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How Your Hormones Impact Your Mood

Jan 7, 2020

Dr. Ashley Margeson

Dr. Ashley Margeson

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

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For us women, our moods can shift depending on our work load, our stressors, our relationships, what podcast we last listened to (hey now! hey now!) and yes – our hormones. Turns out, our hormones aren’t only influencing our moods just before our periods, when we can be most down, but they can also be influencing our positive mood as well. 

In this podcast we dive into the science behind our moods, how progesterone and estrogen influence our serotonin, how anti-depressants and specific supplements can positively benefit you, how this can affect post partum health and how you can optimize your hormones to support your mood. 

SO. MANY. THINGS. 

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