We are on constant alert 24-7.
Apple watches, work emails, and Instagram have us hooked into our devices first thing in the morning and prevent us from drifting off to slumberland late at night. The result of constantly being “on” is that our society is chronically under-slept and highly stressed. This state of constant urgency can result in long-term health issues and hormonal imbalances. (source, source, source, source)
Cortisol, aka the stress hormone, is usually blamed for all the damaging effects of excess stress. Yet, many don’t realize that it also provides many benefits such as controlling inflammation and assisting with fueling our body during heightened arousal. It is when cortisol is constantly elevated that problems can ensue.
In my latest post, I will examine the problems with long-term hikes in cortisol levels and chronic stress. I also share some natural ways to mitigate these issues. Topics include:
- The inescapable stress of today’s society
- Why cortisol is not the enemy
- The Zen of zebras and how this relates to cortisol
- How to handle the constant barrage of stress
- A listener bonus on women’s infradian rhythm
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
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