Hi beauties, welcome to Hormone Breakthrough Wednesday. This is Robin Nielsen and I’m so excited to be here with you today. I love Hormone Breakthrough Wednesdays because they give us an opportunity just to take a quick break and kind of refocus on what’s important. We’re all about becoming the CEO, the chief executive officer of our own health. It’s really, really important that we once in a while show up to take that next step on behalf of ourselves so we can really learn more and more about our bodies. So today I want to share a little bit about two big hormones. And you know, we pay a lot of attention to our sex hormones. You know, when we talk about hormones in general, we’re thinking about estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, we’re thinking about the, the, um, the sex hormones and actually they are considered minor hormones.
They are our minor hormones and they are very downstream. If you’ve listened to any of my trainings that I’ve done, you’ll learn that a lot of them are downstream from the big hormones. Let’s talk about hormones in general. I’ll sort of give you an overview of which hormones are your two biggies. And once you get those balanced, how your sex hormones can easily come into balance. It’s really amazing. So your big hormones are cortisol, which is your daytime hormone. I just want you to remember this because it’s really, really important. So your daytime hormone is cortisol and that’s what actually sets your circadian rhythm. So let me just write that down so you have a sense of what that word looks like.
Cortisol is your daytime hormone. Your daytime hormone, what that means, is that it sets your circadian rhythm. It sets your 24 hour rhythm for the day and the night cycles of every 24 hour period. When your cortisol is balanced during the day, then your melatonin is balanced at night and you can sleep well and you can wake up feeling refreshed and you actually bound out of bed, right? You get up feeling energized and awake and you don’t need that cup of coffee to get going in the morning. Cortisol is a hormone that is put out by your adrenal glands and your adrenal glands are these two small kind of walnut shaped glands that sit on top of your kidneys. They’re responsible for producing over 52 different hormones in your body. They regulate everything from blood sugar to sex hormone balance, to electrolyte balance, to blood pressure balance.
They regulate so many different things including digestion. They play a really key role in digestion. If your adrenals aren’t happy, nobody’s happy. They really have a big impact on your thyroid function. Cortisol is one of your major hormones. That’s one of the two hormones I’m going to talk about today. And it has a rhythm. Cortisol has a rhythm. The rhythm is supposed to start out kind of at its highest point right here. Its highest point when you wake up in the morning or if you know, I don’t know, 30 minutes to an hour after you wake up in the morning and then it kind of goes downhill like this throughout the day.
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