Why are we often tired and exhausted?
It is a combination of many factors in our lives, form diet to life style, exposure to toxins through our environment and stress. All these factors coming together can deplete our adrenals, which can lead to chronic fatigue, and strongly, affects our mood and well being.
“The adrenal glands keep your body functioning in
a dynamic balance…”
The Adrenal Glands are, two small endocrine gland, the size of a walnut, which sit on top of each kidney.
They are stress-‐handling glands and produce a variety of hormones that help you handle all types off stress – physical, mental, and emotional.
The adrenal glands keep your body functioning in a dynamic balance, amidst whatever external or internal changes or challenges you meet. They help you to mobilize fight or flight and control fluid-‐ and blood sugar balance. They help with anti-‐inflammatory responses to injury or invasion and strengthen the immune system. They produce steroid hormones, which are the vitality hormones that determine overall strength, energy and stamina and provide a stable and healthy mood.
The steroid hormones are also the backup system for sex hormones, and so are vital for everything from healthy pregnancy to healthy menopause, and fertility.
How well you live, depends to a large degree upon how well your adrenal glands function.
The adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones, which are released directly into the bloodstream, where they are carried to virtually all the cells of the body. Female hormone problems are often related to Adrenal or Blood sugar problems, and Estrogen Dominance.
What can we do to rescue our adrenals?
- Living a balanced life between Yin & Yang (rest & activity)
- Eating really well, not exercising too hard, (too much sweating depletes our Yin)
- Calming the mind through relaxation, meditation and Yoga
- Be really careful with synthetic hormones, they increase the risk of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke.
- Balance your hormones with herbs, diet and acupuncture.
- Pushing yourself to exhaustion
- Sugar, caffeine, junk food, coffee, alcohol, juice
- Skipping meals
- Staying up late
- Food that you react to or are allergic to
- Making someone else responsible for your health
- People who steal your energy
- Taking care of everyone and everything else
- Feeling guilty about caring for yourself
- Excessive seriousness
- Aggressive exercise
- Pace yourself
- Eat real, balanced, nutritious and whole fresh food
- Be compassionate and kind to yourself
- Eat every two hours
- Eat a combination of carb, fat, and protein
- Go to bed by 10:00 to 11:00 pm, sleep until 7:00 to 8:00 am when possible,
- Drink plenty of fresh water and herbal teas
- Become empowered and informed about your health
- Be with people who are concerned for your well being and are helpful in your recovery
- Find things that make you laugh
- Do things that you enjoy
- Keep your exercise mild to moderate.