The Role of the Endocrinologist in Maintaining Good Health

As we gear up for the colder weather ahead, it’s going to be increasingly important to maintain your overall health, and a healthy immune system based on a well-functioning endocrine system is at the forefront of that endeavor.  Getting plenty of exercise is one way to keep things in balance, but it’s important to keep a balance there as well.  Wearing warm, comfortable, well-fitting clothes and shoes, like those you’ll find at Ugg’s are perfect for the person who wants to ramp up their metabolism with long, vigorous walks.  Now is the perfect time to purchase them because you can use a Groupon code and save as much as 40% off boots and shoes and you can activate a code for free shipping.  Just think of how cool it would be to give or receive a pair of Ugg’s this year.

If you have concerns about the state of your endocrine system, you will most likely be referred to an endocrinologist.  They specialize in dealing with the systems in the body that produce hormones and other biochemicals.  They specifically treat diseases and disorders related to the glands that secrete hormones; the pancreas, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes and pituitary gland.  When one of these glands has a problem, an endocrinologist will diagnose and treat the condition.  We all know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so what can be done to prevent the diseases of the endocrine system?  That depends on who you ask.  Most nutritionists will agree that your diet should be rich in sulforaphane and B vitamins which have been known to fight cancerous cells and eliminate excess hormones that disrupt a normal cycle.  You’ll find lots of these nutrients in dark leafy vegetables like spinach and collards, kale, broccoli, and cabbage.

Avocados and sweet potatoes are also good for keeping your endocrine system healthy.  While almonds and pumpkin seeds are two sources of magnesium and zinc which will make your metabolism more efficient.  Snacking on these nuts and seeds will make your body use carbohydrates as the energy producing fuel they were meant to be.  And since they are packed with fiber, they keep you feeling full longer and help to eliminate waste more efficiently.

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