Dr. Sharon Norling is a nationally known and highly respected medical doctor specializing in integrative medicine and practicing advanced functional medicine in Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Norling graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and has trained at USC and UCLA. She received her MBA from St. Thomas University. Dr. Norling’s expertise is based on her years of clinical experiences, former Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and her research. She is national board-certified in OB/GYN, Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. Recognized for her expertise has testified before the White House Commission on Complementary Alternative Medicine Policy. She has served in multiple leadership roles as Medical Director and senior management in two large healthcare organizations.
Dr. Norling is an international speaker and the author of Your Doctor is Wrong. Dr. Norling is a medical authority, a visionary and an extraordinary leader who provides real solutions for patients who have been dismissed or misdiagnosed.
When in stress, women release oxytocin that makes them feel secure and nurturing. Men, instead, release testosterone that gives them a sense of accomplishment. These are self-boosting de-stress cycles. Cortisol (stress hormone) both induces and opposes the two hormones, making the fight against stress a constant struggle. Women are inherently more stressed than men.
Low-fat diets are often high in carbs. High fructose corn syrup, simple sugars and additives in processed foods, trigger food cravings. Food allergies, gluten sensitivity and bacterial infections hamper digestion. Chronic stress impairs thyroid and adrenal function and increases levels of insulin and cortisol. Any or all of these could lead to weight gain.