Why Stress is Making You Sick

NTP, cortisol, stress, hypothyroid, blood sugar, adrenal

Functional Dysfunction

Today I want to talk to you about stress. We all deal with it, and
our lifestyles today are a breeding ground for chronic stress. With stressful
jobs, busy families, too many commitments, underlying health problem, and poor
food choices, we rarely give our bodies the rest it needs.

Chronic elevated cortisol can wreak major havoc on the endocrine
system. Cortisol is know as the “fight or flight” hormone. Cortisol is meant to
rise when in times of stress, such as running from a potential threat, and then
the hormone drops when the threat is removed. This hormone is created by the
adrenal glands and produces the burst of energy needed for that response. The
problem with our current lifestyle is a chronic state of stress. This chronic
stress requires the adrenal glands to work overtime and becomes the priority of
the endocrine system, putting other functions on the back…

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