Hormones are one of the most talked-about topics when transitioning into menopause. And while understanding the shift of estrogen and progesterone is important what we really should be talking about is combating the “stress hormone” cortisol during menopause.
Transitioning into menopause is only stressful because of the “unknown”. However, research shows that there is no link between stress and Menopause specifically. Best described in the book, Goddesses Never Age by Dr Christiane Northrup, the best selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, explains the “Stress hormone” cortisol, is designed to be used and released by the body when the body is in a state of trauma or physical danger, helping us act quickly and think on your feet so to speak. However, Cortisol also temporarily sets off an inflammatory response and encourages adrenalin to enter the bloodstream.
Fear, anger, sadness and anxiety are all natural feelings that occur when one experiences “change” so it’s inevitable that during the transition into Menopause you could be indirectly activating cortisol and adrenalin into your system. The problem is, when prolonged for a long time, these two natural chemicals can break down your immunity, thinning your skin and bones, causing weight gains and setting the stage for poor health.
Therefore, it is imperative to remind ourselves, that while there is change, there is also a wealth of the benefits to Menopause as mentioned in the previous blog here.
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