How Chronic Stress Creates Hormonal Havoc

Chronic stress has become epidemic in our society where faster is better and we attempt to pack more obligations into our ever-expanding schedules. In the face of chronic stress, insulin increases and your adrenal glands release hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.

These hormones flood your system, raising your heart rate, increasing your blood pressure, making your blood more likely to clot, damaging your brain’s memory center, increasing belly fat storage, and generally wreaking havoc on your body. So what steps can we take to manage stress?

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I talk about how chronic stress creates hormonal havoc and how to use diet and lifestyle practices to reduce its negative effects.

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