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Controlling Cortisol To Manage Stress

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Controlling Cortisol To Manage Stress

Cortisol is one of forty stress hormones from the adrenal glands called glucocorticoids. The adrenals sit atop the kidneys and are divided into two areas: the adrenal medulla and adrenal cortex. The medulla produces epinephrine and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) used for immediate fight-or-flight response. The cortex has several zones that produce the glucocorticoids (including cortisol) and…

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Nine Tips For Optimal Immunity

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Nine Tips For Optimal Immunity

Having an immune system that is strong and efficient is something to be grateful for. It is also something to nurture and encourage. Here are some tips that can help you maintain or increase your body’s immunity to pathogens. 1.         Reduce Stress Stress can take a huge toll on our health. Although short-term stress…

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6 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight

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6 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight

Image Credits You may think you are following your diet carefully and incorporating the best strategies for losing weight, but for some reason your weight loss has plateaued. It seems like no matter what you do, you cannot lose another pound. Here are a few explanations for why this has happened and some suggestions for…

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What Is Cortisol and How Do You Deal With It

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What Is Cortisol and How Do You Deal With It

Want to Lose Fat? Watch out for Cortisol So you are looking to lose fat and want to be in the best shape of your life – yes? That was me. However there are things you need to know about your body. One of those things is a hormone called Cortisol. Now I don’t know…

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Reducing Stress Naturally

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Reducing Stress Naturally

What is anxiety? Anxiety is basically a negative emotional state about something specific (and sometimes unspecific). It can affect some people and cause them to become extremely stressed, something that is very detrimental to a person’s health. Chronic anxiety, when a person has anxiety all the time, can lead to reduced concentration, an increased risk…

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Fact or Fiction: Can Stress Really Cause Hair Loss?

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Fact or Fiction: Can Stress Really Cause Hair Loss?

It’s been a topic of debate for a few decades now, and one which we all have encountered, either through personal experience or through a relatable television program. The question is, “Can stress cause hair loss”, and the answer is, most definitely. The science behind hair loss from stress is a little common sense and…

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