Adrenal Fatigue - looking out for the signs and natural remedies to support this....
I’m currently struggling with Adrenal Fatigue and having to take a step back from certain things in my life to support my recovery. Their is many personal reasons as to why I am in this situation ie work life and home life balance. However, one of the main factors is ‘Over Exercising’. I absolutely love going to gym each day. It’s great for my mental health, getting away from home life stresses and more importantly keeping me fit and healthy (so I thought) 🙈 I have now been forced to take a break from gym (or slow down on high impact classes) and do more Pilates, meditation and yoga.
IF you think this could be you, then please read some of the below tips to help you support your adrenal function.
Reset Your Adrenals!
1, Adequate and regular sleep. So many of us are cutting ourselves short of sleep
2, GENTLE EXERCISE. Exercise is restorative and invigorating to the adrenal glands
3, Nutrient Rich Anti-Inflammatory Diet
4, Reduce Stress
5, Get outside for walks
6, Herbal teas
7, Testing by a Herbalist or Kinesiologist
Cutting down calories can have a detrimental effect on hormones and stress the adrenals. We have the opportunity to use natural herbs to heal the body. modern stresses can causes adrenal fatigue and one of them would be Restrictive diets, over exercising (which has caused mine)
Adaptogenic herbs to support the adrenals below...
🌿licorice root ( Glycyrrhiza glabra )
🌿maca root ( Lepidium peruvianum Chacon )
🌿golden root ( Rhodiola rosea )
🌿Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
You will notice image of a supplement below. This is to show you one example of some supplements that can be very beneficial in your recovery. Make sure if you are going to take any particular herbal supplements to check with a herbalist or Kinesiologist to make sure you have the correct treatment for your body. Everyone are different in their recovery.
Unfortunately, adrenal fatigue is not easy to diagnosed and can’t be detected by a blood test and often treated naturally. ￼
Doctors recommend balancing protein, healthy fats, and high-quality, nutrient-dense carbohydrates. Increase your vegetable intake to get the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals. Also, include foods high in vitamin C, B vitamins (especially B-5 and B-6), and magnesium.
These are nutrient dense carbohydrates.
🍊Quinoa. Quinoa is a nutritious seed that has become incredibly popular in the natural health community.
🍊Oats. Oats may be the healthiest whole grain food on the planet.
🍊Buckwheat. Buckwheat is also a pseudocereal.
🍊Bananas. Bananas are among the world's most popular fruits.
The Four Stages of Adrenal Fatigue
Stage 1 (Alarm/Alert)
Stage 2 (Dismay Response)
Stage 3 (Meet the Resistance) THIS IS WHERE I AM!
Stage 4 (Burnout/Crash) - this can be Irreversible.
I’m now going to balance my work life, Clean Eating, High Impact Classes with much more gentle exercises with a little meditation. ￼￼