Adrenal Fatigue -- Stress Syndrome
Are you mentally exhausted?
Has your penis suddenly stopped listening to you?
Do you feel half asleep no matter how much sleep you get? Are you less productive than you used to be? Do you crave food more than usual?
Are you less happy with yourself?
Do you get pissed off easily?
If any of the above is true, you might be suffering from a 21st-century stress disease called ADRENAL FATIGUE. It is believed that many people suffer from adrenal fatigue today.
Its symptoms include allergies, sleep problems, dizziness when standing up quickly, gastric ulcers, and blurred vision.
Each of these peanut-like glands sits on top of a kidney.
They are CRUCIAL for regulation of hormones, energy levels, mood, body temperature, and many other functions.
In men older than 50 they are a major source of sex hormones, so your adrenal glands are important to your SEX DRIVE, and affect your state of well-being.
Every stressful situation serves a punch to these glands.
When things get very serious and your adrenals are being punched right and left, symptoms of adrenal fatigue set in.
You can target everything else in your body to combat these symptoms, but if you don't keep your adrenals healthy, nothing else will help.
Because they regulate cortisol secretion, if they aren't in good shape, cortisol will devastate your body.
Cortisol is the primary anti-inflammatory agent in your body, so if it's not being regulated, your joints hurt and you experience symptoms of allergies.
Yes, your joint pain might just be related to how your adrenals are functioning!
Healing The Adrenals
Because adrenal fatigue results from continuous stress, getting rid of the stress in your life is the best way to heal your adrenal glands.
Two adaptogenic herbs called panax ginseng and ashwaganda are awesome for treating adrenal symptoms because they promote homeostasis and tend to stabilize physiological processes.
Licorice root extract, commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, is claimed to be a powerful anti-stress and anabolic herb, and is widely recommended by adrenal fatigue experts.
Becoming more aware of your body and jotting down how you feel throughout the day can reveal many things about your body.
For example, if you notice an increased craving for salt, the culprit could be your adrenals because they release a hormone called aldosterone that helps regulate sodium levels in the body.
That’s one reason why SALT INTAKE should be addressed if you are trying to recover from adrenal fatigue.
Avoiding salt would be
a bad idea because when aldosterone is at a low level it leads to excess salt excretion by the kidneys.
This produces an imbalance of electrolytes in your body and makes you dehydrated.
Listening to the foolish ideas that are out there about how salt is bad for you will make you foolish as well. Listen to what your body is telling you it needs! SALT YOUR FOOD if YOU FEEL like you need it!
An exception, however, is caffeine.
When healing your adrenals, don’t give in to cravings for more than your usual intake of coffee, and keep your consumption of caffeine at a moderate level.
To boost the healing process, maintain your intake of zinc, magnesium, vitamin-B complex, and omega-3 fatty acids.
The most important thing is to LIMIT YOUR SUGAR INTAKE, because your body doesn’t handle sugars well during adrenal fatigue.
By limiting sugars, you are also creating more room for FATS.
Adrenal fatigue decreases testosterone, so increasing your fat intake will bring your testosterone back to its normal level.
Adrenal fatigue is today’s most UNDIAGNOSED and UNTREATED condition.
Some even suggest that more than 90% of us suffer from some degree of adrenal fatigue.
Healing your adrenals could save your life!
An ACTH stimulation test can reveal adrenal problems.
Curing adrenals is hard work because it requires a change in your approach to life.
Learning how to avoid unnecessary stress is the #1 thing to focus on.
Start by observing how you motivate yourself.
If you are motivated by fear and anxiety, stress is at work in your system.
And that’s why this disease is also known as the 21st-Century Stress Syndrome.