The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode 12 - Stress, Hormones and Herbal Support with Kaya'leya

Hosted by Kristen Timchak          
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Show Notes

We can tend to think of our bodily systems as separate - nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, etc.  Although each serves a unique function, they all function together as a whole, so when something affects one system it can ripple out into all of them.  This is especially true in the relationship between the nervous and endocrine systems.  

In this episode I talk with the incredible Kaya'leya, host of The Herbal Womb Wisdom Podcast.  Kaya'leya is a clinical herbalist and integrative health educator with a focus on menstrual, sexual and hormonal health.  I can't even begin to describe the wealth of knowledge that Kaya'leya shares.  You need to listen for yourself.

We talk about:

  • What hormones are and how stress affects them.
  • Some conditions that may be present if hormones are being affected by stress.
  • Adaptogens have become a buzzword, but what exactly are they and when should you use them?
  • A look at nervine herbs and some of Kaya's favorites.
  • Nourishing herbs like Nettles to build resilience.
  • Herbs that support both nervous and endocrine systems.

Find Kaya'leya at
or on IG @herbalwombwisdom

Related Episodes:
Episode 4:  Nuts and Bolts of the Stress Response Cycle and How to Complete It


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