Do you think that your adrenal glands are tired, maybe like you? Maybe you’re having a hard time with weight loss, focusing, managing time and tasks? Yes, you might just have adrenal burn out.
The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and produce hormones that. among other things, help us adapt to stress. The hormones adrenaline, cortisol and DHEA help us respond to emergencies by channeling the body’s energy toward being able to “fight or take flight”, also improving oxygen and glucose supply to the muscles and generating mental and physical energy.
During a stressful situation or chronic stress, like opening up a bank statement and finding out you’re overdrawn, or in a traffic jam, or an argument with your spouse, your body has the same reaction as if you’ve eaten some chocolate, had coffee or nicotine – all of which stimulate the release of adrenaline. This quick and instant energy has a downside. The body’s digestion and ability to repair slow down and in the case of chronic stress, you can suffer from faster aging, a number of diseases and digestion and hormone imbalances.
Also, by living off of stimulates such as cigarettes, high sugar diets and coffee, you risk messing with your thyroid balance and/or calcium balance. These can trigger weight gain and arthritis.
The good news is that you can heal your adrenal function and get yourself back into balance. Some methods might include:
- Meditate or pray more often – it’s proven that taking the time to be quiet, to maybe get in better touch with your Higher Power and yourself can reduce stress and heal many dis-eases.
- Exercise – take up yoga or power walking. Just 20 minutes a day can release the endorphines that provide more mental clarity and feelings of wellness.
- Reduce use of stimulants, coffee, nicotine, alcohol and sugar.
You can learn a bit about balance and stress reduction by going to one of my earlier posts Ten Simple Disciplines…… Here
You might have noticed that I bold and underlined the word ADAPT above. That’s because I’m a firm believer in natural medicine, herbs and supplements. Certain herbs have proven their ability to aid the human body to adapt or adjust to stress and changes. Some are:
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel) – soothes, promotes healing, boosts immunity, ensures nutrient absorption
Green Tea – regulates blood pressure and blood sugar, powerful antioxidant effects
Trace Minerals are essential to life, yet all too often people forget, or simply don’t realize how extremely important minerals are. Minerals and trace minerals have a tremendous impact on the body, and when these minerals become deficient, for whatever reason, it can cause your body to do a total tail spin. Minerals are as important to the human body as breathing; without the proper amount of minerals our body would cease to function properly, and if the deficiency is severe enough it can and will result in death.
Fulvic Minerals are nature’s perfect vehicle to carry precious minerals and nutrients directly into the cells. It energizes and balances cells and helps stimulate the natural production of enzymes.
Zeolites to help remove heavy metals and toxins from the body to help support the immune system. With as many as 700 different contaminates, present in your body wreaking havoc on your immune system, neurological system, respiratory system, endocrine system, skin, and so on.
Eleuthrococcus Senticosus (Acantho Root) – “king of adaptogens”; counteracts stress, increases productivity and endurance, normalizes body systems.
Schizandra Chinensis (Chinese Magnolia Vine) – primary adaptogen; counteracts stress, increases productivity, combats fatigue.
Aralia Mandshurica (Manchurian Thorn Tree) – primary adaptogen; enhances mental acuity.
Rhaponticum Carthimoides (Maral Root) – primary adaptogen; enhances muscles development, improves performance, endurance and circulation.
Rhodiola Rosea (Russian Rhodiola) – primary adaptogen; enhances mental and physical performance, normalizes heart rate, improves nervous system function, stabilizes mood.
I’m a proponent of a product called Restore. It’s a simple way to just spray the stress away. It has both fast acting and slow acting benefits and they are:
• Stress reduction
• Increased sexual vitality
• Increased physical vitality
• Ability to concentrate better
• Greatly improved sleep & energy
• Shortened recovery after workouts
• Helps balance cholesterol
• Increased feeling of well being
• Supports healthy, pain free joints
• Improved memory and brain function
• Enhances cellular & liver detoxification
• Cellulite melting off thighs and buttocks
(c) 2013 D.C. Brown