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Hormones Are to Blame

I’ve long-held the belief that hormones are the cause of the world’s problems. When I decided this, I was only thinking of the mating types hormones. Estrogen which makes women nasty one day and love maniacs the next and testosterone which makes men want to hurt each other. I had no idea that there were so many other hormones aka chemical regulators in our bodies until more recently.

I discovered Oxytocin was known as the tend and befriend hormone. Women release it when they give birth and this causes the bonding with their babies. I wrote a post about Oxytocin here. But women also release it when they’re communicating and making friendships and it acts as a stress reliever.

EDSO in Action screenshot on Shalavee.com

And then I stumbled upon this adorable little illustration about the other major five hormones your bodies release.  And a lot of the world’s problems got a lot more clear. The E is for Endorphins. The D is for Dopamine. The S is for Serotonin. And the O is for the Oxytocin. And that red C in action, that’s for the Cortisol. View the highly entertaining and informative PDF storybook here at EDSO In Action. And 

These chemicals when produced honestly by our bodies, regulate our emotions and our bodily functioning. But they are in some ways working against us. We’re experiencing epidemic levels of anxiety which has us overproducing Cortisol. This causes us to keep our fat. So now obesity problems can be related to watching too much news. We’ve even become addicted to the release of dopamine hormone releases in our bodies so we’re falsely trying to recreate the hormone surges again and again through other addictions. Our cell phone usage, gambling, alcohol, and smoking are all also addictions to dopamine production we have in anticipation of enjoying the addiction behavior. And the only way to combat these detrimental affects to our bodies, and I think to our society, is to understand how they work for and against us, and effect a change in our lives which has the hormones helping and not hurting us. 

dopamine is addictive on Shalavee.com

This little illustration PDF explanation of hormones was created by the Benno Bros in response to a book written by Simon Sinek entitled Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.  Here’s his brief synopsis of how he sees the hormones working in business. Take a look at Dopamine. There are companies who understand the principles of the biology of the body and the need to feel safe within a group and are creating their company teams with the understanding of the relationship between the mental health of the worker bees and the product they are selling. If you are curious about hormones and how they may be unwittingly running your life, do a little research. Our bodies are outdated human machines.

 I do believe hormones are and will be the cause of all the problems of the world. And may also be the solution.

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2 Responses to “Hormones Are to Blame”

  1. kb says:

    I am all over blaming those bloody hormones. Especially estrogen, that hussy. Hate her. Miss her. OMG, I miss her. B$@#*!

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