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TimeToFly TimeToFly
Wed, May 2, 2012 06:05
I attended a seminar on stress last week. The doctor presenting said stress causes the body to produce cortisol and that too much cortisol can lead to fatigue due to insufficient deep sleep and weight gain because the metabolism is suppressed when cortisol levels are high. Since I can't do much about the stress I face and I'm not a big fan of medications unless they are absolutely necessary, I'm looking for suggestions that others find work for them. I've started deep breathing and lavender aroma therapy but are any of you using other natural remedies to reduce cortisol levels?

Cowgirltuff Cowgirltuff
Mineral Point MO
Wed, May 2, 2012 09:05
Would love this info too

1144 1144
Desert Hot Springs CA
Wed, May 2, 2012 13:05
Check It Out
Possibly Yoga too. I'll check out more info on this.

LotsaLbs2Lose LotsaLbs2Lose
Wed, May 2, 2012 15:05
I wish Mine are most likely sky high. . .
although since I lost 27 lbs, I sleep better than ever, but it was a blood sugar imbalance mostly. Now I know what not to eat, and what not to eat before bed. I have had a very stressful last 7 years, not a day has past that I haven't had personal, financial, emotional, and mental stress, so I am probably the quinessential poster child for high cortisol. LOL. Listening to music or Zen Garden on youtube helps tremendously, calms the savage breast.

rmatt06 rmatt06
Wed, May 2, 2012 21:05
Thats great
Good to know!

Goodgetnbetr Goodgetnbetr
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 03:06
I love the advice "Don't sweat the small stuff. And it's all just small stuff." Staying hydrated will help in elevating energy levels so I try to drink at least 8 glasses a day. Still working on my caffeine intake as that doesn't help but I think the #1 stress buster is a good cardio workout. While strength training is good the body sees it as a stressor. Could be why I do way more cardio than strength.

freakfreeloader freakfreeloader
Edmonton AB
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 07:06
Billiebob Billiebob
Washington NC
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 07:06
When running the body on a prolonged calorie deficit,
cortisol stays in your system longer causing metabolism to slow,
hunger to increase and muscle conversion to energy begins. I
have a cheat meal about every 4th day eating at least .5% per lb.
of body weight.

jjswbs2 jjswbs2
Pittsburgh PA
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 18:06
I had a professional massage today (my first outside of physical therapy)... I am planning on scheduling one every month. Really seemed to relax me and relieve stress. Going to a massage therapist rather than a physical therapist is SOOO much more relaxing :)

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