People who undergo painful and traumatic experiences tend to suffer from chronic stress. Cortisol, a primary stress hormone, increases as a result. The higher amounts of this hormone in the body cause a drop in the levels of progesterone, a female hormone that is crucial for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. When this happens, estrogen dominance occurs, bringing with it a myriad of symptoms, including lumpy and fibrocystic breasts, period problems, thyroid nodules, weight gain, and hot flashes.
In today’s episode of From Betrayal to Breakthrough, Integrative hormone and nutrition expert Magdalena Wszelaki shares with us some excellent ways on how she was able to restore her hormonal balance, so like her, we can also look, feel, and live better.
Magdalena Wszelaki is the founder of Hormones Balance, a thriving online community dedicated to helping women balance hormones naturally. Magdalena is a nutrition coach, certified herbalist, a published bestselling cookbook author, speaker, and educator. She’s got a long history of hormonal challenges. Her health crisis was the direct result of her highly stressful life in advertising – starting from autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ and Hashimoto’s Disease to total burnout and estrogen dominance. Today, she is in full remission and lives a symptom-free life. She has dedicated herself to teaching women how to find their sacred hormonal balance with her books, online programs, and education.
In This Episode
- Who is Magdalena Wszelaki? [0:08]
- What happens when you have stress-related symptoms and what is estrogen dominance? [1:50]
- What can you do to manage your hormones? [13:16]
- …and many more
“I think you can only improve your health when you look back at what has happened and then you know, say, hey, look.. I’m never going to this again, right? Or if I’m stressed and it’s inevitable because a lot of times, we just can’t avoid it then, I’m gonna equip myself with all the tools I know, that I’ve learned to really increase the sense of resistance in my body. That I’ve got a little armor on me, right?” [12:11]
“When you start off your day with a lot of sugar and even if it’s just a bowl of cereals or a bowl of oatmeal with fruit on it and drizzled with some maple syrup, well guess what? You’re just giving yourself a sugar bomb. And the problem is that when you’re already stressed out, you’re already throwing your hormones out of balance with stress…remember that sugar is insulin and insulin is a hormone, too, so you’re really adding to the fire.” [27:37]
“Pick something that you can really do something really, really nourishing, nurturing for yourself in time of stress…The truth is you don’t just have to do everything…It’s really one step at a time. Every small change matters.” [31:09]
“Making small changes like including quality Vitamin C, Zinc and Magnesium can make a huge difference in how you feel.” [33:22]