The rigors of life create a sustained release of cortisol for many people today. I am a prime example. The price tag is stiff. This round, cortisol is playing a role in attacking my thyroid. The medical bills are high. The ramifications for my well-being is a bit unsettling.
In short bursts, cortisol is wonderful. It prepares us to function from a place of strength and alertness. In chronic doses, the damage is real and obvious. Irritability, illness, weight gain, depression and sleepless nights become the norm. Can you relate?
This week I stumbled across some potentially enlightening information about vitamin C. It appears that in larger doses, this water-soluble vitamin has the ability to reduce the body’s inclination to send out too much cortisol. For me, that’s great news.
I’ve begun taking 1,000 mg at dinner and 1,500 mg at breakfast. So far, I like what I see. I like what I feel.
As I continue my journey into industrial strength rest, I think this is another treasure God’s sending my way.
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I’m also in the process of exploring how Rhodiola reduces cortisol. If you want to jump start your own exploration, you can check out this site:
P.S. I’m typically not up this late. Being on a computer before bed is terrible for cortisol over-production. My 12 year old son is having a sleep study tonight at the hospital. I’m getting ready to settle into a very short couch…
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