Ep70: Hormones 101. Part 2

Continuing our talk on hormones from the previous episode, we talk about how stress, gut health, and exercise habits can affect our hormones.

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Lara Briden – The Period Revolutionary – Great website on hormones from naturopathic doctor and bestselling author Lara Briden. Her books are Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual. I’ve found her information on hormones helpful to understand the menstrual cycle, perimenopause, and menopause, and how to support our bodies during this time to help with associated symptoms. **However, as for the information on her website about endometriosis, I have seen misinformation there, so take any of that info with a grain of salt.** Having said that though, some of her recommendations may be helpful for some people to manage endometriosis symptoms, but not to suppress the disease, shrink, or remove it. While she links to some studies on how X supplement etc can “reduce lesions” and other claims, these studies have design flaws. Remember – no matter the diet, lifestyle, herbs, supplements, etc, endometriosis still remains and can even progress leading to fused organs, bowel blockages, silent kidney death, etc, even if a person becomes asymptomatic.

Dr Jolene Brighten – Great website on hormones from Dr Brighten, who is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Physician and author of the book Beyond the Pill – A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill. If you are on hormonal birth control, this is a helpful book.

How to Fix Your Period without Birth Control – Article from functional medicine doctor Chris Kresser.

RHR: The Right and Wrong Way to Treat Hormone Imbalance – Article from functional medicine doctor Chris Kresser.

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