As it relates to nutrition & hormone balance I’m sure you’ve heard to “Manage & Minimize Stress”. This recommendation can be confusing because we all know that life is full of stressors, many of which we cannot control.


Stress to your body is STRESS whether it’s stress from work, family, life, illness, exercise, poor nutrition, or sleep deprivation. Your body cannot differentiate from different stressors, all it knows is that stress = danger+the physiological response (fight or flight) that it has in response to handle stress.

When you experience stress, your body raises cortisol levels. If stress is temporary, & cortisol levels are normal/regulated, then after the stressful event, your body returns to its non-stressed state & cortisol flows at its normal pattern, higher in the morning & early day, lower in the afternoon evening.

If you sustain high stress for an extended period of time & cortisol levels remain high for an extended period of time, then high blood pressure, high blood sugar & inflammation result. PLUS, sometimes in this case, your adrenals cannot keep up with cortisol production & steal from pregnenolone (the mother pre-hormone for sex hormones) to produce cortisol which results in other hormone imbalances.


  • Identify the stress you CAN control vs. what you CANNOT control.
  • Focus on what you can control.
  • Out of what you can control, prioritize what tasks MUST be completed & save the lower priority tasks for another day.
  • While prioritizing tasks, make sure to build in a block of time during the day to exercise, even if it’s a 10-20 min walk AND downtime for YOURSELF at the end of the day to wind down, decompress & eat dinner & get to bed at a reasonable hour. Restorative sleep trumps checking tasks off your to-do list any day, as sleep deprivation affects hormone balance, healing & fat loss.

Learn more about the effects of stress on hormone balance in my 45-Day Hormone Reset. I will be running a Holiday Hormone Reset starting on November 17, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Pre-registration will open on October 29, 2019 and ONLY those on the pre-sale list will receive access to an exclusive 20% discount. Sign up to get on the waitlist to access to sign up early AND to receive the exclusive pre-sale list discount ==> HERE <==

Watch a preview of some of the information that you will learn in my 45-Day Hormone Reset in the video clip to the right, which is an excerpt from one of the Facebook Lives that I gave during the fall session of my 45-Day Hormone Reset, about Dysregulated Cortisol and The Pregnenalone Steal.

Also, GUYS, Eric will be launching his new EmpowerU MEN Online Group Coaching Program!

This group will be open to 10 men looking to power through the holidays and enter the new year kicking ass!

The 8-week group coaching program will begin November 5 and run through December 29.

The EmpowerU MEN Online Group Coaching Program includes:

  • An 18 page EmpowerU MEN Packet outlining items to eliminate to optimize testosterone production.
  • Eric’s signature 8-week Circuit Shred Program to optimize strength training, AND, which is proven to reduce body fat and build lean muscle mass. This includes,
  • Circuit Shred strength programming and coaching via our platform/app on
  • Access to the entire program for the 8-week program and lifetime access to the program.
  • 5 Days of training per week for 8 weeks.
  • Nutrition Template to optimize fat loss & lean muscle gains. This includes,
  • A macronutrient science-based approach to support testosterone production, strength training, recovery, injury reduction and prevention.
  • This template will be based off your current weight and goals. Guidance to further individualize the template will be given, if asked, on the weekly calls.
  • Weekly 60-minute web calls via ZOOM to discuss training and nutrition challenges. This includes, action Items to overcome challenges and achieve success.
  • Access to a private Facebook Group for support from other members and weekly support from Eric. PLUS Facebook Lives for helpful tips for success in training, nutrition, and testosterone optimization.
  • A Welcome Packet to give you the direction, accountability and support that you need.

Sign up to get details and access to an exclusive discount of 20% off the registration price

==> HERE <==

Ladies! I hope that you will join me for my Holiday Hormone Reset and GUYS! I hope that you will join Eric for his EmpowerU MEN Online Group Coaching Program. Both programs come just in time to help you to stay accountable with your fitness and nutrition through the busy holiday season, which is always loaded with lots of temptations and challenges that interfere with staying in a regular fitness and nutrition routine.

Yours in Strength,



Artemis Scantalides


EmpowerU Online Coaching

Iron Body Training Systems

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