She's Gutsy: How the Microbiome Rules Women's Hormones
The Marvelous Microbiome
Fascinating new research has come out about the microbiome in recent years, which is the synergistic community of 100 trillion microbes that live within our bodies, and how the gut microbiome rules women's hormones and menstrual cycles.
The gut is now recognized as another brain in our body which sends signals to all the organs of our body, and our gut health directly effects our mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
It's absolutely amazing that even without thinking about it, the trillions of (mostly) good bacteria within our gut microbiome is working to support our health and whole body nutrition and functioning.
The microbiome actually is 10 times the amount of cells in our body than actual human cells. We are mostly our microbiome and interconnected with the natural world around and within us.
I believe that our interdependence upon the microbiome within is demonstrative of how we are so intertwined with the lifeforce of nature.
It shows just how much we are a part of our environment, and how our inner community and outer community are both vital to create balance and health.
The incredible community of bacteria within our digestive tract is absolutely essential for optimal health, immunity, digestion, mental focus, emotional wellbeing, and hormonal balancing.
The Microbiome Endocrine Organ
In fact there is a secondary microbiome within our gut microbiome that is especially pronounced in women called the estrobolome which governs the levels of estrogen, the primary female reproductive health hormone, in our body.
Imbalance in the estrobolome causing estrogen dominance can lead to all kinds of women's hormonal challenges from PMS, to PCOS, infertility, mood swings and bloating, as well as may lead to a higher risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
The new research coming out about how vital our gut health and a healthy microbiome is for women's health and hormone balancing is vitally important because disruptions to our microbiome from synthetic hormones, chemicals, and artificial foods can cause systemic health challenges that can be hard to identify.
Glyphosate & Hormonal Havoc
Glyphosate is the #1 most common herbicide and crop desiccant used today.
It's the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and is now present in 75% of our food supply and has been tested to be present in 93% of American's urine.
It's not only in GMO crops, but sprayed on most crops, as well as in public parks, apartment complexes, lawns, all non-organic grains, water supply, and finds it's way into our guts, urine, bodies, and babies.
It kills enzymes and microorganisms thus destroying the microbiome in our guts, causing disruption of our nutrient digestion, immune system, wellbeing, and mood.
Glyphosate has also been shown to kill embroyonic, umbilical and placental cells, causing challenges to fertility, and adversely effecting development of a baby during the critical primal period.
Did you know that even eating 100% organic doesn’t protect you from the negative effects of glyphosates and GMO’s?
Even if we eat organic, we're being exposed to it by living in the modern world through our environment, and cross contamination of organic foods by this pervasive weed killer.
It's important that we take conscious proactive action to reduce glyphosate and chemicals in our food supply and our environment through supporting organic farmers and companies.
Due to the reduced nutrients in our soil today, and the widespread toxic effects of synthetic chemicals in our environment, eating healthy organic food is of the most importance today for the wellbeing of ourselves and the future generations.
The best way to nourish a healthy gut microbiome is to eat a diverse array of phytonutrient and fiber-rich organic whole foods, and to reduce the amount of inflammation triggering processed and chemical-laden foods.
7 Ways to Support Healthy Hormones
1: Choose Organic & GMO-Free Food
2: Enjoy a Diverse Array of Whole Foods
3. Take Pre- and Probiotics
4. Eat Lots of High-Fiber Vegetables & Fruits
5. Eat Healthy Fats
6. Drink Your Green Superfoods Daily
7. Use Non-Toxic Body Care, Cosmetics, Scents, and Cleaning Products
Adding microbiome nourishing superfoods to your phytonutrient-rich whole foods organic diet with plenty of probiotics, fiber, and healthy fats is a powerful way to supercharge your gut for wellness.
Nourish your microbiome and feel your energy flourish!
If you are wanting to balance your hormones, giving extra loving care to the gut microbiome will create positive changes for your body, cycles, skin, and mood.