Project Peanut Butter: Help Us Address Childhood Malnutrition with the Dutasi Documentary Project

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I’m grateful for your support of my work, online courses, and books, and want to devote this article to describe a mission that means so much to me. If you appreciate our work here at Gottfried Institute, I ask that you show your support by considering a small donation to Project Peanut Butter. What … [Read more...]

7 FAQs on Cortisol

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At a basic level, what is cortisol's role in the body? Cortisol is the hormone that governs your digestion, hunger cravings, digestion, sleep/wake patterns, blood pressure, physical activity, and your capacity to cope with stress. Cortisol is the main stress hormone and is released when you're in a … [Read more...]

What to Eat to Reset Problematic Hormones

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When in balance, your hormones are like text messages in your body from a wise mentor. Each hormone sends a “do this” or “do that” task to cells far away in an effort to create homeostasis, which you feel as a full head of hair, strong nails, clear skin, stable mood and weight, stress resilience, robust … [Read more...]

The Natural Sleep Cure: How to Get Restful, Rejuvenating Sleep Without Popping a Sleeping Pill

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You know the breakfast cereal commercials that show a bowl full of bran flakes, a glass of milk, orange juice, a banana, and some eggs? Usually accompanied by the phrase, “Part of a balanced breakfast!” I wish that instead they showed an image of someone deeply, contentedly asleep. Because unlike a … [Read more...]

Cortisol & Cancer: How Lowering Stress Can Help Prevent Cancer

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Every week on the news, online, in a magazine, we hear or read about the ever-elusive “cure for cancer.” So far, it’s still a far-off medical goal. While I think it’s important for us to keep researching treatment options for all the men and women affected by cancer, I also want people to focus on an … [Read more...]

How Wild Alaskan Salmon Rocked My Locks, Changed My Life, and Can Change Yours Too

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  It’s August, 1989. Something weird and wonderful is happening en route to Harvard Medical School, and it’s not just the music of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. My hair is astonishingly full, thick, and shiny even though I haven’t used “product” on it for the entire summer. My nails are curiously … [Read more...]

Balance Your Hormones, Balance the Scale: 5 Ways to Lose Weight through Natural Hormone Balancing

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Are you doing everything right, but still struggling to lose weight? A lot of people seem to think weight loss is just a case of simple math. That all it takes is “eating less and exercising more.” That the only reason someone is overweight is because of their self-control. Ladies and gentlemen, … [Read more...]