I had a question. I was reading the biosignature material out there and the one thing that struck me was people who tend to store fat in the Umbilical area indicates cortisol problems. Meaning too much cortisol.
The things I read to lower cortisol is to eliminate stress and get to bed earlier. Since coffee elevates cortisol should that be eliminated as well? It just that I read more the one time(using the almighty google) coffee is fine. That just seems counterproductive?
The only thing I read which might indicate coffee/caffeine is bad -
Those who store excess body fat in the upper hip region tend to have a degree of insulin resistance, as well as sub-optimal growth hormone (GH) levels. This hormonal pair makes absolute sense, as elevated insulin can impede the pulsatile release of GH.
Insulin resistance means that your body isn't using glucose efficiently, which causes a host of insulin related problems ultimately leading to decreased energy, increased fat storage, decreased cognitive function, etc. How to solve it:
Eliminate Stimulants: Time to loose the caffeine, ephedrine, etc. These compounds have a negative impact on insulin sensitivity, and need to be avoided until you improve your body's tolerance. Switch to Green Tea, which can have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity.
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