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LOW Cortisol and Dr K's morning meal recommendation

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 09, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Dr. K suggests eating a high protein meal immediately upon waking to lower Cortisol and help Leptin sensitivity. I started doing this as an experiment days ago. Then I got a Cortisol test back and it showed I had low Cortisol. So if you have low Cortisol should you still follow Dr. K's protocol?

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on November 04, 2011
at 04:11 AM

dare i ask what the p stands for?

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on July 09, 2011
at 01:03 AM

Low am cortisol and you should read my post today. That is a sure sign that you got adrenal issues.

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on June 14, 2011
at 02:53 AM

Thanks Elaine, I've been reading a bunch online and trying to get info to take to my doc about how to proceed. I'll check out this one.

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on June 11, 2011
at 12:11 AM

zrtlabs.com salivary cortisol test.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 11, 2011
at 12:11 AM

leptin resitance leads to adrenal resistance and high cortisol levels. you can assess this two ways.....with a mirror (fat or anorexic appearance) of you can pay up for a reverse T3. My hormone blog really lays this all out and the comments have some really helpful hints to some readers. Low cortisol is another matter and that is a big issue too.

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on June 10, 2011
at 03:56 PM

Low A! Cortisol is a sign of an underlying issue.....a. Big One too

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on June 10, 2011
at 03:42 PM

yes, I am confused by that too. I am not very overweight but am not lean either! I may not be leptin resistant, but I do have this low cortisol thing. There isn't much on here about what to do about that.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 10, 2011
at 02:58 PM

You don't. Low cortisol I. Am is a sign of adrenal fatigue and is a big problem

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 10, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Quart-sized baby. All the way!

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on June 10, 2011
at 05:32 AM

hmmm. i thought i read somewhere in the Quiltblog - god knows where, i can hardly look at it - that leptin resistance = *high* cortisol? are you quite sure you are leptin resistant? how is one to know?

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on June 10, 2011
at 04:41 AM

Thomas love the new avatar... You are killing me. Need to get to the store ASAP. Is that a pint or quart of HD?

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on June 10, 2011
at 04:40 AM

Nice post. I wonder about cortisol as well

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 10, 2011
at 12:03 AM

Hey Thomas, Not trying to lower cortisol at all.Trying to counter leptin resistance which supposedly is helped by lowering cortisol first thing in the morning with a protein meal. Now that I know I have low cortisol I don't know if I should try to raise it or lower it in the morning. Looking for a key that fits the lock of health and weight loss:) No I'm not taking my temp. Have in the past and got mostly 96-98 degrees depending on time of day.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 09, 2011
at 11:18 PM

Hey Gazelle. I read your post before I knew for sure about my low cortisol results. My thought is that it may still be ok to suppress your cortisol in the am with the meal but to either modify the amounts or add other foods in. Apparently there are herbs and supplements one might take for this as well. Or maybe it takes a while to heal this condition with regular paleo. I hope someone will help with an answer before too long.

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on June 09, 2011
at 08:48 PM

I asked about this in the other Dr.K breakfast recommendation thread. I too had low AM cortisol according to a saliva test. I'm not certain what that really means, if anything, but it's supposed to mean you need adrenal support in the morning.

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on June 09, 2011
at 08:33 PM

Not monitoring...Is there such a thing as a monitor for Cortisol. You got me? I took a saliva test and it was sent to a lab. Diagnos-tics Inc. Don't know if they are good either. I should ask about them.

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on November 04, 2011
at 07:19 AM

If you have low cortisol in the morning you should raise it. Cortisol should be higher in the am and lower in the pm.

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on June 13, 2011
at 06:51 AM

Hi all- Elaine Hollingsworth writes a book - 'take control of your health and escape the sickness industry; huge amount of info therein about adrenal insufficiency, symptoms, causes and what can be done to treat it - without aggravating it as many so called drugs do. you can get her book at www.doctorsaredangerous.com

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on June 14, 2011
at 02:53 AM

Thanks Elaine, I've been reading a bunch online and trying to get info to take to my doc about how to proceed. I'll check out this one.

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on June 09, 2011
at 11:53 PM

I don't understand why you would want to lower cortisol in the morning. Are you taking your temperature during the day?

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on June 10, 2011
at 04:41 AM

Thomas love the new avatar... You are killing me. Need to get to the store ASAP. Is that a pint or quart of HD?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 10, 2011
at 12:03 AM

Hey Thomas, Not trying to lower cortisol at all.Trying to counter leptin resistance which supposedly is helped by lowering cortisol first thing in the morning with a protein meal. Now that I know I have low cortisol I don't know if I should try to raise it or lower it in the morning. Looking for a key that fits the lock of health and weight loss:) No I'm not taking my temp. Have in the past and got mostly 96-98 degrees depending on time of day.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 10, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Quart-sized baby. All the way!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on June 10, 2011
at 03:56 PM

Low A! Cortisol is a sign of an underlying issue.....a. Big One too

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on June 10, 2011
at 02:58 PM

You don't. Low cortisol I. Am is a sign of adrenal fatigue and is a big problem

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on June 09, 2011
at 08:02 PM

I'm still fairly new to the Paleo/Primal life... What are you using to monitor your cortisol?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 09, 2011
at 08:33 PM

Not monitoring...Is there such a thing as a monitor for Cortisol. You got me? I took a saliva test and it was sent to a lab. Diagnos-tics Inc. Don't know if they are good either. I should ask about them.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on June 11, 2011
at 12:11 AM

zrtlabs.com salivary cortisol test.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 03, 2011
at 11:42 PM

Just tried p-boost after reading some reviews about it. Worked good but pretty pricey. The trial was free but you have to pay for the shipping which was quick. Anyone know any coupon codes for p-boost.com?

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on November 04, 2011
at 04:11 AM

dare i ask what the p stands for?

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