The adrenals are these small glands which regulates your periods of being awake or asleep, they also react to dangers coming from the outside engaging the whole body in the process of escaping or fighting. However, these days more and more people experience constant stress which causes adrenal fatigue with symptoms like constant tiredness and lack of energy, fibromyalgia, emotional breakdowns, hypothyroidism and many more. If your adrenals are not producing enough hormones after periods of intense stress or physical exhaustion, you need to execute some changes in your lifestyle to support them. Also when their rhythm no longer follows the natural cycle, they might produce too much cortisol in the evening and not enough in the morning which will cause insomnia and difficulties waking up.
Combining the following easy daily life steps with coMra therapy will boost the work of the adrenals a bit further and will support the whole endocrine system where everything is connected. As a gentle and non-invasive method, the cold laser can be used to support the healing of various conditions and diseases. Laser therapies like coMra are successfully used when dealing with adrenal fatigue and respectively with other stress related conditions like depression, anxiety and digestive issues.
1. Start your day
Drinking a cup or two with warm water just after your wake up is a good way to activate the organs in your body. This will help them with the elimination of the toxins and waste materials left from the previous day. You can add some lemon or lime juice which will support your stomach with the acid production during the day and is a great vitamin C supply starting in the morning. You can create your own morning routine which calms you down and fill you up with energy. Stretching, breathing exercises, yoga, swimming will activate your body and will boost your mood and emotional state.
2. Your breakfast is important
Your adrenals will thank you if you eat your breakfast in an hour after you get up as this will normalize the levels of the cortisol, the hormone that wakes you up. Of course, consider a combination of foods which is balanced and healthy, include some fruits, good fats and even proteins to soothe your cortisol and insulin levels. Keep the sweet in moderate as you don’t want blood sugar spikes early in the morning. You can eat more carbohydrates at lunch time but reduce the intake of sugar during the day anyway.
3. Coffee is not your friend
If you want to calm down your adrenal glands, consider to replace coffee with green tea or herbal infusion which are good for your gut health too. The stimulants like coffee and cocoa will overwhelm your fatigued glands even more while what you want is to calm them down. So, avoid reaching up to coffee, black tea or sugar and try to keep your energy levels in a dynamic balance. Make sure you rest enough during the day and try not to work for too many hours in a row.
In order to support the work of your organs and systems, you can include some adaptogens in your diet. These herbs have been used for hundreds of years by natural healers as they are adapt to your specific needs supporting the balance of the organism. And on the top of that, some of them taste really good. So, consider adding herbs like ashwagandha, macca, licorice, ginseng and rhodiola to your smoothy or tea which could be beneficial for your adrenal glands.
5. Small intervals
When the adrenal glands are tired and do not produce the appropriate quantity of adrenal hormones, your body has difficulties to organize the energy and could literally run out of it. This is the reason why chronic fatigue is the main symptoms of adrenal dysfunction. The best way to help your body with that, is to eat in small intervals like two -three hours. Make sure that you still eat healthy snacks, just reduce the amount and plan to eat regularly. Do not go too many hours without food and avoid overeating, your adrenals will calm down if your meals are balanced and there are no spikes of blood sugar as well as no sudden drops. The best habit which will soothe the adrenal fatigue symptoms, is to eat often small portions of healthy food.
6. Address your food intolerance
If your body reacts negatively to some foods, the adrenals will be triggered to produce cortisol, your body will experience inflammations and emotionally you might be affected too. This could easy turn into a pattern, so you need to understand which are the foods that you should avoid at all cost. The common allergens are gluten, soya, milk products, eggs and corn. You can try elimination diet to find out if you feel better when you exclude some foods from your diet. On the other hand, food intolerance often lead to leaky gut which will trigger pain and more work for your adrenals. The digestive issues often lead to depression, anxiety and inflammations.
7. Enough protein
You will need to eat enough proteins both plant-based and animal as they will regulate your blood sugar levels and will calm down the adrenal glands. Most of your food should be vegetables and fruits because they contain lots of vitamins and minerals that your body needs. If you have adrenal fatigue, it is very probable that you have some minerals and vitamins deficiencies which could turn into a cause for prolonged adrenal dysfunction. The artificial additives in the processed food and in the vegetables with non-organic origin, could stimulate your adrenals to produce more hormones. So try to eat clean and to follow a balanced diet.
8. More good fat
Although, most of the fats like refined oils, trans fats and deeply fried foods are very harmful for your cells, you need to eat fats. The good ones like virgin oils, avocados, flax seeds, nuts etc. are essential for the work of your organs as they contain fat-soluble vitamins and omega acids. Make sure that you add good fats to your diet as they will help keep the blood sugar levels stable for longer periods. Of course, you need to be careful not to eat too much fat as then the work of your liver might be compromised. If you have problems digesting fat, you might need to apply some coMra therapy on your liver, which will support its work and will heal it.
9. Sleep well
You need to follow a regular daily routine with moderate exercising and at least 7-8 hours of sleep. The best time to go to bed is an hour or two before midnight, do not eat at least three hours before that and stay away from the screens at least one hour before going to bed. All of this is essential to your sleep. Everything that helps you coping with stress in a natural way without the assistance of medications, will soothe the adrenal fatigue. The coMra therapy could be very effective before sleep, you just need to find in the coMra user guide the best treatment for your conditions and apply it half an hour before going to bed. Regular sleep hours will support your adrenals to produce less or more cortisol at the same time every day. Avoiding stimulants is vital for this part too as caffeine affects your sleep.
10. Enjoy life
The burn out is the result of the adrenal fatigue, so you don’t want to let the things slip that much downwards. You need to make sure you do not work too hard for too long time without a rest as this will deplete the adrenals which are trying to stimulate your body to produce more and more energy. Take a walk, go to a massage, attend a yoga class and most of all breathe. Slow and profound breathing, especially if your go through periods of more stress than usual. Avoid putting too much pressure on yourself, try to see the things in life from the brighter sight, laugh more, laughter is a great medicine too. Enjoy life and find your own source of joy.
Adrenal fatigue is a serious condition that may affect other organs and especially the hormonal balance in the body. Due to the high levels of cortisol and adrenaline, the production of progesterone, insulin and other hormones could be postponed. However, if this condition lasts, the lack of certain hormones in the body will affect the overall health. The fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands tend to produce either too much or not enough hormones.
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