Happy new year! Today’s episode of Revitalized Womanhood is the perfect message to kick off 2023. Gina is joined by a hormone specialist, Leah Brueggemann, who shares with listeners her tips and tricks on how to balance your hormones naturally as a woman, and solve some very common and overlooked health issues that are caused by hormonal imbalances. Leah talks all about the four primary minerals (calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium) and how beneficial they are to our health, and gives listeners some well needed education on how to become the healthiest versions of ourselves!
On this episode:
(1:00) Leah Brueggemann is today’s guest, a fellow member of the Revitalized Sisterhood, and the creator of the Balancing Hormones Naturally podcast.
(4:35) Leah explains more about herself and the work she does as a certified functional practitioner specializing in hormones.
(8:30) Leah discusses the differences between a man and a woman’s cycle. She dives into some of the logistics around the four phases of a woman’s cycle.
(14:55) Leah breaks down some key aspects around seeking help for your hormonal issues, and solving those issues.
(18:15) Leah lists some of the symptoms of low progesterone.
(23:13) Leah goes over the four primary minerals: calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium.
(26:10) The four primary minerals all go hand in hand, for example potassium is needed to absorb magnesium.
(29:40) Leah explains more about the different kinds of hypothyroidism.
(31:30) Sodium affects stomach acid, which can create a lot of digestive issues.
(31:55) Leah shares how to make an adrenal cocktail, which is 5 ounces of orange juice, 2 ounces of full fat coconut milk, half a teaspoon of celtic sea salt, and a fourth of a teaspoon of cream of tartar.
(34:25) Gina shares some of her health and hormonal issues, which Leah gives her professional opinion on.
(37:55) Leah explains a lymphatic massage, and the different methods.
(41:10) You have to start with your goals in order to successfully balance your hormones, Leah explains.
(43:30) Leah advises against going off of your birth control cold turkey in order to try to balance your hormones naturally.
(45:05) Everyone needs to balance their blood sugar, Leah emphasizes.
(53:00) Leah talks about how relative “eating healthy” is, and how different it is for each person and how it can fluctuate and change depending on each day.
(54:45) Leah explains more of the benefits to an adrenal cocktail.
(57:10) Find Leah on instagram, and her website!