Category Archives: Hormones

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...

Digestion in Women: The Impact of Hormones & Female Anatomy

Did you know…… Women have a longer colon than men Estrogen and progesterone can profoundly affect the GI tract A woman’s stomach empties slower than a man’s, increasing the incidence of bloating A woman’s large intestine empties more slowly than a man’s, increasing risk of constipation Men have a colon shaped like a horseshoe, where a woman’s is more like a tangled-up slinky Women’s gastrointestinal (GI) systems are different than that of men’s. Not only are women physically dissimilar, some organs also operate differently, and then there are hormones and their effects on the female GI tract. Continue reading to find out why women may Read More...