This post was shared on July 18, 2013. It’s a short, little gem worth revisiting – and considering. Because of the Psychology Today article (below), Vitamin C landed on my “Thank You, Jesus” list. It’s made a difference in my life.
The rigors of life create a sustained release of cortisol for many people today. I am a prime example. The price tag is stiff. This round, cortisol is playing a role in attacking my thyroid. The medical bills are high. The ramifications for my well-being is a bit unsettling.
In short bursts, cortisol is wonderful. It prepares us to function from a place of strength and alertness. In chronic doses, the damage is real and obvious. Irritability, illness, weight gain, depression and sleepless nights become the norm. Can you relate?
This week I stumbled across some potentially enlightening information about vitamin C. It appears that in larger doses, this water-soluble vitamin has the ability to reduce the body’s inclination to send out too much cortisol. For me, that’s great news.
I’ve begun taking 1,000 mg at dinner and 1,000 mg at breakfast. So far, I like what I see. I like what I feel. It makes a difference.
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Stress and “cortisol overload” are the norm of my life, probably much like yours. I am grateful for the ways God has provided for us over the last 2 1/2 years as we’ve been living on the Front Porch of Heaven with a child in Hospice Care. (Vitamin C is one of those surprising provisions.) Have you met Josh? If time allows, take a peek at www.RedDiamondDays.com