This is a short blog to ensure adrenal issues don't become a major part of your life. Why do I talk about Adrenal Fatigue so much?. Other than the fact that I've been there, it is a largely unexplored section of health that is starting to become an epidemic.
Have a look at the below and tick off how many you might have?
I think they call this "Modern Life"! If all these factors are putting pressure on one part of your body, it's easy to see where this might lead. And the age old adage of getting a can of "HTFU" isn't really going to cut it either, especially when you're on the your 3rd coffee.
I have been lucky enough to have Tania Flack, a progressive Naturopath based at Bondi Health Clinic on my side. It's a long story (for another day) so I'll cut to the chase and list Tania's 10 Tips to beating Adrenal Fatigue.
Top 10 Tips for Beating Adrenal Fatigue
Stress: It is imperative that you address all stressors in your life, if emotional stress has played a role, its time to get some counselling.
Lifestyle: Its easy to push yourself if you’re used to surfing on adrenaline, but taking a good look at your lifestyle and making some positive changes really helps
Relaxation Techniques: Whether it be yoga, meditation or cooking, find what works to relax you and make time for it every week.
Exercise: Probably the last thing you’ll feel like doing but regular gentle exercise it a true stress buster.
Diet: Out with the fast food and in with regular, nutritious meals, nutritional deficiencies are just another form of stress, so eat well. Get some professional advice on this if you don’t know where to start.
Avoid Stimulants: Alcohol, sugar, caffeine, nicotine, recreational drugs have all got to go.
Address any other health problems: Chronic allergies, infections and leaky gut are all a source of stress on the body, get these sorted out asap!
Hydrate: Drink at least 8 large glasses of water per day, dehydration adds to your stress load
Just say no: Don’t over commit your self, manage your work/life balance and be a bit selfish so you can give yourself time to recover your adrenal health
Get some Professional Advice: See your Naturopath, herbal and nutritional medicine can make the world of difference. Don’t rely on over the counter products and guesswork. A well balanced treatment plan from a professional Naturopath, including dietary, lifestyle, herbal and nutritional medicine will really help.
It seems like common sense but when you're in the middle of it, it's not easy. There is a bit to it but if you are feeling the pressures of modern life, make sure you have your adrenals in mind, it might be the best move you make.