I know you know that stress is not good for the mind, not good for the body and definitely not good for hormone balance and fertility, right.
And the more you try to not stress, the more you keep stressing, and that just heightens stress even more. But aside from the obvious emotional and mental stressors, there are underlying hidden stressors in your body that have been there fermenting for years, even decades that need to be addressed and could be offsetting your entire system.
Stress is a trigger that needs to be addressed, whether you are trying to overcome a hormonal imbalance, trying to overcome any symptoms, or trying to get pregnant in general.
So today, I'm going to break down some underlying hidden stressors that really aren't addressed when you are trying to not stress, and how they affect your body so that you can start healing, balancing and getting some relief.
Stress is a trigger. Just like eating bad food is a trigger. Stress is a trigger that is always going to shift you into survival mode and out of reproductive mode, reproduction is not life's priority from a biological perspective, your survival is. So the more you are stressed, the more your body will protect you chemically, from creating progesterone and other fertility hormones.
Now, stress is not just being upset or being stuck in traffic.
Toxins are an underlying stressor. Toxins have been in your system, probably since you were in your mother's womb. And it's because these toxins can pass from the placenta into your tissues and stored in your glands. So over time you accumulate these toxins, you grow up in a world that's filled with plastics, pesticides, pills, antibiotics, air, you name it, the world is just toxic, and it's unfortunate, but you can't do much about it without awareness of how these impacts your body.
Heavy metals, plastics, pesticides stress your body out. They are known endocrine disruptors, that means they disrupt your hormones.
So first and foremost, you have to address your toxic load.
Toxins can be stored in the liver and other endocrine glands in the body. For example, toxins play a huge role in hypothyroidism. Heavy metals, viruses and bacteria can be stored deep in the gland causing long term disruption. Toxins always need to be part of your healing plan.
The other one that really offsets and creates these hormonal imbalances is skipping meals. And that's a huge stressor on your body, waiting way too long between meals and then having a really high fat meal or high carb meal.
It's not really about having the perfect diet. It's really about when you're eating and how you're assimilating or breaking down the nutrients to create enough hormone you need, especially for good egg quality. So if you're skipping meals, you're throwing your blood sugar off, regardless of how clean your diet is.
Skipping meals is a great place to start balancing your hormones because of insulin. Insulin and cortisol, the stress hormone, go hand in hand. So if you're skipping meals, guess what? You're increasing cortisol which is the stress hormone. So there goes that hormone imbalance again!
Overtraining can deplete your delicate hormone balance. So if you like kickboxing, CrossFit makes you happy that's amazing. But if you are trying to balance your hormones, if you are trying to get pregnant, this could be offsetting you and depleting your reserves.
Overtraining, causes an adrenaline pump through your body. And guess what, that's the cortisol again, those are your adrenal glands. You're stressing out the body on a physical level. So the more you are pumping adrenaline, the more cortisol, you are not producing enough progesterone, which makes babies helps make babies and you're probably not producing enough of the good sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone and testosterone.
So overtraining is a big deal.
One simple thing that really stresses the body is lack of sleep.
Whether you're sleeping too late, you wake up too early in the morning, you need to sleep before 1030. After 10:30pm you set yourself up for a second wind, because the cortisol, that stress hormone, again, it comes up after 1030!
If you get that second wind, it sets you up for a hormone imbalance because cortisol, melatonin, all of that is through the roof when it should be really low! So what happens in the morning? Coffee and quick carbs to get you focused and energized because you didn't sleep well!!
SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
Underlying stressors cause a lot of damage to your health. Addressing your toxic load, blood sugar, high intensity lifestyle are pieces to your success for health. If you're ready to start addressing these underlying issues, start balancing your hormones and support your body, it's time to create a unique strategy that's specific to you.
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