How to Survive the Great Progesterone Crash of Perimenopause

perimenopause and stressIn your forties, you may find you don’t cope as well with stress. It happens because losing progesterone during perimenopause can destabilize the HPA axis or stress response system.

This recalibration of the nervous system is why perimenopause is associated with an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

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7 Superpowers of Progesterone

Superpowers of progesteroneProgesterone is a startlingly beneficial hormone, and almost all of us could do with more than we have.

Progesterone acts on your breasts and uterus, so it’s essential for healthy reproduction and periods. But did you know it also acts on your brain, immune system, and detoxification enzymes? Progesterone does a lot more for you than just fertility and easy periods. It soothes, nourishes, energizes, strengthens, and rescues your body in ways you never imagined.

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Are You Eating Enough to Get a Period?

keto period or amenorrheaLost your period? You might just need to eat more. (A lot more.)

Losing your period to under-eating (or under-eating carbs) is called hypothalamic amenorrhea and is common, particularly in women younger than 30.

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The Ups and Downs of Estrogen. Part 1: Estrogen Deficiency

woman low estrogenEstrogen builds bone, strengthens muscle, slows aging, raises libido, enhances insulin sensitivity, and boosts serotonin (which is why estrogen is so important for mood and sleep).

And those are just a few of the hormone’s many benefits. Estrogen regulates over a thousand genes, so it’s arguably one of our most influential and important hormones.

No wonder it feels so bad to have estrogen deficiency. (It also feels bad to have estrogen excess. Read Part 2: Estrogen Excess.)

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