Happiness is a drug, actually, it is. Hormones is what keeps you happy, it is what drives your happiness. I workout to be happy, I eat healthy to be happy, I live Love Laugh, to be happy. Some may ask why I work out so much, why I am shall we say ¨Addicted¨.
Simple. Happy Hormones:
Dopamine: Hormone that drives brain reward system which drives well being. Doing a good job and getting rewarded for it. Seeking pleasure seeking behaviour will satisfy this too. Music is a great way to heighten your dopamine levels.
Serotonin: Hormone for mood-boosting neurotransmitters. Most effective/natural method is Exercise. Carbs are another great way to boost serotonin, and it is in fact this reason that your body craves Carbs when you are depressed or low. It is the body’s natural way of seeking self help. Indulging in good carbs like quinoa and whole grain is one thing, but bad carbs, that can just ruin the happiness cycle, and lead the body into another struggle that may deteriorate your happiness.
Oxytocin: This is the Love hormone, where spending time with loved ones and being good and kind to others stimulated happiness.
Estrogen: This hormone helps form serotonin and protects you from anxiety and mood imbalance. For women, estrogen decreases this hormone. Moreover, smoking and over exercising can also decrease it.
Progesterone: Like Estrogen, this hormone helps prevent mood imbalance and anxiety. Lack of Progesterone can be instigated with high stress and unhealthy food.
Finally, to Stay Healthy and Happy, Increase your Oxytocin by doing things that bring you pleasure and cuddles. Increase your estrogen levels with things that bring your stress level down such as yoga, meditation, and more. Keep your progesterone levels up, always eat well and exercising.
Stay Healthy, Stay Active, Stay Lovable, Stay Happy!
If you are a girl, do you ever get in an argument with your *better half* and find that although the argument is resolved, you still find yourself angry and you can’t help feeling that way?
As a man, does it drive you crazy when you resolve a problem but your girlfriend/fiance/wife is STILL angry and you just don’t get it?
Women, we are a special specie! Yes, I am a woman and I wish that I was not so emotional at times. Is it an imbalance? Is it too much Estrogen?
WHAT IS UP WITH OUR EMOTIONS???
Woman or man, check out this link and try to understand why women act the way they do, by what science says…
We all believe that when one gets old/older, they do not have the drive to do sexual things. “My mom and dad don’t have sex anymore”. Fortunately, this is a false believe. However, it is important to keep updated, as you grow older, know what you need to do in order to stay sexually active, especially after the age of 50.
Read through this link and get more details:
Many of us believe that Soy is healthy and great serving for people that like to stay away from the fat from regular milk for example or those that need more Protein such as vegetarians.
This video by Dr. Mercola exposes us to the truth about SOY. Soy is Dangerous.
One of the negative factors is the estrogenic property in SOY.. which is not good for boys for the obvious effect and bad for young girls for the fact that they are given high estrogen from a young age giving them a boost to hormonal maturing faster.
It is unfortunate that vegetarians rely on Soy for their protein, however the risks are higher than the benefits.
SOY plant is genetically modified, therefore is harming and unhealthy for us.
Soy milk is a common source of SOY, which is also a contributor to thyroid dysfunction.
WARNING: Soy infant formula is the biggest concern, this is high in toxic minerals and high concentrations of estrogen which is high risk to a child.
Watch the following video to learn the truth about SOY:
BE SMART! DON’T DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH OR THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE!