Cortisol Water Hack

The “viral cortisol water hack” appears to be a popular trend that has gained attention online. This hack typically involves drinking a specific type of water or infused water to help lower cortisol levels and manage stress. I have been playing with ways to help reduce cortisol damage myself and here are some common practices to try:

Common Cortisol-Lowering Water Hacks

Lemon Water:

    • How it works: Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which can help reduce cortisol levels and support the immune system.
    • How to make it: Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of warm or cold water and drink it in the morning.

Herbal Infused Water:

    • How it works: Infusing water with herbs known for their stress-reducing properties, such as mint or basil, can help lower cortisol levels.
    • How to make it: Add fresh mint leaves or basil to a jug of water and let it steep for a few hours before drinking.

Cucumber and Mint Water:

    • How it works: Cucumber helps with hydration and mint has calming effects.
    • How to make it: Slice a cucumber and add it to a jug of water with fresh mint leaves. Let it infuse for a few hours before drinking.

Ginger and Turmeric Water:

    • How it works: Both ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties that can help manage stress.
    • How to make it: Add a few slices of fresh ginger and a pinch of turmeric powder to a jug of water. Let it steep for a few hours before drinking.

Apple Cider Vinegar Water:

    • How it works: Apple cider vinegar may help stabilize blood sugar levels, which can influence cortisol production.
    • How to make it: Add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it before meals.

General Benefits

    • Hydration: Staying hydrated is essential for overall health and can help manage stress levels.
    • Vitamins and Minerals: Infusing water with fruits and herbs can add beneficial vitamins and minerals.
    • Natural Flavors: These hacks make water more palatable, encouraging you to drink more throughout the day.

While these hacks can be part of a healthy lifestyle, it’s essential to address overall stress management through a balanced diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and mindfulness practices. If you have any health conditions or are taking medications, it’s always best to consult with a healthcare provider before making significant changes to your diet or health routines.

Rev. Colleen Irwin
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Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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