Cortisol Is In the Center of Abdominal Obesity
James Villarreal, PhD. www.Quantumhealthhrt.com
Cortisol is an essential endocrine hormone that has been identified by scientists to promote obesity in many Americans due to a number of personal and physiological circumstances. While there are many quick-fix gimmicks for fat reduction and reducing abdominal fat, the problems associated with abdominal fat and obesity are complicated and requires a thorough and careful application of combinations of therapies.
Evoked under stressful conditions
Evoked during intense exercise
Evoked by a lack of sleep and adrenaline
Other hormone reactions within this situation:
Adrenaline evokes insulin
Insulin generally de-sensitizes our bodies & disrupts glucose metabolism
Insulin de-sensitization leads to diabetes, in time
If someone eats food, especially sugary fattening foods during stress, the problem is even worse because of the onslaught of calories and the insulin (required to manage the food’s conversion into sugar). There are numerous complex situations that occur to make the equation nearly impossible to control.
So the self-defeating cycle of faulty physiology, hormone irregularities, and dietary mistakes becomes an emotional nightmare for someone.
The repair of this vicious cycle requires the change of certain life habits and use certain key nutriceuticals and hormone managing medications.
Products necessary to reverse the condition:
Conjugated linoleic acid
Anti-anxiety herbs (valeria, chamomile, kavalactones)
DHA & Essential Fatty Acids
Melatonin for sleep enhancement or something similar
Evaluation for Hormone Replacement Therapy
Low glycemic & balanced diets with portion controls
Never missing regular meals
Regular exercise appropriate for you, as a individual
Using pre-and post exercise nutriceuticals for management of cortisol
To determine the exact level of damage sustained by cortisol, our comprehensive blood draw is recommended. There are a few panels that will capture the range of problems; this allows us to determine if the therapies are working and have a baseline of data that is reliable.