The Cortisol Connection: How to Reduce Stress & Slow Aging

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Chronic stress has a detrimental effect on the hormones you need to keep looking and feeling young.
Air Date: October 23, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS
Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS, is a women's natural health expert and has been researching nutritional medicine for over 30 years. With degrees in nutrition and biochemistry, she is the author of eleven books including A Smart Woman's Guide to Hormones and A Smart Woman's Guide to Weight Loss. She is also an internationally-known lecturer who educates people on how to combine the best of mainstream medicine with scientifically-backed nutrients and diet changes to achieve optimal wellness. She has a free monthly newsletter and her website www.hormonehelp.com has over 4,000 pages of helpful nutrition information along with FREE books.
  • Book Title: A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones and A Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss
The Cortisol Connection: How to Reduce Stress & Slow Aging
Lily Tomlin got it right when she declared, "For fast-acting relief, try slowing down." The award-winning actress and comedienne was no doubt talking about the effects of stress.

And stress is no friend when it comes to warding off the signs of aging.

Excessive or chronic stress has a detrimental effect on the hormones you need to keep you looking and feeling young. A huge variety of stressors affect you daily, from the noise and pollution of crowded cities to work, driving, lack of sun exposure, loneliness, and much more.

When these stressors accumulate, they disrupt the delicate hormone balance, including the hormone cortisol, that affects everything from how slowly you lose weight to how fast your skin wrinkles.  

A condition called adrenal fatigue, or adrenal exhaustion, can result.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe joins Andrea and Lisa to talk about the harmful effects of adrenal exhaustion, how to recognize the symptoms and treatment options.

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