How to Fight Adrenal FatigueMarc
How to Fight Adrenal Fatigue. Stress – we have heard this word over and over until it has become a cliché. Yet, it affects ALL of us in some way.
Stress comes in all shapes and sizes:
• Emotional – Anger, fear, worry, anxiety, depression, guilt, disappointment, broken heart, overwhelming responsibilities
• Physical – Overwork, excessive exercise, sleep deprivation, late hours, surgery, injury trauma, pain, poor diet, illness, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, food intolerances, inflammation, low blood sugar, infections, pregnancy, prescription drugs
• Environmental – temperature extremes, toxic exposure, chemicals, radiation, electromagnetic fields, mold, dust, metals, noise, weather
• Other – financial, relationships, family
We live a life where our bodies are called upon to experience extreme stress reactions not just once a day, but even hourly!
All these stressors affect two little Brazil nut size glands called the adrenal glands ultimately leading to “adrenal exhaustion.” Conventional endocrinologists and tests cannot diagnose adrenal fatigue, because they are prepared only to diagnose extreme dysfunction in the adrenals, such as Addison’s disease, a potentially fatal condition where the adrenals essentially shut down.
One of the most prominent signs of adrenal gland insufficiency is chronic fatigue. This has led to adrenal exhaustion also being known as chronic fatigue syndrome. In some fatigued patients, thyroid problems overlap adrenal problems. In these cases, the status of the adrenal glands and the thyroid gland must be assessed. The appropriate treatment should be undertaken only after this determination is made.
Adrenal Exhaustion Symptoms:
• Excessive fatigue and exhaustion
• Non-refreshing sleep (you get sufficient hours of sleep, but wake fatigued) or insomnia
• Overwhelmed by or unable to cope with stressors
• Feeling rundown or overwhelmed
• Craving salty and sweet foods
• You feel most energetic in the evening
• Low stamina, slow to recover from exercise
• Slow to recover from injury, illness or stress
• Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
• Poor digestion
• Low immune function
• Food or environmental allergies
• Premenstrual syndrome or difficulties that develop during menopause
• Consistent low blood pressure
• Extreme sensitivity to cold
Other symptoms of adrenal exhaustion are: depression, nervousness, persistent inflammation, low blood sugar, weakness, dizziness, anorexia, reduced libido, chronic pain, thyroid problems, apathy, and increased cholesterol.
Most people suffering from adrenal fatigue need more than just a lifestyle changes and alterations in their food intake. When the adrenals respond to stress, cell metabolism has to speed up, burning through many times, the number of nutrients normally needed. By the time the adrenals reach the state of adrenal fatigue, the cells have used up much of the body’s store of certain nutrients and are in desperate need of new supplies to continue to minimally function, let alone recover. Normally, good quality food is the best source of these nutrients, but once depleted, the adrenals need more than the proper diet. Supplementing with specific concentrated nutrients dramatically increases one’s ability to strengthen adrenal function and recover their health.
Tips to lessen the impact of stress and provide adrenal support:
• Eating a wholesome diet of natural foods. Chose from the alkaline side, i.e., high in vegetables and fruits. If you find it difficult to eat balanced meals, try the most-dense phytonutrient on the plant, Zija Moringa SuperMix.
• Keep your body in an alkaline state. Take ¼ tsp of baking soda in water 3 times a day, drink lemon water and most importantly take our Daily Cleansing Tea.
• Take the proper supplements. Support the adrenals with an adrenal supplements like Rhoziva, Iodoral, MagInfusion and Ocean Essential Fatty Acids.
• Low impact exercise. If you already exercise regularly and intensely, try easing up for a few months while your adrenals are healing. The idea is to keep your heart rate under 90 beats per minute. The best forms of exercise are Core Twisting and Core Rebounding; these exercises strengthen, lengthen, detox and tone your body. If you don’t exercise, cultivate a habit of walking 15 minutes once or twice a day, especially after meals. Regular exercise repairs metabolism and reduces stress.
• Getting enough sleep. Adrenal exhaustion can create a pattern of getting that “second wind” at night. Avoid this by eating less late in the day, avoiding stimulation in the evening, and going to bed earlier until you are in bed, asleep, no later than 10:00 pm. Quality sleep is essential for the adrenals to heal – 8 to 9 hours each night.
• Calming the Mind. Relaxation techniques, such as treating yourself to a Coco Salt Glow, meditation, inspirational reading, a warm Epsom salt bath, and aromatherapy. Try our Calm specialty blend essential oil. It stimulates the adrenals, reduces stress, anxiety and is effective on all body systems. To learn how to do the Coco Salt Glow
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• Play. Make having fun a priority!
• Breathe consciously. Simply by taking three to four deep, abdominal breaths through your nose you can slow your heart rate and calm the whole body down.
• Stress management. Train your mind NOT to react negatively to a stressful situation. Stop and ask yourself, “Is this important enough to risk my health?”
• Be mindful. It’s important to a take a deep breath and foster a “do the right thing” mentality. When instinct says, “reach for the donut or the chocolate or the coffee”, a pause to remember the nutrient connection will provoke you to reach for the “fruits or nuts or structured water or organic tea” instead. Learning to trust in an ability to train the mind not to react negatively can lead to a mastering of the physical reactions that are so destructive.
Remember, when you heal your adrenal glands, you’ll see results on every physical and emotional level, and your whole body will thank you for it! When you learn how to free the mind and master the subconscious you will never experience adrenal fatigue and your life will be full of joy. Check out the Brave Heart Online Training Course and/or Whole Life Coach Certification.
Take time to smell the flowers . Put a smile on your face. Enjoy each moment . Cultivate a positive mental attitude. Negative thinking has a very profound detrimental effect on the body . Last but not least – SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE and live big.