The following is a guest post written by my good friend and colleague Dr. Anna Cabeca, a hormone and anti-aging specialist. One of her specialties is helping women and men balance their hormones so they can feel better, look younger, and even lose weight.
Do you feel stressed, tired, lonely and disconnected from your relationships with others and even yourself?
Do you prefer to stay home rather than socialize?
Do you walk by people you know and not say hi because you don’t want to interact?
Are you missing the warmth of love and connection?
Do you just not have the energy to connect?
If so, they way you’re feeling may not be your fault.
It’s very possible that two of the most important hormones in your body – cortisol and oxytocin – are waging war on each other and wreaking havoc on your life.
Allow me to explain how it all works…
Cortisol is an immediate responder in times of danger and stress.
It’s our body’s natural anti-inflammatory. A perfect example of someone who runs on excess cortisol is a person who takes a vacation and immediately gets a cold. That happens because cortisol was naturally suppressing inflammation and inflammation makes you sick. Take that stress away, cortisol goes down…and any underlying inflammation flares up.
Sickness is just the beginning of the excess cortisol hit list. Chronic high cortisol can also lead to rapid aging, loneliness and depression.
Oxytocin is the powerful hormone of love bonding and connection.
It’s the hormone we release in abundance during childbirth that overflows as we look into the eyes of our newborn. It’s also released in abundance with orgasm, laughter, play, hugging and giving. It’s the twinkle in your eyes and the smile on your face hormone! Yes! The peace, love and granola anti-aging hormone!
Cortisol and oxytocin oppose each other. They are the two boxers in a ring or two kids on a seesaw. When one goes up the other is forced to go down. The key is in balancing the two. I’ve helped thousands of women do just that and begin to live happy, full lives.
How did I learn how to create this balance?
This is where it gets personal. I struggled significantly myself and when nothing in my MD toolbox fixed the problem, I sought out another solution to save myself AND my family.
You see, several years ago, my family and I were traumatized when my son passed away in a tragic accident. We all experienced PTSD and I became clinically depressed, stressed to the max, sleepless, inflamed, infertile and hormonally imbalanced to say the least.
I needed to find a way to live again for my family and myself. So I left my medical practice and we traveled the world… it was our healing journey. I came back pregnant and ready to make a new start. My children were best friends and the healthiest ever. That was incredible. However, despite my enormous progress, I was still disconnected from myself and from my husband… and my marriage ended.
That loss allowed me to make a transformative discovery. I now recognize that chronic stress and PTSD trigger the cortisol-oxytocin disconnect and it may cause us to unconsciously walk away from things and people we love.
Simply put, you may be walking away because cortisol won.
That discovery has since allowed me to help thousands of clients struggling with a similar disconnect BEFORE it’s too late. The key is understanding the beauty you can experience in your life when oxytocin wins.
I want to help you put Oxytocin in the winner’s circle.
One winning set-up is to fuel your body with the nutrition it needs to thrive.
When I was on my healing journey I discovered a “sacred root” called Maca in the mountains of Peru. The natives have used Maca for centuries to enhance energy, libido, fertility and good mood and I’ve blended it with 40 other healing foods that have been trusted around the globe for centuries for their restorative, health-enhancing qualities.
This formula is called Mighty Maca Plus and it’s specifically designed to support the adrenals, balance hormones and decrease inflammation.
I like to think of it as pure love in a delicious green drink – go oxytocin!
Mighty Maca is my gift to the world. I welcome you to give it a try here and I look forward to hearing how it fuels you.
To your health,
Dr. Anna Cabeca
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I am a 49 year old midlife woman from jersey. The purpose of my blog Midlife Mirror is to share useful health, wellness, & beauty information with all of you. The topics on my blog are well researched or something I have personally been through.
My hope is that you can take away something from my posts and apply it to your life, and live your best possible life!