The Adrenal Glands are little cone shaped glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and they release over 50 different hormones that influence nearly every function of your body; your energy levels, your mental-sharpness, your libido, and most importantly - your stress levels.
Put simply, when you’re stressed, your adrenal glands release some primary ‘fight-or-flight’ hormones called cortisol and adrenaline - increasing your heart rate and breathing. Once the stressful situation has passed, your adrenal glands stop releasing those hormones and you relax again...simple, right?
This stress-response is completely normal and healthy when your stress-levels are under control. But most people, whether they’ll admit it or not, let their stress build up year after year until their adrenal glands are running on empty.
Stress: With today’s fast-paced lifestyles, you’re under considerably more stress than ever before with fewer opportunities to truly relax and take our mind off things. Your adrenal glands are left to try and take the edge off by working overtime to secrete stress-response hormones. After a while, those stress hormones are all used up.
Diet: The modern diet is filled with processed foods. These contain artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and ingredients that cause inflammation which all put additional stress on the body and make adrenal fatigue worse.
Sleep Deprivation: When you’re not getting enough sleep, your adrenal glands pump out stress hormones to keep you awake. The problem is, you don’t have time to succumb to ‘sleep deprivation, so you drink more and more caffeine to make up the difference. Can’t fall asleep?
A few glasses of wine might seem like the solution, but alcohol negatively affects sleep quality just like caffeine! So this balancing act of ‘caffeine in the morning, alcohol in the evening’ become a vicious cycle, turning sleep deprivation into increasingly devastating symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
Here’s the problem...most people don’t really know what’s going on. Like you, they’re tired all the time, feel a little bit ‘off’, and don’t quite have the same enthusiasm they used to, but they don’t know why…
Sure, you could take a bunch of expensive blood tests so a doctor can point out that you have high cortisol, and he’ll essentially tell you what you already know: “You’re stressed.”
Most people can manage stress with things like getting more rest, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, getting exercise, etc., but managing adrenal fatigue is like trying to start a car with no gas. The nutrients and hormones that kept your stress under control are all used up. The good news?
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