Do you feel tired all the time? Do you get plenty of sleep and still don’t feel rested? Do you have difficulty focusing? You might be experiencing adrenal fatigue.
Your adrenals are two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys and create energy. They regulate your stress response and secrete hormones, including aldosterone.
The adrenal glands can become fatigued for several reasons: lack of quality sleep, stress, medications, alcohol and drug use, caffeine, and more.
Some adrenal fatigue symptoms include:
1. Chronic fatigue
3. Easily overwhelmed
4. Craving salty and/or sweet foods
5. Sensitivity to light
6. Difficulty concentrating
7. Poor digestion
8. Irritable bowel syndrome
9. Frequent colds
10. PMS and menopause
11. Low blood pressure
12. Sensitivity to cold
15. Anxiety, panic attacks, and/or depression
16. Low libido
Food to eat in order to support your adrenals:
- Grapes, plums, boysenberries
-Celery, asparagus, watercress, cabbage
-Kelp, nori, miso soup
-Turnips, string beans, black beans
Does this sound like you? Chinese medicine and nutrition can help heal your adrenal glands. Some lifestyle changes are necessary as well. Find ways to reduce stress, get enough quality sleep, stay hydrated, reduce your coffee intake, and you’re on your way.
Live natural. Live well.