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How gut health impacts hormone health
You may be surprised to learn that the digestive tract is actually an endocrine—or hormonal—system and it secretes its own hormones. The health of the entire digestive tract is vital to all the body’s hormones. The gut plays a role in hormone synthesis, conversion, and clearance. Your diet, gut immune system, gallbladder and liver, pancreas, and gut microbiome are all key players in the activity of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, and blood sugar regulating hormones. In this talk Dr. Kharrazian explains the relationship between the gut and the hormones and answers questions from viewers. (Facebook Live – February 11, 2021)