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What is Cortisol

What is cortisol: it’s a hormone produced mainly in the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys. We also produce it in our individual fat cells and the liver. Our bodies make it from cholesterol (it is a steroid based hormone). Many people think of both cortisol and cholesterol as bad.

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What is Testosterone

What is testosterone needed for? Both men and women rely on testosterone to maintain muscle mass and bone density. It ensures high mental and physical energy, libido, sexual responsiveness and metabolism. It reduces insulin resistance and keeps body fat under control.

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Function of Insulin

The basic function of insulin is to produce energy and regulate blood sugar. Our pancreas produces it naturally, although compatible commercial sources are available. Without it, we would die a slow painful death as many did before the 20th century. We usually connect insulin only with diabetes, but this hormone’s role in metabolism and weight […]

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Cortisol Function

The most important cortisol function is to respond to stress appropriately. Maybe you are thinking “wouldn’t it be good to not respond to stress?” We tend to think of stress as a bad thing we need to avoid. Stress however can mean a physical threat to our bodies like an infection or even normal physical […]

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The Function of Serotonin

What is the function of serotonin and how does it work to regulate our moods? I like to think of serotonin as my happy chemical. It is our most influential neurotransmitter, with each neuron in the serotonin system influencing as many as 500,000 target neurons in virtually all parts of the central nervous system. Serotonin […]

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Endocrine System Facts

Endocrine system facts: our endocrine system produces hormones to regulate our bodies. The major glands in this system secrete hormones directly responsible for many weight control functions. You cannot fight your hormones, learn how to work with them.

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What are hormones in humans?

The most important thing about what are hormones, involves communication and signaling. Our bodies use them as vital information. They affect things like our distribution of fat, our appetite, fertility, the 3F’s (fighting, fleeing and mating), immunity, emotions and motivation.

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What is Insulin Resistance and How Does it Affect Your Body?

There are 17 million diabetics in the United States and 80 million more who are in some stage of insulin resistance. A diet high in carbohydrates and lack of nutrition are the two main factors in creating insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a “pre-diabetic” condition, which, when it gets extreme, becomes type 2 diabetes. Below […]

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What is Insulin – The Complete Guide

You might have heard of insulin in connection with the disease known as diabetes. Still, you might be curious about insulin – what it means for the body and what can happen if the body does not produce enough of it. In addition, chances are you know little about the history of insulin and how […]

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Insulin Resistance Symptoms

Spotting insulin resistance symptoms (pre diabetes type 2) before they become a real problem can make a huge difference to your long-term health. In the US, 1 in 4 or 68 million people have insulin resistance. 23.6 million have full blown diabetes (with 5.7 million being unaware they have the disease). 90-95% of these diabetics […]

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