Stress reduction is a major component of the paleo lifestyle. Yet while the paleo books have detailed guidelines for diet & exercise, they provide few details on how to reduce stress. Do any of you still have high stress even when living... (more)
In one Paleo book, the author describes a Paleo trait of having high cortisol levels upon getting up in the morning which drop down to when it is bedtime, and a modern picture of low cortisol levels in the morning, usually boosted by stimulants,... (more)
http://www.pureencapsulations.com/media/CortisolCalm.pdf It looks like mainly D3, a little Vit C and some herbal extracts. Taking ZMA at night and D3 in the morning has improved my sleep tremendously, but I still wake up to pee once a night... (more)
The D3 amounts seem a little light, you'd still need another supplement if you don't get a lot of sun. I know folks who swear by Rescue Remedy, but that's for more acute anxiety. I tend to take a straight magnesium citrate supplement if I need... (more)
So, I work 3 twelve hour night shifts a week. Normally they are all in a row. The night before they start I usually stay up til 1 or 2 in the morning or nap before the day of. I get off work at 7:30, try to be in bed by 8:30 am and get 8 full... (more)
I've had a problem with high cortisol for a while. I freaked out after gaining 20 pounds on insulin therapy, and started having some (very) disordered eating. After trying to 'fix' that, I ended up at an all-time high of 175 lbs, still without... (more)
Often when people eat too low carbs, their body can read that as stress and increase cortisol. You hopefully are eating enough good carbs so that doesn't happen.
I have recently been told that I am likely battling a Cortisol issue. Life is high stress, so I'm not surprised. I am having trouble putting my thumb on some concrete things I could be doing/ not doing to combat the issue. There's only so much... (more)
Question for you guys! (I should be asking my D.O., but it is frankly awkward as I am thinking he gave me the wrong supplement for the opposite condition) I took a saliva cortisol/DHEA test. I am not posting the numbers since I know all labs use... (more)
So what it looks like is the supplement he gave you is meant to support the adrenal glands. In the earliest stages of adrenal(stage 2 it seems you're in, if at all), cortisol is too high, as a result of too much stress. Cortisol itself is not the... (more)
I'm a high school athlete who wants to lose fat and gain muscle. On weekdays, I wake up at 6am, ride my bike to school to workout, and train for about 2-4 hours. My training usually involves some cardio(running, bike machine, sprints), and being... (more)
Just like with the "Leptin Reset" is there a "Cortisol Reset"?! Ive been told by EVERYONE that my cortisol has to be through the roof...I work out 5 days a week, take the dog on 2 mile walks almost daily, have an active job, am a full time... (more)
Does anyone know what the molecular mechanism is behind bovine-derived phosphatidylserine's cortisol blunting effects in response to exercise? Well thought out detailed theories are welcome too!
I just have a quick question. So I usually wake up around 4:30am and then around 6:30 to nurse my baby. We co-sleep so I don't have to really get up but sometimes during the 6:30 feeding I wake up really zippy but force myself to go back to sleep... (more)
I was helping my buddy with some dietary changes. When reviewing breakfast he mentioned he supplements with glutamine to lower cortisol in the morning. I've never heard that before? Does glutamin help with cortisol?
I'm currently trying to reduce my cortisol. Does any anyone have any success stories as it relates to reducing cortisol. What did you eat? How did you train? What supplements did you take? etc.
I started Paleo last week and apart from losing some weight, I don't feel any difference at all. I used to be sleepy all the time and I still feel the same. I am 24yr old male. I really think my cortisol levels are jacked up high Sleepy... (more)