Nothing wrecks your hormones faster than unmanaged stress.
The key is to manage your stress so that it doesn’t spiral out of control, and cause all sorts of health and hormone havoc.
Meet Cortisol: Your Main Stress Hormone
Under acute stress, your body produces a brief surge in cortisol, which causes an increase in energy and focus. This reaction is designed to help you get out of bed in the morning – or out of a dangerous or challenging situation. It’s healthy and beneficial . . . when it’s infrequent.
The challenge is that, for many people, the cortisol surge never turns off. Chronic stress can lead to elevated cortisol, or it may cause your cortisol levels to swing wildly between too high and too low – sometimes within a matter of hours in the same day.
What’s worse is that many of us are hooked on this hormone imbalance. We drink coffee to wake up and wine to fall asleep. We work late and glorify “busy-ness.” And then wonder why we feel moody, anxious, tired-but-wired, and can’t stop gaining weight.
The Long-Term Effects of Cortisol Imbalance
Over time, consistently high cortisolis linked high blood pressure, prediabetes and diabetes, increased belly fat, brain changes such as atrophy of the hippocampus (where memory is synthesized), depression, suicide, insomnia, and poor wound healing.
In fact, fat cells in the belly have four times more cortisol receptors compared to fat cells elsewhere, so you just keep reinforcing the muffin top as your cortisol climbs and stays high. It’s not pretty.
Low cortisol can have equally undesirable consequences. It’s linked to chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, bone loss and burnout – just to name a few.
Getting to Goldilocks: 3 Proven Stress Management Strategies
One of the most powerful changes you can make for your health and happiness is to get your cortisol to the “Goldilocks” level – not too high and not too low – and keep it there as much as possible.
Fortunately, I’ve spent years sifting through the research and testing countless solutions, to bring you only the most effective, proven strategies for stress management.
Here are three tips you can implement today to start feeling more relaxed tomorrow...
Strategy #1: Wean Off The Caffeine
Drinking caffeine may help you feel more energized in the short-term, but it’s a high interest loan against your body that you will eventually have to pay back. In addition to spiking cortisol, caffeine dehydrates you, restricts blood flow to the brain, decreases sleep quality (even consumed in small amounts, early in the morning!), and has been linked to anxiety, bruxism (clenching or grinding your teeth at night), and the dreaded muffin top.
If you’re in love with your morning cup o’ Joe, I recommend weaning off slowly, or aiming to drink the smallest dose of caffeine that supports your productivity – yet doesn’t undermine your health. This may be challenging at first, but within weeks you’ll notice you’re sleeping better, have more sustained energy throughout the day, and feel more relaxed.
Strategy #2: Try Yoga – Or Just Breathe
Yoga has been shown to raise your serotonin, the happy brain chemical responsible for mood, sleep, and appetite. For women this is especially important, as we have 52% less serotonin than men, according to my friend, Dr. Daniel Amen.
I also believe that yoga is the best form of exercise for stress relief and getting your cortisol to a sweet spot.
If you feel intimidated by the idea of taking a class with other people, watch this short stress relief yoga video, or just practice deep breathing and stretching at home for 5 minutes each day.
Strategy #3: Take Stress-Relieving Supplements
There are a number of supplements proven to regulate cortisol levels. I recommend starting with:
- Fish Oil (Omega-3): 1,000 – 4,000 mg/day
- Phosphatidylserine (PS): 400-800 mg/day
- Rhodiola: 200 mg once/twice per day
For the full Gottfried Protocol for stress – and even more proven strategies to balance your hormones naturally – get your copy of my bestselling book, The Hormone Cure. It’s the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one this holiday season.
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Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES
Recently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.
Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Don’t fall for the lie that you have to deprive yourself to lose weight.
Secret #2: stop eating out. You will automatically eat less without even noticing.
Then start detoxing your body with tasty, nourishing smoothies that are just as easy on your wallet as they are easy to make.
Because a single day of enjoying Liz’ smoothies demonstrated the radical power of her superfood-packed red smoothies to make me feel incredibly good.
Now prepare yourself for one of the biggest weight loss secrets there is. A secret that, when you use it properly, can transform your body and your health.
You probably know most of us eat too much processed food. What you may not know is that it’s full of toxic chemicals and substandard, dirt-cheap ingredients designed to make you eat more…and force you to gain weight.
Here’s how it works...
“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”
“So… what’s going on with me? Why am I losing weight but not going hungry?”
Liz paused, then dropped the bombshell.
Your body is designed to burn fat. You just have to let it.
“What? I thought we were designed to store fat?!?” We were Skyping and I was practically shouting. Then I heard Liz say…
What good is a fat reserve if you can’t burn it?
Liz continued: “You’re drinking smoothies packed with phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that pull toxins out of you like a tractor beam. Allowing your body to burn those toxin-filled fat stores… and releasing tremendous amounts of stored energy.”
So that’s why I’m losing weight without going hungry.
Watch Liz’ free presentation. It’s packed with revolutionary weight loss information—information that works. Because it’s based on how nature works.
Click the button below only if you want to wear smaller clothes, breathe easier, move more freely and just plain feel better.
Because when you click here to watch Liz’ life-changing presentation, you’ll learn
- Which calories help you lose weight…and which ones help you gain it…
- The “diet” foods…some of them vegetables…that lead to weight gain and diabetes…
- The “low-fat” foods that can dramatically increase your risk of cancer.
- And the superfoods that rescue your body from this assault by detoxing you…
Revitalizing your metabolism so you can
Shed pounds as well as toxins, renew your body and reset your internal clock by up to 7 years.
Because until now, the Red Smoothie Detox Factor has been available only to Liz’ private clients. But now that she’s perfected it to work for almost everyone, almost every time, Liz is sharing it with rest of us so we can feel better and look better.
Get Red Smoothie Detox Factor before the price goes back up.
Because Liz offers a ridiculously good guarantee. You have 60 days to decide you love the Red Smoothie Detox Factor. If you don’t love it—for any reason, or even no reason at all —Liz will refund your money. 100%. No questions asked.
Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*
By Richard Neal
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION
According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:
Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).
Source: CDC Website
Drugs Treat Symptoms, Not Disease
Pharmaceutical companies have been trying to shut these doctors down simply for revealing the truth about diabetes.
Scientific studies have proven that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally - but this information has been hidden and suppressed for decades.
Diabetics can normalize blood sugar, and be taken off all medication and insulin injections completely naturally.
Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes in a shocking new online presentation.
In 3 Weeks, 71% Type 2 Diabetics Were Taken off ALL Medication
96% of patients were able to stop all insulin injections and 81% achieved complete relief of painful neuropathy.
Groundbreaking research published by the University of Kentucky, University of California and Newscastle University prove that type 2 diabetes CAN be reversed.
Blood sugar normalizes... neuropathy pain goes away...
Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine have perfected these techniques and helped tens of thousands of their patients end the need for medication and insulin injections 100% naturally.
You don't have to suffer anymore, Learn the truth about your diabetes and stop this disease dead in its tracks right now.
Groundbreaking New Research
Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes that has been suppressed for over 21 years.
Last year they helped over 17,542 type 2 diabetics end the need for prescription drugs, insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring.
This year they're on track to help over 30,000.
In just a few weeks, 96% of their patients are able to stop ALL diabetes medication and insulin injections.
No more neuropathy pain, pricking your finger, or the need for expensive medication.
Learn about this groundbreaking new research here:
#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
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