By Dr. Nicole Sundene, NMD
Naturopathic Female Hormone Expert
Chronic fatigue from imbalanced female hormones and adrenal stress hormones commonly can affect a woman's productivity and energy levels. My “Invincible Mommy Tea” herbal recipe is designed to decrease stress, boost immunity, balance hormones, optimize weight and perfect skin.
ASHWAGANDHA: Is the most important herb for frazzled burnt out Mom’s and broken souls. Neverending “Lifeguard Mode” watching kids can fry even the calmest Mom’s adrenal glands and cause trouble sleeping, imbalanced female hormones, constant anxiety, panic attacks and eventually just a blah depressed and drained state that is not improved by antidepressants. It can be used as a daily tonic or just for situational support. It’s mild enough for children and women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. Most Mom’s don’t have the time to pop a valium and take a nap. Research shows it actually heals nerve pain. So whether you have neuropathy like me and drink it often, or whether your “nerves are fried” after a tough day of parenting. I believe this gentle root is just what an agitated and exhausted soul needs right now! ❤️✅
ASTRAGALUS- The “Shield Herb” for daily immune protection. If you feel physically weak, depleted, drained and exhausted Astragalus will slowly build you back up. In Chinese Medicine they say it “keeps the thieves out”. So when you drink your daily astragalus tea you are “locking your doors” to the latest virus circulating.
LICORICE- In a small low dose works to rejuvenate a weak burnt out soul with low cortisol levels. It contains antiviral properties and immune enhancing properties and helps boost energy so that less caffeine consumption is needed and tastes sweet so we are happy with our tea and do not binge on sugar.
CINNAMON- Recovering from postpartum weight gain for many mom’s means getting insulin levels to return to normal. For many Mom’s this never happens. Insulin when elevated such as in PCOS is a leading culprit behind many health problems mom’s struggle from: Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, Inflammation, Pain, Neuropathy, Diarrhea and Headaches.
RASPBERRIES- Are delicious and make the tea a treat but more importantly they are rich in flavonoids that balance women’s hormones and blood sugar. They protect and perfect the skin so Mommy looks fabulous at all times.
Dr. Nicole Sundene, NMD
Dr. Sundene is a Naturopathic Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is considered a Female Hormone Expert in Women's Health and Bioidentical Hormones. She specializes in Holistic Women's Health for Menopause, Thyroid, Hashimotos, PMS, Perimenopause, Autoimmune, Postpartum, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Food Allergies, Digestion, Dermatology , Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema and Adrenal Hormonal Conditions. In 1999 she began working for a Hormone Doctor prior to starting Naturopathic Medical School. With over 22 years of experience in both Prescription and Natural women's health and hormones she presents to women the best integrated health solutions for their Chronic Disease. She has been an Herbalist for over 27 years and enjoys teaching women how to use herbs to balance their hormones, nutrition and optimize their health. Dr. Sundene relies on blood testing for her hormone metrics. The hormone testing is covered per the patient's insurance plan and conducted at certain points in the woman's menstrual cycle. To learn more about Hormone Testing for Women Visit: Bioidentical Hormones. Follow Dr. Sundene on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more tips on Women's Health, Female Hormones and Naturopathy!
"Neverending Lifeguard Mode" that is absolutely hilarious and explains so much. You are so funny Dr. Nicole! I am heading out to go buy my ashwagahanda tea right now. Thank you for the great information. Please stay safe with your family we all need you and appreciate you!
With 5 daughter's in our house I don't know how we would have survived their teenage years without you. Our daughter's still quote you all the time at dinner. I was just stopping in to book an appointment and loved reading this. Thank you Dr. Nicole! Love you always! My daughter's all send their love and enjoyed having me reading this to them.Please stay safe. We appreciate you. You are so precious to us all!
Jessica, Sarah, Laney, Jenna and Maddie
Love your herbal tea recipes!