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I’ve seen discussion regarding the connection between #cortisol levels and #fatigue. While we are still uncovering the cause of #CFS – and we don’t know if it’s #autoimmune or not yet – here are some clues to the nature of an auto-immune condition:

First, cortisol’s main role is to help maintain energy to cope with stress.

Second, in people with auto-immune conditions, the cortisol response may be compromised.

For other people, their stress response may still be responsive, but there may be irregularities in their immune cells/cortisol receptors. This is relevant, because cortisol is released both in response to stress, but also in response to inflammatory triggers. For people who have developed #cfs or #chronicfatigue, some people have higher cortisol levels, and some people have lower cortisol levels.

Too little cortisol may be a biomarker of chronic fatigue (and, perhaps, a protective mechanism by the body so we slow down and heal). Cortisol targets so many areas in the body it’s no wonder too much or too little can affect our health and well-being so greatly. It targets the liver, the immune system, the blood vessels, the kidneys, the muscles, our bones, and our brains. It also shares the same precursors as DHEA, which repairs cells, is made in times of low cortisol production, is the most common hormone in the body (Church, 2009).

In some studies, people with chronic fatigue have higher cortisol levels. This state may be a precursor to them falling lower – or not. Yet, whether cortisol levels are higher or lower than average, changes in cortisol levels are relevant.

Why is this relevant to #chronicfatigue? Chronic fatigue has been linked to – or even called – a #neuroinflammatory condition. Changes in cortisol may indicate autoimmunity. Auto-immune means an activated immune system.

Is stress the big elephant in the room? And what do down-regulated and up-regulated mean?

It is critical to understand your stress response. Down-regulated essentially means your stress response system may have adjusted, or is inhibited, or is not easily responsive to stressors, resulting in a chronic under-release of cortisol. This, in turn, can potentially affect immunity and inflammation.

To give a bit more scientific answer, down-regulated means there is a decrease in the number of receptors on cell surfaces. It means there is a decrease in gene expression. This is often due to overexposure to stress. Up-regulation, on the other hand, means an increase in the expression of a gene. For example, it can refer to an increase in the expression of inflammatory genes. Could it also mean a constant release of too much cortisol?

If we look to the field of #psychoneuroimmunology, we find the immune system is activated by stress. In fact, this is where psychoneuroimmunology may shed light. The study of psychoneuroimmunology points to a relationship between your stress response system, #HPA axis reactivity and the development of auto-immunity.

Here’s more information:

Low/High Cortisol or Abnormal Cortisol Receptor Scenarios (based on the work by Esther Stermberg):

“Cortisol – a powerful anti-inflammatory hormone and the main GC, glucocorticoid – in blunted and/or excess amounts can impair immune function. Cortisol is released in response to stress and after inflammatory triggers. Its main role is to help maintain energy to cope with stress. [Usually] it modulates the inflammatory process as well. But there are two ways cortisol expresses abnormally:

*Your stress response is abnormal, resulting in an either elevated or lower release of cortisol than normal. Elevated cortisol impairs immune function, leading to slow wound healing and more intense viral infections. Low cortisol affects blood sugar, blood pressure, and immune function. It can show up as depression, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, irritability and fatigue.

*Your stress response is normal, but the cortisol receptor (in your immune cells) is abnormal (inflammation can cause cells to die).”

These two scenarios can result in auto-immunity according to Esther Sternberg (Sternberg & Gold, 2002).

You can read more here, in my book:

#TheMemoryofHealth  http://bit.ly/2Bxb7uo

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Are you on a quest for wellness? Join me as I interview celebrities and leaders in the fields of wellness, alternative & integrative health, lifestyle medicine, fitness, coaching, counseling, psychology, spirituality, the fine arts, sustainability, environmental health, and the inspirational communities to start you on your journey toward vibrant health & well-being!

The Wellness Coach Radio Show Interviews Guests like Marc David. Tami Simon, JP Sears, Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot, Marilyn Tam, and Braxton Cosby!

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Some of my Celebrity guests! Summer Rayne Oakes, Eco-Model & Environmental Leader, Tami Simon, Founder of Sounds True, Dr. Braxton A. Cosby, Author, Actor, Smashon Fitness Brand Ambassador, Marc David, Founder of Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot, Marilyn Tam, Global Business Leader & Humanitarian

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Find your WHY here!  Are you looking to lose weight, get in shape, improve your health or energy?   What about practice more self-compassion or more self-acceptance?  Do you face a chronic condition like CFS, lupus, MS, or RA?

Explore more here!  There are over 100 interviews with leaders and celebrities to help you find  your passion, motivation, and WHY to finally start treating yourself well today!

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Note: I appreciate the many requests I get for interviews on my radio show.

Due to limited time, I cannot get back to everyone.  Thank you!

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The Wellness Coach is one of the top 300 shows (out of 15,000) on BlogTalkRadio.   We can do 30 second – 1 minute ads on breaks in my show.   We can also place ads for your product or company right on my show page.

Advertising options include giveaways, advertorials, audio ads, product reviews, and possibly video and banner placement as well. 

The Wellness Coach has had over 125,000 listens and BlogTalkRadio gets 23 million unique visitors, 170 million pageviews, and 31 million visits each month.

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And, if you want to do an interview with me as well to promote your products or company, even better!

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How Are You On The Inside Today?

How do you feel? How does your body feel? Are you happy or sad? Lonely? Do you feel connected or disconnected? Do you have a chronic condition?  Do you have high or low energy?  Are you anxious or depressed?

What are the components of well-being anyway?  How do we stay well in this modern world?

Well-being is many things:  diet, community, compassion (for self & others), peace of mind

Click here to find out how I got better from a chronic condition and improved my energy levels.  

Read The Memory of Health: http://bit.ly/2Bxb7uo

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How do you show up for and take care of yourself?  How can we take better care of both ourselves and the world?

How is this connected to your well-being?

I suffered from chronic illness for years.  For me, the answer was holistic:

It is diet, community, self-compassion, health habits, community, supplements

In order to change your health and well-being, take care of yourself consistently

You must become a Proactive Patient – this is what worked for me

Never give up hope – Keep seeking answers – Believe in Yourself & Your Body

Click here to find out how I got better from a chronic condition and improved my energy levels.  Read The Memory of Health: http://bit.ly/2Bxb7uo

Take care of yourself – Take Care of the World

Click here to read The Memory of Health: http://bit.ly/2Bxb7uo

Never lose hope or faith.  You can feel better in mind, body, and spirit…

Wishing You Peace In the New Year

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Discover how Law of Attraction Journaling guides people in revealing their Divine Self-Expression to live the life of their dreams in Dr. Michael Pearlman’s recent interview with Edie Summers, host, The Wellness Coach.

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Products I Love ❤ Gaia’s Mood Uplift*

This is a great formula to gently uplift your mood!

This wonderful product did not make me sleepy, and gently lifted up my mood consistently.  It also helped me lift up my energy levels and reduce my stress levels.   A great herbal formula to uplift your mood naturally!

From Amazon.com

Let the Light In

With Gaia Herbs Mood Uplift — a mood-enhancing herbal supplement thoughtfully formulated with St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo, Gotu Kola and other mood-supporting herbs, to help foster a sunnier outlook on life and to encourage a healthy, happy brain.

With the fast-paced nature of today’s world, it’s easy to find yourself caught up in just trying to get the next task accomplished. Working hard and being busy can sometimes make you feel run down, like you’re just going through the motions of life, or feeling less like yourself than usual. Maintaining a healthy emotional state is key to an optimal quality of life. That’s why we created Mood Uplift — our new mood boosting herbal supplement formulated to support your mental and emotional well-being. We thoughtfully combined herbal extracts that have been traditionally used to help nourish the nervous system, calm the mind, and support a balanced mood, to help you let the light in and find your natural calm with Mood Uplift. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Find it here:

High-quality supplements offered by the natural foods industry changed my life.   I am very sensitive to artificial ingredients, GMO’s, fillers, and low-quality ingredients (did you know if you are sensitive to something, it can create inflammation in the body – a big no-no!).

When I developed chronic fatigue, I turned to the natural foods industry to seek answers.   I began working in the supplements department of a natural foods store, and taking high-quality supplements (I’ve tried hundreds of them to find which ones work for me), and by learning how to eat well, I improved my energy levels and well-being significantly.  You can read more about my  journey here and in my book, The Memory of Health (see link below).

I cannot take prescription drugs, so for me, having access to high-quality supplements was a game-changer. 

In my quest for answers to my health challenges and well-being, I became a Conscious Consumer.  

I take them every day, and they make a BIG difference in the quality of my life and well-being.  I discuss supplements in great detail in my book, The Memory of Health.

You can find my book here.

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Products I Love ❤ L-Theanine Serene*

This is a simply wonderful product to help you sleep better and also calm down during the day!

I have been using this product for years as a natural sleep aid.  It also works well during the day to calm one’s nerves, especially if you have been feeling stressed out.

They make another, similar brand: L-Theanine Serene with Relora, to help you combat the effects of too much cortisol in your system, so you can sleep better and deeper at night time.

From Amazon.com:

About the product (L-Theanine Serene)
  • Calming complex with GABA
  • Contains the amino acid L-theanine, to support relaxing brain wave activity
  • Contains taurine to ease tension
  • Includes GABA, the calming neurotransmitter
  • Features magnesium to support muscle and nerve relaxation

 L-Theanine Serene With Relora:

  • Relora contains magnolia and philodendron extracts.
  • Theanine Serene with Relora features powerful combinations of herbal extracts.
  • The formula contains l-Theanine, GABA, magnesium, taurine, and holy basil.
  • Contains the amino acids L-theanine, to support relaxing brain wave activity
  • Contains taurine to ease tension, as well as the calming neurotransmitter GABA
  • Features magnesium to support muscle and nerve relaxation
  • Contains calming holy basil leaf extract and Relora to gently soothe away the tension in your body

Find them both here:

High-quality supplements offered by the natural foods industry changed my life.   I am very sensitive to artificial ingredients, GMO’s, fillers, and low-quality ingredients (did you know if you are sensitive to something, it can create inflammation in the body – a big no-no!).

When I developed chronic fatigue, I turned to the natural foods industry to seek answers.   I began working in the supplements department of a natural foods store, and taking high-quality supplements (I’ve tried hundreds of them to find which ones work for me), and by learning how to eat well, I improved my energy levels and well-being significantly.  You can read more about my  journey here and in my book, The Memory of Health (see link below).

I cannot take prescription drugs, so for me, having access to high-quality supplements was a game-changer. 

In my quest for answers to my health challenges and well-being, I became a Conscious Consumer.  

I take them every day, and they make a BIG difference in the quality of my life and well-being.  I discuss supplements in great detail in my book, The Memory of Health.

You can find my book here.

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