Rushing Woman's Syndrome

According to research, long-term activation of the stress-response system - and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones - can disrupt almost all your body's processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including: anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease, sleep problems, weight gain (or loss), memory and concentration impairment.
Stress can be the result of a perceived or a real threat. The body knows that it is stressed and responds with a fight or flight reaction. But your body doesn't know the difference between the stress we feel at work or stress from the risk of an attack. The cumulative effect of constantly feeling pressure can create a cascade of stress hormones that is detrimental to our physical and mental health.

Diet and alcohol also stimulate stress hormones. Add in a lack of sleep and you have yourself a heady chemical concoction.

These are problems that affect many of us, but some want to earn some money out of other people's psychological and physical discomfort. Such a person is Libby Weaver, a New Zealand-based biochemist and nutritionist, but NOT a medical doctor. She coined the term 'Rushing Woman’s Syndrome' in 2012. She believes imbalanced sex and stress hormones cause problems with 'weight management, food cravings, sleep quality, patience, moods, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.'

Real doctors claim that 'Rushing Woman’s Syndrome' is simply a marketing term, not a medical term. They warned that such simplistic explanations could prevent women with actual clinical mood and depression disorders from getting the medical or psychological help they need.

Other critics have characterized 'Rushing Woman’s Syndrome' as a gimmick designed to help Weaver sell health products, as her company, Dr. Libby Ltd., sells books, consultations, courses, health retreats, CDs and DVDs. Curry is also promoting her own weight-loss program and naturopathic hormone treatments, which she says helped her overcome her symptoms.

O dear, that sounds very much like quackery, if you should ask me. But you shouldn't ask me, but finally rely on your own judgement. You might well reach the same conclusion.

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