Microblog: Why Some Women Have Horrible Perimenopause?

Finished the hormone and endocrine section of the @carnivorecure. Here’s an excerpt:
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❓Do you wonder why some women have horrible perimenopause? Sometimes we get our hormones checked and find out that we are low in a hormone and may need to supplement. I’d challenge that.
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📞During perimenopause, the adrenal glands take over the main production of estrogen from the ovaries. The adrenals are part of the endocrine system that is responsible for managing all hormones and its communications.
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🏃🏻‍♀️Ideally when the shift happens, the adrenals are in good functioning condition. If women are suffering with blood sugar handling issues, the perimenopause period will be difficult. Imagine a relay race and the ovaries are done with its lap and now passing the baton to the adrenals to now make estrogen.
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🥵If the adrenals are not in a condition to take over making estrogen, the adrenals will suffer even more.
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⁉️So what causes adrenals to be in less than ideal conditions? Sugars, stress, etc. If we overconsume carbs, we need more insulin. Overtime, insulin can’t do its job and we become insulin resistant. So enter the adrenals to help out. They pump out cortisol and epinephrine to shuttle away the sugars in what our body considers to be an emergency state.
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🚨With the constant use of our adrenals flight-fight, chronic inflammation and chronic stress, our adrenals will become hormonal-resistant. There are certain hormones that will get shuttled to create cortisol for survival instead of using these precursor hormones (pregnenolone) for sex hormones.⠀
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♨️This is why supplementing with DHEA, cortisol, pregnenolone, or progesterone when the cause is high, chronic stress, (and increased cortisol production) can be irreparably damaging to the already exhausted body.⠀
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🥵Now imagine having these taxed adrenals during menopause. They have to take over for the ovaries to make estrogen.⠀
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❌Do you think in this situation simply giving exogenous estrogen is the answer? Giving estrogen to women in insulin resistance may increase already high testosterone levels.⠀
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🥩Maybe cutting carbs and minimizing stress can start to heal at the root and lessen perimenopause symptoms.

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