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The body is an ecosystem. Every cell has its own unique function and purpose. When one part of this system breaks down, it can affect every other part of the system. The key to optimal health is balance and harmony between all parts of your body’s ecosystem – from your gut to your immune system, from your brain to your heart.
The body is a complex system. All complex systems need to be able to efficiently and effectively communicate between each of the subsystems to assure its continued existence.
The communication core process involves the endocrine (hormone) system, nervous system and parts of the immune system. It continuously senses responds to the environment, sending messages between different areas of the body.
Hormones, neurotransmitters and inflammatory messengers attach themselves to the specific receptors on the surface of cells to communicate and influence the functions of the cells of that organ. In addition, there are also communication systems inside each cell that carry messages from outside the cell to the genetic material inside influencing its physiological function.
Any alterations in these communication mechanisms can cause changes to the normal functioning of the body leading to the signs and symptoms associated with a number of chronic conditions.
What You Need to Know About Hormones…
What It Means
The primary area of focus for the biological process of communication involves the nervous system, endocrine (hormone) system and parts of the immune system.
The communication core process is fundamental to maintaining the body’s balance (homeostasis). Alterations in cellular communication can lead to imbalances in the levels of hormones like insulin, oestrogen and testosterone.
The communications core process is profoundly influenced by stress, environmental toxins, nutrition and physical activity. Negative influences in these factors can alter cellular communications generating inflammatory responses that contribute to almost all chronic conditions.
3 Actions to Balance Hormones
Try 4-7-8 Breathing
Stress causes havoc to hormones. Activities such as meditation and deep breathing practices can be helpful in reducing and managing stress. Aim to complete four cycles of 4-7-8 breathing: Breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, breathe out through your mouth for 8 seconds. Repeat four times.
Go Plastic Free
Plastics leach hormone-disrupting chemicals into the body which disrupts hormone balance. Check your kitchen cabinets for any plastic containers, especially those that contain BPA. Replace these with a new set of BPA-free containers (preferably glass).
Get Enough Sleep
An inadequate amount of sleep or impaired sleep quality will increase stress within the body and have negative effects on hormone health. Aim for 7-8 hours of high-quality sleep by setting a regular bedtime and support this by winding down before bed.
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