Testosterone is a powerful hormone that has incredible potential benefits for men and women. As with other hormone imbalances and deficiencies, suboptimal testosterone levels are exceptionally common in the modern age.
Two of the most important hormones are undoubtedly estrogen and progesterone. They work together with a complex synergy. These “sex hormones” can work sometimes in concert and other times in opposition. Estrogen tends to favor growth and expansion while progesterone promotes stabilization and contraction.Yin and yang.
Are You Getting Enough Magnesium? with Mary Lenhardt
For most people, magnesium deficiency isn’t at the top of their health concerns. After all, it’s pretty uncommon to have a magnesium deficiency as a result of diet because the kidneys limit the mineral’s excretion, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. But it doesn’t mean it can’t happen. And if you are deficient, it can cause a host of health issues.
This is the first blog in a series that will emphasize the importance of hormones and review the variety of hormone imbalances so common in the modern world.
Hormones are chemical messengers produced by glands that have an action somewhere else in the body. Endocrinology is the field in medicine that specializes in the intricacies of how so many different hormones—47 at last count—directly or indirectly affect every cell and tissue.