Reduce Stress by Lowering your Cortisol Stress can cause your hormones to be out of balance; it can be detrimental to your health. You can experience symptoms such as gaining weight and inflammation. To control your stress, you’ll have to have balanced cortisol levels. Cortisol is your stress hormone which gives you enough energy to digest your food and burn body fat. If your cortisol levels are too high, then you will start to gain weight. If you suffer from…