natural adrenal fatigue treatment

Natural Adrenal Fatigue Therapy

A good diet and plenty of rest are essential. Potassium is the principal mineral lost when adrenal health is compromised. Potassium-rich foods like sea veggies, bananas, kiwis, potatoes, broccoli and fish help recharge adrenal energy.

Other key nutrients:

B vitamins (royal jelly shows excellent results); vitamin C (helps convert cholesterol to adrenal hormones); zinc foods, like brown rice, grains, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, nutritional yeast, bran, eggs, oysters, etc.; magnesium foods like green leafy vegetables, almonds, apricots, avocado, carrots, citrus fruits, lentils, salmon, flounder; and the amino acid tyrosine (I use about 500mg daily).

1. Eat small, instead of large meals, low in sugar and fats. Eat lots of fresh foods, cold water fish, brown rice, legumes, dark greens and whole grains.

2. Put seaweeds at the top of your list of adrenal enhancing foods. Add potassium-rich foods like potatoes, salmon, seafood and avocados to your diet… about 3 to 5 grams daily. Cut down on high sodium foods.

3. Avoid hard liquor, tobacco and excess caffeine during healing.

4. Avoid fats, fried, salty foods, red meats, sugary foods and fast foods.

5. Each morning, make a fresh mix of 2 teaspoons each: flax seed, bran, nutritional yeast, toasted wheat germ, and maple syrup and add to your favorite cereal or yogurt. Or, have a cup of miso broth every evening, adding 2 teaspoons each nutritional yeast and toasted wheat germ to boost benefits.

Adrenal support from herbs:

•     Adrenal Energy caps as directed with Evening Primrose Oil 4-6 daily;    Hawthorn extract - 1 dropperful as needed for a feeling of well-being. •   Gotu kola extract caps 6 daily, for nerves.

Superfood therapy: Choose 1 or 2 recommendations.

•    Crystal Star Systems Strength drink or caps with sea veggies. •    Just Barley drink.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page

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Adrenal gland health is the key to an easy menopause

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Adrenal stress symptoms are similar to menopausal symptoms—nervous tension, mild to severe depression, irritability, fatigue, and unpredictable mood swings. Stressful living and poor eating habits mean many women reach their menopausal years with prematurely worn out adrenals. Depleted adrenals cannot help a woman achieve her new hormone balance after menopause. As I travel around the country, talking to women about more natural ways to deal with menopausal symptoms, it’s almost the first question I ask when a woman complains of dramatic symptoms. Excessive hot flashes, and extreme fatigue are the first two things I hear, so it’s a pretty safe bet that she has swollen, exhausted adrenals. Results are quick for many women. Changing your habits to support long term adrenal health will almost certainly result in eliminating unpleasant menopausal symptoms. Are your adrenals exhausted? Three or more yes answers should alert you.

Lack of energy or alertness? Unexplained moodiness, unusual crying spells, unfounded guilt? Severely cracked, painful heels? Nervous moistness of hands and soles of feet? Brittle, peeling nails or extremely dry skin? Frequent heart palpitations or panic attacks? Chronic heartburn and poor digestion? Chronic lower back pain (adrenal swelling)? Hypoglycemia and cravings for salt or sweets? High incidence of yeast or fungal infections? Severe reactions to odors, or to certain foods?

Stress is toxic to the adrenal glands. Adrenal exhaustion can keep you locked in a low-energy/high-stress loop. Herbs are some of the best therapy I know for revitalizing swollen, exhausted adrenal glands. For acute stress reactions: try herbal nervines like scullcap, St. John’s wort, kava, passionflower, valerian, chamomile.  Chronic stress: consider herbs like licorice, black cohosh, ashwagandha, Siberian eluthero, sarsaparilla, gotu kola. For adrenal integrity, try Vitamin C 5000 mg daily.

You can revitalize your adrenal health with seaweed. Sea vegetables act as total body tonics to restore female vitality during menopause. Add seaweeds to your diet like nori, wakame, dulse, arame and kelp (2 tbsp. daily, chopped into salads and soups). Sea vegetables are a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins like D, K which assist with production of steroidal hormones like estrogen, and DHEA that support the female body during menopause. New studies indicate that up to 40% of the U.S. population is deficient in Vitamin D. Eating sea veggies is a great way to shore up a Vitamin D deficiency while supporting adrenal gland health.

To Life-long health, Linda Page

Easing Mild to Moderate Depression

Today, the World Health Organization recognizes depression as one of the top four disabling diseases in the world! Clinical depression is much more than a case of the blues. Depression is both a mental and emotional state, a feeling of being in a box that you can’t escape. It’s closely tied to illness; over 80% of terminal cancer patients have a history of chronic depression. Mood disorders affect 30 million Americans (women more than men) and we spend over $20 billion on treatment. Americans take more antidepressants than any other generation in history! But are we really any happier? Prescription drugs for depression produce a myriad of side effects from low libido and fatigue to agitation and weight gain. Even more frightening, new research shows some SSRI anti-depressants like Paxil tamper with delicate brain chemistry and may even increase suicide risk in young adults (18-30).

Non-toxic avenues of healing can help relieve some types of depression and should be actively explored first. However, if you’re already taking antidepressants and would like to try a more natural approach, consult with your doctor first.  Going off antidepressant drugs “cold turkey” can cause withdrawal symptoms that may need to be monitored professionally.

Are you depressed? If you answer yes to three or more of the following questions, then you may be suffering from mild to moderate depression.

Do you sleep excessively, and feel lethargic, sad, or pessimistic when you’re awake? Have you lost your appetite with marked weight loss, or do you eat a lot with new weight gain? Have you lost interest or pleasure in regular activities that you used to like? Has your sex drive decreased? Has your energy been exceptionally low? Do you have symptoms like mood swings, energy slumps, and irritability? Do you drink more alcohol than you used to? Do you often feel self-reproach or guilt?

Note: If depression is long lasting, severe or is accompanied with suicidal thoughts, seek professional help right away. Major depression can be serious.

4 Tips for Depression Relief

1: Get plenty of healthy protein (about 15% of total calorie intake) to minimize depression. Include protein from seafoods, sea plants, rice, sprouts, soy foods, nuts, seeds, organic turkey and chicken, eggs and low fat cheeses to control depression-related tissue destruction. Amino acids in protein foods help build healthy neurotransmitters for coping with depression. Add foods rich in the amino acid L-tryptophan (soy, cheeses and turkey) to help build serotonin, essential for overcoming depression and insomnia. Add green superfoods daily for “extra strength” nutrition. A few superfoods to choose from are chlorella, spirulina, barley grass, or wheat grass.

2: Have an adrenal tonic 2 to 3x a week to prevent stress reactions that precipitate major depression: a glass of carrot juice with a pinch of sage and 1 tsp. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos .

3: Add Omega-3 rich foods to your diet from cold water fish or flax seed. At least four studies show Omega 3 fatty acids can benefit the symptoms of depression. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to brain health, helping the brain neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin perform their mood stabilizing functions. I’m a big believer in eating from the sea for mild to moderate depression. Omega 3-rich salmon or tuna sushi rolls are especially beneficial.

4. Exercise anxiety and depression away. Exercise is natural antidepressant that stimulates the secretion of “feel good” chemical endorphins. Also, get some daily sunlight on the body for vitamin D, a natural serotonin boost.

To Life-long health,

Sarah Abernathy

A Natural Menopause Requires Adrenal Support

Focus on adrenal health to sail through menopause naturally. Your adrenal gland health is the key to an easy menopause. Adrenal stress symptoms are similar to menopausal symptoms—nervous tension, mild to severe depression, irritability, fatigue, and unpredictable mood swings. Stressful living and poor eating habits mean many women reach their menopausal years with prematurely worn out adrenals. Depleted adrenals cannot help a woman achieve her new hormone balance after menopause.

Excessive hot flashes, and extreme fatigue at the onset of menopause can means a woman has swollen, exhausted adrenals. Adrenal support can produce quick results for many women. Changing your habits to support long term adrenal health will almost certainly result in eliminating unpleasant menopausal symptoms.

Are your adrenals exhausted? Three or more yes answers should alert you.

  • Lack of energy or alertness? Unexplained moodiness, unusual crying spells, unfounded guilt?
  • Severely cracked, painful heels? Nervous moistness of hands and soles of feet?
  • Brittle, peeling nails or extremely dry skin?
  • Frequent heart palpitations or panic attacks?
  • Chronic heartburn and poor digestion?
  • Chronic lower back pain (adrenal swelling)?
  • Hypoglycemia and cravings for salt or sweets?
  • High incidence of yeast or fungal infections? Severe reactions to odors, or to certain foods

Natural Adrenal Fatigue Treatment

  1. Stress is toxic to the adrenal glands. Adrenal exhaustion can keep you locked in a low-energy/high-stress loop. Herbs are some of the best therapy I know for revitalizing swollen, exhausted adrenal glands. • Stress reactions: try herbal nervines like scullcap, St. John’s wort, kava, passionflower, valerian, chamomile. • Chronic stress: try herbs like black cohosh, ashwagandha, Siberian eluthero, sarsaparilla and gotu kola. • For adrenal integrity, try Vitamin C 5000 mg daily to help convert cholesterol to adrenal hormones.
  2. Revitalize longterm adrenal health with seaweeds. • Sea vegetables act as total body tonics to restore female vitality during menopause. Add sea greens to your diet like nori, wakame, dulse, arame and kelp (2 tbsp. daily, chopped into salads and soups). Sea vegetables are a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins like D, K which assist with production of steroidal hormones like estrogen, and DHEA that support the female body during menopause. New studies indicate that up to 40% of the U.S. population is deficient in Vitamin D. Eating sea veggies is a great way to shore up a Vitamin D deficiency.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page