adrenal fatigue

How I Support My Body With Adrenal Fatigue I Life Essentially Aroma Coaching

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Supporting My Body When I Have Adrenal Fatigue

I had a severe adrenal fatigue issue a few years ago, and then I started drinking coffee, all day long. MAJOR fail! So I dropped the coffee routine and I now just do a Bulletproof Coffee in the morning. I have cleaned up my act, and thought that maybe it was just a passing phase.

So then this last year I really up'd my workouts, after a long Beast 90 days, and the extra HIIT and Plyo workouts made me feel AMAZING at the end of them, but then I would totally crash! I was coming off of a medical issue that had my hormones completely whacked out. And everything I did just took me down. I would have a great up day, followed by a fatigued and sore ten days. 

So .... you may think, 'that sounds like me'.

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Do you feel tired for no reason, or get that post-workout high then crash? Do you find that where you used to get up easily, you are having trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Is the first thing you reach for a cup of coffee, soda, energy drink, sweets or salty treats to get you moving? (or to keep you moving mid-afternoon) Do you feel more stressed than usual and totally run down?

If you answered “yes” to these questions then you are probably experiencing this really unpleasant thing called adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue occurs when your adrenal gland function becomes less than optimal. And your diet, the way you workout, the stress at work or surrounding relationships can have an effect on all of that.

To support your adrenals you can add these essential oils to 1/4 teaspoon of the FCO (fractionated coconut oil) and apply as a warm compress over the adrenal glands (located on top of the kidneys).
. 3 drops clove
. 3 drops helichrysum or frankincense
. 7 drops rosemary

That's a great start. 

Also besides that, I have to say "Welcome to my Trim For life! Adding amino acids, and the basic vitality supplements to my routine has been the best nutritional personal support to my adrenal glands, and also reducing stress. Didn't I hear that somewhere before? I have learned that you have to support your adrenals specifically with nutrition, especially when you up the game. 

While the adrenal glands need numerous nutrients to function normally, perhaps the most important of them all we've been told is vitamin C, and a lot of people with really stressed out adrenals can't tolerate the vitamin C supplements, Dr. Kalish has said, but they can tolerate acerola berries. Sufferers of adrenal fatigue are hit particularly hard by vitamin C deficiency. The production of cortisol and other adrenal hormones, characteristically low in this disorder, is dependent on an ongoing supply of vitamin C. If this supply dwindles, so too does the secretion of my adrenal hormones
I guess I had better up my vitamin C. It's important for to start with intervention with nutrition first as my personal choice.

I also love the support I get from taking my
whole food supplements to support my body and it's stress 
response, and for my daily stress level. I love it. I also like using a green smoothie as it helps provide my body with essential nutrients that:  

• Support my healing immune health
•Supports my leaky gut issues
•Supports my metabolism
•All natural ingredients
•Are GMO and gluten free
•Is Vegan-friendly {unless it's an undenatured whey protein}

I've noticed with my own immune imbalances that I'm really susceptibile to yeast infections. So if you have stressed out adrenals then I recommend you do like I've been told to and to stay away from added sugar, just go with whole fruit and only in the am hours. Also talk to your doctor about maybe switching to a good methylated B vitamin if you have the MTHFR mutation like me, Dr. Ben Lynch is a gem to look up for support in this are. I like the Thorne B Complex. And of course you know the way I eat is Paleo Vegeo - and has no added sugar and follows many of the rules that Dr. Lynch has shared with the public.

Energy Support Soup

The following vegetable soup recipe has proved helpful for me in my own energy levels. It is rich in minerals and alkalinizing to help balance the acidity that usually occurs in people experiencing adrenal fatigue and stress. I talk a lot about alkalinizing with using the Paleo Vegeo basic lifestyle changes in your diet starting today. This soup has a calming, settling effect. They call it “Taz,” comes from Dolores S. Downey's “Balancing Body Chemistry with Nutrition” seminars.

16 oz. green beans
1 cup chopped celery
1 zucchini, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup spring water
2 tbsp. raw local honey
1 tsp. paprika
1 cup vegetable broth (or bone broth}

Combine ingredients and simmer for one hour until vegetables are tender. Pepper to taste.

How easy!! I hope that you'll move forward with more health! Today I'm feeling better than I have in at least a year. Feel free to connect for a Wellness Consult to see how I can help you. 

Learn more about essential oils

Barbara Christensen - Life Essentially

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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