In today’s episode we dive into the function of estrogen and progesterone which go far beyond just female reproduction. A great amount of evidence is coming out on the neuroprotective effects of estrogen following an acute brain injury such as concussion or a stroke. Evidence also suggests that estrogen can induce fear memory extinction and reduces fear memory recall which can have important implications for post traumatic stress disorder. We dive into the effects of these hormones on the brain, mood, physiology, how to obtain healthy levels and more.
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