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Cortisol Hormone

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...

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."