EOE 006 Dr. Krista Anderson Ross, Insights Into The Stress Hormone, Cortisol
In this episode Dr. Krista Anderson Ross explores the stress hormone Cortisol and describes Cortisol imbalance due to chronic stress. She offers some simple and very important lifestyle tips for learning to manage stress and bringing Cortisol levels back into balance.
In this episode you will learn:
Krista is a true moderate and believes in helping people get healthy enough to enjoy lots of different things in moderation.
The Stress hormone Cortisol is very important and has two functions in our bodies.
Robert Salpalsky example of Cortisol: Human vs. Antelopes. “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers.”
How chronic stress can put us into a constant state of “Fight or Flight”. This produces a variety of physiological symptoms such as: suppressed progesterone and estrogen, suppressed libido, premature aging, blood sugar and thyroid gland issues and inflammation.
Most of us living a modern lifestyle are experiencing some sort of Cortisol (stress hormone) imbalance.
Major joint study with NPR, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, and Harvard: 2 in 4 Americans admit to having a great deal of stress in the last 12 months.
Krista’s take on coffee and alcohol for our Cortisol levels.
Major Lifestyle choices someone can make if they are working on balancing their Cortisol levels.
How one’s attitude about stress can actual have an outcome on rates of mortality.
The 15-24-7 rule for learning to deeply relax.
Some of the ways Krista and Marv use technology for relaxation and efficiency.
Headspace.com. Meditation App.
Binaural Beats App.
Maintaining healthy levels of oxygen in the body and some breathing techniques that are simple enough to do everyday.
Some important sleep hacks to make sure Cortisol is low and melatonin is high at the correct times.
How teenagers and adult are on a different hormonal clock.
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