While there is some debate in the medical community regarding the existence of adrenal fatigue, many people experience symptoms that point to that very thing.
The adrenal glands are one of our endocrine glands and they make hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and other essential functions, When we experience stress, the body gives the green light to the adrenal glands to release cortisol, our stress hormone.
The thought is that when we're experiencing repetitive, chronic stress our Adrenal Glands become fatigued. Which would make sense, from a logic perspective. If we had to walk all day, every day, our muscles would become fatigued, our eyes become fatigued by looking at screens all day every day and our brains get a little loopy after too long in use.
The most common symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue include:
🔎 Craving sweet/sugary foods
🔎 Increased infections, reduced immunity
🔎 Excessive & unexplained tiredness
🔎 Brain fog
🔎 Heightened energy in the evenings
🔎 Inability to handle stressful situations
🔎 Hormonal imbalances
🔎 Sleep disturbances
🔎 Craving caffiene & other stimulants
🔎 Decreased libido
🔎 Poor mood regulation
Despite living in a stressful world, we CAN mitigate our stress. Some common (and easy) ways to mitigate stress include:
🔎 Skip processed foods
🔎 Reduce caffiene intake, alcohol and tobacco usage
🔎 Epsom Salt baths, foot baths or float tanks
🔎 Increase organic fruits, veggies and protein
🔎 Incorporate meditation/visualization into your day
🔎 Boost your vitamins, minerals - especially B Complex, Magnesium, some adaptogenic herbs
🔎 Use essential oils to promote relaxation
🔎 Create a gratitude journal or jar
🔎 Reset your circadian rhythm
🔎 Utilize tapping - even if just tapping the breastbone
🔎 Get grounded - feet in earth!
Need help? We're here to guide you on your path and help you 'reset' your hormones and rise from burnout.
Nature really does heal.