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Blood Sugar and Immune Response

Why would high blood sugar be linked to more severe cases of COVID? That’s a question researchers at the University of Michigan are attempting to explain. Here’s what they think so far: Elevated blood sugars create low-grade inflammation Existing low-grade inflammation leads to an even stronger inflammatory surge in response to infection When the body …

Stress, Cortisol, and COVID

What puts some people at a higher risk of severe COVID infection than others? It’s the million-dollar question that we don’t fully understand yet.  A new study published in the Lancet found that higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol were a marker of more severe illness from COVID-19.  That does NOT mean stress causes …

Adrenal Health 101

Your adrenal glands play a very important role in maintaining your health. They are incredibly small, about the size and weight of a coin. They are located above your kidneys, just below the muscle tissue of your lower back. What do adrenal glands do? Our adrenal glands are responsible for many things that assist in …