24. Aug


Podcast with Prof. Jaime Tartar

Prof. Tartars Ph.D. was earned in the Behavioral Neuroscience program at the University of Florida (UF) where the focus of her research involved discovering long term changes that can occur in neurobiological pathways involved in stress responses and developing animal models of chronic stress. She also completed Postdoctoral Training at Harvard Medical School, where she studied neurological consequences of sleep perturbations using in vitro electrophysiological recording techniques. During her postdoctoral studies, she also earned a certificate in Sleep Medicine from Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine. Prof.Tartar is widely published in many areas of neuroscience with topics ranging from clinical neurological impairments to basic cell physiology.

Follow her on Instagram: jaimetartar

In this podcast, Jaime and I discussed cortisol. Some of the things we discuss are:

(01:50): What is cortisol?

(09:45): What functions does cortisol have in the body?

(20:45) : What can increase and decrease cortisol levels?

(29:00): What effect does elevated cortisol levels have on body composition?

(32:15): What is the take home message?




About the author:

Juma Iraki

Juma Iraki is a certified Personal Trainer and holds a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences. He has also completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently doing his Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at The University of Stirling.

He is the CEO of Iraki Nutrition AS and Head of Nutrition at AFPT where he lectures in Sports Nutrition. He also works as a business consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway and as a sports nutritionist for the National Judo Federation in Norway.