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In this episode I’m joined by the one and only Dr Mariza Snyder. Dr Mariza is a functional practitioner and women’s health expert who focuses on balancing women’s hormones.
For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Fox News Health, Oprah Magazine, MindBodyGreen and many more publications.
As the author of seven books (and counting) including the #1 national bestseller, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, she is an amazing contributor to our ongoing conversation about women’s hormone health.
In this conversation we talk about a broad spectrum of women’s health and hormone topics from fertility to menopause, how stress impacts our bodies and the way perceptions of gender, race, and socioeconomic status have created unfair limitations and access to good care in medicine.
We also cover a topic that has been very present in all of our hormone health series shows which is the way women in general have felt dismissed for their concerns about their hormone health.
We get a little heated getting into this, because it’s infuriating when you realize that this great gift of amazing, beautiful machinery that is the female body has not historically been the study of intense scholarly research, has been seen as “too complicated” and that it hasn’t been until very recently that science has started actually trying to catch up in its understanding of how we are wired.
If you haven’t seen Dr. Stacy Sims’ TED talk, Women are Not Small Men, I highly recommend listening to it as it really captures this shift in understanding that women’s medicine and care should be given a lot more attention and that YOU are deserving of a lot more access, attention and care when you see a health care provider.
I want to affirm that any concerns you have about your health and hormones are valid. You do not deserve to be dismissed. And this goes for everything, from the doctor’s office to getting a job. You are here to shine, not shrink!
From her site: “My goal is to help you to become a healer in your own home through self-directed plant-based nutrition and medicine. My recommendations do not come in a prescription bottle. My solutions range from recipes to detoxes, from essential oils and supplements to lifestyle habits that you can engage in very easily without disrupting your busy life. I am passionate about helping you to become more empowered with simple healthy habits that YOU can do TODAY!”
In this episode you’ll discover:
Mariza’s pregnancy journey (4:00)
- Her diagnosis with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- How she prepared her body for pregnancy
- The importance of the 4 Pillars of Health
- The biggest lesson she has learned
The negative impacts of stress (6:30)
- The concept Rushing Woman’s Syndrome
- How stress impacts your hormones
- How Dr. Mariza was impacted by stress
- How trauma and perceived stress drive hormonal imbalances
- How stress impacts your immune system
- How stress leads to burnout
Trauma and its impact on your health (11:58)
- How big T’s and small T’s (trauma) impacts you
- How trauma impacts your beliefs
- The addiction to stress
- The belief that your production is tied to your worth
The mistreatment of women of color in the medical system (16:40)
- How generational and racial trauma impact health
- How racial trauma impacts hormones
- How woman of color are mistreated and lack the same amount of access to healthcare
The dismissal of women and their hormones (20:10)
- Common conditions that get dismissed
- Why your concerns are valid
- The history of menopause
Dr. Mariza’s story (23:20)
- Her mom’s struggle with her hormones
- Her own struggle with her hormones
- The defining moment that led her to fight for women and their health
- The connection between hormones, trauma and emotional health
The most common hormone imbalances (27:45)
- How stress impacts cortisol
- How stress can lead to insulin resistance
- Why PCOS is an insulin issue
- Stress and its impact on your thyroid
- Hypothyroidism and how it can affect you
- How these hormones are all connected
- Irregular cycles and PMS symptoms
The impact of environmental toxins (32:40)
- Common sources of environmental toxins
- Free ways to reduce toxic exposure
- Simple ways to reduce toxic exposure through the products you use
- How to reduce inflammation, obesogens and xenoestrogens
- Aqua Tru water purifier
- The importance of air purifiers
- Betty Rocker’s mold poisoning
- The importance of resilience
Free ways to reduce your stress levels (38:30)
- Notice your triggers and physiological signs of stress
- Focus on your senses
- Send your brain safety signals through self care
- Reach out to a friend, family member or pet
- The importance of morning and evening rituals
- Training your mind and body to be strong and capable
The importance of your gut health (44:30)
- The importance of paying attention to your bowels
- Nutrient deficiencies
- The importance of being present to your meals
The impacts of TV and social media on stress (45:00)
- The importance of protecting your energy
- Being proactive in your stress management
The importance of listening to your body (46:34)
- The importance of being aware of what your body is telling you
- The importance of being mindful of how you take care of yourself
- You are worthy
How to connect with Dr. Mariza (48:00)
- Her podcast: Essentially You
- Her website
- Free supplement guide to support your hormones
- Her book: Essential Oils Hormone Solution
- Her Instagram: @drmariza
- Her Facebook: drmarizasnyder
In next week’s episode I’m joined by the Executive Director of The Fertility & Pregnancy Institute, Dr Cleopatra, who teaches women about the “prime-mester”—the magical and powerful window of opportunity before pregnancy when we have the power to change the quality and expression of the genes that we pass down to our babies and grandbabies—to create superbabies.
Even if you’re not pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, the insights and science behind taking amazing care of your body that we discuss in this episode can be applied at any stage of life you’re in and help you thrive!
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