Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress Hormone Cortisol

Cortisol is natural, but too much is not a good thing!

Whenever you are under stress, your body releases the main stress hormone, called “cortisol.”  When your body is functioning optimally, cortisol is naturally high in the morning to get you going, and slowly fades during the day so you can sleep. 

Did you know that too-high levels of cortisol are associated with belly fat, poor sleep, brain fog, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and even lowers your immunity?

Tips to lower your cortisol

1. Reduce your stress. Stress is the top cause of increased cortisol levels. Therefore, it’s the first thing we should tackle. Of course, it’s not enough just to say “reduce your stress.” If it were that easy, we’d all be in a state of bliss each day! Download my free guide if you don’t have it already.

2. Watch this super quick video for more tips.

Products I use to reduce stress.

These are affiliate links. I would recommend them to you even if I didn’t get anything in return. They are excellent!

Essential Oils

Our sense of smell is very powerful. Smells go directly to our limbic system which controls our emotions. I love Edens Garden’s Anxiety Ease blend which you can buy individually or in the amazing “De-Stress” set of essential oils. Buying something for your child? Look at their “Calm ‘Em Down” synergy blend.

Hemp CBD

Hemp CBD has been shown in research to be helpful for those with anxiety. One study concluded, “anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 80% of the patients and remained decreased during the study duration.”

My kids and I use Envoi Botanicals Hemp CBD.