I’m about to share with you the at-home lab test and wellness protocols that will help you heal, but I first want to provide with you just a quick summary on how your hormones can help or hurt you:
It all starts with cortisol (the stress hormone)
Having balanced cortisol provides you with the proper energy all day long, and when it’s functioning properly it turns down at night to allow you to calm your racing mind and get a good night’s sleep.
But, when cortisol is out of balance it can begin to lower your thyroid hormones leading to dry skin, thinning hair, high cholesterol, infertility, and a slow metabolism (weight gain & water retention)…
Plus, stress hormones like cortisol can also drop your testosterone and make exercise feel like a chore and recovery a challenge (think more inflammation and fatigue the next day after working out).
For women, high levels of cortisol can cause lower levels of progesterone leading to what’s referred to as Estrogen Dominance. The symptoms of this are weight gain, hair growth on face, adult acne, low mood, irritability, and menstrual cycle irregularity.
And finally, chronic elevated levels of cortisol can lead to high levels of blood sugar (regardless of carb intake), low mood, feelings of overwhelm, lack of ambition, low libido, and trouble getting going in the morning, while having difficulty sleeping at night…
The bottomline is that if your cortisol levels throughout the day are imbalanced then your body and mind can’t help but to suffer the consequences
The is why in order to heal you must know your 4 cortisol levels throughout the day…
Here’s how to test them