While few people know about adrenal fatigue, it’s been cited as a silent health epidemic, thought to affect up to 80% of the population at some stage.
Do any of these symptoms relate to you?
- Tired of feeling tired?
- Do you struggle to get out of bed or wake up feeling unrested?
- Are you basically running on empty, feeling exhausted from dawn to dusk?
- Does your body ache and you always feel exhausted?
- Is your memory deteriorating, your thinking foggy?
- Feeling twice your age?
- Do you finish the day with nothing left in your tank?
- Do you have trouble getting to sleep even thought you feel tired?
- Do you have trouble dealing with stress?
- Do you crave salty food, or use lots of stimulants like sugar or caffeine?
Many doctors at the forefront of wellness now believe enjoying all-day energy, a sharper brain, optimal immunity and better health could be as simple as nurturing these two tiny glands. We wrote about what a divers impact they have in your body in The Silent Health Saboteur.
Why we are mentioning it again is after reading a disturbing article titled ￼’The New Health Epidemic Adrenal Fatigue‘ (5 MB file), in the latest Prevention magazine, where Dr Sherrill Sellman naturopath and author of Hormone Heresy: What Women Must Know About Their Hormones stated “I’ve tested hundreds of patients and I haven’t found anyone with healthy adrenal glands. It seems everyone is in some stage of adrenal distress.”
Since Sherrill has successfully trail blazed her own way back to perfect health after suffering from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (an auto-immune disease of the thyroid), severe hay fever, allergies, arthritis, severe anxiety attacks, night sweats, leaky gut, adrenal exhaustion, hormone imbalances, obesity and depression, she is certainly worth listening to.
Her determination to find natural solutions for her own health crises led her on journey that literally transformed her life and changed it’s direction. She has since become a beacon of light for truthful, natural solutions for hormonal wellbeing and rejuvenation to both women and men worldwide.
“Finding natural ways to restore my own vitality and wellbeing has inspired me to pass that life-changing information on to others.”
Sherrill said to us in an interview on one of her Australian tours. Sellman isn’t the only health professional who believes adrenal fatigue is a cause for concern. Many people are experiencing today, this state of persistent exhaustion caused by poor adrenal gland function. As integrative GP and adrenal fatigue specialist, Dr Peter Dobie said in the Prevention magazine.
“My impression is that it’s becoming more common, particularly in the 30- to 60-year-old age group, and I suspect that’s a result of people leading increasingly busy, hardworking lifestyles,”
As Dr Wilson, a leader in dealing with adrenal fatigue says
“You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of unwellness, tiredness or “gray” feelings. People experiencing adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, colas and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day.”
His book is a comprehensive explanation of how stress and adrenal fatigue affect your health and what you can do to recover and protect yourself .
What’s your next step?
If you’ve looked through the above list and you recognise lots, or even a few of the symptoms, ‘what’s next?’ you might be saying. Treating Adrenal Fatigue is not as simple as just taking a pill each morning. It most likely took a long time of ignoring some of the less obvious symptoms, to get yourself into this exhausting position, so it will take some time to recover.
However here are a few tips to get you started:
- Improve your diet, and give your adrenals the support they need.
- Consider taking some adrenal-supportive supplements, ask for a free assessment.
- Use techniques like meditation and deep breathing. which both have lots of other health benefits too!
- Use regular stress relief tips to reduce your stress levels.
- Teach yourself to look at the good things in life
- Get better organised – use these tips
- Get better sleep and give your adrenals tine to recover from the stressors of the day. If you do a search here, you’ll see how many things you might be doing (or not doing) that can make fast improvements in this important area of your life.
If you’d like to find out what some of the other indicators are, make sure you reach out to your Savvy team support person, who will be able to point you in the right direction.
Dr. Wilson: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.
Dr Sherrill Sellman: Hormone Heresy: What Women Must Know About Their Hormones