By vitalhf, Apr 4 2018 02:00PM
By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.
In Part I of Flying Around the Hormones we likened our hormones to flying an airplane. Our instrument panels’ critical “six pack” of gauges tell us how high we’re flying (Altimeter), how fast or how slow we are going (Airspeed Indicator), how level we are (Attitude Indicator), how fast we are climbing or descending (Vertical Speed Indicator), where we’re heading (Heading Indicator) and how coordinated we are when we are changing directions (Turn Coordinator). All of these gauges are critical if we want to fly without crashing. It is the same with our hormonal system.
Our hormonal system, a.k.a. our endocrine system, is comprised of organs and glands that release hormones that tell us which direction we’re going and make sure we go where we want. It is a delicate feedback loop that can really go askew and get “lost” if all glands are not on top of things.