How stress changes the female body:
High levels of chronic stress have a big physiological effect on the female body. These last few years have been very stressful for so many of us and it is important to look at how this changes our bodies.
These changes look like:
– Brain: decreased Hippocampus function and size (impacts memory)
– Gut: bloat, cramping, decreased nutrient absorption
– Sleep: decreased quality
– Muscle: decreased tone, decreased repair
– Hormones: lowered/irregular ovulation, lowered hormone regulation
If you have been experiencing any of these changes because of stress, there are tools that you can implement to repair and manage this in a healthy way.
This includes nutrition changes, eating for your cycle, seed cycling, hormone testing, improving sleep, supplements, and more. The best first step is to check in with your hormone levels, which is why I love DUTCH testing.
If you are ready to work with your body and hormones, and get long lasting results, a DUTCH hormone test is a perfect place to start. Fill out the DUTCH link below:
DUTCH Test: https://drbethwestie.com/dutch-hormone-testing/