Dr Oz: Insulin Tells Body To Store Fat
Hormones control nearly everything in our bodies, but did you know there are different hormone types? Dr. Oz said that once you know yours you can take control of your body! Keep reading to find out how you can figure out your hormone type and bring balance back to your body.
Dr Oz: What Is Your Hormone Type?
Dr. Natasha Turner, author of The Hormone Diet, explained that most people associate hormones with women and menopause, but in reality, hormones are responsible for everything in your body. Your mood, your appetite, your sleep and your memory are all controlled by hormones and Dr. Turner said this is why hormonal balance is so important. Dr. Oz demonstrated that our bodies are filled with hormones, like estrogen, serotonin, insulin and cortisol, and that we do not really notice a problem because we are happy. The problem occurs when outside factors, like chemicals from foods, enter our bodies and begin to disrupt things and cause an imbalance. Add to that stress and a lack of sleep, and your hormones become all out of whack and completely off balance, leading to lots of problems.
Dr Oz: Hormone Type Quiz
Dr. Natasha Turner helped Dr. Oz create a “Hormone Type Quiz” to help you determine your hormone type and take control of your body.
- Do you often feel an increased appetite, stressed or feel burned out?
- Do you have bloating, acne or disturbed sleep?
- Do you have belly fat, “love” handles or back fat?
Dr Oz: Hungry Hormone Type
Dr. Turner explained that if you have three or more of the above traits then you are a “Hungry Hormone Type.” She told Dr. Oz the Hungry Hormone Type has an imbalance of insulin and cortisol. Insulin is telling your body to store energy as fat and is a major stimulator of your appetite and your cravings. People with high levels of insulin often carry a lot of fat in the body, like in the belly and back areas.
Dr Oz: Moody Hormone Type
For the next Hunger Type Quiz, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you feel irritable, tense or depressed?
- Do you have headaches, trouble concentrating or body pain?
- Do you carry your fat all over your body?
Dr. Natasha Turner explained the “Moody Hormone Type” is a person who is losing the important hormones that control your mood and make you feel good, like serotonin and dopamine. She explained this can affect your ability to focus or stick to a diet and your concentration and self-esteem are also affected when you lose feel-good hormones. She said you need to focus on restoring these hormones so you can prevent depression.
Dr Oz: Hormone Quiz – Sluggish Hormone Type
Here are the questions for the next hormone type:
- Do you feel forgetful, lethargic or unmotivated?
- Do you have more wrinkles than usual, thin/dry skin or trouble falling asleep?
- Do you have fat in your arms, above your knees or in your belly?
If you have three or more of these traits then you are the “Sluggish Hormone Type.” Dr. Turner explained that the Sluggish Hormone Type is lacking in the hormones that repair, recuperate and regenerate our bodies, like DHEA, growth hormone and melatonin. She added that these hormones are important to helping you sleep at night, your metabolism and how energetic you feel on a daily basis.