minerals

Nature's Electrolyte Drink [paleo, AIP)

Nature's Electrolyte Drink [paleo, AIP)

Have you ever actually looked at the ingredient label on an electrolyte drink such as Gatorade or Powerade or another "healthy" sports drinks?  It may surprise you... (I'll give you hint: the second ingredient is something you usually see offered for dessert!)

Whether it contains glucose, corn syrup, sucrose, or dextrose (all ingredients in various types of sports drinks -- even the low calories ones), it's still a form of sugar!

Most people believe these drinks are good for you since they are so popular among the athletes.  But this is far from the truth!

Balance Hormones Naturally: The Relationship between Chronic Stress, High Cortisol, and Endocrine Balance

Balance Hormones Naturally: The Relationship between Chronic Stress, High Cortisol, and Endocrine Balance

Chronic high cortisol levels cause a mound of problems in the body and health in general.  When it comes to endocrine balance, high cortisol levels almost always  cause chaos amidst the orchestra of hormonal balance.  High cortisol affects blood sugar levels, the thyroid, liver, adrenals, sex hormones, mood, metabolism, and so much more.  Regulating stress, and therefore cortisol, is necessary for the endocrine system, and individuals as a whole, to function optimally.