Do you feel as if you have been up all night? You can’t seem to get going in the morning, or regain your energy no matter what you do?
This is the first sign that you could be suffering from adrenal fatigue. This condition occurs in both the “unhealthiest” and in the “healthiest” people.
Anyone can experience adrenal fatigue at some point in his or her life. Nutrient deficiencies, inadequate rest, a demanding job, an extremely mental job, a life crisis, or too many pressures, can all drain the adrenals of even the healthiest person.
Adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system. They produce estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, cortisone, adrenalin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Our adrenals help us cope with everyday stress and survival and are involved in the recovery of chronic diseases, energy levels, and endurance. The quality of our health depends on the optimum functioning of our adrenals.
Symptoms indicating your adrenals may need some TLC:
Cortisol helps your body deal with stress and curbs inflammation. Without enough cortisol, you may experience increased infections, nausea, and changes in blood pressure and blood sugar. Adrenal gland syndrome results when your adrenal glands can no longer meet your body’s demands for cortisol.”
And, if too much cortisol is circulating in your system, the opposite can happen – you can experience anxiety, restlessness and an inability to sleep.
Many foods, substances, and other factors can exacerbate adrenal stress:
To reclaim our energy it’s imperative to reduce stress, get adequate sleep, and support the body with wholesome foods.
Adrenal recovery can take anywhere from three months to three years depending on the severity of the condition.
Don’t panic… as long as you are alive and breathing you can improve any condition. We need to learn how to be patient with our beautiful machine, built by our maker. It self heals, but at a pace that is not accepted by modern society – slowly. But as the saying goes, “slowly but surely, wins the race”.
Some tips to begin your healing process:
play a huge part in your health. It can support you or drain you.
Avoiding stress producers like unhealthy relationships, or learning how to deal with those people more effectively would be a good idea, too. Eliminating on workloads that can be avoided. (I am a workaholic and don’t know when to stop sometimes.) I am learning.
Adrenal Fatigue indicates a “deficiency.” Just like your daily diet, your body, mind and emotions may be running on empty. Where do you need to fill up?
Begin asking these questions:
If you need more information and guidance please contact me.