Do you know what our endocrine system was called before it was called “endocrine” and the advent of endocrinology and definition of hormones?
It was called the “vascular system” because all its glands are characterized by high “vascularization”, meaning that they are very high in blood volume and concentration. Actually the liver was actually considered part of that vascular system, because, as an organ, it shares the same characteristics of high blood volume and concentration.
That little piece of historical information gives us, right away, an important clue regarding our “hormonal health,” doesn’t it? The health of our hormonal glands is directly connected to the health of our blood…simple…
So, What are the characteristics of a healthy blood?
1. Rich in minerals, especially iron, amino acids, trace elements and vitamins : the thyroid gland, for example, depends on the amount of iodine brought by blood and drawn from our nutrition
2. Good circulation: the blood must circulate to reach the glands but also within the glands themselves so as not to create a state of stagnation, stasis, thickening of blood or calcification; the pineal gland, for example, just like the gallbladder, can suffer from “stones” and calcification.
3. Oxygenation : blood poor in oxygen means toxic blood and general fermentation that will affect our glands and hormones.
4. Balanced blood sugar: the pancreas, located at the level of the solar plexus, must provide the insulin necessary for glucose balance. Diabetes, for example, very quickly causes
a generalized hormonal imbalance in particular at the level of the kidneys and adrenals.
5. Enough white and red blood cells: white blood cells for defense and fighting infections and red blood cells for nutrition and transportation of iron and nutrients.
So, that is a good beginning, isn’t it? . Working on the quality of our blood, and working on our liver health are first steps toward a healthy hormonal system!