Stress is more than worry, fear and anxiety. Stress tears you down by overworking your adrenal glands, which causes you to over-produce your stress hormones; cortisol and epinephrine (adrenaline).
When your adrenal glands are being over-worked… you may suffer from fatigue, low blood sugar, allergies, asthma, depression, weight gain, headaches, irritability, digestive difficulties, cravings, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, arthritis and inadequate sleep. Too much stress can negatively affect you in so many different ways – which may not be obvious to you.
Unfortunately, most people think stress is worry, fear and anxiety. But the thing you need to understand is that the more stress you place on your body, the weaker your overall health becomes. It’s the old saying “the straw that breaks the camel’s back.”
“Your level of health is like a chain – you are ONLY as healthy as your weakest functioning system.”
Maybe there’s no financial or emotional stress tearing you down. Marriage is great. Kids are doing good. Money in the bank. But maybe the wrong diet, an inflamed tummy, too much go-go-go, too much caffeine, not enough sleep and/or too much of the wrong workouts are what’s causing your adrenal glands to pump-out more cortisol and adrenaline then it should.
What Type of Stress are You Dealing With?
- Mental / Emotional – worry, anger, frustration, fear.
- Physical – obesity, inadequate sleep or rest, exercise, too much or the wrong type of exercise, aches and pains.
- Chemical – drugs, medications, pesticides, antibiotics, refined foods, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, air and water pollution.
- Internal pollution – constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, leaky gut, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux.
- Microbial toxicity – candida, yeast, fungus, parasites.
- Deficiencies – inadequate supply of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber, phyto-nutrients and enzymes.
- Electro-magnetic – exposure to electrical devices such as computers, televisions, cell phones, microwaves, fluorescent lights, electric blankets, waterbeds.
Are You Accumulating Too Much STRESS
Maybe you need to look at giving your adrenal glands, not just rest, but the nourishment it needs to handle all your daily stress. Yes, the body can handle stress, but you also need to rest and nourish your adrenal glands so it can fight again tomorrow. In earlier time, when the saber tooth tiger (stressor) came, you ran (Fight or Flight mode). When you were safe and out of harm’s way – your Resting/Digesting system turned back-on.
Unfortunately, a lot of people are over-working their adrenal glands and staying in the fight or flight mode because they are constantly fighting what I call “paper tigers.” People are dealing with inadequate sleep, rush to get up, quick breakfast, eating in the car, kids to school, rush to the office, traffic, deadlines, quick lunches, road rage, pick up the kids, soccer, cheer, band, dinner, homework, clean the house and finally bedtime. Then you do it all over again tomorrow. This type of lifestyle depletes and exhausts your adrenal glands. The question is, are your adrenal glands fatigued and over-worked?
Why Do I Feel Like This
Exhausted, over-worked and depleted adrenals could be why you are constantly fighting infections and allergies (weakened immune system)! Why you are having a difficult time losing weight and are always fatigued (metabolism shift)! Why your hormones are crazy (PMS, menopause, infertility, Low T). Why food cravings, low blood sugar and digestive problems won’t go away! Why you feel irritable, moody and depressed! Why you have difficulty sleeping and concentrating! This is why it is so important to nourish and rest your adrenals. Depleted and exhausted adrenal glands are a primary problem that I constantly have to repair for many of the patients and clients I work with.
Unfortunately, there is not a prescription you can give to help your adrenal glands, nor is there a nice ICD code you can send into your insurance. The way you address over-worked and exhausted adrenal glands is two-fold. You quit putting so much demand on your adrenal glands and you start supporting your exhausted adrenal glands with proper nutrition and supplements.
Take Our STRESS TEST. You may be amazed as to how much better you could feel when you start addressing the cause, not just the symptoms.