Cortisol and Weight Gain: What’s the Connection?

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If you’re feeling tired, can’t concentrate, or just can’t seem to lose that pesky belly fat, you may want to check your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that is key to the body’s stress response. While a little cortisol is beneficial—even essential—as a motivator and energy booster, too much of it can be detrimental to your health.  Keep reading … Read More

The Relationship Between Stress and Diabetes

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The Relationship Between Stress and Diabetes

Did you know that more than 34 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes? Of those 34 million, 90 to 95 percent have type two diabetes.  Maybe you knew that, but did you know there is a connection between stress and diabetes? If you’re stressing out and have diabetes or prediabetes, how does that impact you?  The answer to that question is … Read More

8 Ways to Help With Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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8 Ways to Help With Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is one of the more common behavioral issues you may have to deal with when raising a dog. It affects every four to six dogs and is a serious condition that causes ongoing distress when you are gone. They chew off furniture, claw at the floor, and continuously bark when you aren’t at home. The good news is that there … Read More

How Music Helps to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

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What’s the correlation between music and stress? The past two years have been historically stressful for many people.  Between a global pandemic, political upheaval, catastrophic weather events, and interpersonal drama, people are more stressed than they have ever been. Therapy, meditation, yoga, and other stress-relieving techniques are gaining in popularity.  With that in mind, it makes sense that music for … Read More