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Do these questions sound familiar?
- Why am I so tired all the time?
- Why is it so hard to keep weight off?
- Why is sex the last thing on my mind?
Take the Hormone Assessment Quiz and find out. We’ll start with cortisol, then move through four more major hormones. Find out where you may be out of balance – and learn some practical solutions for feeling more passionate and alive.
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Mostly As: It sounds like your cortisol is under control. You must do a great job managing your stress. Keep up the good work!
Mostly Bs: Your cortisol levels are probably a bit too high. You could use a little help with stress management. Try adding daily practices to relieve stress, like yoga or meditation, and make sure you get a good night’s sleep every night.
Mostly Cs: Your cortisol level sounds like it is out of control! You need some relaxation in your life. You can’t keep going when you’re living with this much stress. You need to examine the stressors in your life and get rid of what you can. You also need to make some time for yourself every day to relax and get your stress under control. If you don’t, you’re going to crash…hard.
Symptoms of high cortisol may include:
- Decreased sex drive
- Sugar cravings
- Poor sleep
- Night sweats
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased blood sugar
- Weight gain around the middle
Who wants to live with that?
Your body releases cortisol in response to stress. Cortisol causes your body to make adrenaline, which is great when you’re in an emergency and you need it, but your adrenal glands can get tapped out when you’re living in a constant state of stress. Cortisol robs you of testosterone and progesterone, which means that if you have high cortisol, there’s a good chance that you have low progesterone and testosterone too.
You won’t believe how much better you’ll feel once you get your cortisol balanced. Here are some great ways to get started:
Manage Mental Stress: Add daily practices to control stress. If possible, remove stressful people or things from your life. Try relaxation techniques: start with deep belly breaths several times a day, then progress into guided meditation, yoga, tai chi, prayer, massage, spiritual reading, whatever works for you. Stress management is key to balancing and controlling your hormones.
Manage Physical Stress: Eat small, frequent meals and keep sugar intake low to keep your blood sugar balanced and get plenty of rest. (Your body sees low blood sugar as a stress and releases cortisol to increase your blood sugar). We make some of our hormones and repair our bodies while we sleep, so getting 7-8 hours a night is essential to getting your cortisol back on track.
Supplement: No matter where your cortisol is at, balancing blood sugar can help maintain healthy cortisol levels and get your cortisol back on track. Talk to your healthcare practitioner about taking a multivitamin and multimineral formula that is specially formulated to help keep blood sugar levels balanced and provide nutrients that feed the energy cycle that helps convert sugar and carbohydrates to energy.
1. How would you rate your stress level?
2. Do you have a hard time getting to sleep?
3. How would you rate your sex drive?
4. Do you often feel irritable?
5. How high is your blood pressure? (If you haven’t been tested in a while, it’s always a good idea).
6. How high is your blood sugar? (If you haven’t been tested in a while, it’s always a good idea).
7. How often do you feel overwhelmed by life’s pressures?
8. Do you have trouble keeping the weight off around your middle?
9. When something stressful happens in your life, how do you tend to respond?
10. How is your hair and skin looking?
11. Which of these best describes your diet?
12. Do you feel like you are constantly stressed out?