Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands in times of stress, and it also plays many roles in your normal bodily functions. It is a multi-purpose hormone that needs to be in the right amount (not too high, not too low) and at the right time. Your genes play a big role in how likely you are to have problems with cortisol.
HPA Axis Dysfunction:
The problems with cortisol come when levels are chronically elevated - or chronically low. There are two conditions of extreme cortisol dysreg...
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Genetic variants only give you part of the picture -- your lifestyle, diet, gut microbes, and environment all interact with your genes.
Research on genetics is fairly new and ever changing. Articles all contain links to references, and you are encouraged to read through the research.
* Genetic variants are all listed in the plus or forward orientation to match with 23andMe or AncestryDNA data.
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