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  • 00:31

    Cortisol: The Unexpected Killer

    in Health

    Are you constantly stressed out, even when you shouldn't be?Do you worry about anything and everything going on in your life, big or small?Do you eat quickly, on the run, and under stress? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are most likely suffering from high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Stress leads to the epidemic known as Adrenal Fatigue (also called adrenal burnout or adrenal exhaustion). When you secret cortisol on a regular basis, it creates a whole host of problems for your body.
    Years of high levels of cortisol cause serious problems. It will catch up with you, eventually. Experts have known and been telling us for years that somewhere between 80-90% of all diseases are stress related. That is too high a number to ignore the reality. Stress is a killer.
    Cortisol is not the "bad guy," however! It is doing its job by reacting to what you tell it to: threats. The problem is that you are no longer being chased by a hungry tiger in real life, but you are reacting to your daily stresses as if you are.
    Discover in this show the dangers of continual cortisol spikes, why it's such a killer, and leave with some solutions you can implement right now to significantly diminish this very real health danger from your life.
    Learn how to completely restore, nourish, and revitalize your stressed out, burnt out, fried adrenals: join my brand new program CAFE (Correcting Adrenal Fatigue and Exhaustion), a 5 part series which will show you step-by-step, how to handle cortisol spikes and prevent stress-related afflictions that keep you from living the vibrant life you deserve. 
    Correcting Adrenal Fatigue And Exhaustion

  • 00:48

    How Cortisol Makes Your Hormones Go Bananas

    in Health

    Join me as I interview Ameer Rosic, RHN, FDN, of ameerrosic.com.


    Ameer is a holistic nutritionist, functional medical practitioner, and an accomplished athlete and author.


    He's also a very fun and energetic speaker who doesn't hold back!


    Today he'll share with you information that can rescue your reproductive hormones from the damages of stress.


    He'll talk about:



    Hormonal pathways (understand how your hormones interact)
    How cortisol steals from primary sex hormones (that you need to get pregnant!)
    Cortisol and thyroid (thyroid is important for proper hormone signaling in your cycle)
    Cortisol and leaky gut (gut health is important for fertility for nutrient absorption)
    Primal diet for optimal mitochrondrial function (let's get your sperm and egg acting snappy!)
    Why sleep is so critical for adrenal health and fertility (and quick tips on sleeping better)


    Bridgit Danner, LAc, your host and owner of Joyful Mammas:  A Pregnancy Success Program 


    Schedule a complimentary "Getting Out of Overwhelm" fertility consult at our link!

  • 00:31

    Michelle B (MichelleB), Cyclic Cushing's Interview

    in Health

    Michelle was recently diagnosed with cyclic Cushing's. She has had a diagnosis of PCOS since she was 17 years old.


    She writes in her bio: "I just recently received the diagnosis of cyclic Cushing’s. I’m not really sure how long I have actually had Cushing’s because I have had a diagnosis of PCOS since I was 17 yrs. old ( I’m now the ripe young age of 33). However looking back through labs with my endocrinologist who I see every 6 months, my ACTH levels have been elevated for a bit over 1 yr. It was not until recently January of 2015- things were going terribly wrong.


    Starting in January I started to feel genuinely unwell, on a regular basis. I cant really explain all my symptoms there were so many different sensations and feelings that were seemingly different daily. However the red flag was I was having blood pressure spikes from really high, to very low back to back. I never had any blood pressure issues so this was a concern that led me to see a cardiologist. Upon tons of testing the cardio MD felt that something was telling my otherwise very healthy heart to do this and I should see a endocrinologist. (thank goodness for him) I contacted my endo and let him know…. the testing began."

  • 00:58

    The Power of The Heart - from the director of The Secret

    in Spirituality

    . Did you know that living from your heart has immediate benefits? It triggers about 1,400 biochemical changes. It shifts your thoughts from negative to positive raising endorphin levels while simultaneously decreasing cortisol levels resulting in stress reduction – which studies prove is the cause of 90% of disease.  Anti-aging processes begin, DHEA levels, the life-giving hormone, surges in our bodies. Our immune systems become really strong. We think more clearly. We become less aggressive and more compassionate, appreciative, caring and grateful.


    There is a film called The Power of The Heart, our topic for discussion and joining me Baptist de Pahpay, a lawyer turned author and filmmaker. Baptist has traveled around the world to interview the spiritual teachers in the film and book and I most certainly am most grateful to have him here to speak on what I believe is vital to humanity.

  • 02:16

    The Goddess Rising Network :Relationship, Spirituality And Your Mind!

    in Current Events

    Like it or not, emotions share some very real biochemical links with your nervous, endocrine, immune and digestive systems. Isn’t it time you learned something about how your body responds to what you feel—and vice versa?


    Psycho means mind. Soma means body. The term psychosomatic, which we’ve been taught to associate with “imaginary” illnesses, in fact refers simply to the physiological connection between the mind and the body – a connection that is seeming more concrete and evident by the day. Science is now showing us with increasing clarity that our feelings and thoughts can help make us sick (or well) in a variety of ways that are definitely not “all in our head.”For years now, we’ve been hearing that stress is bad for us, but beyond a vague idea that near-constant surges of cortisol and adrenaline can throw our bodies off balance, and maybe make us feel depressed, few of us have had a very clear sense of why that is. Nor have we heard much about how emotions such as grief, anger, fear, joy – or mental states such as mindfulness, contemplativeness and relaxation – might impact our biochemistry. what they found: At the end of eight weeks, the meditators had significant increases in left-side anterior brain activity (a pattern generally associated with "positive affect," or feeling), while the nonmeditators showed no change. Four months after the flu shots were administered, the meditators also showed a significantly stronger antibody immune response than nonmeditators.

  • 00:10

    Michelle B (MichelleB), Cyclic Cushing's Bio

    in Health

    Michelle was recently diagnosed with cyclic Cushing's. She has had a diagnosis of PCOS since she was 17 years old.


    She writes in her bio: "I just recently received the diagnosis of cyclic Cushing’s. I’m not really sure how long I have actually had Cushing’s because I have had a diagnosis of PCOS since I was 17 yrs. old ( I’m now the ripe young age of 33). However looking back through labs with my endocrinologist who I see every 6 months, my ACTH levels have been elevated for a bit over 1 yr. It was not until recently January of 2015- things were going terribly wrong.


    Starting in January I started to feel genuinely unwell, on a regular basis. I cant really explain all my symptoms there were so many different sensations and feelings that were seemingly different daily. However the red flag was I was having blood pressure spikes from really high, to very low back to back. I never had any blood pressure issues so this was a concern that led me to see a cardiologist. Upon tons of testing the cardio MD felt that something was telling my otherwise very healthy heart to do this and I should see a endocrinologist. (thank goodness for him) I contacted my endo and let him know…. the testing began."

  • 00:30

    Achieving Healthy Living in Modern Times

    in Self Help

    Healthy living starts with our mindset. The environment in which we work, eat, sleep and relax affect our health. When the work environment is stressful, the body excretes hormones like cortisol and adrenaline in response to being  angry, shamed and disrespected. These hormones adversely affect our heart (angina), stomach (ulcers) and nervous system (depression).


    To maintain good health, we need to learn how to cope with stressful situations. Meditation, exercise, self-rewarding systems, supportive friends and family are the infrastructure for a balanced and healthy life. Meditation is simply quiet time with yourself; in a "hot bath", fishing on a lake , on a Yoga mat in a quiet place,  on your knees in prayer or  jogging along a quite road. Anytime "worries" are dropped and a feeling of calm is dominant without alcohol, you are in meditation.


    Once you have mastered your environment, you must examine your diet and nutritional status. Most fast food is nutrient poor and all "sweet" drinks contribute to undesirable body mass. Water should be the "go to drink" and fresh or frozen food should be your staple. Processed foods means that most of nature's best has been removed and artificial ingredients have been added. Avoid unnecessary eating such as snacking and make eating a more social activity. Eating alone may encourage over eating (to finish a serving) and may become a "habit" to cope with an unpleasant emotion.

  • 00:57

    Reduce Cortisol -The Stress Hormone

    in Self Help

    Topic: How to reduce your cortisol, the stress  hormone. 
    The Bridge to Health, Integrative Healing Center has gone virtual.  Bonnie Groessl, Nurse Practitioner and Holistic Coach, is reaching out to serve people across the globe.   Bonnie is recognized as an expert in helping people make changes to achieve their goals. Her emphasis is on providing an integrative, holistic approach to people with chronic emotional and physical pain. Just the everyday stressors of life can cause emotional pain for all of us from time to time.  Her clients learn tools that bring together mind-body medicine, nutrition, energy medicine, and spirituality to help them truly enjoy their  lives.  As the host of this weekly radio show, Bonnie shares this valuable information, as well as tips, tools and strategies to help you enjoy the health, happiness and abundance you deserve.   Bonnie is also a Reiki Master and incorporates energy work and angel readings into her shows. Listeners can experience guided imagery, affirmations, and other healing methods on the show. Bonnie says, “We all have more drugs in our brain than any drug company could ever make,” and she helps you learn how to access the ones that help you feel  good.   Bonnie presents fascinating topics on each show, with featured guests periodically. Listen in and feel free to ask questions as Bonnie shares information and tools you can use to truly enjoy your life!        For more inforamtion, Bonnie's main site is www.bonniegroessl.com    Visit The Bridge to Health on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheBridgeToHealth

  • 00:53

    Hormone Harmony how to balance your hormones to Live Your Best Life

    in Health

    SHOW DESCRIPTION:


    Millions of women are struggling with hormone imbalance, an epidemic that is disrupting countless lives during menopause and much earlier in life — a fact that is widely unrecognized. Join me this week as I chat with Dr. Alicia Stanton and she demystifies the subject of natural or bioidentical hormone therapy and debunks the myth that menopause is the primary trigger of midlife symptoms such as: constant fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, forgetfulness, hot flashes, sleep difficulties. You will find out the chief lifestyle triggers of hormonal havoc that are ignored in health care today; why six key hormones — insulin, cortisol, thyroid, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone — must be in balance; how to restore harmony by making practical lifestyle changes that cost little or nothing; and, when necessary, how to get medical help. While aimed mainly at women, this interview will also discuss men and their journey through andropause.


    GUEST BIO:


    Dr. Alicia Stanton is one of the country’s leading experts on women’s health and hormone therapy. Dr. Stanton is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Diplomate of the Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and an Advanced Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She has a special interest in hormone balance and its effects on menopausal symptoms, weight gain, PMS, energy levels and stress. Her experience also translates well to help manage her male patients and their hormonal issues, including low testosterone, adrenal fatigue and low libido. Her practice is dedicated to anti-aging medicine and maintaining optimum health through nutrition, fitness and bioidentical hormone therapy. Dr. Stanton is the author of Hormone Harmony: How to Balance Insulin, Cortisol, Thyroid, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone to Live Your Best Life

  • 01:02

    Why Are You Exhausted? Beverly Nadler

    in Health

    Is Adrenal Exhaustion Causing Your Health Problems? 
    Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed fatigue, depression, food cravings, poor immune function, headaches and other unpleasant symptoms of declining health without knowing why.  In today’s show, our Health Guru, Beverly Nadler, will tell you some fascinating facts about the importance of your adrenal glands. Many unexplained health problems are the result of worn-out adrenal glands. We know that these walnut sized glands above your kidneys release adrenalin and cortisol in response to stress, but they do far more than that.  They produce 50 different hormones and are essential for our energy, stamina, sharp mind and healthy sex drive.  When you suffer from adrenal fatigue, all of the above may be absent or greatly reduced. Join us today and learn how you can restore the health of your adrenal glands and regain your energy.
    http://www.beverlynadler.com
     
     
     
     
     

  • 00:43

    Scared to Death To Live Your Purpose? Confession #2

    in Spirituality

    Confession # 2 - I'm Scared to Death!


    Ever wanted to start something new?


    Ever wanted to try a different route?


    Get a new job... or let go of an old relationship?  But too scared to make the change or make the move?


    So many times we allow the fear to get in our way.


    We become scared of the outcome or what people will think.


    Does this happen to you?  Do you let being scared get in your way of living your purpose?


    In this episode of Catch Your Spirit we will look at all the many things that scare us away from living the life we want.


    Call in to get a reading on this and tap away the fear!


    I will offer you the intuitive insight to see this and then some tapping scripts to work with to move it out of the body... mind and spirit.


    EFT is an energy psychology that works on the amygdala of the brain to lower the cortisol levels reducing fear and anxiety.


    In my upcoming book, Confessions of a Shower Tapper - The Ulitmate Guide to Living Your Purpose with EFT this confession of being scared to death.  I will help you let go of being scared!


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    http://www.naturalforcesstudio.com/confessions-of-a-shower-tapper/