Ok, when I say Hormones, what do you imagine I’m referring to? Sex hormones? Like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone? Or thyroid hormones? Adrenal hormones like cortisol and DHEA Insulin? Growth hormone? Melatonin?
I’m talking about all your Hormones. All of the above plus – all your neurotransmitters and all your immune factors. All the chemicals your body makes that act as messengers are essentially Hormones! You see, that is what Hormones are – messengers. Hormones communicate to your cells, your tissues, your organs what’s going on in another part of your body as well as what’s going on outside of your body!
For instance, when the sun goes down the pink rays of dusk block the blue light of day. These pink light waves effectively turn on your pineal gland – a tiny organ in your brain- and tells it to start making Melatonin. So you can sleep. The light energy outside of your body affects hormonal production inside your body. Melatonin is the nocturnal messenger hormone that induces sleep and shuts down your daytime hormone activity, so your nighttime hormones can do their job. Like turning on your immune system to protect you from invasion, infection, and cancer. That’s why when you do not sleep, you are more likely to get sick.
Hormones tell your cells what to do. Produce more energy. Make more enzymes. Reproduce and make new you. Go to sleep. Clean house. Get rid of invaders. Even tell cells when to die (especially cancer cells). All communication within your body is directed by your hormones. When you’re sick and tired, you’re experiencing hormonal miscommunication.
Hormone Healing Tip: Watch The Sunset To Sleep
This evening go out and watch the sunset. Expose those beautiful eyes of yours to the pink light of dusk. Let your pineal gland naturally make melatonin. And please do notinterrupt your sleep hormone by getting on your smartphone, tablet, computer, not even the TV.
Why? Because the blue light from these screens tells your pineal gland that the sun has come up and shuts off your melatonin production. Then be sure to sleep in the dark. No lights, absolute darkness. That way you make the most melatonin so you can get a great night’s sleep. Which is crucial to keeping your Hormones in Harmony!