The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys, where they play a significant role in the body, secreting about 10 hormones, including epinephrine (adrenaline), cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Since they produce so many essential hormones, the adrenal glands are responsible for many of the functions we need to stay alive and healthy, including:
- Fight-or-flight response – needed to respond to life-threatening situations
- Energy production – carbohydrate, protein and fat conversion to blood glucose for energy
- Fluid and electrolyte balance
- Fat storage
- Normalizes blood sugar
- Regulates blood pressure
- Controls the strength of the immune system: Too much cortisol weakens the immune system, setting the motions for increased susceptibility to infections and cancer. Too little cortisol leads to an overactive immune system and autoimmune disease.
Every once in awhile, I get the urge to walk into a convenience store and nonchalantly browse the skin care aisles. I pick up a plastic bottle with some pseudo-fancy label claiming to have discovered a purer form of collagen or some advanced wrinkle-eraser ingredient. I put myself in the shoes of the consumer and think, “I’m sold!”
But these companies don’t fool me.
Instead of falling for these sneaky marketing ploys and getting captivated by words that promise me beautiful skin, I simply turn over the bottle and read the label. After scanning several lines of ingredients and vowel-heavy words that I can’t pronounce, I wonder if consumers have the same reaction as I do when I think about applying these formulas to my precious skin. I wonder if consumers are even reading the labels to begin with? Read More…
These are my best preventive strategies and natural approaches to cold and flu. These are the natural remedies I have come to depend on to stop viral replication or to ease symptoms of a cold or flu. Here are some of my “secret weapons” that I’ve used for years to recover as quickly as possible. Click on the link to each name to find my favorite brand of each product. There are a million more natural remedies, but I think this is enough to get you well. Read More…
My favorite super cool new gadget is called the Rapid Release Massager. I bought one at the Bulletproof Biohacking Conference and I’m obsessed! It relieved my back pain when nothing else has.
If you are a competitive athlete, workout to keep in shape, or are suffering from painful conditions or tight muscles and tendons, this massager will seriously be your new best friend! It is pain treatment redefined! Rapid Release relieves pain and tension like nothing else!
One thing I noticed when using the Rapid Release Pro-2 is that I fall asleep after every session! Because it relaxes my muscles SO MUCH and somehow activates my parasympathetic nervous system, it puts me into a deep state of relaxation. This massager has become an important tool in stress relief.
Neglecting sleep in insidious. Studies have shown that after 6 hours of sleep your cognitive performance suffers, and you don’t even realize it! Blue light can be a big cause of lost sleep or inability to get to sleep.
Sleep keeps us healthy, regulates our hormones, gives us mental clarity, happiness, and rejuvenates us. Fat loss is impossible without sleep.
A bad night’s sleep leaves us cranky, tired, lethargic, unhappy, and sometimes in pain. Poor sleep always leaves you feeling hungry because it messes with your blood sugar levels.
So let’s ensure we know how to sleep as best we can so we feel amazing all the time.
The Alitura Clay mask contains four different types of clay which thoroughly purify the skin at it’s deepest layers.
Today, I want to deep dive into exactly where these clays come from, the unique benefits they each provide, and exactly how they work to beautify your skin. The key element of why clay has such an amazing effect on the skin is its ability to draw out impurities, toxins, and heavy metals. Read More…
In this article I list some of the best essential oils for stress. I know so many of you need all the help you can get to reduce stress levels!
For most of my life, I was a Type A+ personality. I threw myself into my school work and secured great grades, acceptance at Ivy League Universities, and job offers from top companies with salaries to match.
My over-achieving nature didn’t end there. I matched it with extra-curricular over-commitments in my personal life – running marathons, joining boards, and maintaining an around the clock social calendar. Every time I achieved a goal, I set the bar even higher. Read More…
You can reverse type 2 diabetes. Many don’t realize that diabetes is caused in part by mineral deficiencies and heavy metal and chemical toxicities. I want to discuss some of these little known causes of diabetes in this article.
Diabetes has grown to epidemic proportions and the latest statistics revealed by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, or 9.3% of the population.
Twenty-five percent of the population is pre-diabetic, but they don’t know it. Research from the ADA shows that 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes, which is 25% of the US population! You need to be checking your blood sugar with a glucometer! You have a 1 in 4 chance of becoming a statistic. Read More…
Chemicals in cosmetics and your personal care products are making you FAT. Many don’t realize that perfumes, phthalates and other chemicals present in almost all beauty products interfere with hormone function and can result in weight gain.
I’ve always been obsessed with personal care products like shampoos and lotions. I don’t know why but ever since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with skin and its care. I thought I needed to slather on lotions and potions to have healthy, youthful looking skin. I gave myself nightly facials and slathered my entire body with lotion every day. I went to great lengths in my beauty regimen. Little did I know I was exposing myself to toxins for decades that bioaccumulated in my body and are now making me fat.
The 5G rollout was announced in summer 2016 by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler in a speech stating infinite numbers of new microwave radiation frequencies will be unleashed onto the public. This entire spectrum of frequencies within the microwave spectrum includes the never released millimeter wave frequencies (MMW). The numbers of frequencies allowed is INSANE producing SYNERGISTIC adverse biological effects in combination with existing current levels of emissions. Two months before this fatal announcement, the NTP study, our nation’s most comprehensive and largest rat study ever performed deemed microwave radiation causes DNA breaks and cancers of the brain and heart. The FCC ignored the scientific results of the study and their duty as a regulatory agency and proceeded with the announcement of the 5G rollout. Read More…