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Treating Hormonal Imbalance in Women Naturally


What to Do When You Have Difficulty Trusting God

This a difficult topic to discuss, but I believe it is one that many people struggle with, and do not discuss.
If we can be honest there are times that we just do not understand God’s ways, timing, or plans. This can particularly be true if you have undergone a traumatic event, have experienced afflictions like Job in the Bible, or have been waiting for promises to be fulfilled in your life. Sometimes the very thing we have been praying for and desiring, we can see other people with those very things, and wonder why God has not answered our prayers. To hear someone say, “Thank God, He has finally answered my prayers,” can be difficult for someone to hear who is still waiting for God to come through for them. It can be easy to be cynical and even at times jealous of others who do get what they have prayed for.

We can hear our inner voice say, “Why not me?” Then of course, we get upset at ourselves for even thinking such thoughts. We want to trust God, but sometimes it seems like He is n…

Causes and Consequences of Stress and 16 Healthy Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress can be defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
Stress is not always bad, but when it becomes overwhelming it can affect your health, your mood, your productivity, and your hormones and your relationships. Since our bodies do not distinguish between daily stressors and traumatic life events, your body will still react to daily stressors as if you are facing a life and death situation. When you face repeatedly stressful events, it can increase your blood pressure, put you at risk for heart attack or stroke, lowers your immune system, and can lead to irregular menstrual cycles in women.
Everyone experiences stress differently. What may cause stress in one person’s life, may not cause any stress in another person’s life. Your ability to tolerate stress depends on many factors such as a supportive network (family and friends), your attitude and outlook, and knowledge about the stressful situation (such as how …

How Stress Affects Hormonal Balance

If you have not had a chance to read my previous posts on Hormonal Balance and Diet, click on the link to read. I am posting articles weekly for this month on how to balance your hormones naturally.

Stress affects hormones. Hormones affect brain chemistry, and brain chemistry affects stress. Prolonged physical, emotional, and mental stress will have a negative impact on your body’s hormones.

When you are under stress, your adrenal glands produce cortisol. Chronic stress can lead to cortisol imbalance. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone. When cortisol levels get high, it blocks your estrogen. Less estrogen causes low serotonin. Low serotonin causes you to have a short-fuse, feel irritable and agitated and not able to sleep well. When serotonin drops, norepinephrine gets released. When norepinephrine is released you heart pounds, you get hot flashes, and you have difficulty sleeping.

►Symptoms that indicate stress is causing a hormone imbalance:
·Poor digestion
·High blood pressure