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Cortisol — it’s both friend and foe to the body. It’s a steroid hormone and more specific, a glucocorticoid produced by the adrenal glands. Its job is to raise blood sugar, suppress the immune system, and aid in fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism. To read more about cortisol, here is an link that has a far better explanation that I can provide in a few words.
Like most things, too much cortisol isn’t good for us, especially women. When stress causes cortisol to be released into our bloodstream, too much of it can cause fats and sugars to be deposited around your belly, hips, and thighs. Over the past few months, I’ve picked up some ways to reduce to stress that comes in daily living: lots of prayer, a good eating plan, exercise, breathing, and taking some time for myself. I know a lot of us…
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