How hormones can affect a woman's health after pregnancy

Tana Amen, BSN, RN Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert, explains how hormones can impact woman's health after her pregnancy and how to know if it's important to get them checked
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How hormones can affect a woman's health after pregnancy

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Your hormones are like this amazing symphony and they play so well together unless they are out of balance. And after pregnancy and during breasfeeding and when you wean, it is a really vulnerable time for a woman. So she really needs to pay attention and get them checked if she notices anything out of balance. And what I mean by that, there is something called the big seven. So the big seven refers to insulin and cortisol, testosterone, DHEA, and progesterone, estrogen, and thyroid. So those are the big seven and if any of those get out balance, it really creates havoc in the woman´s life. So things like her libido, depression, bone density, and sleep can be affected and just many areas of her life. This obviously can not only create havoc in her life, but her children´s life and her marriage. So she really wants to notice if anything is not working and don´t just think there is something wrong with me, I need to work harder. Go get them checked. It is really important.
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Tana Amen, BSN, RN Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert, explains how hormones can impact woman's health after her pregnancy and how to know if it's important to get them checked

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Tana Amen is affectionately known as “The Brain Doctor’s Wife.” Working alongside her husband, award-winning physician and New York Times best-selling author Daniel Amen, Tana is a highly respected health and fitness expert, who graduated magna cum laude from Loma Linda University’s nursing program.  After school Tana spent years working at Loma Linda’s in their level A trauma unit as a neurosurgical intensive care nurse, taking care of some of the sickest patients in the hospital.  There she learned firsthand the value of diet and nutrition on brain health. Tana is the author of 4 highly successful books, including three brain healthy cookbooks and a coaching guide. Tana is one of the main consultants to The Daniel Plan, Pastor Rick Warren and Saddleback Churches’ Plan to get the world healthy through religious organizations. After the first year the church lost 250,000 pounds, but weight loss was only one of the stunning side effects of getting truly healthy.  Other common effects of The Daniel Plan were increased energy, better focus and mood, and a reduction of many medications for the participants. In May of 2013, Tana’s new book, The Omni Diet: 2 Weeks to Lose Weight, Reverse Illness and Control Your Genes will be out.

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