stress hormones

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    Evidence For Brain Sensing Of Circulating FFA

    A Fall in Plasma Free Fatty Acid (FFA) Level Activates the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Independent of Plasma Glucose: Evidence for Brain Sensing of Circulating FFA Endocrinology. 2012 Aug; 153(8): 3587–3592. Published online 2012 Jun 1. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1330 PMCID: PMC3404348...
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    PUFA Initiate & Promote The Stress Response (ACTH/cortisol), SFA Inhibit It

    Almost two years ago I posted a study showing that PUFA can stimulate cortisol release even in the absence of ACTH. Pufa Stimulates Cortisol Production Even In The Absense Of Acth However, that study above did not look at the effects of saturated fatty acids (SFA) and I keep getting emails...
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    Are Pregnenolone And Its Metabolites Minor Stress Hormones?

    I understand the difference between peat, and mainstream science in regards to what is good and bad hormonally, but now entering the gray area. Cortisol is good in inconsistent acute amounts, but not chronic, while progesterone is its complete opposite. If taken in excess, progesterone and...
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    Antistress And Antioxidant Effects Of Virgin Coconut Oil In Vivo

    Antistress and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in vivo Virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been consumed worldwide for various health-related reasons and some of its benefits have been scientifically evaluated. Medium-chain fatty acids were found to be a potential antidepressant functional...
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    Addiction Linked To High Stress Hormones

    While the study only looked at "sex addiction" I think it has a broader message. Mainstream medicine claims that all addictions are caused by the same basic mechanism. So, it this is true then the findings can be expanded into all other "addictions" as well. Several decades ago, a smart...
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    Alzheimer Disease Caused By Stress Hormones (cortisol)

    In confirmation of Ray's writing, this latest study claims the stress response pathways are the main environmental contributor to developing Alzheimer's disease. The scientists claimed that blocking the stress hormone receptor did not prove beneficial, but I think they made a mistake here...