Cortisol is one of our main stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands. When we are under stress cortisol levels rise. This is a normal fight or flight response for emergency situations. However, when stress becomes chronic cortisol levels will remain high causing the body to go into constant survival mode.
Side Affects of Chronically High Cortisol Levels
Speed up aging
Trigger fat storage,
3 Ways To Lower Cortisol Levels (And Slow Aging) Naturally
1. Eliminate Stimulants From Your Diet
Stimulants put huge amounts of stress on the adrenal glands. One 12 oz cup of coffee can increase blood cortisol levels by 30%. You can learn more about how to support your adrenal glands nutritionally in Catherine’s Adrenal Fatigue Video Series.
2. Support Adrenal Glands
Any time you have stress, your body has to adapt by producing more hormones, i.e. cortisol and adrenaline. It is crucial that you support your adrenal glands.
3. Get Good Sleep & Reduce Stress
Lack of sleep (fewer than 8 hours a night) also increase cortisol levels by up to 50% for DAYS, which again causes faster aging. If you’re having trouble sleeping, Catherine also has a free Sleep Video Series.
4. Hemp Derived CBD Oil
If you’re struggling with high cortisol levels, CBD Oil can help in three different ways. It can reduce stress, balance cortisol, and help you sleep! Click here to learn more about CBD OIl benefits.
All the best to your health!
Catherine Rudolph, CNC
Certified Nutrition Consultant