Production of the hormone cortisol is a natural and healthy response to acute stress. However, when it tips over into chronic stress, that stress can become a key driver of chronic disease and poor health. Over time, cortisol can (and does) take a toll on everything from optimal thyroid and sex hormone levels, to insulin resistance and gastrointestinal function. We begin to experience issues such as sleep disorders, low libido, chronic brain fog, poor immune

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