Adaptogens for Low Morning Cortisol and Improving Circadian Function

HPA (Hypothalamus Pituitary Gland and Adrenal Gland) Axis

The Hypothalamus only knows one question: Are we in Danger or Not???

Most of us will have our Hypothalamus constantly in a stressed state, whether that be our mind overthinking, whether we are in contact with chemicals, or our body might be fighting a stressed state with inflammation, which the body perceives as STRESS!

The first things we need to look at is our diet. To repair the HPA Axis we first need to: 

  • Avoid processed sugar, alcohol, or caffeine
  • Having a Massage at least 1-4 times per month is fantastic
  • Orgasm!! Yes that right because for some women this can be very nourishing
  • Yoga and Tai Chi
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Self Care and Time Out

To produce a Better Sleep and Improve out Circadian Function we need to have:

  • Laptop Curfew (no later than 8pm)
  • A Dark Room (like the inside of a cave)
  • Moving Sunlight without sunglasses and start to induce darkness in the afternoon
  • Earthing or Grounding (Balance the electric charge in our bodies)
  • Regular Bedtime Routine (bed by 10pm).  ‘Sleep the most powerful form of Healing. The most anabolic force in nature’, according to Paul Chek
  • Some do well on a Pre-bed Protein Snack (hot milk)

Vitamins and Minerals that help with the HPA Axis:

  • Vitamin C and B5 are adrenal food
  • Active B vitamins (B5 – 500mg. day)
  • Vitamin C (1000mg x 3 times daily)  (Back off if having loose stools)
  • Good Quality Fish Oils (up to 4 grams daily)
  • Magnesium

At night melatonin in produced and is a powerful way to reduce inflammation in the body naturally, that is why quality sleep is so important

Calming Adaptogens, Precursors and nutrients such as listed below are also very useful:

  • Ashwaghanda
  • Withania Somnifera
  • America Ginseng
  • Lemon Balm
  • Valerian
  • Passion Flower
  • L-theanine
  • Taurine
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphatydl Serine