Manage Your Stress! Be Mindful of Your Cortisol Levels!

When I first learned about the hormone, cortisol, and the effects of stress on the brain, I think my family wished I hadn’t.

Your body secretes cortisol when under stress, so if I noticed someone acting stressed, I remarked, “Looks like your cortisol levels are rising!” Or if I felt stressed, I remarked, “My cortisol levels are through the roof!”

It is important to be mindful of your stress and manage it accordingly.

I couldn’t help applying what I was learning from the book, “The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription,” by Vincent Fortanasce, M.D., and I truly had my family’s best interests in mind when conveying my new found facts on cortisol.  However, I probably should have waited for a more relaxed moment to share this wisdom with them.  Perhaps you have a more subtle way to let others know when your cortisol levels are reaching extremes?

One of my favorite ways to reduce stress is to enjoy live entertainment. There’s an opportunity this weekend in San Luis Obispo County, Ca, that is sure to lower your stress hormones. The added bonus is that it is a free event (something that always makes my brain happy!)



Saturday, October 19th, 2013
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Christopher Cohan Center

Here’s the site for more information:

Also, if you are stressed because you know someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease or you are trying to protect yourself against it, I found “The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription,” by  Vincent Fortanasce, M.D., to be a great resource.  A special thanks to my friend who let me borrow her copy of the book.

Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease!  Pray for a cure and support those who have it and their loved ones. Get connected with your local Alzheimer’s Association.


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