The adrenals are part of our endocrine system which, allows us to respond to stress appropriately. They also secretes a number of hormones. The adrenals are small glands located above each kidney. The inner part of the glands are called the medulla, they produces epinephrine and norepinephrine.
The outer cortex of the adrenals produce hormones called cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone, DHEA, DHEAS, androstenedione, and estrogens.
The adrenals give us strength to respond to stress by pumping adrenalin and cortisol throughout the body. This is an innate response which, everyone is born with for survival purposes. It’s called fight, flight, or freeze.
A Dr. James L . Wilson coined the name Adrenal Fatigue only a little over a decades ago. He identified adrenal fatigue was a specific kind of tiredness which effects individuals frequent, persistent or severe mentally, emotionally, psychologically or/and physically.
Anyone is susceptible to developing adrenal fatigue because, anyone can suffer from prolonged stress.
An illness, life crisis, or any continuing difficult situations can cause the adrenals to work overtime. However, life style habits, poor diet, substance abuse, chronic illness and repeated infections such as bronchitis and the flu contribute to the development of adrenal fatigue.
The physiological side affects of having adrenal fatigue are many because, our adrenals are in charge of our hormones. low cortisol, blood pressure, body temperature are all manifestations of hormonal imbalances.
Having too much or too little cortisol weakens the immune system or causes an overactive immune system. Having good adrenal health is linked too long longevity for this reason.
Some myths around adrenal fatigue are , individuals who suffer from adrenal fatigue can’t work and have no energy. Millions of people work with adrenal fatigue everyday. They just get sick more often and have become dependent on caffeine, sugar and other addictive substances and chemicals to counteract the physical and energetic feelings that come from adrenal fatigue.
A few other myths about adrenal fatigue are, adult adrenal fatigue affects men more than woman and children. In today’s modern world, nothing is further from the truth. Woman are more prone to developing adrenal fatigue and more and more children are diagnosed with having It.
Todays women have a tremendous amount of responsibilities, between, raising children, and hormonal changes as woman get older it is not surprising the number of woman that develop adrenal fatigue out weighs men.
Many children today are being born nutritionally depleted and even toxic as a result of their mothers having adrenal fatigue.
Some manifestations children develop from having adrenal fatigue are; chronic ear infections, infections, delayed development, learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, brain fog, anti social behavior, and minimal brain dysfunction.
Unfortunately, our modern day medical doesn’t treat the adrenal fatigue in our adults or children. They try to treat the manifestation caused from having adrenal fatigue instead, so many times the health regiment is unsuccessful.
Fortunately through a combination of holistic and spiritual treatments adrenal fatigue is curable.
A lifestyle with plenty of rest , a diet of whole foods high in fiber and including personalized supplements are helpful but,are not nearly enough so I have included some of my personal generalized recommendations.
Before starting any regiment it’s best to consult with a certified holistic health coach or nutritionalist since everyones needs and response differentiate.
Recovery for Adrenal fatigue:
1. The nutritional balancing diet
2. Drinking only distilled or spring water 3 quarts a day
3. Reevaluating lifestyle habits
4. Meditation, healing and letting go of anything or anyone who isn’t supportive to your highest good. “Get rid of toxic people”
5.supplements that are individualized
6. Include a detox protocol weather it’s colonics, sauna, or coffee enema
7. Incorporate spending time in the sun every day
8. Laugh, spend time doing grounding activities, nurture yourself
9. Avoid processed grains and white flour
10. Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day, instead of 3 large meals.
11. Have 5 to 6 servings of vegetables a day
12. Incorporate sea salt into your diet. Get rid of common table salt.
13. 2000-5000 milligrams of vitamin c
14. B complex – high strength
15. High quality fish oil
16. Licorice root
17. Energy healing
18. Reflexology or/and acupuncture
19. Deep belly breathing
20. Green calcite, aquamarine or aventurine are all stones which support adrenal health.
21. spruce, pine needle oil, Atlas cedar oil, peppermint oil and citrus oils are helpful for adrenal support
22, Ginko, Ginseng, Triphala, Fo-ti root,
23. Avoid all stimulants
It is important to realize adrenal fatigue is a multi faceted problem which, requires people who suffer from the imbalance to address various aspects of health. In order for complete healing to happen addressing emotions, beliefs, spiritual communication, diet, sleep patterns, habits must be taken into consideration.
If you suffer from adrenal fatigue please contact me through my website http://pureenergyhealer.com for a consultation.
Thank you for reading and as always “be true to yourself”!