By Brenda Sahlin
Stop the Insanity Now! Learn the Causes of Hormonal Anxiety and the Natural Solutions to Banish it for Good
Unexplained episodes of anxiety have women and their doctors stumped for an easy answer and solution to this oftentimes debilitating symptom that does not involve drugs.
It’s even more discouraging when the answers everyone gives you only complicate things even more.
Well, get ready to celebrate, because I am about to tell you the reason and the solution that will solve this dilemma for you once and for all.
And… you can relax, it doesn’t involve drugs, insane asylums or an island. OK, maybe an island.
What most of you already know is that when women go into peri-menopause and menopause your hormones decline. What most women don’t know is that it’s not the amount of hormones produced and available that is creating anxiety and the majority of menopausal symptoms. It is the ratio and the ability of your body to utilize the hormones that are most critical to your health and well-being.
Hormonal imbalances can throw your emotions and your health into a downward spiral that can have you running to your doctor just to be told that you are depressed.Taking anti-depressant medications will not balance your hormones and will actually wreak havoc on your endocrine system.
Adrenal health is key to balancing hormones. The adrenal glands are about the size of a walnut and sit on top of your kidneys. Their affect on your health and body function is so profound and far reaching that they not only significantly affect the function of every tissue, organ and gland in your body they also have important effects on the way you think and feel.
The #1 function of your adrenal glands is to produce a variety of hormones (mainly cortisol) that help your body handle all types of stress. Their job is to enable your body to deal with the many different stressors in our lives, ranging from trauma, illness, surgery, financial or relationship problems, disease, work and so on.Your resiliency, energy, endurance and your very life all depend on their proper functioning.
Other functions of your adrenal glands are; to mobilize the fight or flight response,control fluid balance and blood sugar (especially between meals), immune system response and strength, inflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses to injury or bacteria/viral invasion. The adrenals produce steroid hormones which:
*determine overall strength, energy and stamina
*provide a sense of well being & maintain healthy mood and emotion
*are the backup system for your sex hormones, making them vital for everything
*include anti-aging hormones such as DHEA
*when at optimal levels, provide protection from all forms of disease
When in a constant state of stress, emotional or physical, the adrenals will continually produce and pump out high cortisol levels into your bloodstream creating a dangerous imbalance to your blood sugar and insulin levels and will eventually create a condition of insulin resistance (and adrenal fatigue) which can, and usually does if left alone, lead to Type II Diabetes. For more information on adrenal fatiguevisit http://www.adrenalfatigue.org.
Your digestive health is paramount to overall health and function. If you are not able to absorb the nutrients needed for cellular health you will experience hormonal dys-regulation, adrenal fatigue, allergies, frequent illness, auto-immune diseases, pain and more.
Your body is continually talking to you by the symptoms you experience. Pay attentionbecause if you miss the signals and avoid the answers you could be headed down a bumpy road full of physical discomfort, mental anguish, anxiety, ill health and even early death.
The solution my friends is available to each and every one of you and it is natural and life-saving.
#1 Find the cause – Be a detective:
Have you been under prolonged stress? Do you eat a diet consisting of whole natural foods? Do you eat processed or fast foods? Do you consume excessive alcohol, caffeine, soda? Do you smoke? Do you take prescription drugs, over the counter drugs? Have you had a recent physical injury, illness or loss? Do you get enough quality sleep? Are you dehydrated?
#2 Have your hormones tested with a saliva test through a reputable lab. (http:// www.diagnostechs.com). Know your levels and ratios.
#3 Work with someone who is qualified and experienced in natural alternatives and solutions. (http://www.managingmenopausenaturally.com)
#4 Start with the obvious – If you discovered that your diet consists of processed foods, simple carbohydrates, fried anything, etc. start to make the changes. If you are or have been under prolonged stress find a way to eliminate or decrease the stressors in your life. Here’s where the island may come in. Start simple but start now.
So, take a deep breath. If hormonal anxiety is keeping you from an active fulfilling life take control of your health today and start living the life you were designed to live. Synthetic drugs are not the solution to your anxiety woes. After all, if synthetic drugs were the answer, your body would be trying to produce them. Simply follow the steps outlined above, and you will be on your way to taking the first steps to optimal health and well-being.
Act now, do not wait until you are desperate. There is not only hope, but a definitecourse of action you can take to move you past this crisis.
Re-discover your health, energy and happiness. Call me today @ 732-991-2065 to receive your complimentary phone consultation. Let’s start the discovery process today!