Dr. Doni Wilson explains how continued stress to the adrenal glands leads to cortisol levels that are either too high or too low, which leads to all kinds of health issues.
Our adrenal glands are two small organs that sit on top of our kidneys. When our bodies perceive a stress, the adrenal glands are cued to set off a stress response, a complicated chemical cascade in which many stress hormones are triggered. The first step in the process, though, is always cortisol, which is part […]
We all have stress, of one form or another, and especially during the holidays. In fact, to some degree, being alive is being in relationship with stress. Even positive experiences can trigger stress responses without our bodies. And it is the ripple effects of stress that lead to health issues of all types. I’m working […]
Sure it makes sense that not getting enough sleep can lead to fatigue, irritability, and even lower immune function, but what does sleep have to do with your heart? A recent study published in the European Heart Journal showed that getting less then 6 hours of sleep per night (or disrupted sleep) can increase your […]