Healing Adrenal Fatigue

by Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-related condition that is linked with symptoms like exhaustion, weakened immunity, sleep disturbances, and food cravings. The adrenal glands and HPA axis become dysregulated after a long period of emotional stress or illness.

As you might expect, tiredness and exhaustion are some of the most common Adrenal Fatigue symptoms. However, these are far from the only ones that you might experience. There are a large number of other complaints that are associated with Adrenal FatigueAnxiety

  • Asthma, allergies or respiratory complaints
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Extreme tiredness an hour after exercise
  • Frequent urination
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain
  • Lines in your fingertips
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar
  • Low sex drive
  • Lower back pain
  • Numbness in your fingers / Poor circulation
  • Weight gain

If you experiences some of those you should consider maybe change some of your habits!

We can heal a Adrenal Fatigue disorder, starting with a diet.

Don’t

  1. The number one enemy is caffeine.

If you consume loads and loads of coffee on a regular basis , that will burn out your adrenal glands. Caffeine, alcohol, marijuana — they are legal recreational drugs,” said Alex Wayne Jones, a toxicologist with Linköping University in Sweden who studied caffeine overdose. “The safest of the three is going to be caffeine.”

2. Sugar

The other thing you want to avoid is consuming too much sugar. Sugar will also burn out your adrenal glands and lead to adrenal fatigue if too much enters your body.  Foods that imbalance blood sugar levels and cause spikes — like hydrogenated oils in foods that are just stimulants — are also detrimental to your adrenals. So caffeine and sugar are the two biggies that you need to get out of your diet.

The next thing you want to do is add foods that really support your adrenal glands when following an adrenal fatigue diet. That includes vitamin B12 and magnesium, along with foods that help stabilize blood sugar and energy levels.

Do’s

Gentle workout

Stretches classes, Dance routines , Group Jazz Classes are very good for the Adrenal Fatigue.

You need to start with mild exercises that won’t trigger cortisol to be produced. Mild exercises might not actually feel like they are doing anything for your fitness, they are actually helping you lose weight and rebuild muscle more effectively than if you were to do something more strenuous, if you are consistent.

It’s more effective because it is mild to avoid triggering cortisol but it starts the process of healing your adrenal glands. As your symptoms begin to decrease and you feel your fitness level improve, you can gradually up the intensity of your exercise to continue the healing process.

Coconut products

Coconut milk and meat are fantastic for supporting your adrenal glands.   Coconut oil’s anti-stress and antioxidant effects help reduce the weight of the adrenal glands, in fact it is common gain weight with Adrenal gland disorders.

Olives and olive oil

Raw dairy products and grass-fed butter, and organic meats are fantastic for your adrenals as well. Loads of vegetables, especially spinach, kale and chard, are great for the adrenal glands, along with seaweed. Seaweed contains iodine along with other minerals that can support the adrenal glands and help normalize elevated adrenal secretion.

Adding some of those foods in your adrenal fatigue diet is a definite must if you want to overcome adrenal fatigue.

Adaptogen herbs

Adaptogens are a  healing plants: They  balance, restore and protect the body. In the book of  Edward Wallace, an adaptogen doesn’t have a specific action; it helps the body to respond to any stress, normalizing your  functions.

Adaptogen herbs include ashwagandha, rhodiola, holy basil, licorice root and ginseng.  Ashwagandha benefits adrenals because it lowers cortisol levels and maintains healthy adrenal function.

Supplements

Getting B vitamins is very important for your adrenal glands, especially Vitamin B12. has been  A lack of B12 has be linked to adrenal cortex stress, B12 can be a beneficial addition to adrenal fatigue diet.

Magnesium and vitamin D can also support your adrenals, along with selenium. Magnesium plays a vital role in combatting adrenal insufficiency, while more evidence is needed to explain the role of vitamin D on the adrenals, its use in combatting adrenal issues is touted in many studies.

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