How managing cortisol can help you think faster, slim down, and even prevent a cold

POOR CORTISOL: It means well but just doesn't know when to quit. Produced by your adrenal glands, this "stress hormone" helps regulate blood pressure and the immune system during a sudden crisis, whether a physical attack or an emotional setback. This helps you to tap into your energy reserves and increases your ability to fight off infection.

Periodical Exercise Therapeutics Update & Commentary: Exercise and Cortisol


Resistance exercise overtraining and overreaching: neuroendocrine responses

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Acupuncture Points have Subjective (Needing Sensation) and Objective (Serum Cortisol Increase) Specificity


This paper was presented at the BMAS Spring Scientific Meeting held in Chester in April 1997


Rhodiola Extract Improves Burnout Fatigue, Attention, and Cortisol Response


Reviewed: Olsson EMG, yon Scheele B, Panossian AG. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study of the standardized extract SHR-5 of the roots of Rhodiola rosea in the treatment of subjects with stress-related fatigue. Planta Med. 2009;75:105-112.

Physiology and Clinical Relevance of Salivary Adrenal Steroids (Cortisol, DHEA & DHEAS) in Natural Medicine


The role of hormones in human physiology is complex and fascinating. The hormones are either secreted by a group of cells in a gland or by the whole gland. Since endocrine glands are ductless, the secreted hormones are carried to their target cells (organs) by blood plasma. The hormones affect or regulate either a particular organ, a group of organs, metabolic function(s), or every cell of the body.

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