Widely known as the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol is an essential hormone for the day-to-day functions of the human body.
The role of the hormone cortisol is to help your body to manage stress. This includes reducing inflammation, regulating metabolism, maintaining blood pressure and supporting the immune system.
Watch to Jo’s short video on how to achieve balanced cortisol levels (for women AND men).
Having the right balance of cortisol in the body is essential for life, so when our bodies are out of balance, we may find ourselves feeling out of sorts.
Some symptoms of this include:
- Low immunity
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Adrenal fatigue
- Low drive
- Muscle weakness
- For women – irregular periods, more severe menopause symptoms
- For men – impact on testosterone, low drive, low libido.
Cortisol levels are continuously monitored in the body to maintain balance. Unregulated levels can be detrimental to your health, especially if over extended periods of time.
Stress is natural – we need stress as humans to survive, to induce our fight-or-flight response to ‘run from that tiger’ or to protect our tribe, and to support our body through tough times.
However, too much stress on a daily, weekly and monthly basis is weighing heavily on your adrenal system, to the point where it can no longer dish out the right hormones your body needs. We sometimes forget what this may look like, it could be a parent of two energetic toddlers, working hard with little sleep, or a CEO with extreme drive and work habits, or a student with assessments always due. This is WHY seeing a qualified practitioner and testing your hormone levels can be a real lifesaver for anyone.
You only have one body or ‘vehicle’ so you need to take care of it. To do whatever it is you do best – you need to FEEL and BE your best.
Take a look ‘under your bonnet’ today and take control.
Get in touch with our team to book your hormone or menopause consult day.