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STRESS!!! and adrenal glands

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  STRESS!!! and adrenal glands Stress – we all experience it. Unfortunately, it is becoming normalised and accepted as part of life. What does stress do to your body? One of the major areas that is effected from stress are the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands sit just above the kidneys and they produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone and it can be public enemy number one. When your cortisol levels become elevated from stress it can interfere with your body in many ways such as headaches, insomnia, difficulty breathing, pounding heart,...

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A monthly visit to Menstrual Island can be painful

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  The conversation of periods need to come out in the open. Let's stop tolerating the pain and hiding them from our conversations. Let's stop just getting them regulated artificially with a pill which changes your hormones. There are much healthier options for birth control and more natural ways to solve any pains and problems with your period. Tracking your period tells me alot as a Naturopath about what is going on.  Having this understanding of your cycle and where problems such as mood swings are occurring lets me know if it is actually hormonal or maybe a neurotransmitter dysregulation....

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