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HPA axis Category

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Hypocretin Neurons: The Link Between Fastin...

Apr 30, 201222 Comments254 Views

There is a hell of a dichotomy occurring in the Paleo blogosphere this month.   99 percent of the time I am pleased as Pooh

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Leptin, Sleep, and Obesity: Is Reduced Slee...

Apr 30, 20125 Comments88 Views

The literature on sleep and obesity is becoming dense.  Lots of things happen to people when they sleep.   One of them has to do

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The HPA axis: Psychological Stress and Hypo...

Apr 27, 201223 Comments303 Views

I’m going to pick up here where I left off on my last post.  There, I covered the role that exercise and energy deficits play

The HPA axis: Metabolic Distress and Hypoth...

Apr 24, 201236 Comments477 Views

If it hasn’t been clear yet, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is one of the leading contributors to poor reproductive health.  The pituitary gland tells the

HPA axis: what is pregnenolone steal?

Apr 23, 20129 Comments714 Views

The human response to a stressful situation occurs in two places.  First, it occurs immediately in the sympathetic nervous system.  This increases heart rate, increases

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HPA axis dysfunction

Apr 16, 201211 Comments658 Views

There are two primary ways in which the HPA axis can malfunction.  It’s activity can increase, or it’s activity can decrease. The HPA axis jumps

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The HPA axis: an introduction

Apr 16, 20121 Comment172 Views

The HPA axis is the means by which many cells communicate with each other, which makes it a very big deal.  From my perspective, for