I realize that often my practice seems geared towards women and female health issues, not men. We hear the words “hormones”, “cortisol” and “stress” and immediately think: WOMEN. But men have hormones… They produce cortisol… And they absolutely experience stress… Sometimes more so than we—or themselves—give them credit for. Effects of Stress On Men I […]
Betrayal is a devasting thing. Whether from our spouses… Or best friends… Or a family member or business partner (or boss)… Or a community or organization… It cuts us deep and leaves sometimes lasting impacts on our lives. Do you know what else it is? Common. And so is the stress response and patterns of […]
A pedicure to paint those pretty toes… A massage to work out the kinks… A new bath bomb or lotion to moisturize the skin… Sound familiar? If you’re a mom, you probably recognize them as go-to gifts for Mother’s Day. Pretty much the equivalent to a funny tie, a beer mug and a round […]
Perhaps you’ve noticed that no matter how hard you try, the weight around your midsection just doesn’t seem to budge. You’ve tried it all: Keto, Paleo, lectin avoidance, juice cleanses, intermittent fasting—and yes, you’re exercising enough that you should be seeing results by now. But while other parts of your body seem to respond, your […]
While it’s no laughing matter, it’s certainly become almost a running joke with my patients, that no matter what they come in for we’re still going to talk about their cortisol levels. Of course we address all of their symptoms to get to the root of their distress; however, more times than not, a major […]
Stress is a part of life. Moderate amounts of stress can help us thrive and accomplish our goals. To maintain our health, however – we need to support ourselves and our bodies to keep our stress in balance.
We can’t escape stress – it is a part of life. But focusing your efforts on re-optimizing cortisol and adrenaline levels, and then maintaining those healthy levels, you can help your body recover from continued stress exposure.
Adrenal distress is often the underlying cause of some of the most common chronic health issues. By looking at your cortisol and adrenaline levels, you can uncover your individual “stress fingerprint,” and chart a path back to wellness – without drugs and other medications.
When you’re constantly in “stress mode,” it can put tremendous strain on your adrenal glands, leaving you feeling depleted and less able to respond to stress in a healthy way. What’s worse is that common treatments can actually make you feel worse. Here’s a natural, drug-free approach to recovering from adrenal distress.
Neurotransmitters are the “messengers” in our bodies, and have a strong effect on our mood, energy, focus, sleep, and memory. Here’s how to get your neurotransmitters back in balance with the nutrients from a natural diet, vitamins and supplements, better sleep, and other stress remedies.