The Adrenal Glands
The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. They produce a number of hormones, some that are essential to life and some that are not. Some well known hormones produced by the adrenals are: cortisol, ephinephrine, and DHEA. All three of these hormones help our bodies respond to stress.
What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is the body’s inability to keep up with daily stress. This stress can come in the form of physical, emotional, and even mental stress. For some people, daily stress can be so great that their adrenal glands cannot keep up and become fatigued or exhausted. Then in turn, the body cannot keep up either.
Signs of Adrenal Fatigue
– constantly tired or exhausted
– moody, irritable, depressed
– difficultly concentrating
– sleep issues
– body aches
– decreased libido
– weight gain, especially in the belly
What is the Cause of Adrenal Fatigue?
– lack of sleep
– extreme events that causes stress
– extended or ongoing stress
– poor diet & exercise
– environmental toxin exposure
How to Strengthen & Support the Adrenal Glands
Avoid: sugar, caffeine, processed foods, hydrogenated oils.
Increase: coconut, avocado, fatty fish, chicken, turkey, olives, nuts, seeds, sea salt, kelp/seaweed, cauliflower, broccoli.
Supplement with: ashwagandha, holy basil, fish oil, magnesium, Vitamins B5, B12, C, & D3, Zinc.
Avoid: intense workouts, staying up late, negative situations.
Do the following: gentle exercise, meditation, deep breathing throughout the day, rest, get into a sleep schedule, aim for 8-10 hours of sleep per night.
If you experience any signs of adrenal fatigue, contact Balanced Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 612-812-9121.