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Rekindle a zest for life with adrenal health

Saturday, June 23, 2012 by: Carolanne Wright
Tags: adrenal health, energy, fatigue

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(NaturalNews) A silent and little known epidemic is causing fatigue, weight-gain, and chronic illness in fast-paced America. This pervasive syndrome is linked with two small glands known as the adrenals. Responsible for producing more than 50 crucial hormones, the health of the adrenal glands is imperative for well-being. By tending to the adrenals through diet, supplementation, and stress reduction, vibrancy and health are restored.

The adrenal glands are located directly above the kidneys and are involved in many important functions of the body. Progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), cortisol, and adrenaline are among the many hormones secreted by these glands. Cortisol in particular is significant in the management of stress. When the adrenal glands are healthy and creating proper levels of cortisol, the body is able to contend with stress in an appropriate and balanced way. However, if cortisol levels are too high the immune system is compromised, increasing the likelihood of cancer and infection. Too low of cortisol levels and the immune system becomes overactive, leading to autoimmune disease. Additional functions of the adrenal glands include energy production within the body, regulating blood pressure, fluid and electrolyte balance, and stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Diagnosing adrenal fatigue

Often times, adrenal fatigue is difficult to diagnose clinically. Most mainstream doctors do not recognize adrenal fatigue since they are trained to look for severe adrenal malfunction such as Addison's Disease or Cushing's Syndrome. Fortunately, there are alternatives available for diagnosis. An effective and affordable salivary cortisol test can be purchased online. With this kit, a sample is collected at home then sent off to a lab for results. Self-diagnosis is another option.

According to Dr. Wilson, a specialist in adrenal health, indicators of adrenal fatigue include:

Difficulty physically and mentally "waking up" before 10 a.m., even if one has been awake since early morning
Sleepiness or clouded thinking between 2 to 4 p.m.
Burst of energy at 6 p.m.
Mild depression
Unable to manage stress
Muscular weakness
Increased allergies
Decreased sex drive
Inability to handle foods high in carbohydrates or potassium
Lightheadedness when getting up from a sitting or prone position

Further symptoms may include weight gain (especially around the waist), craving high protein foods along with salt and fat, nervousness, hair loss, and low body temperature.

Measures for healing

By adopting certain nurturing dietary and lifestyle habits, the adrenals can be brought into a state of equilibrium that helps to support vitality. Activities such as mild exercise, yoga, laughing, minimizing stress, and taking a short rest around 10 a.m. and again between 3 and 5 p.m. contribute to adrenal health. Healing dietary recommendations include: avoiding sugar, junk food, and caffeine; consuming six servings of vegetables per day and eating small amounts of quality protein with each meal; refraining from all cow dairy except for organic raw pasture butter which is high in adrenal nourishing cojugated linoleic acid (CLA); incorporating moderate amounts of extra-virgin olive or coconut oil into each meal. Enjoying a varied diet is also important to provide a spectrum of nutrients. Additionally, supplements play a crucial role in rebuilding the glands, especially vitamins A, B, C, E, pantothenic acid, and zinc.

Well-functioning adrenal health contributes to the enjoyment of life. By making a few necessary adjustments, strength, clarity and vigor return along with enthusiasm and zest.

Sources for this article include:

"Recovering from adrenal fatigue: How your body can overcome chronic stress and feel energized again" Dani Veracity, April 6, 2006, Natural News.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2012 from: http://www.naturalnews.com/019339.html

"Adrenal Fatigue" Health Remedies.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2012 from: http://www.healthremedies.com/adrenal_fatigue.html

"Adrenal Fatigue & Exhaustion" Women livingnaturally.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2012 from:http://www.womenlivingnaturally.com/articlepage.php?id=6

"Foods That Heal Adrenal Glands" Lori Anderson Craze, December 22, 2010, Livestrong.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2012

"Adrenal Fatigue - Natural Remedies for Adrenal Fatigue" Cathy Wong, About.com, May 6, 2009. Retrieved on June 13, 2012 from: http://altmedicine.about.com

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Carolanne believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, she has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of green living for over 13 years. Through her website www.Thrive-Living.net, she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people who share a similar vision.

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