Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the media and health publications about adrenal fatigue. Although I knew it had something to do with being burnt out, I did not realize the full impact of what adrenal glands even were and the consequences of allowing them to fall into bad shape. If your adrenals are severely depleted, we suggest waiting on the 21-Day Clean Program and utilizing the Maintenance Kit as support instead. This article will answer the questions regarding our adrenal glands and how to care for them properly.
My experience with adrenal fatigue
When I was younger, I remember hearing of celebrities going to the hospital for ‘exhaustion’ and did not understand how that could be an actual medical condition. As an adult, I realize the impact that these two essential glands have on the body and how vital it is that we are all taking care of the health of our adrenals.
After reading an article on adrenal fatigue symptoms, I started to realize I was experiencing it, as all the signs all rang true for me:
– Waking up to a ‘foggy’ feeling, and the inability to wake up on time
– High levels of fatigue during the day
– Peaking energy levels late at night
I didn’t realize that all of these symptoms could be created from weakening an important hormone-producing system in my body.
What are the adrenals?
The adrenal glands sit on top of our kidneys and regulate essential hormones in our body like adrenaline, cortisol, and aldosterone.
Why is this important?
Well, cortisol is vital in your body as it regulates your metabolism and helps you handle stress. Two things that we need to be mindful of every day.
Adrenaline helps your body spring into action and react to acute stress with ‘fight-or-flight’ mechanisms that help you avoid danger. Aldosterone helps regulate your blood pressure and blood levels of electrolytes, and these hormones are essential in living a healthy, balanced, and happy life.
What’s important to know is that specific changes in your diet, sleep patterns, and habits can dramatically diminish the power of these crucial glands and make it hard for your body to produce them when it needs to.
What causes adrenal fatigue?
Late nights out, growing amounts of stress from work, over-consumption of coffee, and a high-sugar diet all sound like a pretty typical North American lifestyle.
The bright side is, it’s not too late for our adrenals. We can work to reverse the effects of tired-out adrenals and restore them to health, and the answer is something we know we should be doing anyway. Aim to find balance in our lives and cherish our body and health.
Press reset on adrenal health
We often put the health of our bodies on the back burner (to complete that report, make a deadline, or stay up late for one last episode of your favorite show on Netflix). The thing is, this body is the only one we’ve got, so it’s important to remember to put health at the forefront.
That means opting for healthy food and drink choices, aiming to get at least 8 hours of sleep, and creating environments for ourselves that is low-stress.
We can also nourish our body with frequent resets take appropriate supplements like EPA-DHA supplements; these essential omegas reduce cortisol spikes. A good magnesium supplement ensures we replenish our magnesium stores and get a good night’s sleep.
Additionally, adaptogenic herb supplements can help the body manage stress more effectively, reducing adrenal fatigue. Supplements are a great addition to your morning routine if you’re looking for a natural stress remedy.
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