What are hormones?

Hormones dance throughout our bodies! They are what help keep us alive! There are more than 50 different hormones that we have and each one has its own functions in the body. You may be reading this post because you are experiencing a problem with your menstruation, however, to get to the bottom of your menstruation issues, we have to look at all your hormones. Estrogen and progesterone are not the only hormones involved! How do we classify hormones? There are two ways of classifying hormones. Hormones can be classified by where they function (autocrine function, exocrine glands, and endocrine function). Or by how they function. Autocrine = miniature hormones that affect cells, like your immune system cloning itself to fight off a virus Exocrine glands = salivary glands, sweat glands Endocrine glands = the pituitary gland is the master gland of the endocrine system, it makes hormones that instruct…

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What Is A Naturopath?

A naturopath is a practitioner educated in naturopathic medicine, which is a distinct medical system that focuses on a person-centred and whole systems approach, naturopathic medicine came from European traditional…

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