Are you happy or sad today? Did you sleep well last night? Do you feel hungry right when you wake up or does it take an hour or two? Do you feel motivated and energetic or slow and sluggish today? When you eat well and exercise do you lose weight or does weight loss seem like an impossible feat? Whatever you are experiencing today, good, bad, or ugly, you have your hormones to thank!
If you haven’t noticed, at NGFC we talk an awful lot about the nervous system. Rightfully so, since the nervous system is the foundation of all life and healing, but it is the CHEMICALS in your body that dictate your experience in life. Now, God designed your body perfectly with everything it needs including every chemical. The best pharmacist in the world is the human body! Your body is designed to create every chemical you will ever need to experience life, love, and happiness. Those chemicals are called “hormones”. Your hormones dictate EVERYTHING in life. Your happiness, sadness, and depression, your hunger, thirst, and cravings, your energy and tiredness, your athletic performance, and weight loss resistance, even your libido and reproductive health are all at the hands of your hormones. So the question must be asked, are your hormones happy?
My sister is a pharmacist. This makes family gatherings interesting as my wife and I preach a drug free lifestyle, but it’s always interesting to hear her talk about the people that come to see her. It’s even more interesting to hear her talk about all the mistakes the doctors make in prescribing medications to people who would have had serious reactions to the drugs their doctors told them to take if my sister hadn’t caught their errors. But, you’d assume that all of her clients coming to pick up their medications would be happy, healthy, and full of life! Quite the opposite. In fact they all sound miserable. The reason behind their misery would be an endless topic, but in terms of hormones, of course they are miserable! You see, ANY outside chemical coming into your body makes it IMPOSSIBLE to have balanced hormones. It doesn’t matter if it’s from a drug, cleaning product, or food byproduct, outside chemicals interfere with your body’s perfect balance and thus your ability to experience life, love, and happiness.
Your body is a “closed system.” If you recall from chemistry 101, if you have a beaker, you can fill it with certain chemicals and as long as they are the right chemicals, everything will be in balance, everyone is happy. But add just a tiny drop of the wrong chemical and BOOM! The chemistry lab is on fire and you lost your eyebrows! The same is true of your body. Your body produces the right chemicals to make sure you fall asleep and stay asleep at night, lose weight when you eat well, and feel happy and motivated all day long. Your body produces the right chemicals at the right moment all day long. That’s crazy to think about! You have 1000’s of different hormones in your body, all of them needing to be in the perfect amount at every moment of your life. Your body is so smart that it runs this perfect orchestra from start to finish of life UNLESS you add outside chemicals. Just like our lab exploding, when outside chemicals come in your body reacts! An easy example of this that we all know is poison. If poisonous chemicals come in, it could kill you! That’s quite the reaction. But most chemicals don’t kill, but they all hurt. That’s why all outside, man-made chemicals are called toxins.
Every day we are exposed to an average of 2,100,000 toxins. They come from the air that you breathe, the drugs you take, the food you eat, water you drink, even the products you rub on your skin. All 2 million of them throw our body out of balance, reducing our experience in life. Thankfully, God designed our bodies with a “detox system.” Your body is so intelligent that it does everything in its power to remove the life disrupting toxins. But, it can only do so much. 2,100,000 toxins are too much for your body to handle. When more are coming in than your body can remove, you get to see first hand the reactions. Things like acne and eczema are clear signs that your body is full of toxins and they are literally bursting out of your skin. Mental and mood disorders are often the result of neurotoxins. Reproductive issues nearly always have a toxicity component. Toxins destroy gut health. All these life-disrupting effects brought to you by man made chemicals destroying the perfect God made balance.
On Tuesday April 19th here at NGFC we will be diving deep into the chemistry of life with our Spring Cleaning Workshop. We will be talking about how your body is made, the perfect hormone balance you require, and the source of all these 2,100,000 toxins. But most importantly, we’ll learn what to do about it to return to a balanced healthy life. I hope to see you there!
In Health and Faith,