Hormone Series Topic 2: High Cortisol
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Welcome back to the hormone series! In this episode Andrea is focusing on understanding  high cortisol levels. Cortisol, commonly known as the stress hormone, plays a crucial role in various bodily functions beyond just the stress response. Andrea explains the production and regulation of cortisol through the HPA axis and its impact on sleep, blood sugar regulation, inflammation, digestion, and more. Andrea encourages listeners to take control of their cortisol levels by adopting these natural strategies and emphasizes the importance of consulting a healthcare professional for personalized guidance. GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR ANDREA'S NEW APP https://www.deliciouslyfitnhealthy.com/app-wait Training & Coaching https://www.deliciouslyfitnhealthy.com/links In this episode, you'll be able to: Gain insights into the multifaceted role of cortisol in the body.Understand the natural rhythm of cortisol production and its impact on waking up and sleeping.Explore how cortisol affects blood sugar regulation and its role in inflammation.Learn about the connection between cortisol, digestion, and metabolism.Discover the significance of cortisol in dealing with resistance from physical or mental stressors.Recognize the symptoms of high cortisol levels, such as rapid weight gain, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, and more.Receive practical tips on naturally balancing cortisol levels through lifestyle adjustments, including sleep improvement, dietary changes, and stress management. Key Moments: Introduction to Cortisol and its Functions (00:04:00)Cortisol's Role in Sleep-Wake Cycle (00:05:00)Cortisol and Blood Sugar Regulation (00:07:00)Cortisol's Anti-inflammatory Role (00:08:00)Cortisol's Impact on Digestion and Metabolism (00:10:00)Symptoms of High Cortisol (00:11:00)Natural Ways to Balance Cortisol (00:12:00)Importance of quality sleepDietary considerations, including glycemic index and anti-inflammatory foodsManaging caffeine intakeBalancing exercise routinesSupplements and Deficiencies (00:27:00)Magnesium, Zinc, Sodium, PotassiumAdaptogenic herbs: Holy Basil, Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Lion's Mane, Rhodiola Rosea, PanaxCBD oil for calming effects GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR ANDREA'S NEW APP https://www.deliciouslyfitnhealthy.com/app-wait Follow the Make it Simple Podcast @make.it.simple.podcast Have a suggestion for a topic click HERE Have a suggestion for a guest click HERE Follow Andrea on Instagram @deliciouslyfitnhealthy @dfh.training.pics Training & Coaching https://www.deliciouslyfitnhealthy.com/links Visit Andrea's Website www.deliciouslyfitnhealthy.com Produced by Light On Creative Productions
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