- Q What is the pancreas?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe backyard neighbor to the liver, the pancreas primarily gets attention for its role in producing insulin. But that's not all it does. Looking like a strip steak with a fish head, the pancreas is about six inches long. Attached to the muscles and... Full Answer
- Q What can I do to lower my cortisol level?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThree times a day, close the door, remove your shoes and socks, and lower the lights. Breathe in for seven seconds; hold it for another seven; then exhale for a final seven seconds. Repeat the technique seven times to help “reset”... Full Answer
- Q What are the side effects of excessive cortisol?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineElevated cortisol levels are associated with increased appetite, cravings for sugar, and weight gain. To appreciate the full effect of excessive cortisol secretion on our physiology, let's take a look at the well-known side effects of a drug form of... Full Answer