AND Why are they important?
Did you know that there are 10 (11 when pregnant) glands that make up the Endocrine System?
Our endocrine system and hormones support our bodies from conception through old age.
From conception, the placenta acts as an endocrine organ and produces several important hormones through pregnancy.
Here are some more big hitters:
✔️ The Hypothalamus: This is the gland that drives the whole endocrine system by linking our endocrine system with our nervous system.
✔️ The Thyroid: This gland is crucial to healthy development and regulates your metabolism.
✔️ The Adrenals: This gland is actually made up of two glands: the cortex and medulla. These glands produce hormones in response to stress (cortisol) and regulate blood pressure, glucose metabolism, and the body's salt and water balance.
✔️ The Pancreas - The pancreas is responsible for producing glucagon and insulin. These hormones help regulate sugar (glucose) in the blood.
✔️ The Gonads: Ovaries and Testes both produce steroids that affect growth and development and also regulate reproductive cycles and behaviours.
What do you do daily to balance your hormones?