Pizza seems to be a universal food. Everyone likes it no matter where you grew up.
Thing is...I never liked pizza until my pregnancy with my older boy Finn, 7 years ago. It was during that 9 months or so I had this unbelievable hankering for the thick crust, cheese overload, salty pizza!
Today tho, while my love for pizza has stayed with me, I lean more towards a healthy version, which I'm about to share with you!
Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree?
Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society - it becomes a long-term reaction. It becomes chronic.
You’ve probably heard of the main stress hormone, called “cortisol.” It’s released from your adrenal glands in response to stress. It’s also naturally high in the morning to get you going, and slowly fades during the day so you can sleep.
Did you know that too-high levels of cortisol are associated with belly fat, poor sleep, brain fog, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and even lowers your immunity?
Do you experience any of these? Well, then read on because I have a list of foods, nutrients and lifestyle recommendations to help you lower this stress hormone naturally!
Certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellbeing Counselor