Did you know that stress can make you fat? Cortisol, the main adrenal stress hormone, is a “glucocorticosteroid.” In other words, one of cortisol’s major functions is to work with insulin to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
If cortisol is out of balance, your body will store body fat rather than burn fat for fuel easily. When your cortisol is out of balance you have what is called a “damaged metabolism” meaning your normal fat burning mechanism is broken.
If you skip a meal, eat too many carbs, eat sweets, or over eat, your cortisol will be out of balance and you’ll damage your metabolism.
If you’re struggling with weight gain, or can’t seem to budge the excess fat, it is very likely that your adrenals are functioning sub-optimally. We can find this out with a simple saliva adrenal lab test, after which we can correct your cortisol and fix your broken metabolism with a comprehensive treatment plan involving nutraceuticals and lifestyle and nutritional changes, based on your lab results.
Contact us today to find out more info about our Functional Medicine Consultations & Lab Testing, and how we can help you achieve optimal health!