Have you been feeling fatigued lately, even worn out?
Then you may be suffering from a condition most doctors out there choose to ignore: adrenal fatigue.
The trouble with adrenal fatigue is that you may go to your doctor’s office right now and ask him to do some blood tests and they may come back completely normal.
So your doctor may send you home, saying that there is nothing wrong with you.
But the fact of the matter is that your adrenal glands, which are small lumps found above the kidneys, produce hormones critical for your health, such as:
- Adrenaline – increases energy and productivity.
- Cortisol – essential for blood sugar regulation, proper immune function, blood pressure, and the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
- Or other hormones that help regulate the production of testosterone and estrogen – crucial for sex drive, reproductive and body development, mood, and quality of life, as well as for your verbal memory and thinking ability.1
What “powers” up your adrenal glands?
Stress is the primary trigger, causing your adrenal glands to generate additional amounts of hormones, such as adrenaline.
In fact, your adrenal glands are the ones that can get your body prepared to deal with a crisis or a difficult time that you may encounter.
In layman’s terms, they activate your body’s fight or flight response in case of an emergency. It’s a great survival mechanism built into your body for short-term crises.
However, because going through a very stressful period of time can greatly strain your adrenal glands. In their effort to produce adrenaline to keep you going, your adrenal glands get burnt out.
And they become unable to help your body produce energy.
So when your adrenal glands fail to function the way they should… this triggers your body’s poor response and causes it to crash during stressful periods, thus leaving you highly irritable, depressed and to the brink of exhaustion.
You may also experience:
- blurry vision
- digestive problems, constipation
- become easily confused, forgetfulness
- have trouble concentrating and finishing simple tasks
- continuous thirst or you may have a continually dry mouth or you’re frequently craving salt
- not feeling rested after waking from sleep and needing to take short naps during the day
All these are symptoms of adrenal fatigue which can greatly disrupt your life. And unfortunately, mainstream doctors don’t even admit that this illness exists.
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How You Can Defeat Your Adrenal Fatigue
The easiest way you can keep your adrenal glands strong and healthy and kick to the curb your current state of continuous fatigue is to avoid stress.
You can do that by:
1. Eliminating the stressful activities that place a great strain on your adrenal glands and make them overproduce adrenaline.
2. Avoiding artificial stimulants, like caffeine. They will only give you fake, short-term energy, which will negatively impact your adrenal glands in the long term.
And now let’s pull out the big guns in the arsenal. The most important thing you can do – and which holds a great positive impact – is follow my next advice:
3. Eat sparingly every 1,5 – 2 hours.
Why is this important? Because every 1,5 to 2 hours after a meal your bloodstream runs low in glucose – which is your body’s primary fuel that gives you energy and gets you going.
But after that 2 hour-slot, your body is running out of sugars to process. So your adrenal glands have to step in and produce hormones such as cortisol to keep you “running.”
Unfortunately, very few people know that as long as you go on without eating for long periods of time, you’re basically forcing your adrenal glands to take the lead on producing energy, without giving them a break or a chance to recuperate.
So, the best way to recharge your adrenal glands is to eat a light, balanced meal every 90 minutes to 2 hours.
This “grazing” technique is the ideal way to give your burnt out adrenal glands a break while sending your energy levels into high gear.
Here are a few simple grazing food ideas that will enable you to get rid of your adrenal fatigue:
- A date, two celery sticks, and an apple.
- Half an avocado, spinach, and an orange.
- A sweet potato, parsley, and lemon squeezed on kale.
Other healing foods that will help you bounce back from your adrenal fatigue are:
- romaine lettuce
- wild blueberries
- red-skinned apples
I highly recommend that you remove all animal fats and proteins from your diet at least for a month. You’ll notice the tremendous difference in your energy levels.2
Try this food grazing technique for a few weeks and let me know how it works out for you.
Now tell me, did you know that adrenal burnout is an actual condition that can tank your energy levels, influence your mood, and make your body crash during stressful times?
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To your health!