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  • Obesity
    Cortisol: Controlling the weight loss sabotaging hormone naturally
    You may have heard that the formula to lose weight is simple — expend more calories than you consume. Not quite. Weight loss involves a dynamic relationship between eating, physical activity, hormones and even genetics.According to Colorado...
  • Fewer trees, more cortisol, and wider wasitlines?
    Fewer trees, more cortisol, and wider wasitlines?
    Is your cortisol (fight or flight hormone) making you obese in only one area of your body--your abdomen? Your job or life at home could be perceived by your body as a chronic stressor without you even realizing it. Stress can be physical or...
  • Stress hormones such as cortisol may affect your voting behavior.
    Stress hormones such as cortisol may affect your voting behavior
    Hormones affect voting behavior, Nebraska researchers find in a new study, "Cortisol and politics: Variance in voting behavior is predicted by baseline cortisol levels," published online June 22, 2014 in the journal Physiology and...
  • TV News Coverage
    Limiting TV news coverage viewing on daily basis improves health
    'When a tree falls it resounds with a thundering crash; and yet a whole forest grows in silence.'― Jocelyn MurrayUnfortunately, mainly bad news makes the headlines on TV nowadays. Positive events rarely make the headlines. Therefore,...
  • Laughter Boosts Stress and Memory
    Laughter Boosts Memory and Reduces Stress
    We’ve all heard the adage that laughter is the best medicine. Now researchers at Loma Linda University in California found that laughter can improve memory by reducing the stress hormone cortisol.It is a well-known fact that stress can...
  • Adult day-care services boost the beneficial stress hormones in caregivers.
    Adult day-care services boost the beneficial stress hormones in caregivers
    DHEA-S is sort of a is a feel-healthier hormone that controls the harmful effects of another (feel scared or worn-out hormone) known as cortisol and is associated with better long-term health. So you'd want more DHEA-S in your body and less of...
  • Tale of the tongue: Saliva test used to help detect depression in boys
    Tale of the tongue: Saliva test used to help detect depression in boys
    Although people generally associate depression with teenage girls more than with boys, the truth is that nearly 1 out of 6 people end up suffering from clinical depression at some time or another during their lives (regardless of gender), with...
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    Researchers find first true biomarker for clinical depression
    Researchers from the United Kingdom led by Professor Ian Goodyer from the University of Cambridge announced the discovery of the first true and successful biomarker for clinical depression in the Feb. 17, 2014, edition of the journal Proceedings...
  • Cortisol
    Difficulty losing weight? This hormone may be to blame.
    The body is a complex system of cells, tissue, and organs. When nourished, it is self contained and creates all of the hormones and chemicals necessary to support your healthy day-to-day lifestyle. In fact, it’s so advanced that it can...
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    3 workout tips to maximize results
    So you want to get stronger, leaner, fitter and just plain feel fantastic? Here are some quick tips to help you achieve your workout goals:1. Cut your workout time down to 30-45 minutes.Although it is natural to think that getting a lot out of...
  • The acceptability of stress makes us fat and sick
    The acceptability of stress makes us fat and sick
    The flight or fight response refers to the body's physiological responses to outside threats. In high stress reactions, the body conserves functional energy in order to survive by putting off important healthy functions. One of the ways that...
  • Stress Leads to Unhealthy Eating
    Stress Leads to Unhealthy Eating
    Scientists discovered that when put in stressful situations, rats tend to eat junk food that is high in sugar and fat. High sugar, high energy, and high fat in the body means that they can flee easier, faster, and fend off a predator.What does...
  • Chronic stress may be most reliable indicator of heart attack risk
    Chronic stress may be most reliable indicator of heart attack risk
    The body's response to stress can be an amazing thing that works well in an emergency situation but chronic stress forces the body to function in this "overdrive" fashion for long periods, increasing the risk of numerous health...
  • Exercise reduces acne
    Exercise diet and skin part 3: Acne reduction
    Acne is an ongoing problem on the skin of people of all ages, so exercise is a great way to lower the number of blemishes, without covering your face in benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, colloidal sulfur, trikenol, tea tree oil, witch hazel,...
  • Body Building
    Conditioning without Cortisol (?)
    Well… at least strength and endurance conditioning without muscle-depletion, put it that way. Cortisol is released as soon as physical activity begins (sometimes even at the thought of exercise). Actually any anxiety or panic that triggers...
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