Are you “wired and tired”? Spending too much time and energy worrying, or pushing yourself physically? If so, this Podcast on adrenal health is for you!
I’ve had three lifelong areas of health challenge: the adrenals, the neurotransmitter GABA, and Celiac Disease. They all affect each other, as is true with most things in the body. Adrenal fatigue occurs when we push ourselves too hard to be/do/have and see it ALL. And right NOW! This can include soldiers, students, business professionals and harried moms. For starters…
The best way to test adrenal health is with a saliva test. This measures the FREE levels of cortisol in the body, as opposed to blood, which tests total cortisol and is rarely useful. I talk here about the online lab you can buy a good saliva test from, and how you can add progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and other hormones to the test.
If you need to restore the adrenals, the hardest part is learning to live more in balance. That means saying NO when you need to, and probably a lot more often than you do. “Thanks SO much for inviting me, but I know I’ll be really tired after that big day at work. Can I send some flowers to remind you of me that evening?”
Other boundaries? Exercising too much, too hard… Too little sleep!! Too much work and inadequate outdoor time. Being harassed by “friends”, co-workers or family will do you in too… Mostly, it means letting a good saliva test tell you it’s time to make some changes.
I’ll give you some specifics on adrenal support products I carry in my online store, including Cordyceps in “Adaptogen” by PR Labs, “Ga” by Systemic Formulas, and Passion Flower (we carry the glycerite and alcohol tinctures) to calm your overactive mind.
Listen in and be well!