Fat Digestion and Your Hormones

“Digestion and utilization of fat can be the key to solving hormonal problems."

-Dr. Patrick

Proper Utilization of Fat in digestion helps solve hormonal problems

The three major building blocks of the body are carbohydrates, protein and fat. Our bodies make everything they need to function from these three food groups. Proper digestion and utilization of each of these food groups is essential to maintaing health, and well being.

What role does proper digestion of fat play in promoting health?

First, fat is one of the basic raw materials for production of hormones. Poor fat digestion will result in hormonal problems for both men and women. If you can’t digest fat, you will not be able to synthesize hormones. 

You may be familiar with cases of female long distance runners who adhere to low fat diets and rigorously train to the point that they have extremely low body fat levels. What happens to many of these runners? They no longer menstruate. Why?  Because their bodies do do not have enough fat to make sex hormones.

One of the other problems that we frequently see in patients is difficulty in getting pregnant, and difficulty in maintaing a pregnancy. Often, enhancing fat digestion and utilization allows these women to have children. Why? Because their bodies now have the raw materials to make their own hormones.

Signs you may not have optimal fat digestion

There are a number of classic signs that point to the possibility of poor fat digestion. Among them are: dry skin and hair, migraine headaches, a history of gall stones, frequent constipation with light-colored stool, tan colored stool, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and abdominal bloating.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, calling our Chico office at 530-899-8741 and scheduling a consultation for our digestive evaluation may be the first step in improving your health.

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Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC practices at the Digestion Relief Center in Chico California. He can be reached at 530-899-8741.

Digestion Relief Center 

2639 Forest Avenue, Suite 120 Chico, CA 95928


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