Caffeine spikes cortisol.
Lack of sleep also spikes cortisol .
Stress spikes cortisol .
Over training spikes cortisol.
Any kind of mental or physical shock or stress will cause cortisol to spike sharply.
High Cortisol creates a leaky gut…..even if your eating Paleo….
Leaky gut allows things from your bowels into your bloodstream, that shouldn’t get in.
Relaxing, meditation, and night time cause cortisol to fall.