Imagine how it would feel to wake up in the morning and jump out of bed like you already had a cup of your favorite coffee or tea…
Just imagine how it would feel to notice your aches and pains and morning grogginess have been erased from memory…
That you now have more energy, stamina and libido than you had a decade ago…
Adrenal Fatigue Can Be Crippling Your Health And Making You Older Without You Even Knowing
- Do you find it hard to fall asleep at night…
- Do you wake up feeling tired despite a full nights rest…
- Do you have trouble losing weight…
- Do you constantly feel bloated around your belly…
- Do you have extreme tiredness after exercise…
- Do you crave salty foods…
- Do you suffer from low levels of depression or mood swings when stressed…
- Do you deal with morning aches and pains…
- Do you struggle in private with a weak sex drive…
There’s a good chance you might be silently suffering from this hormones’ damaging effects on your body. Making you believe it’s just stress or age that’s causing these problems.
The medical community has a name for this collection of symptoms. It’s called Adrenal Fatigue. Yet most doctors still refuse to accept its existence as evident in a recent article from The New York Times.1
Which is a big reason most physicians tend to overlook it—only treating the symptoms, never the root cause of the problem.
This problem isn’t just found in a few unlucky individuals.
Millions, are suffering the same damaging affects of Adrenal Fatigue throughout our country.
You might believe it’s normal to feel tired as you grow older…
That you’re supposed to have a low sex drive as you age…
And that your metabolism is supposed to slow to a snail-pace crawl…
That’s why the impact Adrenal Fatigue has on your entire body cannot be taken lightly. It can run your life, health, and energy into the ground.
So with that being said, here’s a few more thorn in your side problems that adrenal fatigue can give you.
- Asthma, allergies or respiratory complaints
- Excess belly bloat
- Poor digestion
- Dry skin
- Frequent urination
- Joint pain
- Weak or brittle bone
- Loss of muscle mass and strength
- Low blood pressure
- Low blood sugar
- Depression and memory loss
- Odd weight gain
- Plus more…
I’m here to tell you the constant stress, the low energy, the problems sleeping, the problems waking up and any signs of aging you might be dealing with can be fixed.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
Adrenal fatigue is something that can be treated, without a doctor and without medication.
How? By fixing the natural rhythm of an important hormone inside of your body. A hormone that protects you from the “stressors” of life.
Introducing Your Ancient Survival Hormone… Cortisol
Cortisol is known as the stress hormone of your body. It’s produced in your adrenal glands and regulates hundreds of actions everyday. When things are working perfectly, it helps normalize…
- Your precious sleep wake cycle…
- Your fat-burning metabolism…
- Gives you effortless digestion…
- Balances your stress levels…
- Stabilizes your blood sugar…
- Regulates electrolyte concentrations, especially sodium…
- Helps fight off infections and disease…
- Keeps your mood stable…
- Plus much more…
To put things in perspective, when this hormone is balanced and working the way nature intended, your body is at it’s best.
You feel great, look great and have more energy than a 5-year old at Disney World. Life can throw you a curve ball and you’d still knock it out of the park.
However, there’s one big problem with cortisol. It’s delicate like a flower petal. It can easily be thrown out of sync with the rest of your body.
The Biggest Factor That Disrupts Your Cortisol Levels…Is Modern Day Society
Modern Day Society Is A Major Force That Drains Your Adrenal Glands – Disrupting Your Sleep, Killing Your Sex Drive, Swelling Your Belly, Clogging Digestion And Dampening Your Mood
Everything from what you eat, drink, to your job, and even your exercise program can all negatively impact your cortisol levels.
Indirectly giving you adrenal fatigue that erodes your health, ages you faster, and disrupts your body’s natural rhythm.
Even if you’re in tip-top shape, eat healthy, consume plenty of fruits, veggies and abstain from alcohol and smoking…
Society can cause your cortisol levels to go haywire like a computer infected with a virus. Plus, set off a domino effect of specific hormonal problems no matter if you’re a man or woman.
For example when your hypothalamus detects fatigue, it then signals your pituitary gland to secrete the hormone thyroxine. This hormone enters almost every cell in your body and boosts sugar burning and oxygen intake. This increases your body temperature and heart rate naturally.
When this system is not working properly…like when you’re dealing with adrenal fatigue. You can experience symptoms such as general weakness, extreme fatigue, muscle breakdown and weight gain.
That’s why it’s not your fault, it’s not your age and it’s not your genetics to blame for your nagging health problems and how you feel day in and day out.
Here Are 4 Ways Society Is Causing Adrenal Fatigue
And Secretly Damaging Your Health
#1 Excited Light That Disrupts Your Sleep:
Everything from your smart phone, tablet, computer, T.V. and the lights in your home can disrupt your cortisol levels and throw a monkey wrench into your circadian rhythm. This is your body’s naturally 24-hour rhythm. It runs like a clock based on your surroundings and hormone levels.
It knows when to go to sleep and when to wake up based on these factors. When you’re surrounded by excess man-made light for 18 hours per day, it negatively affects this pattern in your brain.
Especially if you look at your phone or T.V. before going to sleep. This stimulates your central nervous system and brain. Tricking it into believing it’s daytime, when it’s really night. Causing your body to pump out cortisol at the wrong time of day.
#2 Toxic “Health” Food That Damages Your Digestive System & Swells Your Belly Like Water Filling A Balloon:
Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Well, it’s true. Food is a drug and most foods, even “health” foods negatively impact your health.They say life and death begins in the colon.
You must eat foods that are clean and devoid of toxic ingredients or else they’ll cause irritation inside the lining of your G.I. tract. Sort of what poison ivy does to your skin. This forces your adrenal glands to pump our cortisol.
Over time, this can lead to a breakdown in that lining leading to leaky gut syndrome, excess gas, constipation, I.B.S and even depression4 since most of the serotonin in your body is produced in your gut. This vicious inflammatory cycle drains your adrenal glands, causing them to prune up like a raisin.
#3 Dieting & Exercise That Kills Your Sex Drive:
Now before you say what the heck…let me say that exercise and calorie restriction at certain times is good for you. However, just like anything, too much can be bad for your health.
When you perform intense exercise multiple times per week and hop on a diet a few times per year, your body senses this as stress. Your fight or flight response kicks in and your adrenal glands pump out cortisol around the clock.
Remember, your body doesn’t know what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s just reacting to the stressors you’re placing on it. And too much cortisol can blunt the release of your sex hormones, weakening your sex drive and dampening your mood behind closed doors and underneath the sheets.
#4 Excess Caffeine Consumption:
It’s estimated that over 100 million men and women drink coffee everyday in North America with 65% of that coming from the morning hours. However, too much is not good for your adrenal glands.
When you drink caffeine, your adrenals pump out cortisol. Excess caffeine or coffee can cause an overreaction. This is a big reason why you might NEED it in the morning just to get your day going and not uncommon with plenty of clients at the Functional Aging Institute.
However, if your adrenals are working perfectly and releasing cortisol at the correct times of day, like right when you wake up, you wouldn’t need a cup of Joe to get going.
In fact, that’s one of the main responsibilities of cortisol, to wake you up with a burst of energy. And coffee isn’t the only culprit—caffeine can be found in everything ranging from pain killers, ice cream, energy water, and breath fresheners!
So How Can You Restore Your Sleep, Improve Digestion, Reduce Your Blood Pressure, Flatten Your Belly, Boost Your Sex Drive, And Improve Your Mood By Fixing This Ancient, Survival Hormone Inside Of Your Body?
Most clients believe they need to give up coffee or get more sleep in order to see results.
The answer is yes and no.
It’s not that easy or simple. You must attack this problem at multiple angles in order to be successful.
Adrenal Fatigue is something that happens overtime and is caused by modern day society.
So again it’s not your fault.
However, if you want to sleep better, have more energy, vigor, happiness, productivity, a higher sex drive, a faster metabolism and the ability to laser focus on tasks during the day then keep reading.
5 Simple Tricks To Start Helping Your Adrenals Today
#1 Take Vitamin C
This is the #1 vitamin you should be taking if you suffer from Adrenal Fatigue. There’s a direct relationship between how much cortisol your adrenal glands pump out to the amount of vitamin C in your system.
This is the quickest and easiest trick you can use starting today to give your adrenals the building blocks to produce cortisol and get back on track. Start with 2-3 grams per day or if you are unsure check with Vanessa Case, my go to RHN!
#2 Eat Salt
There’s a big reason so many who suffer from adrenal fatigue crave salty foods. Overworked adrenals have a tough time producing the hormone aldosterone.
Aldosterone is an important hormone that helps regulate fluid levels and sodium/potassium concentrations, which impacts your blood pressure. When your aldosterone levels nosedive, the sodium in your blood stream is removed and urinated out causing you to crave salty foods.
The best way to remedy this issue is sprinkle some sea salt (not table salt!) on each meal. Don’t go overboard. Just enough and don’t reach for the table salt. It’s too heavily processed.
#3 Have Breakfast
Do you skip breakfast? Or only have coffee? Stop. You need to eat breakfast. Why? Because it all goes back to your body’s circadian rhythm and when cortisol get’s released.
Cortisol levels peak in the morning around 8 a.m., which helps wake you up. By not eating breakfast in the morning, you’re allowing this “peaking” process to continue. Thus, throwing off your body’s rhythm and causing wild blood sugar fluctuations and mid-day energy crashes.
When you eat a meal with certain foods, you can blunt this response. Allowing your body to get back into balance. Giving you lasting energy throughout the day. It can be as easy as a green smoothie or a meal replacement protein shake if the thought of food doesn’t sit well with your stomach or if time is an issue in the morning.
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#4 Take Fish Oil
According to the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, omega 3 fatty acids have a dose dependent effect on slightly reducing and regulating cortisol levels influenced by mental stress.
This is very important if you’re always on the go with family and balancing a job or career. It can weigh heavily on your mind, which again, causes your body to pump out cortisol to deal with this internal stress.
Shoot for 10 grams of fish oil per day or make sure to eat wild caught fish at least 3x per week. Also stay away from flax seeds (unless you need the fibre) since your body has a hard time converting this type of omega-3 fatty acid into useable form.
Not sure where to get your fish oils??? Isagenix’s has you covered there too!
Really? Laughter can help? Yes it can. According to Berk, Tan, et al, and published in the American Societies For Experimental Biology, laughter can be a secret weapon against combatting adrenal fatigue.2
Even the perception of a happy event like vacation or a night out with friends were shown to blunt the release of the stress hormone cortisol in test subjects while boosting their immune system.
So there you have it! The causes and solutions to your adrenal fatigue. If you are not sure if you have adrenal fatigue you can go to your doctor or give Vanessa Case a call and talk to her. If you are looking to access the Isagenix product line for your omegas, greens, smoothies etc then just message me back and I will hook you up!
1. Rehmeyer, Julie. “A Disease Doctors Refuse to See.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 24 Feb. 2015. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.
2. “Cortisol and Catecholamine Stress Hormone Decrease Is Associated with the Behavior of Perceptual Anticipation of Mirthful Laughter — Berk Et Al. 22 (1): 946.11 — The FASEB Journal.” Cortisol and Catecholamine Stress Hormone. The FASEB Journal, 2008. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.