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can i regulate my cortisol levels?

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Dr. ChristieLynne Williamson
11 years experience Pharmacology
Cortisol Levels: Cortisol is naturally regulated in the body by organs called adrenal glands. However, cortisol is released in response to stress, so one way to decrease cortisol levels is to remove stress from your life when possible. It sounds simple, but relaxing by doing yoga, meditating etc. Can be very helpful. Another way to keep cortisol levels down is avoiding caffeine and sugar, which both increase it.
Answered on Jan 25, 2015
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Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
No: Hormones are regulated by the body, unable to manipulate in any way that I am aware of.
Answered on Oct 28, 2012

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