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Balancing Hormones After 40: Decoding How Stress Affects Women – A Must-Read for You!

April 18, 2024

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I'm a functional medicine practitioner & hormone expert working primarily with women in their 40's and 50's to create lasting health.
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In the journey toward menopause, many women face a myriad of hormone imbalance symptoms that can significantly impact their well-being. Join me as we delve into the root cause of these symptoms and explore how stress plays a pivotal role in disrupting the delicate balance of hormones in women over 40.

The Impact of Stress on Hormone Imbalance

As women transition through perimenopause and into menopause, the body undergoes significant hormonal changes. One of the primary culprits behind hormone imbalance is stress, particularly the stress hormone cortisol. When cortisol levels are elevated due to chronic stress, it can throw off the balance of other hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, leading to a host of symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, and sleep issues.

The Role of Cortisol

With two decades of experience under my belt, I’ve gained a deep understanding of the profound impact stress can have on our bodies, particularly as we navigate the complexities of perimenopause and menopause. The key player in this scenario is cortisol, our body’s primary stress hormone. Under normal conditions, cortisol helps us respond to immediate threats or challenges by giving us a needed energy boost, regulating our blood pressure, and reducing inflammation. 

However, when we’re trapped in a cycle of chronic stress, our cortisol levels can remain unnaturally high or become erratically balanced, leading to significant disruptions in the delicate equilibrium of our female sex hormones, more particularly, estrogen and progesterone.

The Hormonal Shift Implications

This imbalance affects us hormonally and shows up as symptoms we know well — unexplained weight gain, brain fog, mood swings, fatigue that sleep doesn’t help. Understanding the link between chronic stress and its impact on our hormonal balance is key to easing symptoms and tackling the root cause of disruptions. By managing stress and balancing cortisol, we can restore our body’s rhythm, and boost well-being during menopause. 

By identifying the main cause of the cortisol rollercoaster, we can begin untangling this hormonal situation, making the journey through this phase smoother.

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Workshop: Managing Stress for Hormone Balance

I’m thrilled to extend a warm and personal invitation to you for a transformative workshop that’s all about managing one of life’s sneakiest challenges—stress. This isn’t just any workshop; it’s a safe space where we’ll explore and master practical strategies to balance those tricky cortisol levels. 

Together, we’ll navigate the waves of perimenopause and menopause with grace and power, unlocking secrets to hormonal harmony.  If you’re ready to take control and improve your overall hormonal health, join me and many other amazing women in this workshop! Let’s support each other and turn this transition into a time of empowerment and well-being. 

Join the Workshop

If you are eager to regain control of your hormonal health and navigate the challenges of perimenopause and menopause with ease, I invite you to join me for this interactive workshop beginning Friday at 5 p.m. (April 19, 2024). Pacific Time. Limited spots are available, so reach out to me to secure your spot and embark on a journey towards hormonal harmony.


As we wrap up this enlightening journey through the intricate dance of hormones and stress, it’s clear that understanding is just the beginning. You are not alone in this. If you’re over 40 and navigating the choppy waters of hormonal changes, remember that knowledge is power, and action is empowerment.

I invite you to take the next step towards hormonal harmony by scheduling a complimentary one-on-one discovery call with me. This is your chance to ask about the workshop, learn how to join, and discuss your unique and individualized questions. Together, we can tailor a path that resonates with your body’s needs.

Don’t let stress dictate your health. Seize this moment to balance, heal, and thrive. 

Unlock the secret to balancing hormones post-40 and bid stress goodbye! Ready to take the first step? Schedule a Free Discovery Call with me. Let’s chat, find common ground, and address your queries together in a relaxed setting. 

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DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional

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