In August, Veracity is celebrating our inaugural Hormone Health Awareness Month. Join the conversation at one of our virtual panel discussions throughout the month and post on social using the hashtag #ItsYourHormones.
Hormones do amazing things — they allow you to fall in love, bond with your baby, and have plump, juicy skin. They literally control every major health system — your skin, your gut, your fertility, your sexual desire, your mental health, your ability to perform athletically.
Yet, the only way we as a society really talk about hormones is with a note of negativity and shame. I want to scream every time I hear yet another person say, “You’re just hormonal.” When your hormones are out of balance or having a bad day, it’s their problem, not a judgment against you. As we say at Veracity, “It’s not you, it’s your hormones.”
But it’s hard to internalize that message when, as a society, we still aren’t widely educated about these health MVPs. That’s why I am so excited to be celebrating Veracity’s inaugural Hormone Health Awareness Month this August to spread the message and the hormone love.
I believe the connection between hormones and skin is one of the most overlooked relationships in wellness. Skin is often viewed solely in terms of beauty and cosmetic concerns, but it’s so much more important than that. It’s the largest organ in your body and, let’s be honest, it’s the one we pay the most attention to. You might not notice micro changes in your gut lining, but every day you are looking in the mirror and seeing what is going on with your skin — and what’s going on with your skin can tell you about things you can’t see, like what’s happening in your gut.