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by 75 · about 6 hours ago

I have been feeding my kids paleo for well over a year now - I have seen the awesome benefits and completely align myself with the belief that this is how we are meant to eat. I, however, have not been very successful myself. I am definitely a... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Jen- It's likely that you need to lay off some of the workouts. Actually, you would probably drop the belly fat faster if you didn't work out so intensely. Too much exercise (for women) increases cortisol too much & will inhibit fat... (more)

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by 1649 · about 6 hours ago

So, I composed this long detailed post last week and apparently the Gods of Paleohacks thought it was too long and decided to not approve it. So, let me make this short and sweet. I have a 6 year love affair with exercise. I have done many things... (more)

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Gsmith 0 · June 17, 2014 at 9:21 PM

@thegiantess continuing the thought. The examples you are giving are classic signs of over training. In your explanation you did not give your age, or workout style. Age plays a major factor in recovery. the older you are the slower the... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Long time stalker, first time posting. I can't find information that pertains to my saliva cortisol test results, and am going a bit crazy over it. I sought out an integrative MD after years of severe fatigue and difficulty losing weight post... (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:14 AM

One questions and three comments:1. How did you test your cortisol levels? Did you have to take four separate blood tests during the day?Also, how about your cortisol in urine?2. Since you are fatigued, I would also test your insulin and glucose... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I am a 21yo male. About 1.5 weeks ago, I started a very restrictive modified ketogenic version of a GAPS/SCD diet, for the purpose of helping some severe chronic neurological and gut issues. Some of the problems that I intend to address by... (more)

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annado 0 · August 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Hello Alex, I am curious, how did the diet turn out for you ?

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I think that I read that saturated fats raise cortisol. I have also observed on myself that my body is much more stressed when eating ghee and other animal fats even if I keep carbs in moderate level (150-200g per day). But I have no problem... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 26, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Lower fat may reduce cortisol: http://pen.sagepub.com/content/19/6/482.abstract (in burn patients.)

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by 1495 · about 6 hours ago

I've been diagnosed stage 3 adrenal fatigue with low cortisol. Everything I read or am told is a blanket recommendation for AF. Most often, it speaks of what to do with high cortisol. So I've tried no caffeine for a month, no alcohol for a month,... (more)

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by 129 · about 6 hours ago

Hey guys, quick background. Im 27 yrs old 5'11 160 male, strict paleo moderate alcohol/caffeine use, train Jiu Jitsu 5 days a week and lift 2 days. Was curious about my testosterone and cortisol as I train alot and had some indicators that I might... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 28, 2013 at 1:18 AM

If you occasionally wake up with a boner, your testosterone is fine. Otherwise, eat more steak and eggs. Ignore T salesmen. That's all I got.

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by 65 · about 6 hours ago

Short medical / diet history: In 2002, I gained about 77 lbs in just six months (going from 163 -> 240) due to depression diagnosis and mirtazapine medication. Have been the same weight (+/- 20 lbs) ever since, about 100 lbs overweight (I'm... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Take licorice extract first thing in the morning. It's great for people with low cortisol because it conserves the cortisol your body does make. Here's the licorice I take - http://amzn.to/12Z432k One important thing about taking licorice -... (more)

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by 4029 · about 6 hours ago

I gave my mother a list of tests for her to get done, tests that I've heard many on these forums get done, tests that many luminaries in the Paleosphere recommend for their patients, tests that I would get ask for myself were I to go in for a... (more)

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paint94979 0 · June 06, 2013 at 5:04 AM

Time for a new doctor

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I have problem with sleeping and I think the reason is about cortisol and melatonin. My morning cortisol is just on the high limit of the expected levels for morning and night cortisol just on the low limit of expected levels for night. Melatonin... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM

You could possibly try taking some B-12. Effect of Vitamin B12 on Performance and Circadian Rhythems in Normal Subjects: http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v15/n5/pdf/1380492a.pdf I personally started taking the NOW Methyl B-12 (1000mcg)... (more)

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by 10 · about 6 hours ago

I've had dark circles under my eyes since I was a child, which made me conclude that it's probably a genetic thing and that there isn't much that I can do about it. However, they are not constantly there, I notice it changes a lot. For example:... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · May 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I will second this by adding that I had dark circles my entire life until I gave up alcohol, and then got onto paleo. Also changing my lifestyle so I get to bed early and ensure a minimum of 8 hours sleep per night. This took a couple of years but... (more)

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by 405 · about 6 hours ago

So in the past 7 months, I've slowly gained about 10 pounds. Incidentally, I started working at a restaurant 7 months ago, and while it may be easy to dismiss my weight gain as being related to being around awesome food every day, I'm tending... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · April 26, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Stress can cause weight gain (it impairs your insulin metabolism, for one) but I'm just not sure you need to be concerned about this particular gain. 118lbs seems alarmingly low for a 5'5" woman. Other than the weight gain, is your body still... (more)

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by 2097 · about 6 hours ago

just watching SNL and thinking how amazing it is to have a good laugh every now and then - bet cavemen cracked eachother up way back flintstone times and their mirthful laughter echoed and reverberated throughout the caves ...whats your way to... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · March 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Facts Circadian cortisol rhythms peak in the morning, then proceed to decline, with a small dip in the late afternoon and then fall again to their lowest levels after the sun sets. Carbohydrates are the only macronutrient that actually reduce... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

My AM cortisol was 54.06 (normal range 5.1-40.2) My noon cortisol was 20.87 (normal range 2.1-15.7) My evening cortisol was 28.92 (normal range 1.8-12) My night cortisol was 6.56 (normal range .9-9.2) I'm worried. this seems more extreme than... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 05, 2013 at 2:09 PM

In general, adrenals are not the cause of high cortisol. Stress itself is, the high cortisol is merely a reaction to high stress. So in parallel with dealing with the stress, there are a few things you can do to support your adrenal glands so... (more)

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by 1195 · about 6 hours ago

To explain this more clearly, I know that given a certain intensity level and duration, exercise will cause a cortisol spike which is undesirable. For example, one commonly hears that a weight routine should not last more than 45 minutes if one... (more)

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CD 0 · March 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

First, the cortisol reaction to exercise is a GOOD thing. Second, chronic over-training can increase cortisol reaction to a point of negative returns. This does not happen in a single bout of exercise, rather as a result of several weeks or... (more)

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by 1363 · about 6 hours ago

So the obvious solution to me is work on relaxing before bed and hopefully that would keep my cortisol lower through the night, but any advice/insight at all is welcome. This explains a problem I've been having: textareatextarea (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Your results actually look okay to me. When exactly was your "morning" sample taken? If your cortisol is high at the moment you wake up, that's bad. But most healthy people have a big cortisol spike 15-45 minutes after waking. It doesn't mean... (more)

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by 697 · about 6 hours ago

I haven't gotten the $100+ cortisol test, but feel I know my cortisol levels Morning: Somewhat low (I have trouble waking up and lay in bed for a while before I get up) Afternoon : Normal Evening : Elevated (Can't sleep if I'm even somewhat... (more)

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Sunnykist 0 · February 22, 2013 at 7:16 AM

I highly recommend the book "The Mood Cure" by Julia Ross. Here is an excerpt about night time cortisol and insomnia. http://www.moodcure.com/pdfs/Townsend-Letter-NNTI%20article.docx.pdf (more)

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by 309 · about 6 hours ago

We all know that people who produce insufficient cortisol (possible adrenal fatigue/exhaustion) shouldn't make protein the biggest part of their meals. Since consuming protein triggers the release of cortisol (... (more)

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RK 0 · February 05, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Elisaar - I remember struggling with the same concept. I was using Cronometer to plan meals, and just trying to hit the standard 65% fat by cals was hard without going higher on protein. Here is one idea; this is a common breakfast for... (more)

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by 309 · about 6 hours ago

Hi everyone. Hope there's someone who knows about this and feels like sharing. As in my previous question, (have leaky gut+adrenal fatigue) I feel awfull after eating pork and chicken. Did all the allergy+intolerance tests, but no problem there.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 29, 2013 at 6:58 AM

I don't understand why you're on a VLC diet if you're feeling so bad. Add some starch/fruit in there and see how you go. Instead of pork/chicken, eat more fish, beef, shellfish, liver/heart, and bone broth, among fermented foods and seaweed. You... (more)

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by 343 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, I'm looking for some advice regarding my awful sleep. I'm one of those people who goes to bed reasonably early (say 9.30-10pm) and falls asleep without too much problem, then wakes up anywhere around 1-3 am, is awake until around 6, then... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · December 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I encountered this a few months back. Was exercising rather intensively and frequently on low-carb. I simply wasn't providing my body with the appropriate resources to replenish itself post-workout. Would wake up around 3am every night without... (more)

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by 260 · about 6 hours ago

After doing extensive research on the internet to correct my low cortisol levels especially in the A.M. I found out that pregnenolone and dhea are the most subscribed supplements to counteract low cortisol levels. Pregnenolone is pretty much a... (more)

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drschuler 0 · November 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Seems plausible, yet if damage has been wrought to the adrenal cortex, hypothalamus, and/ or pituitary, more support will be needed. Nutrients and natural products may be used. A lot of these conversions from cholesterol to sex hormones and... (more)

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by 10994 · about 6 hours ago

Cortisol regularly fluctuates in healthy individuals. It rises and spikes at sunrise, spiking slightly less again at noon and then decreases for most of the evening as shown below: My question to you guys is if any of you guys have tried eating... (more)

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jakeA 0 · November 20, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I'm eating according to my cortisol daily rythyms. I eat no breakfast, a moderate lunch, and a large dinner.

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by 180 · about 6 hours ago

Although I love eating Paleo and the mental and physical improvements I have experienced, there is one that I am having trouble with. I am naturally a pear shape, and have always had a flat stomach. I experienced severe bloating on SAD and giving... (more)

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Frazdance 0 · November 14, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Have you had your thyroid checked?

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by 1195 · about 6 hours ago

We know chronically high levels of cortisol lead to storage of abdominal fat. If you led a perpetually risky life where you had to maintain a high level of vigilance and were in constant fear of being caught would you be more likely to have a fat... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Pre paleo, I always found having a big belly a bit of an obstacle to the whole adultery thing.

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by 1195 · about 7 hours ago

I have noticed that when doing Qi Gong or yoga, particularly pranayama (breath work), or when getting a massage, my apparent stress level decreases immediately and dramatically. I understand that doing say an hour of intense circuit-style... (more)

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karimoo 0 · September 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Lots of ways to lower cortisol PWO through supplementation. Vitamin C, Glycine, Phosphatidyl Serine, etc... Personally I use Vitamin C. Great as an anti-oxidant PWO, and helps reduce the cortisol spike. 1-2g works great for me. (more)

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