Interesting Facts About The Endocrine System

January 15, 2023

Endocrine System - The Unsung Hero

With the increasing number of lifestyle and hormonal disorders that are taking a toll on the current generation owing to a lot of factors such as pollution, food, lifestyle, habits, and exposure to chemicals; being a little aware of our endocrine system can go a long way for us.
Several Asian healing practices, some dated as old as 3000 years, believe that healing the endocrine system and the glands associated with it could heal most ailments.

This is largely because, the endocrine system releases hormones, also called chemical messages that the body needs for various functions like growth, metabolism, mood, reproduction, and maintaining a balance which helps to regulate even the most basic functions of our body.

Lesser known facts about the endocrine system

  • The hypothalamus produces hormones that help to regulate how hungry or thirsty you are.

  • Your endocrine system functions the same way as that of your pets and other mammalian species!

  • The endocrine and nervous systems are the dynamic duo that work in tandem to keep you feeling healthy and stable.

  • Even though endocrinology has been studied for millennia, the term hormone has only been used since the early 1900s.

  • The endocrine glands are all ductless. They secrete hormones straight into the bloodstream.

  • The adrenal glands help to maintain the balance of water and salt within the body. They also help respond to stress.

  • ​Other organs can perform endocrine functions and release hormones even though they aren’t considered part of the endocrine system. These organs include the stomach, placenta, liver, and kidneys.

​Home remedies and tips to balance your hormones

  • Start your day with a glass of lemon water/herbal tea/turmeric milk.

  • Get in a quick workout whenever possible. If you are someone who has to sit for long hours, replace your chair with an aerobic ball at regular intervals. 

  • Schedule periodic visits with your doctor for routine blood work and body checkups.

  • Reduce taking stress

  • Add a few drops of lavender, thyme, sandalwood, and/or fennel oil into a humidifier or your bath. These oils can work wonders in regulating your emotional imbalances.

  • Monitor your sleep cycle. An average adult needs about 6-7 hours of quality sleep.

  • From the ‘master gland’ in your brain to the sex hormones produced by your ovaries or testes, every part of your endocrine system has a vital role to play in your overall health and well-being. So take a step today and bring about small changes in your lifestyle to keep this wonderful system working harmoniously.


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