See if this sounds familiar…
- You are under a huge amount of stress, and have been for a while.
- Your body aches, and you are tired all the time.
- You constantly feel sick and exhausted.
- You’ve gained weight around your middle.
If you found yourself nodding at this list, and have a bunch of other complaints to add, then you may have adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue is one of those conditions that doctors don’t seem to be able to put their fingers on. Though some doubt that it’s a real medical condition, wellness experts say that as many as 8 out of 10 people have it.
Our adrenal glands are part of the body’s endocrine system. They produce hormones that are directly responsible for how we feel and function, and especially how we handle stress.
When we’re threatened physically, emotionally or mentally we are able to respond because they send blood where it is needed. But at the same time they slow other bodily functions that aren’t needed for the stress response.
And when the body undergoes too much stress or is subjected to an unhealthy lifestyle, the whole system can get overloaded and shut down.
Think you might have adrenal fatigue? Here’s What to Look For.
10 common symptoms
- You always feel tired and have a hard time waking up.
- Your thoughts are constantly racing.
- You are moody and snappish.
- Your body aches and you feel weak.
- You have a hard time focusing.
- You feel overwhelmed.
- You always want high sugar, high salt foods.
- You feel depressed.
- Your sex drive has disappeared.
- Your hair is thinning.
People who suffer from adrenal fatigue say that they feel like they’ve lost their “get-up-and-go”, and they’re right.Tweet
When the adrenal glands aren’t working properly, the hormones that help you deal with stress, digest your food and even give you your sex drive and energy are out of balance.
The Good News
You can get your energy back by making adjustments to your life.
There are effective ways to treat adrenal fatigue and get yourself back on the right path. You can do for yourself. The key is to eat the right foods and eliminate the stress that you can control.
Eating right for adrenal fatigue means cutting out the things that are stressing your body. That means eliminating some things and adding others.
Here’s what you should avoid:
- Caffeine and other stimulants, especially after noon
- High fructose foods and foods with artificial sweeteners
- Processed foods that are filled with preservatives and fillers
- High-inflammation foods, especially those made with hydrogenated oils like canola oil, corn oil and soybean oil
Replace these stressors with foods that are easy to digest and are loaded with nutrients.
Good additions to your diet include:
- Cruciferous vegetables like arugula and Brussels’ sprouts
- Pumpkin seeds
- Chicken and turkey
You also need to take a good look at your habits to see where you are adding unnecessary stress. This means you need to take action to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
Try to eat meals on a regular schedule, and sleep on a regular schedule too.
Get more moderate exercise. And whenever possible, laugh!
Yours in Health,
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