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Cortisol reduction success stories

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM

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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on April 26, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Dr. K, what are your recommended dosages and time tables for the supplements you mention?

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on April 13, 2011
at 10:10 PM

I steep it five minutes.....NAC decreases nf Kappa beta in the liver to really reduce inflammation and PQQ is new vitamin that is a co factor in the mitochondrial cytochrome chain important for energy generation and mitochondrial biogenesis......a way to make brand cellular power plants in cells that are damaged or older

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on April 13, 2011
at 07:52 PM

How long to steep the green tea in order to get the best tea Dr.K? And could you please explain N acetylcysteine PQQ for me. Thanks!

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on April 12, 2011
at 01:10 PM

I agree. sleep is paramount. I was also surprised at how effective eliminating caffeine was.

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on April 12, 2011
at 03:14 AM

Green tea decreases it if it has no caffeine by steeping it

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on April 12, 2011
at 01:33 AM

Regular, routine, and LONG sleep is paramount. At least eight hours but nine or ten hours should factor in at least twice or so per week. It'll only start to happen when you really make sleep a priority.

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on April 12, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Great reply! After starting lifting heavy routinely but staying VLC, I started getting these early morning calls to rise from a lack of carbohydrate in the dinner the previous night.

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on April 12, 2011
at 01:20 AM

Green Tea? Does this not INCREASE adrenl secretion and cortisol? I am curious as I just consumed a bag of green tea mixed with water(a 'tea-bag' size not a sackload of fresh leaves, etc.).

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Great question, I need to know as well!

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535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

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on 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 listening to quiet relaxing music everyday. Supplement with fish oils.

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on April 12, 2011
at 01:33 AM

Regular, routine, and LONG sleep is paramount. At least eight hours but nine or ten hours should factor in at least twice or so per week. It'll only start to happen when you really make sleep a priority.

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

(1013)

on April 12, 2011
at 01:10 PM

I agree. sleep is paramount. I was also surprised at how effective eliminating caffeine was.

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on April 11, 2011
at 11:47 PM

Be strict with your bed time - early to bed every night no matter what. Try and get out every day in the open air/sunshine, even for an hour or so at lunchtime. Drop HIIT for the timebeing if you are having terrible cortisol issues. I dropped all forms of training except Callanetics and walking, still continuing to lose body fat, especially that dreaded cortisol-induced sogginess around the midsection. Learn some form of meditation - even take a couple of minutes every few hours or so to concentrate on your breathing.

If you got a lot of things on your mind, write them down instead of going over and over everything in your head, stressing you out further. Take a few minutes of "you" time each day where you aren't obliged to anyone else, just to relax.

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on April 12, 2011
at 01:01 AM

Eat a little something before bed to provide enough glucose for your body to get through the night. Doing so seems to help my sleep. Just a guess, but I'm thinking part of my problem was cortisol being secreted for lack of available glucose in the early morning hours. The effect was a way too early wake up call to my nervous system.

Btw, this experience with chronic biphasic sleep drove me to swear off coffee for a month, the longest stretch of no-joe over my decades of imbibing. Net result: not drinking coffee made no difference to my sleep pattern. For me, eating something right before bed helped the most.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on April 12, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Great reply! After starting lifting heavy routinely but staying VLC, I started getting these early morning calls to rise from a lack of carbohydrate in the dinner the previous night.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on April 12, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Melatonin oxytocin N acetylcysteine PQQ high dose fish oil resveratrol.......and lots of green tea or L theanine .....

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 12, 2011
at 01:20 AM

Green Tea? Does this not INCREASE adrenl secretion and cortisol? I am curious as I just consumed a bag of green tea mixed with water(a 'tea-bag' size not a sackload of fresh leaves, etc.).

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on April 12, 2011
at 03:14 AM

Green tea decreases it if it has no caffeine by steeping it

Medium avatar

(12379)

on April 13, 2011
at 07:52 PM

How long to steep the green tea in order to get the best tea Dr.K? And could you please explain N acetylcysteine PQQ for me. Thanks!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on April 13, 2011
at 10:10 PM

I steep it five minutes.....NAC decreases nf Kappa beta in the liver to really reduce inflammation and PQQ is new vitamin that is a co factor in the mitochondrial cytochrome chain important for energy generation and mitochondrial biogenesis......a way to make brand cellular power plants in cells that are damaged or older

Medium avatar

(5639)

on April 26, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Dr. K, what are your recommended dosages and time tables for the supplements you mention?

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