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In this show you’ll learn:
A basic understanding of how cortisol works in your body, and what it is perfectly designed to do.
A list of the most common health threats of having too much elevated cortisol over long periods of time.
Some easy solutions you can do right now, as well as when you feel a stress reaction, to mitigate the cortisol spike.
Stress leads to the epidemic known as Adrenal Fatigue (also called adrenal burnout or adrenal exhaustion). When you secrete 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.
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.
Join Dr. Ritamarie and 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.
Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.
Optimistic behavoiour which enables a human heing to see and acknowledge the clear truth and, even in in the rottenest situation...
Thus an optimist is therefore no clown or other comical figure, rather he/she is a human being who, under the greatest pressure, remains consciously hopeful and happy and who,
in defiance of all pressure, remains consciously hopeful and happy and who, in defaince of all blows, breakdowns and deplorable states of affairs, and so forth,
always retains the upper hand and the sense and the conviction for that which is good and that which is the best...
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
In this episode Dr. O'Connor will discuss the real medical diagnosis of Hypogonadism from an Internal Medicine perspective after 10 years of being Americas #1 expert in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. He will also answer the following listener questions:
1. I am very interested to learn your evaluation of Clomid to jumpstart T production, especially as an initial experiement before committing to a lifelong injection based protocol?
2. I am an endurance athlete and assuming this is reducing my T levels through raising cortisol. Should endurance athletes be aware of and consider implementing cortisol reducers such as Phosphatidylserine or DHEA?
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!
The adrenal glands are essential for multiple functions in your body, such as maintaining blood pressure and cardiovascular levels, slowing the immune system's inflammatory response, and most importantly handling your body's response to stress.
When adrenal glands begin to fatigue, the fight-or-flight reaction kicks in. When your body become overstressed, adrenal levels and cortisol hormones skyrocket. Pretty soon you've got adrenal fatigue. Over time this may lead to depression, exhaustion and weight gain.
Today's special guest, renowned naturopathic physician Dr. Holly Lucille says, "Busy modern life is full of stress. Supporting and nourishing the adrenal glands is essential."
Holly Lucille, ND, RN is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant, and television and radio host. She serves on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Board of Directors and was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People." Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmard Channel, and Discovery Fit and Health Channel.
Dr. Lucille is here today with tips for handling stress, and sound nutritional advice for supporting adrenal health.
To learn more about Dr. Holly Lucille, please visit http://www.drhollylucille.com
This episode of Pneumatikos will explore the serious consequences of hostility to one's life. "Hostile people release more adrenaline and norepinephrine into their blood than nonhostile people. In general terms, these hormones raise blood pressure by constricting blood vesssels and increasing heart rate. Angry people also have elevated cortisol levels...elevated cortisol levels cause the body to retain sodium (salt). which adds to the blood-pressure problem...over time if the hostility becomes engrained in the person's emotional identity, the blod pressure problems become more permanent."
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
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A crazy thing happened to me last month. I ran out of prednisone and had to stop taking it, cold turkey.
Many of you know that you don't just go off prednisone cold like that. You're supposed to wean yourself slowly, or risk serious withdrawal symptoms.
In prednisone withdrawal, you can experience fatigue, flu-like symptoms, mood dips, inflammation and swelling, among other symptoms.
All of these symptoms flare up while your body gets used to making its own cortisol again.
Some quick background info on me: Seventeen years ago my diagnosis was autoimmune disease. Over the years, my symptoms have included rheumatoid arthritis in every joint of my body including my neck and rib cage, along with brain and nervous system symptoms, skin rashes, hormone imbalances, etc. Some doctors have told me that my autoimmune disease was triggered by lyme disease, and is now considered chronic lyme disease.
It's complicated, I know. What else is new?
So anyway, back to the prednisone. I was almost off of it, finally, after using it for a flare in symptoms that I experienced this past winter.
I ran out on a Friday. I thought I had another full bottle in the bathroom cabinet somewhere. But I could not find it anywhere! My prescription didn't have any refills and my doctor's office wouldn't be open until Monday.
I freaked out. This meant that my knees and fingers and wrists were going to swell. I was going to get night chills and a sore throat.
I went into emergency mode and...
You'll have to listen to the episode to find out more!
I had a learning lesson today and I want to share it with you. We all encounter negative people in our life from time to time. It could be in your personal life or it could even be by comments on social media sites. It's how we react to them that matters.
Yes, the first reaction when someone is rude is to be angry and retaliate by harsh words. Well, when we do this then these people actually win because that's what they want. Yes, I can insult someone probably better than anyone as I learned from my late father but does it feel good to me? No! I did resort to this today but then turned it around and I will explain how you do this.
When we absorb this negative energy and retaliate we still release cortisol and other harmful hormones. It doesn't make us feel better. I guess kill them with kindness!!!
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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."