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Episode 86: Deep Dive into Cortisol with Sports Dietitian Dana Eshelman


Cortisol with Sports Dietitian Dana Eshelman

Welcome to Episode 86 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring fellow Sports Dietitian and endurance athlete Dana Eshelman (MS RD CSSD), founder of A Dash of Dana Performance Nutrition


Today, Dana and I are chatting about the hormone cortisol (aka "the stress hormone") and how it relates to health and performance in endurance athletes. We were brainstorming topics and landed on this one, as we both frequently see our active clients burning the candle at both ends with training, work, family, and other aspects of their busy lives. They’re often under fueling, whether intentionally or unintentionally, dealing with mental and physical stress, and not sleeping enough, and this obviously does not produce good outcomes.


If you’ve ever been curious about cortisol and how it ties into all of the above, tune into this episode. I provide tons of background on how cortisol functions in the body, and then Dana and I dive into how and why things go off track and what you can do about it. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, or you can also watch on my YouTube page!


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