Today on The Girlfriend Doctor, we welcome Dr. Isabella Wentz to discuss her new book, “Adrenal Transformational Protocol”. After her diagnosis with Hashimoto’s disease, she created an easy path to recover from survival mode. As a nursing mother, she could not take hormone therapy, so she found a natural solution that addressed the chronic stress that caused her adrenal fatigue. In this episode, she shares her journey and how you can step into a new season of peace, joy, and hormonal balance.
Dr. Wentz teaches you how to identify the danger signals in your life that keep you in survival mode. Chronic stress can alter your mood in ways that make life seem more stressful than it is. She shares how you can add adaptogens to your daily routine to bolster your resilience to stress. Stress can come in physical and emotional forms. Dr. Wentz details how your workout routine could be straining your body and how you can adjust to exercises that coalesce with your body's stress tolerance.
Chronic stress is at the root of hormonal imbalance. Dr. Wentz has identified fourteen safety signals that will alleviate chronic stress. Your body cannot distinguish between a real threat, and a perceived threat, so everything you consume influences your physiology. We discuss how your physiology affects your emotional stability, relationships, and mood. Join us as we pave a new path out of survival mode.
[5:00] Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue
[7:00] Empowering with education
[10:00] Shifting out of survival mode
[12:00] Danger and safety signals
[17:00] Catabolic exercises and chronic stress
[19:00] Diet for emotional stability
[23:00] Finding the right DHEA dose
[26:00] Adrenal Transformational Protocol
[31:00] The physiology of disconnect
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“To really shift that scale, I focused on taking away whatever danger signals we have and then giving more safety signals, so the body just shifts into a thriving mode out of that survival mode.” [14:00] -Dr. Isabella Wentz
“When we get into this chronic stress response, we get into this fight or flight, sympathetic, catabolic process, and what this essentially means is that your body is breaking itself down to fuel the stress response, rather than building itself back up.” [17:10] -Dr. Isabella Wentz
“What are you doing in your life that’s really bringing you joy, and how can you do more of that, because sometimes I feel we’re fatigued and overwhelmed, not because we’re doing too much, but we’re doing too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things that bring us that sense of joy, and peace, and calm.” [32:17] -Dr. Isabella Wentz