Cortisol Wreaks Havoc On Our BodiesCortisol is a killer in all of us, especially women. Cortisol is the stress hormone and it is secreted by the adrenal glands. Essentially, the hormone is a part of your fight-or-flight mechanism. When you feel stress, cortisol is released into the blood stream to put you on high alert because your body thinks it is in real danger.

It is said that this stress reaction has evolved into the human body over thousands of years. Many believe it came about because humans in the wild needed to be aware of their surroundings in order to survive. Attacks from predators, other humans, weather, fire, disease; all of these things posed a serious risk to the human population in our history.

But these real threats have been replaced by much more mundane threats, such as mortgage payments, work assignments, credit card bills, which school your kids, get into, etc. But these things aren’t really threats in the sense that a hungry saber-toothed tiger is a threat. They are not immediate or life threatening. But they still feel incredibly real, causing the stress hormone to be released. We are put on high alert, but our life is not in danger.

Too much of this stress hormone wreaks havoc on our bodies. And the human race experiences more cortisol than ever. Our ancestors only felt in during a real threat. We feel it when our boss visits our cubicle.

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