Cortisol hormone and health


This week, we wanted to share with you the importance of striving to maintain healthy cortisol (stress hormone) levels in our body.  As the chart on our Blog post shows, chronic/prolonged high cortisol levels, can cause some unhealthy conditions in our bodies.  So, based on our research and experiences here at the Christian Healing Blog, we wanted to recommend Dr. Josh Axe's tips, on ways to reduce cortisol levels naturally: 1) switch to a whole foods / anti-inflammatory diet, 2) reduce and manage stress, 3) exercise regularly, 4) use adaptogen herbs and super foods, 5) try essential oils to promote relaxation, and 6) get adequate sleep. We'd like to add a 7th and 8th: turn off all electronic devices 2, preferably 3, hours before bedtime.  And 8, if at all possible, go to bed when you 'feel' tired.  Pushing oneself beyond the tiredness point, increases the production of cortisol. For a link to these tips, as well as further explanation on each one, click on the link below. Have a blessed week and remember, regardless of your thoughts and feelings, make a conscious decision to be gentle on yourself.  As St. Teresa said, "we are perfect in our imperfections".

Link to Dr. Axe article

Two healing ministries, where you can speak/pray with someone over the phone:
The Evangelism Response Center: (888) 537-8720
The Prayer & Crisis Referral Network: (844) 577-2937
A healing ministry that provides virtual spiritual direction and centering/contemplative prayer aids:
Rev.  Maria Gullo       thedeeperconnection.org
Three healing ministries where you can either call in or submit an online prayer request: Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida,  the International Order of St. Luke the Physician in San Antonio, TX, or the The Inheritance House in Orlando, Florida
 
National mental health support groups: The Grace Alliance​ & NAMI

All Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.  All communications with the Healing Info. Ministries are 100% confidential.          C 2020