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      How to Reduce Cortisol Levels When Stress Gets the Best of You

      How to Reduce Cortisol Levels When Stress Gets the Best of You

      Cortisol is a naturally occurring hormone that your adrenal gland produces and, in small and well-timed doses, it is good for many things. Most famously, it is the jolt behind the “fight or flight” response you feel when threatened. Whether you are fighting or flying, your adrenal gland will pump up the cortisol to give you the extra energy you need to face the consequences.

       

      When cortisol levels increase to high levels and stay there — which happens when you are regularly stressed out by work, love, or anything else — the symptoms are akin to an overdose. That’s why cortisol is called the “stress hormone,” as the Cleveland Clinic reports.

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      Keep Your Gut Happy With A Good Dose of Bacteria

      Keep Your Gut Happy With A Good Dose of Bacteria

      Although discoveries about the human intestinal system are occurring all the time, it’s not exactly new news that a healthy gut is very important to your overall well-being.

      So, what is this “flora” everyone is talking about?

      Your gut — and everyone else’s — is filled with microscopic bacteria, also called flora, that make up what is called the microbiome in your intestine. Flora generally keep your organs running smoothly and specifically help to break down food into nutrients and chemicals that every body needs. When your gut is out of balance, you probably don’t have as much energy and you could be more likely to get sick.

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      What are the best fruits for a protein shake?

      What are the best fruits for a protein shake?
      These top 5 favorite fruits help you get the most out of a NuEthix whey protein shake. Unflavored whey tastes kind of blah. Fruit tastes good. Should you combine them? Yes! For those who aren’t breakfast people, (even though you know that breakfast gives you a boost to start the day) try a shake of whey and fruit to increase your energy from protein while keeping calories low.

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      What is L-Carnitine and how can it help me?

      What is L-Carnitine and how can it help me?

      Fat does a lot of good things for your body. The trick is keeping it at the right amount so you look and feel your best. Unfortunately, many of us have a little more fat than we want. And while we love summer, our favorite season also means swimsuits, and less ability to hide those extra pounds.

      When you’re looking for a boost to burn that fat — using nature’s own processes — consider a supplement called L-Carnitine, which makes sure your cells work efficiently to convert fatty acids into energy.

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