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STRESS & FATIGUE? Support Your Adrenal Glands!7:48:00 AM
If you are feeling STRESSED OUT and FATIGUED , then you may need a supplement that supports the adr...
If you are feeling STRESSED OUT and FATIGUED, then you may need a supplement that supports the adrenal glands.
ADRENALINE is our “fight or flight” hormone, that helps speed up metabolism and helps the body cope with danger. Over time, we lose our ability to distinguish between life threatening stress, such as almost having a car wreck, and situational stress, such as being stopped at a red light too long. The end result is stressed out adrenal glands.
General SYMPTOMS of adrenal stress include fatigue, headaches, anxiety, depression, weight gain and insomnia. There are also some specific signs. These include waking up tired, poor short-term and/or long term memory, inability to concentrate, learning disorders such as ADD, and dizziness when changing positions.
OTHER SYMPTOMS related to the adrenal glands include allergies, fainting spells, craving sweets and caffeine, shakiness between meals, muscle twitches, blood sugar problems, discomfort with bright lights, chronic upper-respiratory infections, hay fever, and asthma. The most common symptom of adrenal dysfunction is to have dark circles underneath the eyes that end underneath the pupil. Another very common symptom is to be very tired, but unable to relax or sleep.
To STRENGTHEN stressed out adrenal glands decrease stress (easier to say than to do ), balance your blood sugar by eating meals with plenty of lean protein along with salads and healthy vegetables, and avoid stimulants such as cigarettes, caffeine, sodas, sweets and starchy carbs. The difficult part of this is that initially you will be even more tired. You will know you are better when after 3 to 7 days you begin to feel more rested when you wake up and more energy throughout the day.
Eat a GOOD BREAKFAST. Note that this is generally not a cereal bar, waffle, pancakes, or skipping breakfast altogether. A good breakfast has some protein in it. The protein can be from eggs, cottage cheese, sausage, or protein powder – it just needs to be high quality and complete in all essential amino acids which typically come only from animal sources.
TAKING SUPPLEMENTS speeds recovery of imbalanced adrenals and also helps to alleviate the related symptoms. I recommend Adrenal Support or Cytozyme AD. Sometimes I recommend a multi-vitamin that really works with hypoglycemia and other adrenal symptoms. These all contain animal glandular, which is an old remedy that tends to really work. Think of the nutrients required to build healthy adrenal glands – where would they be located in a body? The answer is in the adrenal glands. With this kind of product, get the best quality you can. I prefer pharmaceutical grade from the best sources available.
If you are looking for VEGETARIAN options – try a herbal adaptogen blend.
Severely stressed adrenal glands require a lot of TIME TO HEAL, but some of the information here will help you get started.