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Why do Women Often Suffer from Depression, Headaches, Weight Gain, and Anxiety (Part 1)

These symptoms are among the most common experienced by women, and there is a perfectly good explanation as to why.  Hormonal imbalance!  Estrogen and progesterone are two hormones that are commonly out balance (very often it’s too much estrogen and lack of progesterone).  One major problem is xenohormones (man-made hormone like substances) that our bodies are constantly exposed to, having estrogen like effects.  They are commonly found in contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, non-organic livestock, pesticides, herbicides, cleaning supplies, glue, soap, cosmetics, plastics, and soy products (there are many more!).

You must also keep in mind a healthy liver is vital to hormonal balance as well, as the liver is responsible for recycling or eliminating estrogen from the body.  If your consuming large amounts of sugar, dairy, trans fats, or processed foods your liver is already going to be working overtime and will not be able to keep up with the work load.  It’s the liver’s responsible to process and eliminate many toxins that come into the body so maintaining a proper diet can go a long way to improving your hormonal imbalance.

When it comes to getting your estrogen progesterone levels balanced, this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface.  If you’re interested in learning more feel free to ask

 

Have a GREAT day!

Dr Nathan Berner

Marietta Chiropractor

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2 responses

  1. Great post doc, but one of the major contributors is the amount of coffee and other caffeine products people consume. Caffeine knocks out the adrenal glands which will affect the DHEA levels produced. DHEA then affects the production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels. If only more people realized the damage they were doing by drinking coffee, energy drinks, etc.

    December 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    • Definitely! I didn’t even begin to scratch the surface on the topic. Too much to put into a single blog post.

      December 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

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