E33: Balance Your Hormones For Metabolic Health with Dr. Mariza Snyder

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Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner, women's health expert and the author of seven books: The #1 National Bestselling book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focuses on balancing hormones with the power of essential oils. Other bestselling books are: The Smart Mom's Guide to Essential Oils and The DASH Diet Cookbook.

When looking for tools to reduce stress levels and deal with mood swings, Dr. Mariza found something to help on her journey. That's when she found out about the benefit of essential oils. You can use oils for sleep, energy, and to curb cravings. The oils helped fuel the habits that Dr. Mariza created.

Essential oils have powerful therapeutic properties. For instance, peppermint oil can significantly decrease any sort of craving. If you can curb the craving by breathing in a scent, you will have a successful tool on your hands to help support your goals. Another powerful oil is lavender. Lavender will lower cortisol levels and mediate our stress response.

Sugar is a big deal in our culture. From a young age, we get rewarded with sugar. However, we know that sugar is addictive. It acts very similar to cocaine. Plus, sugar is damaging to our bodies. Addiction is anything that you leverage in a way to self-soothe. That's why we see social media and shopping addictions. We use sugar to block or suppress our primary feelings of stress.

We need to be mindful and understand our addictions. If we are self-soothing with caffeine and sugar, think about why. Be aware of your habits - are you happy with your habits? At some point during the day, are you thinking about self-soothing? We shouldn't have little "prizes" throughout the day. For instance, Dr. Mariza used to drink a diet coke every single day. Ask yourself, "why?"

It's crucial to look at cortisol. Our brains are hard-wired to be in fight or flight mode. When our minds become hyper regulated, our body shuts down and goes into survival mode. Today, this can happen all of the time - we are firing off these hormones constantly. When cortisol shoots up, it suppresses our willpower.

Key Takeaways:

[ 0:55 ] Why Dr. Mariza uses essential oils [ 6:40 ] Why sugar is such a big deal [ 18:45 ] The importance of mindfulness [ 21:10 ] The hormones to look out for [ 30:00 ] Advice for people with diabetes and obesity

Mentioned in this Episode:

Dr. Mariza’s Website: https://www.drmariza.com Dr. Mariza’s Books: https://www.drmariza.com/books/ Dr. Mariza’s Podcast: https://www.drmariza.com/podcast/ Get Your Free Guide: https://join.drmariza.com/hormone-supplements-guide/ Follow Dr. Mariza Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmariza/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmarizasnyder YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/drmarizasnyder Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drmariza/

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