Killer stress

Relaxing after a hard day’s work helps prevent the release of excess stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is what your body releases when it is stressed. Having small amounts of cortisol is not a problem until the stress becomes persistent and the amount of cortisol in the bloodstream becomes elevated. When cortisol elevates, you start craving quick energy foods like potato chips, pastries, candy bars, and such. The double-whammy of cortisol is that it also causes you to store fat around the abdomen. Cortisol also jacks the hormones that control your appetite; making you hungry more often and not feeling full enough when you do eat. THEN cortisol causes decreased muscle mass as it craters testosterone levels. Stress and cortisol are major players in cancer. Intentional relaxation combats excess cortisol and Harvard scientists found that deep relaxation causes bodily changes from cortisol levels all the way down to our genetic level. Yoga is one great way to lower cortisol and even activate disease fighting genes. Deep massage is another one.

Stress is a killer!

Stress is a killer!

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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