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In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones unveils the mystery behind female and male hormonal issues by shedding light on the most common symptoms and hormone challenges she sees her clients are up against.
We’re a generation of hormonally challenged individuals who’ve spent too long brushing off symptoms as “just the way things are.” To make matters worse, hormonal testing is rife with time-sensitivity issues, and so the hormonal health cycle is in a perpetual state of dysregulation. Add toxins, stress-inducers, and technology into the mix, and it’s not surprising our bodies are overwhelmed in a yo-yo state of fight or flight.
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones unveils the mystery behind female and male hormonal issues by shedding light on the most common symptoms and hormone challenges she regularly sees her clients up against. We break down circadian rhythms and the knock-on effect it has on your insides. Plus, the ins and outs of testing and the importance of synching your cycles when getting tested. As always, you’ll come out of this episode with actionable and accessible changes you can implement into your routine, from getting your lymphatic system into gear and choosing the right deodorant to how to prep your body to glide into easy menopause.
Hormones are chemical messengers made in our glands and at different ages and life stages, different hormones can be imbalanced causing different issues from strong period symptoms to hot flashes
The Dutch Test is a urine test that you take a home to test hormone levels, and it provides comprehensive information on hormone levels and pathways
Common imbalances are low testosterone or high estrogen, which can both lead to health issues
Estrogen dominance requires additional estrogen detoxification, through supplementing healthy, vitamin-rich cruciferous veggies and choline-rich foods
Look at common products in your home to identify estrogen-disrupting chemicals from plastics, parabens, phthalates, etcs. It can be helpful to limit plastic exposure to increase estrogen detox and balance estrogen levels
Lymphatic brushing, aka dry-brushing encourages your lymph to move and can help your body detox
If you have access to a sauna, it's a great way to encourage detoxification
Dr. Jones also recommends mini trampolines for activating the lymph, minimizing plastic, and purchasing an air filter if your budget allows
Cortisol typically is highest in the morning and then gradually decreases throughout the day, but many of us have lifestyles that lead to higher levels in the evening
Chronically elevated cortisol means the cortisol isn't able to properly bind to glucose and do its job, often leading to issues with inflammation and potentially shifting menstrual cycles
Light boxes can help regulate hormone levels and circadian rhythms if you live in an area with dark winter months
The vagus nerve helps with our rest and digest systems, and humming or singing can help activate it to increase restful responses and feelings
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