Dr. Daenell describes how a modern woman's lifestyle contributes to higher cortisol levels and shares ways to prevent this, ultimately avoiding chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Does the modern woman’s lifestyle contribute to higher cortisol levels? You bet it does. It pretty much sends them through the roof and that’s not a very good way to live long term. I call it, ‘borrowing from tomorrow to give you today’. Eventually the bill comes due and your bankrupt and that’s where women get into trouble. They end up with something called chronic fatigue.
If you have any friends with chronic fatigue, you know they’re not having any fun. You really don’t want to go there from here. I think three important interventions that you could do to prevent it, after you’re done cleaning up your lifestyle and doing the very best you can with the way you manage your life and your stress is Ashwagandha, which is an important herb that can support in this way, phosphatidylserine, which is an important nutrient, and L-theanine, which is an important nutrient.
We’re supporting healthy brain levels of neurotransmitters like GABA and dopamine, we’re supporting alpha brainwave activity, which is very important at night when you try to go into those sleep stages where you get the restful restorative sleep, your body tissue rebuilds and you wake up feeling refreshed, and also during the day a calm, relaxed, what I call ‘reasonable’ feeling that allows you to deal with all the crazy things you have to do on your list without kind of losing it.
About Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell, N.D.:
Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell is a licensed naturopathic physician and currently practices as a consultant in Denver, Colorado near Cherry Creek. She was previously the managing editor at the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, is the past-president of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She conducted her pre-medical studied at the University of Colorado, in Boulder and completed her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, she is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.