Brain on Fire: Part I - Anxiety, Depression, & Coming off an SSRI This blog is a bit different from others in the past in that it's a mixture of my personal experience in rebalancing my brain AND educational resources for you. Just as always, my story is...
I'm Off Birth Control: Now What?Coming off birth control can be terrifying. For most of us we had the fear of god put into us at a young age about getting pregnant without the use of hormonal contraceptives. I know I did! In addition, because it can take up to 12...
Women’s hormones fluctuate throughout their menstrual cycle. Sometimes estrogen is high, leading up to ovulation, and sometimes progesterone is high, like during the luteal phase. But when your estrogen levels are elevated compared to progesterone levels, even with this natural ebbs and flows in mind, it’s known as estrogen dominance.
If you are dealing with hormone imbalances chances are you may have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Although there are definitely other common hormone imbalances such as high Testosterone in the case of women with PCOS or Low Estrogen & low Progesterone when the body is suppressed or going through menopause, the MOST common hormone imbalance I currently see in my practice is too much Estrogen to not enough Progesterone.
This is part II of a two-post series about anxiety. Be sure to read part I if you haven’t yet. In today’s blog, we are going to discuss the remaining factors that can often contribute to anxiety. As you may know, my goal is to encourage, inspire and educate you in ways so that you can reclaim your full health and well-being!
I had a big pitch for work in 48 hours and all I could think is “I’m going to fail, I’m going to screw this up, I can’t do this, they’ll see right through me, why can’t I get my anxiety under control”. As my mind spiraled, my face got hot, my feet started to sweat, I started hyperventilating and I couldn’t focus or do anything efficiently. Does any of this sound even slightly familiar?
A guide to avoid the holiday pitfalls in nutrition in exercise.