Hormones are like gluten-free blueberry pancakes.
Like blueberry pancakes, hormones get made in one part of the body and their influence affects the whole body…like pancakes. When you make pancakes in the kitchen, your whole house is going to smell like pancakes and everyone in the house is going to want to eat your pancakes – especially if you use this dairy-free, gluten-free blueberry pancake recipe.
Pancakes can take over every craving you have, just like hormones can interfere in every thought, craving, metabolic function and mood.
So what exactly is a hormone? Well, a hormone is a little chemical, a protein, that can turn our world upside down when out of balance.
Usually, when it comes to hormones, we think of the sex hormones. Did you know that insulin is also a hormone? As is adrenalin and cortisol? What about the thyroid hormones?
It takes only a squeaky, small amount hormonal release to have rather far and wide sweeping effects inside the body. These range from metabolism to mood swings, hunger cravings to libido changes, to immune system dysfunction to inflammation. We try so hard to keep ’em all in balance and yet, it’s challenging. Now, in 500 words or less, I am obviously not able to give you all the answers but I can give you a sweet little summary of common hormonal disruptors.
- High glycemic (high sugar) foods
- Pharmaceuticals/Birth Control Pill
- Genetically Modified Foods
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of exercise
- Pregnancy/Life stage change
- Exposure to hormone disruptors through environmental chemicals and personal care products
- Exposure to BPA/plastics
While you consider it, dig in to these low-glycemic, highly delicious, cinnamonarrific, high fibre, antioxidant decorated, gluten-free blueberry pancakes.Print