Sep 8, 2020
Today I'm chatting all about
alcohol & your hormones! Here’s what to expect:
alcohol affects your hormones & PMS
it affects people with PCOS differently
most ideal time in your cycle to avoid drinking
“best/better” options of alcohol
to minimize the negative effects of alcohol
DETAILS & RESEARCH:
- Alcohol increases estrogen production (even
after 1 drink)
- EXCESS ESTROGEN SYMPTOMS:
Irregular or heavy periods,
water retention, breast swelling and tenderness, headaches,
migraines, fibrocystic breast changes, weight gain, mood swings,
hair loss, painful periods ,PMS
- Drinking makes you 45% MORE LIKELY to
experience PMS symptoms if you’re having 1 drink a day.
than 1 drink a day increases your PMS symptoms by 79%.
it makes PMS worse
- Depletes Magnesium
- Fluctuates hormone levels
your liver busy so you can’t process hormones
- Affects gut microbiome so you can’t eliminate
- Imbalanced blood sugar levels
- Estrogen levels peak just before ovulation
& about a week before your period starts, so those would be
ideal times to avoid drinking.
- AMOUNT THAT HAS THE BIGGEST EFFECT: 4 or more
drinks in 2 hours, 5x a month
with PCOS have double the risk of getting non-alcoholic fatty liver
disease compared to women without PCOS.
term consumption of alcohol shrinks the brain including the
hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that regulates the HPA
axis or stress response system. This can result in a dysregulation
of your stress response or HPA axis.” Period
Repair Manual pg. 117 by
Lara Briden ND.
- “Alcohol impairs the healthy clearance of
estrogen. Alcohol also causes insulin resistance, damages gut
bacteria, prevents nutrient absorption, impairs detoxification, and
depletes an important anti-inflammatory molecule called
glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and immune
regulator. Every cell in your body makes glutathione and every cell
needs it.” Period Repair Manual
pg. 117 by Lara Briden ND.
BETTER ALCOHOL OPTIONS:
HOW TO MINIMIZE THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS:
night after you drink, supplement with B-Complex &
Magnesium (check out my dispensary for my favorite brands and a
10% discount! Or DM me on instagram @corinneangelica and
I'll help you out!)
water in between each alcoholic drink you have
next morning: drink room temp water, warm water with lemon &
ginger for digestion & processing, coconut water (for the
potassium, electrolytes & b vitamins)
a fiber rich breakfast such as Gluten Free Avocado Toast (Avocados
have B vitamins, potassium & fiber which will help process the
alcohol), Oatmeal, banana & coconut flakes (add a protein
powder if you have insulin resistant PCOS)
Free resources & where can we connect
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