Cortisol, one of the main stress response chemicals produced by the adrenal glands is responsible for maintaining the health of and proper communication between every cell in your body.
When cortisol levels are disrupted, such as when we are chronically stressed, we can end up with a host of symptoms. Some of the most common ones we see include:
In fact, many chronic diseases can be traced to disturbances in the natural cortisol pattern. The good news is that with the right tools, it’s easy to reduce cortisol levels by shifting the body from the stress response (the autonomic nervous system) to the relaxation response (the parasympathetic nervous system). When this happens, your cortisol levels drop and your body gets back to healing.
In this video, Dr. Berzin shares her top tip to help you easily activate your parasympathetic nervous system, lower cortisol, and feel more balanced.