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Mindfulness and Hormones

Mindfulness practices affect our hormones. They have been shown to have various effects on hormones, such as reducing levels of stress hormones like cortisol and increasing levels of hormones associated with well-being such as oxytocin. Here are some of the effects of mindfulness on hormones:

  1. Cortisol: Mindfulness practices have been found to reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. High levels of cortisol are associated with chronic stress, anxiety, and depression.

  2. Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a hormone associated with social bonding, trust, and empathy. Mindfulness practices have been found to increase levels of oxytocin.

  3. Insulin: Mindfulness practices have also been found to improve insulin sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels, and insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Overall, mindfulness practices have been found to have positive effects on hormone levels, which can lead to improvements in physical and mental health.


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