Uncover the intricate link between stress, infertility, and weight gain, exploring how stress impacts hormonal balance and overall well-being, potentially affecting fertility and body composition

Episode 221: The Link Between Stress, Infertility & Weight Gain


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Certified Integrative Health Practitioner, Founder of Synergised and Synergised Nutrition and Host of The Health Formula Show. I will help you understand your body and mind, and transform your health. 


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In this episode, we explore the intricate connections between stress, fertility, and weight gain, shedding light on how these factors intertwine to impact our overall wellness. Weight loss extends beyond mere diet and exercise, and uncovering the sources of stress in our lives, the profound implications of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, on our physiology and metabolism can help us understand our health at a deeper level. Additionally, we delve into the signs and symptoms of estrogen dominance, offering insights into how hormonal imbalances can contribute to weight fluctuations and fertility challenges. Join us as we navigate the complex interplay between stress, hormones, and weight management!

Tune in to hear:

  • Podcast round-up (1:00)
  • Why you may not be losing weight (2:55)
  • Internal and external stressors (4:35)
  • The two hormone pathways (5:30)
  • The role of cortisol and progesterone (8:40)

Episode resources:

  • Comprehensive Hormonal Test (Link)
  • Dutch Test (Link)
  • GI Protocol (Link)
  • 9 Causes of Estrogen Dominance (IG post)

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P.S. This podcast and website represent the opinions of Paula Benedi. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions.

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Certified Integrative Health Practitioner, Founder of Synergised and Synergised Nutrition and Host of The Health Formula Show.

About Me

I'm Paula Benedi

I am passionate about healing the body from within – naturally and effectively. It was my own experience of ill health that sparked my passion for integrative medicine and, after graduating from law school, I realised that I needed to follow my gut (literally!). As a result, I became a certified Integrative Health Practitioner.

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