Cortisol, such a beautiful, important hormone. It wakes us up in the morning. It acts as an anti-inflammatory. It assists us during emergencies.
However, when consistently high, cortisol triggers blood-loss from the brain, fuels insomnia, stokes inflammation, and wreaks havoc on our immune system.
High cortisol affects the rest of our hormones as well. Because hormones are made from the same ingredient, when one dominates, the others suffer. Hormonal imbalance, of course, opens the door to all types of health issues.
In essence, reducing cortisol is one of the most important things we can do for our health and wellbeing.
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