Over the past months, I have been highlighting the importance of being mindful about how the current events can result in negative, mental and physical repercussions. As a naturopathic doctor, I have felt called to share some natural tools to help to soothe and alleviate some of the world’s current suffering. I also recently began an article series on how hormonal disharmony can contribute to and perpetuate psychological manifestations, since the system-wide effects of stress on the mind and body are interconnected with hormonal balance.
In part one of this series, I explored the relationship between long-term, chronic stress on hormone production. I also summarized the intricacy of hormonal regulation with its many feedback, control mechanisms and the factors that influence hormonal biosynthesis, transport, detoxification, elimination, and interaction with target receptors. These complex interactions all affect how hormones are utilized by all body systems, including the brain and nervous system. Finally, I explored how hormones interact with specific neurotransmitters that relate to mood, cognitive, and mental processes.
In this second part, I dig into the connections between estrogen and progesterone and psychiatric disorders. I also provide my own naturopathic solutions to achieve emotional and hormonal harmony.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
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Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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