Tag: cortisol

What is ashwagandha and how can it help you?

What is ashwagandha and how can it help you? Many of our patients who have problems with sleep have been recommended a product called Cortisol Manager.  The idea behind Cortisol Manager by Integrative Therapeutics is that cortisol, otherwise known as the stress hormone, is usually high in the morning and lower at night as we get ready for bed. Cortisol, according to the Australian site Healthdirect, is produced by the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidneys. According to Healthdirect, cortisol helps your body responds to stress or danger increase your body’s metabolism of glucose control your blood pressure reduce inflammation Read More »

Thinking ability and cortisol, the stress hormone.

Thinking ability and cortisol, the stress hormone. If you have ever been stressed out for a while, after a while, it may seem that you just cannot think straight. In a normal functioning person, cortisol levels should be high in the morning and low when you are ready for bed which allows for a sound sleep. People who are constantly stressed out may have problems with sleep and are likely emotionally drained. Their cortisol levels are likely higher than they should be at night which can affect the ability to fall asleep and then experience a deep REM sleep which Read More »

Cortisol, the stress hormone may affect your thinking ability in your middle age years according to this article.

Cortisol, the stress hormone may affect your thinking ability in your middle-age years according to this article. If you are stressed out all the time, especially in your earlier years, you can be affecting your ability to think as you approach middle age. A  study of more than 2,000 people, most of them in their 40s, found those with the highest levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol performed worse on tests of memory, organization, visual perception, and attention. The study was published in the October 2018 Journal of Neurology Many people worry about things they cannot control which for many Read More »