With stress comes adrenaline and excess adrenaline raises cortisol. The first action of cortisol is to raise sugar levels which, accordingly, raises insulin levels. So now there are two hormones raising sugar levels, stimulating insulin release, creating fat.
“My son, Frank (age 15), has autism. He has been using progesterone since February. He has been less anxious and calmer. He is more outgoing in social situations. He has been voted student of the month for February and March. At school he is participating more, and the teaching staff finds less prompting is necessary. Overall, lots of nice changes.” Concern Mom (previous patient)