The number one cause of many of the issues we see in our clinic, especially with women, is chronic stress. Stress prompts the body to release an ongoing rush of adrenaline, causing everything from exhaustion and mood swings to hormonal imbalances, often categorized as adrenal fatigue. Yet, rather than nurture themselves when they notice warning signs, many women try to push through their symptoms, relying on caffeine, sugar, sleep aids, and even alcohol to manage stress, none of which help the body heal.
In addition to getting enough rest and working with a physician who specializes in adrenal issues, you can greatly improve your well being by making mindful food choices. Avoid sugar (and the related sugar crash) and instead consider the following foods, and the best times to eat them:
Making sure you eat enough protein (at least 25 grams) at each meal is essential to boosting energy levels. Excellent choices include wild fish, eggs, free-range chicken, beef, and quality protein powders. Whenever possible, seek out organic meat, often available at your local farmer’s market.
Avocado, nuts and seeds, coconut, butter, cheese, and other dairy products are excellent sources of dietary fat and energy. Be sure to choose foods from natural sources (not processed).
Eager to speed up your adrenal recovery? The following superfoods offer your adrenals a strong boost:
Because the hormone cortisol helps the body to maintain its circadian rhythms, eating at prescribed times of day can help your body replenish, gain energy, and work as effectively as possible.
Struggling to overcome adrenal fatigue? Nutritional counseling is an excellent way to start. Our team at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine specializes in assessing your diet and providing nutritional guidance to boost your health and vitality. Contact us today!
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