As a naturopathic doctor (ND) and functional medicine practitioner, it has been my goal since the start of my naturopathic blog to empower people with information about their health and to explain how behaviors, thoughts, beliefs, and actions influence overall wellness. For the past few months, I have mostly focused on the connection between the mind and body and how the trauma that is resulting from the current events are impacting society’s mental health. This, in turn, is also affecting physical symptoms.
I feel it is very important to be more mindful of these emotional stressors to prevent and alleviate some of the psychological and physical negative effects that can result. This is true about keeping hormones optimal as well, due to the fact that stress has system-wide effects that can cause hormonal fluctuations and perpetuate these mind-body imbalances.
In my latest blog, I discuss the complexities of the stress-hormone interconnections and the many lifestyle and other factors that influence hormonal balance. Then, I give a brief overview on the whole-body impact of hormones and the interactions between hormones and neurotransmitters.
After all, when balancing brain health and psychological disorders, we need to address the physical aspects and other biochemical imbalances that can be contributing to them.
Click here to read my latest article that explains more on how hormones influence mood.
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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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