Podcast Episode 119: Secret Stressors That Are Causing Hormonal Chaos

What are some of the things that you don’t realize are impacting your stress? Learn more about the not-so-obvious things in your day-to-day life that impact your hormones and adrenal health.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Secret stressors:
  • Blood sugar swings
  • Inadequate protein
  • Oxidative stress
  • Inflammation
  • Dehydration
  • Poor oxygen delivery
  • Essential fatty acids


Key Takeaways:

  • Insulin and cortisol work hand in hand to bring your body into balance as you experience sugar swings all day long.
  • Overshooting your carb tolerance is eating too many carbs in one sitting.
  • At a minimum, somewhere around 90-100 grams of protein per day is recommended for women.
  • Protein is what’s going to stabilize your blood sugar and satiate you so that you don’t overeat and end up overshooting your carbs.
  • When you have excessive inflammation in your body, it quickly creates a stress burden on all of your hormonal systems.
  • Oxygen is the fountain of youth. Without oxygen, you not only feel cold and tired but pretty much every tissue in your body is going to suffer big time.
  • Essential fatty acids help us better adapt to stress, and help with adrenal fatigue.


Action Step:

  • Balance out your meals appropriately with protein, fat, and fiber.
  • Increase your protein intake if you’re not eating enough of it.
  • Get a high-sensitivity CRP test for inflammation, and get on an anti-inflammatory protocol.
  • Drink 3-4 liters of water a day.
  • Supplement with fish oil.


Samantha said:

“Our modern life stressors expose us to much more oxidation, and our antioxidant system can really get overwhelmed.”


“If you think of a hormone as a key and a receptor as a lock, inflammation is like sticking gum over the keyhole, making it harder for your hormones to bind to their specific receptor and create an effect inside your cell.”


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