Cortisol Reduction

Cortisol Reduction

Cortisol Reduction Questions

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by 1195 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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paleocurious_1 0 · February 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM

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)

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by 145 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Chanda 0 · February 14, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I'm kind of in your situation, and I've found that drinking herbal teas that are meant to help you relax help a lot with sleeping. There's one brand called Traditional Medicinals that makes a Sleep Aid tea that tastes pretty good. That might help... (more)

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by 100 · about 13 hours ago

I've read that Holy Basil will lower cortisol levels. Does anyone know of anything else that will do that?

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NewEra 0 · September 25, 2012 at 3:43 PM

There are a number of adaptogenic herbs that are supposed to work. You can Google 'adaptogen herbs' and come up with lots. I've taken Rhodiola Rosea myself. Foreveryoung is right about sleep and sex helping too. If you are really having some... (more)

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by 341 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Mscott 0 · August 23, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Where did you hear eating more than 50 grams of protein for breakfast was good for cortisol? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0024320587900865 "Cortisol concentrations were consistently lower during the high carbohydrate... (more)

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by 70 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · August 06, 2012 at 11:43 PM

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)

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by 1397 · about 13 hours ago

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!

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · January 30, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Phosphatidylserine is believed to help re-sensitize the hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal axis to cortisol, thus reducing its... (more)

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by 10919 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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ben61820 0 · June 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Firstly, cheers to you for being a patient mom and nursing that little one on the fly, in bed, just being awoken and all. Awesome. I???m a guy so definitely take my crazytalk with many grains of salt. You wake around 6:30am and have that zippy... (more)

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by 4283 · about 14 hours ago

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?

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Ambimorph 0 · June 03, 2011 at 2:51 PM

The only study I can find that claims this result doesn't seem well controlled to me: Increased plasma bicarbonate and growth hormone after an oral glutamine load. So I would hesitate to cite it as fact. (more)

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by 361 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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Bizzy_Bee 0 · October 25, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Hey Ivan, Stress and not getting enough sleep is detrimental regardless if you have adapted to a paleo way of living or not. I get Cortisol Manager by Integrative therapeutics from my acupuncturist. It's a natural, herb based formula to help... (more)

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by 22913 · about 14 hours ago

Can everyone share their favorite stress reducing paleo related comic/cartoon funnies?

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · July 17, 2010 at 9:32 AM

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by 1683 · October 23, 2014 at 3:36 AM

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)

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Cory151 0 · April 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Yes its called taking a vacation. Ideally someplace sunny out in nature where you can sleep in.

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by 492 · October 23, 2014 at 3:11 AM

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.

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Mark_V 0 · April 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM

This worked for me: Eliminate caffeine, sugar, all processed foods, no grains. Take at least one full day off between workouts and rest. Get plenty of sleep. Reduce mental stress, don't get anxious or angry over anything. Spend time meditating or... (more)

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by 53 · October 21, 2014 at 4:20 AM

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)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 13, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Circadian cortisol levels peak in the morning, then proceed to fall, with a small. spike mid afternoon and then fall again. Carbohydrates are the only macro nutrient that actually reduce cortisol levels upon consumption. Take a hint. (more)

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by 250 · October 21, 2014 at 4:11 AM

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)

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Rebecca_14 0 · December 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

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.

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by 253 · October 20, 2014 at 3:39 AM

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)

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Jay_15 0 · July 20, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Train shorter and harder. Be done with the intense part of your workout in about 30 minutes (weights or sprints) about 3x/week. Do ride your bike, play, and walk as much as you like. Don't worry about IF at your age. Eat primal/paleo foods as... (more)

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by 168 · October 19, 2014 at 4:16 AM

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)

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raydawg 0 · August 24, 2013 at 1:54 PM

There are things you can do. One is Holy Basil aka Tulsi tea. Meditation, time alone in nature, play, recreation, entering a state of flow when working or working on something, good exercise, good sleep, will all help. Stress is not necessarily... (more)

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