“• High cortisol causes you to feel tired but wired, and prompts your body to store fuel in places it can be used easily, as fat, such as at your waist.
• Low cortisol (the long-term consequence of high cortisol, or you might have high and low simultaneously) makes you feel exhausted and drained, like a car trying to run on an empty gas tank.
• Low pregnenolone causes anomia: trouble finding . . . what’s that again? Oh, the right word. Low levels are linked to attention deficit, anxiety, mild depression, brain fog, dysthymia (chronic depression), and social phobia.
• Low progesterone causes infertility, night sweats, sleeplessness, and irregular menstrual cycles.
• High estrogen makes you more likely to develop breast tenderness, cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, and breast cancer.
• Low estrogen causes your mood and libido to tank and makes your vagina less moist, joints less flexible, mental state less focused and alive.
• High androgens, such as testosterone, are the top reason for infertility, rogue hairs on the chin and elsewhere, and acne.
• Low thyroid causes decreased mental acuity, fatigue, weight gain, and constipation; long-term low levels are associated with delayed reflexes and a greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Excerpt From: Sara Gottfried, MD. “The Hormone Cure.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/3QZyG.l