Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue: How to Restore Hormonal Balance and Feel Renewed, Energized, and Stress Free
Kathryn R. Simpson
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Your adrenal glands play a key role in helping you control stress and maintain energy throughout the day. When these small but important glands malfunction, you may start to notice the telltale signs of adrenal fatigue. Decreased energy, weight gain, mood changes, inability to handle stress, and a weakened immune system are just a few of the symptoms of adrenal imbalance. It can slow you down, interfere with your overall sense of wellness, and even make you feel depressed.
If you suspect that adrenal imbalance is causing symptoms for you, this book will help you figure out what's going wrong and partner with your health care provider to find solutions. In Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue, you'll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins, herbs, bioidentical adrenal hormone supplementation, and self-care practices. This complete guide to optimizing adrenal health will give you the tools you'll need to get your symptoms under control and regain the energy to enjoy your active lifestyle.
The complete program in this workbook will help you:
Rebuild fatigued adrenals with balancing herbs and supplements
Eat for all-day energy and improved concentration
Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques to reduce stress
Learn about medications that can help
cortisol. If you use these drugs for an extended period and then stop taking them abruptly, your adrenals won’t be able to pick up cortisol production immediately. The result looks just the same as adrenal fatigue, and it can take months for your adrenal function to return to normal. Because of this, use the lowest possible doses of these drugs, and when you stop using them, cut the dosage back slowly. You’ll need to work with your health practitioner on this. Vitamin D Deficiency Though we
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damage your adrenal function. As much as you may crave stimulants (especially if you have adrenal fatigue), they cause even more stress, forcing your adrenals to try to produce more adrenaline and cortisol, which tires them even further. Avoid coffee, soft drinks, energy drinks, and energy supplements. Coffee is particularly hard on your adrenals. It triggers increased adrenaline production, while also blocking its removal from your system and intensifying and prolonging its effects. Coffee may
to write down. As you start to see all of these good things mount up, it will be easier to count your blessings. If you do hit a bump in the road, reading back through the gratitude entries in your journal will help put things in perspective. Review these entries once a week. You’ll probably find that it gets much easier to find things that you’re grateful for when you’re attuned to looking for them. As your list grows, so will your positive outlook. * * * Pray and Let Go Much of our daily
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