Month: August 2019

Cortisol

How Chronic Elevated Cortisol Levels Affect the Endocrine System Cortisol is a steroid hormone that regulates a wide range of vital processes throughout the body, including metabolism and the immune response. It also has a very important role in helping the body respond to stress.  To get a little scientific; cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands …

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Post-menopausal SHAKEdown

Proper nutrition changes somewhat after menopause because a woman tends to lose bone, connective tissue and muscle mass. The post-menopausal period may be accompanied by joint and muscle changes and some loss of strength, as well as cognition. After menopause, the decreased hormone levels associated with aging may affect a woman’s cognition, as well as …

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