If you happen to find yourself spinning your wheels and frustrated about why you’re not losing weight and/or gaining muscle despite your dietary and exercise efforts, you may want to consider having your diurnal cortisol levels checked. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by your adrenal glands with many critical functions for survival. Chronic abnormal levels are catabolic and degenerating associated with a host of health issues, i.e., weight gain and fat loss resistance, muscle loss and weakness, bone loss, fatigue, depression, insulin resistance, accelerated aging, thyroid issue, and many diseases. Repairing cortisol patterns should be on the top of your list to maximize recovery and gains!
This month, we, at Healthy Magazine, have had the absolute pleasure of getting to know the life and practice of Dr. Murthy Badiga, an influential and beloved Gastroenterologist in the Rio Grande Valley. He is a man who, through his hard work and brilliance, has managed to cross borders and overcome many obstacles, a trope that seems to be a recurring theme among many living in the Valley, Doctors and Patients alike. Just to be clear, having a recurring theme doesn’t make Dr. Badiga’s journey any less unique or compelling. He is an interesting character who’s seem to have taken life by the horns and let it do its thing, while obviously maintaining the strength to hold on through even the toughest bits