Out? – Try Being Good to Your Adrenal Glands
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Check
Your Inflammation Levels
has trouble with their adrenal glands at some point. If you are
feeling stressed out and dont have enough energy, then you
may need a supplement that supports the adrenal glands.
glands help us handle stress and they make several important hormones
that run many significant functions in our bodies.
is our fight or flight hormone. Adrenaline helps speed up metabolism
and helps the body cope with danger. Over time, we lose our ability
to distinguish between life-threatening stress such as almost having
a car wreck and situational stress such as being stopped at a red
light too long. The end result is stressed out adrenal glands.
and symptoms of adrenal stress include fatigue, headaches, anxiety,
depression, weight gain and insomnia. There are also some specific
signs. These include waking up tired, poor short-term and/or long-term
memory, inability to concentrate, learning disorders such as ADD,
and dizziness when changing positions.
symptoms include allergies, fainting spells, craving sweets and
caffeine, shakiness between meals, muscle twitches, blood sugar
problems, discomfort with bright lights, chronic upper-respiratory
infections, hay fever, and asthma. While you may not have all of
the symptoms, one symptom I find that occurs in many people with
adrenal dysfunction is dark circles underneath the eyes that end
underneath the pupil.
stressed out adrenal glands decrease stress (easier to say than
to do), balance your blood sugar by eating meals with plenty of
lean protein along with salads and healthy vegetables, and avoid
stimulants such as cigarettes, caffeine, sodas, sweets and starchy
carbs. The difficult part of this is that initially you will be
even more tired. You will know you are better when after 3 to 7
days you begin to feel more rested when you wake up and more energy
throughout the day.
One of the
first pieces of advice I offer to anyone with adrenal stress is
to make sure they are eating a good breakfast. Note that this is
generally not a cereal bar, waffle, pancakes, or skipping breakfast
altogether. A good breakfast has some protein in it. The protein
can be from eggs, cottage cheese, sausage, or protein powder
it just needs to be high quality and complete in all essential amino
acids which typically come only from animal sources.
great adrenal supplements available I recommend one called
Adrenal Support or Cytozyme AD. Sometimes I recommend a multi-vitamin
that really works with hypoglycemia and other adrenal symptoms.
These all contain animal glandular. Now while this may sound odd,
it is an old remedy that tends to really work. Think of the nutrients
required to build healthy adrenal glands where would they
be located in a body? The answer is in the adrenal glands. With
this kind of product, get the best quality you can. I prefer pharmaceutical
grade from the best sources available.
If you are
looking for vegetarian options try Royal Jelly or
a store favorite, Amla Royale a botanical preserve made from
a 2000-year-old formula. There are many other good natural supplements
to strengthen the adrenal glands available.
adrenal glands require a lot of time to heal, but some of the information
here will help you get started.
February 2, 2011
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2011 Margaret
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