Cortisol – the stress factor of weight

Cortisol is one of several hormones made by the adrenal glands.  The adrenals are two very small glands (4-6 grams each) that sit one above each kidney.  Cortisol is often referred to as the ‘stress hormone’, although another hormone, DHEA, also has a role to play....

What is DHEA and how does it effect weight loss

 DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most abundant steroid hormone produced naturally in the body, mostly by the adrenal glands.  It is often known as the ‘Mother hormone’ because so many other important hormones are made from it.  Looking at the hormone flow chart...

Testosterone & Weight loss

Testosterone & Weightloss   Now you might think that testosterone is purely a male hormone, but you would be wrong!  Women produce and need testosterone as well.  For men a lack of testosterone is usually more obvious.  When they hit ‘that time of life’, that is,...

Weight loss & your oestrogen levels

This is the first in a series on hormones and other biochemistry that will affect your weight loss & gain and what you can do about it. Oestrogen is balanced in our body with many other hormones but in regards to weight, what we want to look at is the...