so i got my tests back, and one of the issues is low cortisol - which is interesting because i thought low cortisol was good. turns out, optimal cortisol is best, low or high is bad. so apparently i used up my cortisol years ago fighting stresses and its now to the point where i have fatigue and pain. it also ties in with low testosterone, and higher than necessary estrogen ratios.
anyone familiar with reversing this trend?
some more info: i'm 31 ,male, 6 foot 185 lbs. spectracell labs were near perfect with nutrients except b5 and cysteine - will take supps b5 and NAC soon. dairy intake is more only recently (post labwork) i.e. kerrygold butter. been taking FCLO & HiVit Butter Oil since december about 2 tsp each daily. i do not eat many starches as i tend to gorge and/or bloat on them. instead i eat a bit of brown rice syrup daily as per jaminet's recommendation. i eat tons of red meat, organ meat, and eggs all high quality with sauerkraut and liberal sea salt. started upping vit c, even though i drink many fresh squeezed lemons daily for years. i take natural calm nightly and sometimes apply magnesium oil on my skin.
Edit: none of this worked. I now follow ray peat to focus on thyroid and decreasing stress marker.