Too much of these adrenal hormones can cause you to have:
Anxiety and nervousness, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia
irritability, low sex drive, shaky, allergies and pure exhaustion.
Many of us find ourselves in this cycle of so much responsibility that at times it seems impossible to manage. We are over worked and the chronic stress is breaking us down. We load up on caffeine to get us going in the morning, sugary snacks in the afternoon for that slump, a glass of wine in the evenings to unwind , and let’s not mention the sleep aids to help with our insomnia. All of this abuse on our bodies is disrupting our body’s normal rhythms. We are throwing ourselves into a world wind of constant exhaustion, malnutrition, ripple moments of burnouts, personality changes, and hormonal imbalances.
The walnut size gland called your adrenal has an enormous job. It produces many hormones that will regulate our body’s functions including a major player called cortisol. If we have to much cortisol our body will stay in a heightened state of emergency and after time it will start to break down. Since our adrenal glands can’t tell the difference between us stressed out or if its a true emergency it will continue to do its job.
If our cortisol levels are staying elevated, it begins to interfere with many other area’s of our body which are the immune system, digestion, sleep, and even the ability to produce other essential hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and YES you named it last but not least our THYROID. So this can explain if your getting sick more often, upset stomach, heart burn, can’t sleep for long periods of time or you need help with going to sleep. What about that muffin top that you have hanging around your midsection? Could be a build of all the extra cortisol your adrenals are producing. This is where its stored in your abdominal fat.
Here are 9 Things You can Do To Give Your a Adrenals A Reboot:
1.Never skip Breakfast
We must fuel our bodies with the right foods try a vegetable omelet cooked in coconut oil, a smoothie, gluten free oatmeal with chia seeds and topped with blueberries.
2. Cut out sugar (including natural sugars)
Are you having sugar cravings? Eating sugar is making your adrenal glands work harder. Stop indirectly making your adrenal gland producing extra cortisol to fight the excess sugar.
3.Eat more clean proteins and healthy fats
Eating clean and loaded your body with the needed health fats would benefit your body. Organic meats are always best. Try to eat more beef, wild fish, eggs, free-range chicken, good quality protein powders along with avocado, coconut, nuts and seeds, real butter, raw cheese and other organic dairy products.
5.Cut out the caffeine
Caffeine adds stress to your adrenal glands and the endocrine system. caffeine will stimulate you adrenals causeing them to adrenaline and cortisol in the exact same way as they do during a ‘fight or flight’ reaction.
Staying well hydrated is super important no matter what. Add a little Himalayan sea salt and freshly squeezed lemon to your water glass in the morning.
7.Eat bone broth and seaweed
Bone broth has been proven to reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. It is easy on our digestive system where we can absorb the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids that it provides. Seaweed is rich in minerals and phytonutrients that is much needed for our thyroid. Sprinkle a little kelp or dulse flakes on your broth.
8.Start Eating Fermented foods
Fermented foods are really great for your immune system and gives your digestive health a must needed boost of ‘good bacteria’ .
9.Strengthen Your Gut with a Quality Probiotic
Probiotic supplements are a convenient way to deliver additional beneficial bacteria to the gut because they don’t require any cooking or meal planning.
10. Avoid empty calorie foods
Cakes, cookies, pastries, sodas, cheese, pizza, sports drinks, ice cream, hot dogs and bacon, all contain empty calories. Your body needs fuel and fuel comes from food in the form of calories. Calories let you function and keep doing your everyday activities. Foods with empty calories have lots of calories but very few nutrients like vitamins and minerals.
The best foods for a Adrenal Reboot are:
- Organ meats (e.g. liver)
- Fish- never farmed fish
- Organic meats (e.g. beef, chicken)
- Eggs- high quality
- Low sugar fruits
- Whole, gluten free sprouted grains like quinoa and wild rice
- Nuts and seeds
- Organic dairy products
The worst foods for a Adrenal Reboot are:
- High sugar fruits
- Sugary snacks
- Fast food
- Processed foods
- Refined grains (e.g. white bread)
- Dried fruits
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