541: Cortisol: How Not to Stress about the Stress Hormone

Cortisol plays an important part in a healthy metabolism, the formation of memory and the body's treatment of inflammation.  It is wonderfully efficient.  It even gets the body ready to face a threat or run from that very same fear.

All good stuff.  However, when the body is flooded with Cortisol it has anything but a healthy role in helping the body.  In our hectic world the brain sees everything as a threat and accordingly pumps out Cortisol in large quantities.  There needs to be a way to stop it and that is what I will talk about today.

In this Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What Cortisol is
  • How it serves the body
  • Overview of the Flight or Flight response, the stress response
  • 3 ways to limit the cascade of Cortisol
  • Overview of how Cortisol impedes our ability to lose weight


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