Find out the #1 sign of high cortisol and how to help lower your cortisol naturally.
0:00 What is cortisol?
0:15 Symptoms of high cortisol
2:10 #1 sign of high cortisol
4:00 Natural remedies for high cortisol
Today I'm going to share the best way to tell if you have high cortisol. Cortisol is the main stress hormone. If cortisol is too high, it can lead to a lot of different health problems.
High cortisol can potentially lead to issues, such as:
• Belly fat
• High blood pressure
• Low tolerance to stress
• Blood sugar problems
• Cravings for carbs
• Decreased libido
• Decreased potassium
The #1 sign of high cortisol is if you wake up at about 2:00 am - 2:30 am every night. The pattern for high cortisol is waking up at about 2:00 am - 2:30 am with a lot of thoughts that keep you awake until about 8:00 am.
This happens because cortisol follows the circadian wave. Cortisol is normally supposed to be the lowest at about 2:00 am and the highest at 8:00 am. When you have high cortisol, everything is backward. You might also feel like you need a nap mid-day around 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Potential remedies for high cortisol:
1. Improve your stress
2. Take long walks in nature
3. Do physical work to the point where you're tired