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January 2018

The Link Between Stress and Cortisol

By Res-Q editor January 30, 2018 No comments

You’ve heard it before: Stress makes you gain weight, but do you understand why? Here’s a snapshot of what goes on inside your body when you are stressed.

There are two grape-sized glands that sit on top of your kidneys called adrenal glands. They produce hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol in response to any situation your body perceives as stressful.

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Is Sugar Making You Sick? Cut it Out!

By Res-Q editor January 15, 2018 No comments

These days, everyone is talking about the evils of sugar. But what's reality and what's a myth? Get the real scoop  from Dr. Melissa Josselson, a naturopathic doctor on the Res-Q Medical Advisory Board. 

Q: Is sugar really as bad as people make it out to be?

A: Essentially, yes. Refined sugar contains no nutrients and when consumed, is harmful to the body. Sugar:

  • Increases inflammation
  • Suppresses the immune system
  • Increases triglyceride levels
  • When processed in the body, causes  depletion of nutrients
  • Accelerates aging
  • Creates an addictive response in the brain
  • Increases your risk of numerous chronic disease including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
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