How to Heal Adrenal Fatigue and Gain Radiant Health and Energy In 5 Simple Steps
Do you struggle with mental and physical fatigue, even after sleeping for 8, 10, or even 12 hours?
Are you emotionally reactive and/or unable to handle stress?
Do you cry a lot, crave salt, or have a diminished libido?
Do you feel nauseas and dizzy, especially when going from sitting to standing?
All of these symptoms are connected to a very common, yet rarely diagnosed health condition called adrenal fatigue. If you recognize these symptoms, take heed in the fact that most people can overcome this condition both safely and naturally with lifestyle modifications. There is a catch however — reversing adrenal fatigue can require radical lifestyle changes and it can be a lengthy process, spanning from 6-to-24 months on average. But if you practice patience and persistence you will be rewarded with a profound sense of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, restored health, and a newfound zest for life.
Adrenal Fatigue Basics
The adrenal glands are responsible for releasing hormones that help us to deal with stressors, and chronic high-stress levels force the adrenal glands to work overtime. The constant output of stress hormones wears the adrenal glands out, and when this happens adrenal fatigue (also referred to as adrenal exhaustion or adrenal insufficiency), can set-in. High achievers, naturally anxious people, and individuals who lead busy or high-stress lifestyles are especially prone to adrenal fatigue.
Why Adrenal Fatigue is Rarely Diagnosed
Although adrenal fatigue is extremely common, it is rarely diagnosed because conventional doctors refuse to acknowledge it. Conventional doctors typically take a black-and-white approach to diagnosis, and if complete adrenal failure is not present, then the adrenals are diagnosed as healthy. Alternative practitioners on the other hand, see the grey, and recognize that the adrenal glands can under-function enough to radically effect a person’s wellbeing, without being in complete failure mode.
5 Simple Steps For Adrenal Health Restoration
Step #1: Reduce Stress
Stress reduction is essential for overcoming adrenal fatigue. In order to minimize stress, you should allow your body to rest as much as possible, and aim to sleep 8-to-10 hours a night. Try to establish a regular sleep cycle, and go to bed as early as possible; our bodies are designed to sleep at sunset and when you try to fight this natural biorhythm, you pay with fatigue. Moderate exercise, of at least 300 minutes per week, can also help to vastly reduce stress levels, but don’t overdo it, because when your adrenals are exhausted high-intensity workouts will tire you further. Finally, avoid negative people and negative self-talk, and make sure to carve out alone time, and time for laughter and play, every day.
Step #2: Modify Your Diet
Your diet plays a major role in adrenal health and it should be primarily composed of whole, unprocessed foods. Eliminate sugar, sweeteners, caffeine, vegetable oils, and packaged, fried and microwaved foods. Consume an unlimited amount of vegetables and a moderate amount of fruit, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Also, include kelp or other sea vegetables because they are extremely nutrient dense and they are a natural source of salt which is essential for adrenal health. Finally, consume grapefruit and pure licorice regularly because they contain special enzymes that help increase the availability of the stress-hormone cortisol in the body. [i] Increasing cortisol availability is beneficial because a cortisol depletion is the primary cause of adrenal fatigue and of many of the negative symptoms associated with the condition.
Step #3: Take Adrenal Supporting Herbs
There are many herbs that boost adrenal function and ashwagandha is one of them. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, that helps to reduce stress and anxiety and enhance energy and cognition. Adaptogens such as Ashwagandha are special because they function differently in each person, adapting to each individual’s unique requirements. Licorice root is another potent adrenal-boosting herb that helps to boost circulating cortisol levels by reducing the livers ability to break cortisol down. Other beneficial herbs include: Holy basil, Rhodiola rosea, Schisandra berry, Gingko, Echinacea, Ginseng, and Maca.
Step #4: Take Adrenal Cortex
Adrenal cortex is a glandular nutrient extracted from the adrenal glands of animals and it naturally contains small amounts of cortisol. Adrenal DMG (http://www.delgadonaturals.com/adrenal-dmg/), is a nutraceutical with a potent blend of herbs and adrenal cortex, and it provides an estimated 3 mg of cortisol per capsule. With a serving size of 3-6 capsules per day, Adrenal DMG provides 6-12 mg of cortisol daily. The body only needs 40 mg of cortisol a day to function efficiently, and the dose provided by Adrenal DMG in combination with the adrenal-nourishing herbs is enough to notably boost energy and adrenal function.
Step #5: Use Laser-Focused Concentration Glasses
Laser-Focused Concentration (LFC) glasses use specific light and sound frequencies that rapidly generate Alpha and Theta brain waves. These specific brainwaves allow you to quickly and easily transition into a highly relaxed and meditative state. Just 12-18 minutes in this state is enough to dramatically reduces stress levels, which gives your adrenal glands the chance to rest and heal, so that they can repair themselves. LFC glasses can also be used to promote a deep, restorative sleep, which further aids in adrenal repair. (http://www.delgadonaturals.com/lfc-brainwave-glasses-w-sleep-mask/)