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Stress Hormones

How Chronic Stress Can Create Hormonal Havoc, Part One

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

When you clean up your diet from mind-robbing molecules like caffeine, alcohol, and refined sugars and eat regularly to avoid the short-term stress of starvation on your body, you can maintain an even-keeled mindset throughout the day even when things get hectic.

The Surprising Link Between Stress And Memory Loss

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

When we are in survival mode, optimal amounts of cortisol -- commonly known as the stress hormone -- can be life saving. But abnormally high or prolon...

The Direct Link Between Stress And Body Fat, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)

Posted 06.16.2014 | MarloThomas

Studies have shown a direct link between stress and body fat, and Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence, ...

The Hormone That's Hurting Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Over the last few years, cortisol has been blamed for a surplus of health problems, including depression, weight gain...

WATCH: Can Stress Actually Kill You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science

Next time you're stressed out, maybe just grab someone you love for a cuddle session. "It may just save your life," Mitchell Moffitt, co-creator of...

The 3 Major Stress Hormones, Explained

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Thanks to the work of our sympathetic nervous system, the "fight or flight" system that takes over when we're stressed, when you see your boss's name ...

5 Ways Stress Accelerates The Aging Process

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty

Chronic stress has been shown to have a number of negative health impacts, from insomnia to weight gain to an increased risk for heart disease -- not ...

Why Stress Matters

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Does breathing in a way that decreases stress really matter? Yeah, actually it does. Because, you see, our bodies are designed to react to everything that is going on around us, in order to keep us from being eaten by that lion that is chasing us.

10 Ways Stress May Be Negatively Affecting Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women

Although much has been made of the different ways that men and women respond to stress ("fight or flight" vs. "tend and befriend"), there are also sub...

My Hormones Made Me Do It!

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 11.07.2012 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

When I frantically cleaned my home a few weeks before my first baby was born, everyone said it was my hormones kicking in. I'm assuming it's the feminine-housecleaning hormone that signals to women that it's time to start focusing on household chores and other motherly duties.

How The Stress Hormone Robs You Of Sleep

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I've written before about the "cortisol switch." Now, let's talk about how cortisol, the main stress hormone produced by your adrenal glands in your mid-back, brings you down and ramps up your risk of serious disease -- and more importantly, what you can do about it.

Cortisol Switcharoo: How the Main Stress Hormone Makes You Fat and Angry

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

When you're stressed, you initially feel the positive vibe of cortisol -- the rise of energy, the focus, the charge, the ascent. But here's the rub: "the cortisol switch."

Emotional Eating, or Is It Really Just Poor Nutrition?

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

I understand that some people truly deal with emotional eating, but lately with the hype about low- or no-carb diets, I am encountering more and more people coming to see me with complaints of experiencing fatigue along with intense carb cravings.

Do Fatty Foods Make Couples Fight More?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Weird News

One of the most common complaints among couples is that settling down often means getting out of shape. But getting fat isn't the only risk food ca...

Stress-Busting The Buddha Way

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Stress is the gray little monster in the corner that keeps out of sight. What more is there to say about a subject that has become so well worn?

Stress: How It's Rewiring Your Brain

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The human body responds to stress with a powerful fight-or-flight reaction. For much of human history, this emergency response system was useful. But today, the stress in most people's lives comes from the more psychological and seemingly endless pressures of modern life.

How Sleep Affects Weight Loss

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Why is sleep the missing link for weight loss? I've got one word for you: hormones.

Weekly Health Tip: Manage Your Stress to Protect Your Health

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com The consequences of allowing stress to rule our life are not only emot...