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Thought I'd share what I've read with you ladies. Apparently when our estrogen levels are normal it keeps cortisol (the stress hormone) in check, but when the levels of estrogen drop the cortisol gets out of control. Sustained high cortisol levels destroy healthy muscle and bone, slow down healing and normal cell regeneration, co-opt biochemicals needed to make other vital hormones, impair digestion, metabolism and mental function, interfere with healthy endocrine function; and weaken your immune system. High cortisol can effect adrenal function. Adrenal fatigue may be a factor in many related conditions, including fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, premature menopause and others. It may also produce a host of other unpleasant symptoms, such as brain fog, acne and hair loss.
This more or less describes what women are going through here.
The good news is you can control it, diet helps, things you need to avoid include coffee, chocolate, sugar and alcohol . Omega 3's help but you also need to avoid stress (or learn to handle it better), I've been using a great deep breathing technique developed by doctor David O'hare, you can find it on Youtube.
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