Hello friends, 

If you’ve been around for a  year or so with me, you may recognize my guest today, Kitty Martone, aka: Healthy Gut Girl. 

Last year, I had Kitty on my channel to talk about all things gut health and sleep, and we touched on hormonal health. This chat was a big hit (even my mom listened, hi mom!) 🙂

Since our talk last year, I’ve had many questions, mainly from the ladies who follow me, about the connection between the health of the nervous system and various hormonal and reproductive ailments like fibroid growths, endometriosis, PCOS, and other troubles that seem to be on the rise. 

And while all things related to hormonal health gone a little ‘off’ cannot always be attribute to trapped nervous system stress and stored trauma (this is where diet, lifestyle, and self-care are essential), it is important to know that the better regulated your nervous system is, the better it can help support your hormonal health. 

But, as you’ll hear in our talk today, even when we are good with lifestyle and stress, there are many environmental factors that are thought to be a big reason for our increase in hormonal troubles. 

Kitty’s love of hormonal health, especially her keen interest with the hormone progesterone and the troubles that come with something called estrogen dominance was of particular interest to me, as it helps to explain the increased interest in these hormonal (reproductive) woes. 

We also speak about gut health, synthetic hormone replacement, natural bioidentical supplementation, xenoestrogens, and much more. 

I hope you take some time to listen if this area is of interest to you, or maybe pass it along to a lady friend who might be interested! 

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Resources mentioned in the Vlog:

Kitty’s previous interview with Irene: https://irenelyon.com/2021/10/24/healthy-guts-hormones-sleep-a-lot-more-with-kitty-martone/

Kitty’s Estrogen Dominance support group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426024567689906/

Irene’s special topic lecture on survival self-care vs repair self-care: https://youtu.be/xpqNA7EX2AM

Holly Sofley’s testimonial and healing journey post-benzos: https://youtu.be/YR-EVjq_G10

Physiology Coloring Book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/663160.The_Physiology_Coloring_Book

Irene’s interview with Eddie Stone, founder of Touchstone Essentials and a unique type of zeoite for detoxing: https://irenelyon.com/2021/09/06/healing-from-toxins-detoxing-with-zeolite-interview-with-eddie-stone/

Kitty mentioned Dr. Jolene Brighten: https://drbrighten.com/

Dr. Carrie Jones: http://www.drcarriejones.com/

Book Irene mentioned, Healing Fibroids Naturally: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/410629.Healing_Fibroids

Kitty mentions a ‘castor pack’ and this is what that is: https://napiers.net/blogs/news/castor-oil-packs