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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 »