What does Gluten have to do with your Hormones?
WHAT IT IS 👉🏼
Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley, and spelt just to name a few. it can also be found in some processed foods, spice mixes, and sauces as well as beauty products and supplements. it is a good binder meaning it is what helps these things hold their shape well.
IN OUR BODIES 👉🏼
humans don’t have the enzymes to break down gluten, so the immune system sees it as an invader and attacks. healthy immune and digestive systems can brush off this internal battle with no side effects – but this can cause inflammation in those with compromised immune or digestive systems.
THE UGLY TRUTH 👉🏼
I hate to break it to you, but due to the chemicals, plastics, sugars, overuse of antibiotics, poor gut health, HBC, and stressors in our world and in our bodies – there is a chance that the average person’s immune or digestive systems aren’t functioning at 100%.
WHAT IT DOES TO FEMALE HORMONES 👉🏼
if you have a reaction to this interaction going on between your immune system and gluten, inflammation in your body can increase, putting your adrenals under duress. inflammation/ fatigue triggers your adrenals to make more cortisol, which decreases your progesterone, and allows your estrogen to run crazy. its like a crazy cycle.
INCREASED ESTROGEN CAN LOOK LIKE 👉🏼
heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, mood swings, fibroids, endometriosis, painful breasts, depression, infertility
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.