Our data show that over half of all women suffer symptoms
of hormonal balance that are rooted in stress. Our lives are filled with chronic
stress but our bodies aren’t made to handle it.
Cortisol, the major stress hormone, is often the villain. Excess cortisol can throw
your whole endocrine system off balance. So if you’re suffering from fatigue, insomnia,
anxiety, burnout or a host of other similar symptoms, you may have some level of
Unfortunately, conventional medicine has been slow to recognize the pivotal role
of adrenal health. But alternative doctors have discovered simple steps you can
take to restore healthy adrenal function in almost all cases.
Your adrenal function is vulnerable to many factors, including stress, but the right
diet, supplements and exercise can put it back on track.
Learn more about your adrenal glands, the destructive effects of chronic stress,
the role of cortisol and adrenaline. And then find out what you can do to feel like
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Calming everyday anxiety in women, by Dr. Mary James, ND.
Three steps to feeling less stressed and more peaceful. Anxiety may start small
but can quickly gain traction if its underlying adrenal connection is not addressed.
Learn more about everyday anxiety and use our three-step plan to feel calmer, happier
and more relaxed.
stress cause weight gain? When your body is under the effects of
stress, it shifts the way it physically handles incoming food by burning fewer calories
and storing energy primarily in the form of abdominal fat. Here are 3 steps to control
fatigue symptoms. Women suffering from adrenal fatigue symptoms
usually fall into one of three categories: “wired,” “tired and wired” or “tired.”
Here are the common symptoms for each type of adrenal imbalance.
How stressed are your adrenal glands? If your body is stressed
over and over again day after day, the destruction of your adrenal health is almost
inevitable. This damage doesn’t happen overnight, but moves through a progression
– here are the three stages of overstressed adrenal glands.
your hidden stressors. So many women (and practitioners, too) dismiss
the effects of stress on their health. “I’m just stressed,” they say —
but we want women to know that even small stressors can build up into a big health
problem if you don’t take the time to recognize and counterbalance them. Take our
Stress Quiz for a snapshot of how much stress you live with every day!
How caffeine affects your adrenal health. Women with adrenal
imbalance may find caffeine exacerbates their symptoms. Learn more about caffeine’s
effects on the adrenal glands.
Is stress affecting your thyroid? Reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND
Chronic stress has a profound impact on thyroid function. Learn more from Women's
Health Network about how adrenal imbalance can lead to hypothyroidism.
The natural approach to adrenal health. Whether you’re wired all
the time from stress and can’t wind down, or you’re barely able to get out of bed
due to fatigue, your best option for relief from adrenal fatigue is the natural
Relieve adrenal fatigue by normalizing high cortisol levels.
The key to restoring adrenal balance is taking the right steps to normalize cortisol
levels and restore healthy adrenal function. You can take immediate action by asking
yourself these 3 simple questions.
Solving stress-related sleep problems naturally. If stress
and tension keep you awake at night, Women's Health Network offers solutions for
your stress-related insomnia.
How stress affects
your sex life and what to do about it. If you’re under lots of
pressure, you may not notice the effects it’s having on your sex drive. In fact,
physical intimacy may be the last thing on your mind when you’re stressed. But sex
is one of the best ways to release tension and these great tips can help.
fatigue diet, reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND. Our simple
guidelines help you build an adrenal fatigue diet that supports your adrenals --
from the best time to eat, to the nutrients you need, to what foods to avoid.
The link between stress and forgetfulness. If you find
yourself forgetting simple things regularly, don’t panic — it’s probably not early
onset dementia! More likely, stress is interfering with brain function. It’s common
in women, and it’s also easily remedied. Find out how.
The Stress Quiz will help you to find out if certain ongoing, everyday tasks may
cause you to carry around worry, concern and stress without knowing it.