one of the problems that this can cause is altered hormone receptor function. Read more about Fatty acid balance here.