Suffering from adrenal fatigue is no fun. Feeling like you are exhausted all of the time gets in the way of enjoying life, and it brings with it a range of other complications. So, how do you recover from adrenal fatigue? We’ll get to some helpful suggestions around that in this article.
Approximately 80% of people around the world are suffering from Adrenal Fatigue. Unfortunately, western medicine does not consider adrenal fatigue as a “proven medical condition”. Consequently, most doctors don’t acknowledge it. Therefore, Natural therapists are more reliable for getting a diagnosis. As a result of being diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, I had many questions, like:
- What is an adrenal gland’s function?
- Where is the adrenal gland located in the body? and
- How do you recover from adrenal fatigue?
Where is the adrenal gland located in the body?
The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys like a little caps. The adrenal glands are a part of your endocrine system, which is responsible for maintaining a healthy metabolism, managing your sleep and moods. Most importantly, it’s responsible for making hormones which affect every function and organ throughout the body.
Have you been under pressure for prolonged periods of time?
Adrenal Fatigue is brought on by ongoing emotional, mental, or physical stress or trauma. The adrenal glands create cortisol when they are under pressure. As a result, the prefrontal cortex in the brain sends a message to the body to engage the fight or flight response.
When the adrenal glands get fatigued they cannot produce all the hormones that we needed for optimum health. Adrenal Fatigue is identified with symptoms of anxiety, difficulty handling stressful situations, mild depression, intolerance to some foods, low body temperature, low blood sugar, low energy, and lethargy. The reason you feel tired is that the adrenal glands aren’t producing enough aldosterone and cortisol (hormone).
This may increase your desire for energy drinks like caffeine, sweet or salty foods. Unfortunately, adrenal fatigue impairs the immune system, which increases the chances of getting sick. The combination of always feeling tired, having low energy, feeling sick, feeling emotional and not coping with stressful situation makes it difficult to function.
People diagnosed with adrenal fatigue may be unintentionally influencing their relationships, and not in a good way. The feeling of exhaustion can affect how you socialize with your friends or interact with your spouse and children. It may even affect your libido… We can’t have that.
How do you recover from adrenal fatigue?
First of all, recovery from Adrenal fatigue starts by making small changes to your diet and lifestyle. Change to your diet needs to be measured and not too drastic, so as to prevent the adrenal glands going into shock. Make sure that you’re eating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meat rather than processed, unhealthy foods.
It’s important to have regular meals in order to help regulate your blood sugar levels. Avoid junk food – It’s not only bad for the adrenal glands, but it doesn’t help your waistline either. Eliminating sugar, confectionery, caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco for a couple weeks will assist in your recovery. There are some signs of evidence that suggest fasting and colon cleansing can also help by means of purging the body of toxins that may be placing stress on the organs. This can effectively reset your adrenals and help with the management of related fatigue.
For some people, eliminating substances like sugar, caffeine, and tobacco from their diet could be difficult. Consequently, they may experience “detox symptoms” like headaches and nausea. Plan to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Managing stress and getting lots of rest and rejuvenation seems like the best course of action. There are many great ways to manage stress from breathing techniques to meditation and hypnosis.
Regular exercise is essential for your health. Excessive cardio exercise stimulates a stress response. We recommended low-impact exercise to ensure you don’t overstimulate the adrenal glands.
How to support adrenals
There are several ways in which you can support the adrenals. The important question is, “How do you recover from adrenal fatigue?” You could go on a special diet recommended by a healthcare professional. Paleo Rehab is a great program for people with adrenal fatigue. This nutritional wisdom has been able to help thousands of people overcome adrenal fatigue.
There are a number of whole food supplements which have been designed to help support adrenal gland health, reduce fatigue and promotes a sense of calm. Products like Adrenal Support contains a complex formula (of Ashwagandha, B5, B6, B12, Ginger Root Extract, Liquarish, Magnesium, Schizandra Berry and more).
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, which has shown results for lowering cortisol and strengthens the immune system. Ashwagandha is a whole food supplement available in a capsule or powder form. I like to add Ashwagandha to my breakfast smoothy.
In a blender mixed frozen berries; chlorophyll; Ashwagandha; bentonite clay; coconut water; and spinach. You can use a product like Organifi – Green Juice Super Food Supplement, which already includes super greens and Ashwagandha.
I had lots of questions about adrenal fatigue, including; What is an adrenal gland’s function? Where is the adrenal gland located? How do you recover from adrenal fatigue? There are a number of specialists that can assist with recovery from adrenal fatigue including Nutritionists and Kinesiologist.
Are you concerned that some of the symptoms described above are affecting you? I would strongly suggest looking at your diet and lifestyle first. Talk to a natural therapist, and do your research.
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