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Dr Brooke Show #376 Cortisol & Anxiety

December 16, 2023
Dr Brooke Show #376 Cortisol & Anxiety

Anxiety is a complicated issue and in various episodes I’ve discussed how the gut plays into mood, stress and anxiety as well as different types of stress responses and stress management skills. In this episode however, I’m going to dive a bit deeper just into how cortisol plays into anxiety and fear – and it’s a lot more complicated than “high cortisol makes you feel stressed and anxious”.

Cortisol metabolism, inflammation and the cortisol awakening response (which indicates our ability to recover from stress) all come into play and I cover that all as well as also how we assess these various aspects and which supplements and lifestyle habits will help.

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