Tag Archives: cortisol

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 … Continue reading

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Phosphatidylserine for brain, memory and stress

Phosphatidylserine is an integral part of the cell membranes and is largely responsible for intracellular communication. Phosphatidylserine makes up close to 10% of the lipid content in the cell membrane of neurons. Phosphatidylserine supplements are commonly known as “brain boosters”; “memory … Continue reading

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GABA for calming

The supplement GABA is anti-excitatory in that it helps your brainwaves flow in calm rhythms. GABA enhances normal sleep cycles, improves blood pressure and can also be an effective pain killer for back pain and arthritis. GABA also stimulates the … Continue reading

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Stressed and sick

Why do stressed-out people get more colds and flu? Researchers now know that chronic psychological stress causes the body to lose its ability to regulate inflammatory responses. This dysregulation of the body’s ability to regulate inflammation leads to both the … Continue reading

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DHEA and the adrenal glands

DHEA is the “mother of all hormones” that fuels hormone pathways. DHEA balances estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. But as we age, DHEA levels decline and elevated stress levels also cause DHEA levels to plummet – forcing the adrenal glands to … Continue reading

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Stuck in stress mode

When our bodies get stuck in a stressed-out state, the hypothalamus continually sounds an alarm that resounds through the whole body. This causes the central nervous system to respond by triggering the adrenal glands to release adrenaline which raises the … Continue reading

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Stress survival

Stress is a basic survival mechanism which sharpens our senses and heightens the fight-or-flight response so we react to danger quickly and appropriately.  When the danger passes, our system should resume equilibrium. But what happens when we live in the … Continue reading

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The cortisol crunch

Ever get lost in a crisis? Crunch time and you can’t seem to think straight? This is because of too much cortisol in the brain. The brain cannot properly make and store new thoughts and memories when it is overwhelmed … Continue reading

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