Wellness

Maintaining Healthy Cortisol Levels: What You Need to Know

Balance is the key element when it comes to cortisol, a hormone produced in your adrenal glands. Cortisol performs many vital functions, including: Reducing inflammation Regulating blood pressure Metabolizing glucose Assisting with circadian rhythm regulation Formulating memories Many of these tasks contribute to cortisol’s role in controlling the “flight or fight response.”  When your body

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The Gut-Brain Axis: How Your Gut Health Affects Your Mental Health

Recent years have seen a growing awareness of mental health issues, and, thankfully, more open conversations about addressing psychological challenges. However, many people remain unaware of new, exciting research on the connection between gut health and mental health. The connection between your digestive system and your brain can have a profound influence on your mental

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Don’t Settle for Standard Thyroid Tests that Don’t Tell the Whole Story.

Your thyroid is a small organ with a huge impact on all aspects of your health. Thyroid hormone impacts every cell in your body, so even a small disturbance in thyroid hormone levels affects your digestive tract, brain, heart, metabolism, glucose and cholesterol levels, and much more. Yet, despite its importance, thyroid problems are one

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One Small Act

I’ve never considered myself to be a particularly brave person. Risk taking was certainly not particularly high up on my bucket list. So here I was, on a chilly June evening, sitting in Napa Valley, having dinner with an amazing group of women. We had started out as strangers at the beginning of a six

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