Put your hormone health first and relieve your symptoms of perimenopause.
Join functional practitioner and women’s hormone expert Dr. Mariza Snyder as she discusses perimenopause and how it impacts women, and why we see these symptoms in younger women and what we can do to combat it.
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Perimenopause is often unrecognized by health practitioners because of how symptoms can vary. As a result, women often aren’t given information about this transitional period that’s happening earlier and earlier in life.
Dr. Mariza went deep into the work of getting control of her body when she decided to get pregnant later in life. She’d been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroid disease and perimenopause, so she had to do a lot of work getting her body ready to get and stay pregnant. And a lot of that journey came down to managing stress.
In our 30s, as we’re heading into our 40s, we start to feel the shifts. PMS starts showing up a little more, we’re drinking more coffee in the afternoon, and our culture tells us that it’s normal. That’s what happens to women as they get older, but if we start to take away the stress and the pressure, that alone can reduce many aging symptoms.
Stress is a cascade that starts in our hypothalamus and triggers different hormone releases. For example, when we’re under stress, one thing we don’t need is reproduction. That’s often why we feel a reduction in sex drive when we’re stressed out, together with the reproductive system.
The body doesn’t know the difference between the varied causes of stress, and it can feel like a slight boost which we think is some energy reserve we tapped into. In reality, you’re just stealing from your own metabolic system, and you’ll feel its impact later.
Symptoms of excess estrogen can happen as early as our mid-30s and include migraines, fibrous breast tissue, severe PSM and bloating, heavy bleeding, and signs that mirror early menopause.
Hormones can be toxins, and dysfunctions can happen at any stage. Weight gain can sometimes be caused by excess hormones, like estrogen, that gets stored in fat instead of being released from the body.
To feel better, Dr. Mariza recommends waking up in the morning and drinking a big glass of water with lemon before drinking your morning coffee. Step outside into the sun and help your cortisol, mitochondria, and immune response prime up. If you like sugar in your tea or coffee, replace it with cinnamon. Walk after meals, especially dinner, and do five minutes of mindfulness every day.
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Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner, women’s hormone expert, and the author of eight books: The newest book, The Essential Oils Menopause Solution, focuses on solutions for women in perimenopause and menopause and the #1 National Bestselling book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focuses on balancing women’s hormones naturally. Other bestselling books are The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils and The DASH Diet Cookbook.
She has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification for the past twelve years. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Fox News Health, MindBodyGreen, and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the top-rated Essentially You Podcast (with over 3.5 million downloads) designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women’s hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.
Book: The Essential Oils Menopause Solution