2 Simple Steps Support Healthy Adrenals
Do you find yourself constantly asking “Why am I so tired all the time?”
In addition to feeling exhausted from the time you wake to when you collapse into bed in the early evening, you have other disturbing symptoms:
- You find it hard to think clearly, and you feel like you spend your days slogging thru a vat of waist-deep oatmeal, it just takes way more effort than it should for you to accomplish anything.
- Despite feeling tired, you also feel edgy, and your emotions are fragile. You get jittery, jumpy, short-tempered, and often get accused of over-reacting, or blowing things out of proportion.
- You are emotionally strung-out and unable to cope with conflict and confrontation. Little things upset you more than they should.
- On top of all that you startle easily. Something as simple as the phone ringing sends you shooting out of your chair like the house is on fire, heart pounding wildly, and it takes you several minutes to recover and calm down. When confronted with stress of any degree, your heart begins to race, your head begins to swim, and you feel as if you are going to have a panic attack.
There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground, you are either dead-dog-tired or on “high alert”. You wonder “Is this is what it feels like to have a nervous breakdown?” After all, your friend with similar symptoms was put on antidepressants . . . so what is going on . . . ?
PLUS, you don’t know what to do about the following issues some of which seem to be arising . . .
- You have developed new allergies, or are having more severe allergic reactions than usual. Possibly even serious anaphylactic reactions.
- You crave sugars, or juices, or breads, cookies, cakes, or other simple carbohydrates that will quickly convert to sugar in your system.
- Or, you HAVE to have your caffeine to get going in the morning…and to keep going in the afternoon…
- You don’t sleep well overnight. You are tired, but can’t get to sleep, or stay asleep.
- Your best sleep comes in the morning, between 6 and 9am.
- You hit a slump in the late afternoon, but a nap doesn’t seem to help much.
- You can’t wait for bedtime, but by 9pm you’ve found a second wind, and don’t have a problem staying up past midnight doing the things you couldn’t get done during the day because you were too weary.
- You have low blood pressure, low blood sugar, low thyroid, low libido …
If these sound like familiar scenarios, then you’ve come to the right place. These are classic symptoms of adrenal burnout.
“What you say, adrenal fatigue – that’s what my mother (or father) suffered from.”
You begin to wonder if it’s a hereditary issue but I’m here to let you know that it may be much simpler solution to changing your DNA. Here are two simple steps you can take to relive yourself of these stressors.
The TWO Simple Steps
- CHEMICAL OVERLOAD. Has your doctor let you know that the 2012 WHO report has now verified that the speed with which the increases in the incidence of disease has occurred in recent decades rules out genetic factors as the plausible explanation? They now admit that the chemicals in many common products used in the home are the most likely cause of a variety of common and chronic health issues, even endocrine disruption (after decades of saying it had no effect on humans).
This is something we have been educating people on for over two decades, and the simple step is to reduce your chemical exposure within the home. Many people believe that because their parents suffer from similar symptoms, so must they. This is a mistaken belief. The reason people are being so affected from substances our body would normally be able to deal with, is due to an easily rectifiable, issue. That issue is our second step to supporting health adrenals.
2. THE LACK OF NUTRITION. As an article in 2010 in the Time magazine Why Your DNA isn’t Your Destiny explains, all of our body’s functions, defences and metabolic process depends on the nutrients we are able to get from the foods we eat. The study they were referring to examined how epigenetic programming in utero causes low birth weight and postnatal overfeeding as a result of maternal nutritional insufficiencies, leading in later life to adult risk factors and diseases such as obesity, impaired glucose tolerance and glucose intolerance, pancreatic cell dysfunction, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes – just to name a few of the issues arising from nutritional insufficiencies (according to the study).
What is even more exciting for those already suffering, is that other studies into epigenetics and nutrigenomics have shown that nutritional intervention is a possible way to reprogram the epigenome to promote health and prevent disease. In fact, they have proven that good nutrition is the cornerstone of health and disease prevention.
You can read the top five reasons so many people suffer from this problem here, at Are You Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue. If you want to get a better understanding of the whole adrenal issue, read Natural Remedies For Adrenal Fatigue. Plus, your Savvy Support person can help you get on top of all of these unrecognised symptoms of adrenal exhaustion.
The good news is, adrenal fatigue is largely a condition that can be reversed by becoming more aware of the things that stress your adrenals, and making choices that will support and rebuild your adrenal glands. Some changes in your diet, deliberate choices to take control of your life, your lifestyle, your mind-body relationship, your health, and your personal relationships will go a long way towards bolstering your exhausted adrenals.
Dr Sherrill Sellman naturopath and women’s natural health expert, is author of Hormone Heresy: What Women Must Know About Their Hormones, and What Women MUST Know To Protect Their Daughters From Breast Cancer. Dr Sellman speaks out strongly about the importance of being nutritionally prepared for health, and the affect on your body and you, if you aren’t.
Other articles mentioning this Savvy approach to hormonal health:
- Getting Your Hormones on Track
- Understanding the Physiology of Hormones
- The Silent Health Saboteur
- The State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – 2012 (WHO/UNEP 2013) [NOTE: 14MB PDF file]