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How Toxins Impact Blood Sugar Apr 15, 2024

Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is crucial for overall health and well-being. However, various factors, including diet, exercise, stress, and environmental toxins, can influence blood sugar regulation. In this blog post, we'll delve into the impact of toxins on blood sugar levels, exploring...

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How Does Insulin Affect Anxiety? Mar 04, 2024

Anxiety and stress often get tied up in the same bag. I often hear client complaints of fatigue, insomnia, racing thoughts, feeling overwhelmed and then in the same breath, they tell me they were told it was just anxiety. I know that this is a controversial opinion, but for the majority - anxiety...

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What is Insulin Resistance? Feb 26, 2024

Insulin resistance is a looming threat to our overall health and wellness as a society. A recent analysis from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2021 found that 40% of adults in the US age 18-44 are insulin resistant (Freeman & Pennings, 2023). This is up from...

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What is the relationship between cortisol and insulin? Feb 19, 2024

Maintaining optimal blood sugar levels is crucial for overall health, and the intricate relationship between cortisol and insulin plays a pivotal role in this delicate balance. In this blog post, we will dive into the relationship between cortisol and insulin, exploring the impact on blood sugar...

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How Cortisol and Stress Impact Other Hormones Feb 12, 2024

Stress is something that affects all of us. In today's world most of us find ourselves juggling multiple responsibilities, leading to heightened stress levels and, consequently, burnout. While stress is a natural response to life's challenges, prolonged exposure can wreak havoc on the...

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Finding Balance: How Exercise Impacts Cortisol levels Jan 29, 2024

Life is an incredible journey, but it often throws stress and challenges our way. If you're experiencing stress or burnout, know that you're not alone. The good news is that there's a powerful tool at your disposal – exercise! In this post, we'll delve into the vital connection between...

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How sleep affects cortisol and how cortisol affects sleep. Jan 22, 2024

The Importance of Sleep

It's 10pm and you're ready for bed. You've been tired all day and are soooo ready to get some sleep. You lay down and put your head on the pillow and . . . . nothing. You're thinking through the day, about the day tomorrow, about the imaginary conversation you need to have...

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What Is Cortisol? Jan 08, 2024

Hi, and welcome back! As promised last week, today we are going to talk more about our primary stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol has been given a bit of a bad reputation recently. Have you seen the social posts on the effects of having high cortisol levels? At least in my world, they are...

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