Many health care practitioners still fail to recognize the connection between women’s hormones and their mental states. Too many women are told, “Your emotional suffering is all in your head.”
“Let me tell you, you are not going “crazy.” You are suffering from a true hormonal and biochemical imbalance. It is real. It is painful. And it is fixable. You will get through it. You will feel like your old self again, probably even better.”
—Mia Lundin, Female Brain Gone Insane
Mia Lundin, R.N.C.N.P, is a thought leader in the area of bio-identical hormones and female brain chemistry, how they interrelate and how imbalances of the two affect the emotional well-being of women of all ages.
Ms. Lundin is a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, an award winning author, educator, inspirational speaker and international leader in her field. Through her private practice, educational efforts, writing, research and advocacy, she empowers women who feel like they are falling apart, losing it, or going “insane” and focuses on the emotional symptoms of hormone and brain chemistry imbalances associated with the combination of stress-filled lives and hormonal transitions such as PMS, perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause...>>more about Mia Lundin
MOST RECENT BLOGS
PERIMENOPAUSE AND THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER
Very often when women are in perimenopause they are bewildered and mystified by what appears to be a sudden and unexpected onset of symptoms. Night sweats, hot flashes, raging mood swings, uncontrollable crying, depression and anxiety seem to come out of nowhere. That is because despite the obvious symptoms of hormonal changes, they are likely still experiencing relatively normal and regular menstrual cycles, which leads them to believe they are not in perimenopause. What they may not realize, however, is that the shift in hormones which sets perimenopause in motion has likely occurred years before they even began to notice the symptoms. MORE>>>
ABOUT THE BOOK
Mia Lundin’s award winning book, Female Brain Gone Insane is unlike other books on hormonal imbalances in women that normally focus on physiological changes such as bone loss and hot flashes. Instead, Mia Lundin tackles the legitimate panic and distress women feel as they experience symptoms associated with emotional mood swings, loss of concentration and/or memory, and mental acuteness. Women who have asked, “Why do I feel like I am losing it? “How can I cope with the emotional changes I am experiencing?” and “Will I ever feel like myself again?” will find real and compassionate help in this emergency guidebook…>>more about the book
THE ROOT OF HAPPINESS – BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES
As you enter your mid-thirties to fifties, the production of your female hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone begin to decline. Women’s ovaries are programmed to shrivel up–though not an appealing image, the ovaries do go from looking like flower blossoms to raisins. Sorry. It’s the truth. So, for most of you, by fifty years old, halfway through a potentially long life, you find yourself without enough of the female hormones needed to remain healthy and vibrant. As a result, many systems in your body work with less efficiency.
Mia Lundin believes in replacing what you are lacking with bio-identical hormones. Bio-identical hormones are derived from plant sources, meaning the plant hormone is extracted from the plant and then synthesized or tweaked in a lab, to look exactly like the hormones made by your ovaries. Analogously, these hormones are the right key for the right lock. Your body says, “Hello. I recognize you.” Then the bio-identical hormone key finds the receptor, unlocks it and voila. Once the hormones are in place, your body can stop screaming for what it needs and can shift back into balance. You feel good again. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy essentially puts back hormones that perfectly fit into our cell receptors, and the body welcomes them back as if they were your own….>>more on bio-identical hormones