Irving---Take DHEA 25 mgs--2ce aday it's what our adrenal glands produce tokeep cortisol in balance. If you take it with 500mgs calcium, 100 mgs phosphorous, 250mgs magnesium, Co enzyme Q-10 50mgs, 300 mgs MSM, 400 mgs MIXED tocopherols- E, and 1000mgs flax-seed oil. All natural things that are depleted by our all-american diet and lifestyles, and further by illness and chemical medications. Stay away from sugar, sweets, white breads, caffiene, and ESPECIALLY LICORACE! Licorace is a plant form of cortisol!!! the LAST thing we need! I know you're a man, but, I learned more about cushings in the book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northup, M.D., than from my own Dr. She also gives other sources of info. Good-luck!