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Cortisol Levels

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...

Films for Understanding Family Over the Holidays

Tara Fass | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Intended to pique your interest without giving away too much of the plot, let's take a look into the cinematic mirror for portrayals of family togetherness for guidance on how to take vulnerable times in stride.

WATCH: How 'Mutant' Fish May Help Humans Suffering From Depression

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.09.2013 | Science

It turns out humans aren't the only ones to have the blues. Fish can become "depressed-like" when experiencing chronic stress, according to a new stud...

To Be Where I Am

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

Is it convenient to check email anywhere, any time? Yes. Is it helpful to be able to confirm arrangements, check locations, or find someone I am meeting? Of course. But I eschew these kinds of ease for the sake of something that means more to me.

Cortisol: Turn Your 'Bad Boy' Hormone Into Goldilocks

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

You know the bad boy you dated in high school or college? You knew he was bad news, you even knew it would end badly, but you dated him anyway. That's cortisol.

Cortisol Switcharoo (Part 3): How the Main Stress Hormone Robs You of Memory and Telomere Length, Possibly Natal Chi

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

"Cortisol switch" is when you flip from the cortisol love -- which is where cortisol is helping you be productive, helping you focus, helping you feel on top of the world -- to the cortisol hate. You hit the wall.

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."

What a Chore: Housework Is Bad for Both Sexes

Time.com | David Moye | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home

Lazy slobs have a reason to rejoice: A new study suggests cleaning up when you get home prevents the body from reducing its levels of the stress hormo...