I recently watched an interesting 60 Minutes segment called Brain Hacking by correspondent Anderson Cooper. The impact of our modern day high tech gadgets on human behavioral patterns and health is discussed. Allow me share some personal takeaways from the wellness perspective. The giant high … [Read more...] about Is Your Phone Causing You Adrenal Stress?
We have discussed so far about how the body handles stress and the strong connection between stress, adrenal hormones (epinephrine and norepinephrine, and cortisol) and insulin interaction as we manage stress. Today, I am going a step further as we look at adrenal hormones interactions with DHEA and … [Read more...] about The Stress-Salt-Sugar-Sex Connection
To help us handle stress, adrenaline affects a variety of different parts of our body function. For example, it functions as a hormone (a well known fact) as described in our last blog, and as a neurotransmitter in the brain (not so well known). Our body produces adrenaline in large quantity in … [Read more...] about The Stress-Cortisol-Insulin Connection
I believe all of us have seen the "KEEP CALM" images somewhere. Is this a sign of time? Are we all so stressed that we need to constantly remind ourselves to "KEEP CALM"? Kidding aside, I have observed, among my clients at our wellness center, a rather high percentage of them are coming for stress … [Read more...] about Stress