Category Archives: Adrenals

Adrenal Imbalance & Insomnia

Our internal clocks can be disrupted by ongoing stress of almost any kind – and women today have ongoing stress of all kinds. In times of chronic unrelenting stress, women can experience adrenal dysfunction and eventually become cortisol dominant. High cortisol can actually change our normal sleep cycling and reduce the amount of restorative (REM) sleep you experience. One of the first things to do is to look at what is really causing stress in your life – is it a family member? Too much to do in a day? Chronic dieting? Your job? Sometimes writing things down helps bring them Read More...

8 Ways to Reduce Cortisol Naturally

What is cortisol? Cortisol is the primary stress hormone secreted by the 2 cap-sized glands that are located on top of your kidneys in response to stress. It has been described as a low-grade adrenaline. This hormone assists in “fight-or-flight” situations. Its job is to quickly convert stored energy sources in the body into usable energy. Today, as a society, we are stressing over bills, going to work, relationships, poor food choices, dehydration, overtraining with exercise, lack of adequate sleep, among others. Every time the body becomes stressed, cortisol is released. This chronic elevation in cortisol is extremely detrimental to a person’s Read More...

8 Tips to Achieve Self Empowerment

Tip 1: Take notice of how you talk about your health. Your words become your destiny. The words you speak go into your own ears. They literally land in your body, and your cells respond. Instead of speaking about any dis-ease or dis-ability, speak positively about what you are capable of doing and how you are supporting yourself, and you will become as healthy as your words. Tip 2: There is a direct connection between the brain and the gut. Our thoughts and experiences directly affect both therefore, addressing both in healing is vital. By now you probably know how Read More...