If you have anxiety, stress or depression you may have heard the words adrenal fatigue and are wondering what the heck it is, how it happened, and now most importantly you want to know how to combat it!
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue are not limited to: Brain fog, depression, low mood and irritability, hair loss, muscle or bone loss, weakened stress response, lightheadedness, weight gain or loss, sleep disturbances, hormonal balances, and auto-immune conditions. If you have 2 or more of the above symptoms the likely-hood of stress on your adrenals or adrenal fatigue is a huge possibility.
The reasons our adrenals become “fatigued” is prolonged stress, a poor diet, caffeine addiction, lack of sleep, inflammation, negative thinking, emotional trauma, surgery, death of a loved one, divorce.
Currently there is no “official diagnoses” for adrenal fatigue, but your naturopath can detect adrenal fatigue through symptoms and suggest an adrenal diet protocol which will strengthen your adrenals and bring back energy and vitality to your daily life.
The Adrenal Fatigue Diet:
You can take as many supplements for adrenal fatigue as you want, but you will not reap any of the benefits unless you cut out the following.
What must be Eliminated:
- Sugar and Sweeteners
- High Glycemic Foods
- Packaged and Processed Food
- Hydrogenated Oil
- Deli and Processed Meats
- Farmed Fish
- Random eating patterns
- Negative People & Self Talk
- Staying up late and not getting enough rest
Adrenal Fatigue Food & Supplements & activities to include: (unless you have allergies or intolerances to the following)
- Healthy Fats (Olive oil, Coconut oil, Walnut oil)
- Wild Salmon
- Free range eggs and chicken
- Fermented foods
- Kelp, Seaweed
- Bone Broth
- Herbal Teas
- Fish oil
- Adaptogenic Herbs
- Holy Basil
- B Complex Vitamins
- Rest when you feel tired (8-10 hours of deep sleep)
- Follow a low impact exercise routine (upon rising)
- Meditation and breathing patterns
- Enjoying stress free activities
- Scheduling fun
- Adrenal fatigue supplements administered by your naturopath
- Drinking fresh water
Adrenal fatigue will typically not go away easily or immediately. Typically you will need an individualized adaptogenic herb plan structured by a qualified nutritionist and herbalist. This is the absolute best approach to combatting adrenal fatigue naturally and fast.
If you have any questions on your road to recovery from adrenal fatigue or would like my help, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.