Are you familiar with your adrenal system and how it is impacted by stress? Your adrenal glands sit right on top of the kidneys and are responsible for producing various essential hormones used in managing your metabolism, and the protection of cortisol to help your body properly respond to daily stressors.
Indications that adrenals are fatigued may appear in symptoms such as craving salty foods, having difficulty getting up in the morning, feeling fatigued throughout the day, a weakened immune system, excessive use of caffeine or other stimulants, and increased energy levels in the evenings, to name just a few.
Restoring proper adrenal function can be accomplished through deliberate steps, such as improving your diet to one that is more nutrient, dense, and eating balanced meals, rather than skipping them or erratic eating, to to help control your blood sugar levels. Beneficial food choices may include berries, green apples, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats such as those found in salmo
n, sardines, olive oil, avocados, and nuts Making sure you're receiving proper hydration throughout the day is equally important.
Contemplative practices such as prayer, relaxed breathing, and mind-body exercises can further help relieve the burden on your adrenals, particularly before bed to ensure better quality sleep.
Recovering from adrenal fatigue can take time, depending on the depleted condition, Additional assistance from a holistic practitioner may provide further guidance on vitamin and herbal supplementation and natural therapeutics. Additional cognitive steps may help relieve the underlying stress and restore your adrenal system to optimal function.
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