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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