The starting point in any health journey is to realize that you are responsible for your health. Living an addiction-free life means having a healthy, well-functioning body. A body in perfect balance (called homeostasis), is one that can thrive day in and day. YOUR actions will either have a positive or negative effect on your health.
If you are struggling with addiction, the information below will help you to understand what is out of balance in your body and the steps you can take to address it.
When it comes to addiction and its effect on the body, think about your adrenal glands. They are a pair of glands that sit on top of your kidneys and are the most overlooked organ for overall health.
The adrenal gland has two portions. The medulla which is the inner portion, and the cortex which is the outer part. The cortex controls the stress response by producing corticoids for mineral regulation and other corticoids for sugar metabolism and cortisone production.
The adrenal glands are like a “traffic cop” for your system. The glands coordinate with your thyroid to move your system along and determine how fast everything moves. The adrenal and thyroid work together with the rest of your body.
The adrenal glands are designed as part of your long term, hormonal system. They are part of the system related to steroid chemicals necessary for life. The glands must be healthy for you to achieve balance.
Adrenal health starts with healthy cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is not benign or damaging in its given initial form as a lipoprotein, but it is necessary to get the adrenals and other glands functioning. Cholesterol is the precursor to the important end hormones (chemicals) such as estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol. Additionally, vitamin D requires cholesterol as a component. Bottom line is, you need healthy cholesterol levels for your body to function properly.
According to the Mayo Clinic, you can improve your cholesterol by:
- Eating Heart-healthy foods.
- Exercise on most days of the week and increase your physical activity.
- Quit smoking.
- Lose weight.
- Drink alcohol only in moderation.
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