Neat Facts

-Blood test for Estrogen/Estrodial should be done on Day 3 of menstrual cycle.

-Lower body fat causes lower estrogen.

-Excess progesterone and too little thyroid hormone can cause fatigue.

-Gluten Intolerance can cause altered Estrogen levels and Amenorrhea (no period for several months in a row).

-Cinnamon, tomatoes and paprika all contain "Malvin" which is found in red and green pigments.

-Dopamine helps prevent PMS and irregular cycles.

-In my case Raspberry tea cut the bleeding down.

-Elevated levels of Cortisol can stop Ovulation.

Sodium Imbalance
Hyponatremia (hypo=too little) is caused by water intoxication (drinking so much water that it dilutes the sodium in the blood and overwhelms the kidney's compensation mechanism) or by a syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). SIADH can be associated with illnesses like pneumonia, brain diseases, cancer, thyroid problems, and some medications.

Potassium Imbalance
Hypokalemia (hypo=too little) is most often seen when the body loses too much potassium from causes like vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, and medications like diuretics or laxatives. It is often seen in diabetic ketoacidosis, where potassium is excessively lost in the urine. Since chemicals in the body are related in their metabolism, low magnesium levels can be associated with hypokalemia.

-Melatonin and Growth Hormones help one to sleep and stay asleep.

-Cortisol-best time to check is on day 21-22 of cycle since CAR (Cortisol Awakening Response) rises at ovulation.

-Green Tea and sugar increases Estrogen

-Xenoestrogen can be found in PVC, BPA, canned foods, plastic food containers and fish with high mercury content.

-Losing weight reduces Estrogen levels.

-Cholesterol is necessary for production of Cortisol, DHEA, Testosterone, Estrogen, Pregnenalone, Aldosterone and Progesterone. Also helps with nutrient absorption.

-Sun is the best way to get Vitamin D. However, if your cholesterol is too low, you can't generate sufficient levels of Vitamin D since UVB rays interact wth cholesterol on your skin and converts to Vitamin D.

-5-6 years before menopause FSH levels increase; 3-4 years before menopause LH levels increase

-Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis can occur 7-10 days before period.