Does anyone have any good remedies for high Cortisol on a night.
Its normally on days after I lift and really stops me from sleeping, this then spirals out of control and turns into a daily thing. I'm sure this is the reason I'm carrying that last few pounds round the abs.
I've don't the usual, sleep, ZMA, no caffeine, de-load etc....All help, but not enough!
Any Chinese meds people have used, or other drug concoctions?
I'm 5' 6", 144lb, 14% bf at my last test. All my caliper readings went down, apart from my abs :(
Thought I'd ask on here before I pay ??80 for a cortisol test
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on June 29, 2012
at 11:10 AM
Chinese medicine would probably say that you have "heart fire" which originates from a congested liver, which originates basically from stress, so it's the same as western medicine, just said differently.
Some carbs, resting, taking it easy, trying to be aware of your emotions etc. A HPA dysfunction can be easy to treat if you can get you parasympathetic nervous system to take over; it is easiest done with carbs, and something like spike mats, or massage.
GABA might help too.
If you are LC, it's time to stop if you have gotten a HPA problem from it already.
on June 29, 2012
at 05:14 PM
I have read on the message boards that Dr. Jack Kruse's Leptin RX that includes eating low carb and having 50-70g of protein in the morning transformed their cortisol levels. I have not done it, so can't tell you from my experience. I have not heard any bad things about people who start on his Leptin RX and follow through on it for the reccomended period of time. But it is safe to say that Dr. Kruse is controversial. However I don't see much in his Leptin prescription that would do harm in trying it out for 6-8 weeks.
I get sleepy by using blue blocking orange sunglasses at night. Within 40 minutes of putting them on I am ready for bed at 11, but without I would be a night owl til 3am. Also try blackout shades and sleeping masks an hour before sleep. This is another product that Dr. Kruse recommends and it worked for me.
The (blue) light from the LEDs, computers and TV's, according to several docs tells your paleolithic brain it is day time and you should be alert and go hunt.
The American Medical Association recently posted a position paper that light at night is a serious concern