The sneaky imbalance affecting 8 out of 10 fatigued women.
Is it just me, or do we all seem to be more tired than ever? Overwhelming exhaustion seems to be the most frequent concern among my readers and followers these days – no one seems to be able to get out of bed in the morning!
So what’s to blame? I find that as many as 8 out of 10 women starting in their twenties and thirties are suffering from some type of adrenal slowdown or burnout.
The adrenals, small walnut-size glands that sit on top of the kidneys, act as the body’s “fight or flight” glands and produce important hormones like adrenaline and the body’s stress hormones – cortisol and DHEA.
When we are overwhelmed with the unrelenting stressors of today’s world, the adrenal glands just can’t keep up. In fact, looking at my clients’ Salivary Hormone Testing and Tissue Mineral Analysis reports since January 2009, nearly one half of all women suffer from low levels of stress-fighting cortisol and rejuvenating DHEA.
Common Signs of Adrenal Burnout
Does this sound like you?
- Overwhelmed by stress
- Always tired, especially around 7am, 11am and 3pm
- Cravings for caffeine and sugary foods to boost energy
- Cravings for salt
- Trouble sleeping through the night
- Suffering from “Night owl” syndrome – getting a second wind late in the evening
- Constantly fighting belly fat
- Dark circles or bags under your eyes
5 Solutions to Restore Your Energy
When you feel a dip in energy, never reach for a quick fix like caffeine or artificial stimulants which only force the adrenals into overdrive. This over-stimulation forces the adrenals to secrete high levels of cortisol which causes fat to stockpile around the belly – enter today’s belly fat “phenomenon.”
Follow these suggestions to nurture and rebuild your adrenal glands for sustained energy levels:
1. Reduce Your Stress Levels
Set aside time to relax each day – escape with a good book, work in the garden, start an exercise routine, or take a walk.
2. Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The hours before midnight seem to be the most beneficial for adrenal rejuvenation, so be in bed by 10pm, and try for 7 hours or more.
3. Take Essential Minerals
Sodium: Low levels of sodium are common with adrenal burnout. I find that taking ¼ to 1 teaspoon good quality salt daily helps to balance cortisol levels. Salt is especially important if low blood pressure is an issue.
Potassium: Under prolonged stress, potassium can easily get out of whack resulting in blood sugar abnormalities. I recommend taking 99 mg potassium chloride daily.
4. Power Up with Protein
Keep metabolic fires burning by consuming 20 grams of protein with each meal. Not only does protein boost metabolism by up to 25% for about 12 hours, it keeps blood sugar/insulin levels steady. Choose from organic, hormone-free protein sources like eggs, lean beef, lamb, poultry, fish, seafood, tofu and tempeh. Or, for an excellent protein boost on-the-go, sip a smoothie made with clean protein powder like Fat Flush Whey Protein or Fat Flush Body Protein, which both contain 20 grams of protein per serving.
5. Rebuild Adrenal Function
Take a supplement like UNI KEY’s Adrenal Formula that contains adrenal glandular tissue, an extract from bovine adrenal glands that carries the DNA/RNA blueprint of the adrenal gland that promotes cell healing and gland function and repair. Adrenal Formula also contains important revitalizing nutrients including vitamin C, pantothenic acid, zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin A and tyrosine. Start with 1 caplet three times daily at 7 am, 11 am and 3 pm. If blood pressure is 90/60 or below, consider upping the dosage to two caplets three times daily at the “adrenal times.”
Along with these 5 solutions, I’ve compiled my best advice for adrenal fatigue in this article so that you can live your best, more energized life!
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Simple Tips to Combat Adrenal Fatigue
If you’re feeling tired, have extra belly fat you can’t seem to get rid of, and suffer from dark circles under your eyes, chances are your adrenals (the all-important fight-or-flight glands) need some TLC. In this video clip, I share two important ways to combat adrenal fatigue with a simple diet tweak and the right nutrient support.
Recharge Your Body’s Natural Energy Source
Adrenal Formula is a proprietary blend of adrenal gland extracts, vitamins, and nutrients that work together to help you go from fatigued to fabulous!
It provides the building blocks designed to regenerate adrenal function, including:
- Whole adrenal gland and raw bovine adrenal cortex that carry the DNA/RNA blueprint of the adrenal gland to promote cell healing, plus gland function and repair.
- Spleen and liver glandulars for complete absorption and assimilation.
- Important revitalizing nutrients including vitamin C, pantothenic acid, zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin A, and tyrosine (a thyroid-supportive amino acid).
“Adrenal Formula is really amazing”, says Patricia T. “I can’t believe how it energizes and brings me back from fatigue. I recently tried to reorder and it was out of stock. I never want that to happen again.”