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7 medical conditions that make it difficult to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

You’re following a healthy weight-loss plan and paying attention to diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and proper supplementation.  Yet your weight remains the same. But there are medical conditions that make it difficult to lose weight. Often when this happens, there’s a hidden culprit such as stress or prescription medications. Or perhaps you’re eating foods with hidden forms of sugar. Sometimes, though, stubborn weight that won’t go away is the result of underlying medical conditions that …

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From the doc: The link between stress and weight gain

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 20180 Comments

On-going stress is linked to weight gain. When faced with a stressful situation, our adrenal system is designed to release a hormone called cortisol.  Scientists have known for some time that stress is related to weight gain. When faced with a stressful situation, our adrenal system is designed to release a hormone called cortisol, which regulates or modulates many changes that occur in the body in response to stress. Cortisol influences blood sugar levels, macronutrient …

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Stress, cortisol, and weight gain

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 12th, 2018

Stress causes the body to produce cortisol, a hormone that is super-helpful in serious fight or flight situations, but not so much in modern day. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, and sends signals to the brain to regulate blood pressure and immune functions. A cortisol spike will signal your body to consume a lot of calories and put insulin production on hold. These responses are all conditioned to increase energy and immunity to …