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THE HPA AXIS

 10/31/2016 // Lise Alschuler, ND The hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is our central stress response system. The HPA axis is an eloquent and every-dynamic intertwining of the central nervous system and endocrine system. This system works in a fairly...

CORTISOL AND SLEEP: THE HPA AXIS ACTIVITY CONNECTION

 2/6/2017 // Tori Hudson, ND The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis interacts with sleep in a multiplicity of ways and a growing body of research suggests reciprocal associations between sleep and activity of the HPA axis. Normal Sleep Physiology Normal sleep...

THE ROLE OF CORTISOL

 2/7/2017 // Lise Alschuler, ND I find myself thinking and talking about cortisol a lot these days. It’s actually a nice back to the future kind of thing as I remember getting very excited about cortisol when I was in school in the mid-90’s. One of my very first...

What is indole 3 carbinol good for?

Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and kale, help protect against some cancers and environmental toxins. Among their beneficial nutrients, indole-3-carbinol (I-3-C) is one of the most important. It helps rid our bodies of toxins, may reduce risk for several...