I wanted to do this as a 3 part series because there is so much to cover and remember, this is a non-overwhelming space! So today we will talk about Cortisol.
What is it? Cortisol is a #hormone that is released during stress. It is made in the #adrenal glands (stress = hello #Adrenalfatigue!)
What does it affect? Everything. Very truly. To name a few- inflammation, fatigue, hormone imbalance, metabolism, blood sugar, Insomnia, low libido (DHEA). Speaking of DHEA, chronic stress will keep you from losing weight no matter how much you exercise or how well you eat? That goes for many other functions, like sexual function, #infertility and #depression, as well!
Before you put the "Not Welcome" sign up - did you know that we actually need some cortisol? True! It is essential for human health. Such as immune system, metabolism, blood pressure, and cardiovascular function. We just need a *balance*.
So how do I balance cortisol? Really, that's up to you! Think. What brings YOU joy? Those things will bring your cortisol down. Comfort food. Smells- particularly coffee, cinnamon and vanilla have shown to lower cortisol. Reading- did you know studies have shown that reading while wrapped up in a soft blanket lower anxiety, depression and stress significantly better than those who don't?? 📙 Honey, salt, coconut oil. Or a nice warm mug of magnesium packed Crio Bru!
Yesterday and today I think my cortisol was at an all time high. I felt physically horrible as well as my brain felt fried. I was short with my kids and I felt like crashing. I knew I needed immediate action. I took a dropper full of #rescueremedy, sat down, deep breathed and meditated (for only even 10- 20min!) for the last 10 min I used #solfeggio tuning forks and ended with a cup of Crio Bru. And I feel 100% different. I feel my mind is blank. I feel almost giddy. I feel calm. I truly believe meditation and tuning forks can change the world (part 2 post next week).
Last thoughts : Be kind to yourself. Your health is the priority. Your digestion, mental health and physical health are only as healthy as your cortisol. I love you! 😊
Hello! I'm so excited that you have stopped by. That tells me that you are ready for a new way of life and I couldn't be more happy that you listened to that voice that got you here!