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056: The Science Behind Adrenal Fatigue, Cortisol, and Balancing Your Hormones Using Nutrition and Testing with Chrissy Williams

So many people wonder why they don’t feel good, even if their doctors tell them their test results show that their numbers are within the normal range. Some suffer from low energy while others complain about brain fog. The truth is that nutrition plays a huge role in our health and hormones, and being more intentional about it could change how we enjoy life.

Chrissy has been a dietician for 10 years, and she’s seen so many trends that people think are helpful but are actually pulling the body away from how it’s supposed to function. She’s also seen a rise in popularity of “hormone balancing tips” that are not rooted in real science. Skipping meals and restricting food through dietings stresses the body out so much that it triggers a domino effect on your health. The way people look at and think about food also adds to the mix, impacting the way the body absorbs all the nutrients and minerals that it needs to function at its best.

Tune into this episode to learn the science behind balanced nutrition and find out how to optimize your eating habits so you can give your body the energy, the health, and the love it deserves.

Our bodies are giving us signs every single day. They’re trying to protect us.  - Chrissy

In this episode, Chrissy talks about:

  • How intermittent fasting can cause more harm than good, especially to women’s hormones

  • How cortisol works and the impact it has on blood sugar levels and overall health

  • Habits, routines, and practices that help bring down your daily dose of cortisol

  • What a balanced meal really looks like – how often to eat and how much food

  • Protein-rich snacks that can give you the balance you need

  • Choosing food for functionality and not just for nutrients

  • How adrenals work and what it does for your body

  • How to make a mineral mocktail that’s good for your adrenals

  • What testing can do for you, what tests to take, and how to understand what your optimal ranges are

  • …and more!

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