Weight, Hormones & Food Sensitivities
Look around at any public place.
What do you see?
Most likely you’ll see what statistics show…
The most unhealthy nation in the world, with the most spent per person on health care.
Or rather, disease care.
I’ve really started to notice either two extremes – people who are clearly over weight, or people who are malnourished.
You might be surprised that food sensitivities, and hormonal imbalances can cause BOTH.
I take my own struggles for example. Hypothyroidism for me, is caused by food sensitivities and leaky gut… (since the T4 to T3 conversion happens in your gut…) My body WILL NOT lose weight, and it will gain it in the blink of an eye.
It doesn’t matter how much I move, if I tried to eat less (and actually eating too few of calories can also actually make you GAIN weight because it will shift your hormones too much).
One more reason why slow and steady wins the race!
Exercising too much can all defeat your purposes. That’s right…. too much cardio, or too hard of workouts makes you hungrier, raises your cortisol and stresses our your adrenal glands… NOT exactly what you’re going for either.
It’s hard not to think about people who struggle to lose weight and feel like they “can’t” – yet they have no clue it has to do with hormone balancing and food sensitivities.
When I was taking that new supplement a few weeks back, (the one with coconut, even though I can’t tolerate it), the first sign was I put on 4-5 lbs… in a week. BAM. Just like that. Now some of it was obviously inflammation, and retention of water – but it doesn’t matter what I do when that happens… I crave sugar (fruit) like crazy and just never feel full.
Hypothyroidism kicked into high gear, despite my dose that I’m on being fine – just a week ago… and it made me realize just how much our body works together…
Or doesn’t… when things aren’t right.
So, just some thoughts – if you, or someone you love… battles a weight issues – even though they are eating well, and exercising, and getting plenty of sleep – it’s important to look at the proper thyroid ratio (including Reverse T3), and look at their cortisol levels (a saliva test that measures things over 12 hours is best).
If they are underweight, and unable to gain – it’s important to look at absorption issues, and test their vital vitamins and amino acid levels. An OATS blood test would be a good place to start.
It’s good to keep in mind that over weight doesn’t necessarily mean someone is lazy… and thin doesn’t necessarily mean someone is healthy either…
Spread the word! You are what you absorb! Healthy for Him!
“Seek Me first and foremost; then the rest of your life will fall into place, piece by piece.”
1 Chronicles 16:11
Posted on March 11, 2014, in Auto Immune Disease, Auto Immune Protocol (AIP), Change, Large Family Paleo, Truth and tagged auto immune disease, celiac disease, gluten free, gluten intolerance, hormone balancing, Losing weight on paleo, MS, paleo for large family. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.