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Episode Info: www.homoliciousliving.com  Hello Pod listeners! Welcome to Episode #21. In this episode we will talk about sexual fantasies people have and what they mean. Delicious Dish: Today's Delicious Dish is about Everything Hormones. 7 types of Hormone Issues that can lead to Mood, Fatigue and Weight Gain 1. Cortisol: Your body's main stress hormone.  Adrenal fatigue happens when there’s an imbalance in this cortisol rhythm: Cortisol is high when it should be low, low when it should be high, or always high or always low. What You Might Experience if it is out of balance: You're slow to start in the morning Cravings for salty or sugary foods Low sex drive You're fatigued in the afternoon but get a "second wind" in the evening Can't stay asleep Dizziness when standing up quickly Afternoon headaches Blood sugar issues Chronic inflammation Nails are weak Often moody Difficulty losing weight 2. Thyroid: Every cell of your body needs thyroid hormones to function healthy. What You Might Experience if you are out of balance: Feeling tired Feeling cold in your hands, feet, or all over Requiring excessive amounts of sleep to function properly Weight gain, even with a low-calorie diet Difficult, infrequent bowel movements Depression or lack of motivation Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses Outer third of eyebrow is thin Thinning of hair on scalp Excessive hair falling out Dry skin Mental sluggishness 3. Estrogen: The ratio of the three forms of estrogen — estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), estriol (E3) — is important for both women and men. What You Might Experience With Not Enough Estrogen: Vaginal dryness Night sweats Painful sex Brain fog Recurrent bladder infections Feeling lethargic Depression Hot flashes What You Might Experience With Too Much Estrogen: Feeling puffy and bloated Rapid weight gain Breast tenderness Mood swings Heavy menstrual bleeding Feeling anxious and/or depressed Migraine headaches Have had cervical dysplasia (abnormal pap smear) Insomnia Brain fog Gallbladder problems Weepy and emotional 4. Progesterone: Both men and women need healthy progesterone balance. Progesterone helps to balance and neutralize the effects of excess estrogen. Without optimal progesterone, estrogen becomes harmful and out of control (estrogen dominance). What You Might Experience if this is out of balance: PMS Insomnia Unhealthy looking skin Painful breasts Stubborn weight gain Cyclical headaches Anxiety Infertility 5. Testosterone What Women MigRead more »

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