Testimony of the Day
A year and a half ago I met with a doctor and found out I had a huge list of health issues….
Adrenal fatigue, Digestive problems, Severe candida, Horrible migraines
… And several other problems as well. To top off the list, I found out that I was also expecting my fourth baby (my oldest was only three at the time) my body was sick, depleted, and tired. Then I found you!
I purchased your health assessment and meal plans. I followed your guidelines carefully.
With lOVE, JG“
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Do you crave salt? People with adrenal fatigue crave salt because they often have low blood pressure. The adrenal glands regulate water and mineral balance in our cells. Without adequate quality sodium intake, your blood pressure drops and your adrenal hormones suffer. The adrenal glands are one of the most important organs in your body, yet they are often over looked by the medical professionals. These tiny essential glands secrete sex hormones and stress-response hormones. Internal and external stressors (exercise, lack of sleep, family, work…) have a huge effect on the adrenals and therefore our hormonal (thyroid, progesterone, estrogen, etc.) output.During stressful events, your adrenal glands secrete hormones that help you body respond to the stressors; increase blood sugar, rate of breathing, cellular metabolism and blood flow. They also produce cortisol (which everyone recognizes as the ‘belly fat’ hormone), but also estrogen (men produce estrogen from adrenals), testosterone, thyroid and many other hormones; all which regulate metabolism, immune system, reproductive, mineral balance and excretory functions.
Signs of adrenal fatigue:
1. Insomnia (you can fall asleep, but wake up many times throughout the night)
2. Lack of energy
3. Little stressors make you feel anxious
4. Low moods
5. Low blood pressure
6. Bad memory
7. Low libido
8. You lack interest in the things that you use to love
9. Reoccurring infections
10. Asthma or allergies
11. Need coffee or stimulants to give you energy
12. Hot flashes or PMS
13. Loss of menstrual cycle OR prolonged cycle
Elevated cortisol uses up tyrosine, an amino acid found in protein, which is essential for the thyroid gland to convert from t4 to t3 (the more active thyroid hormone).
If there is inadequate thyroid hormone, the adrenal glands are affected and if there is inadequate adrenal hormones, the thyroid doesn’t function properly.
Your adrenal glands are your main stress adaptation glands. When you are over stressed and the adrenal glands are over worked, your body converts progesterone into adrenal hormones. This depletes you of
progesterone, which is our anti anxiety hormone. Low progesterone also is the leading cause of anxiety, insomnia and hot flashes.
Zinc is depleted with the use of birth control and high sucralose use. A zinc deficiency causes adrenal fatigue and pms because it is essential for thyroid function (not to mention salty cravings and desiring something sweet after meals).
Hi Maria! I know this is an older post, but wanted to point out a correction you might want to make in the adrenal fatigue explanation . T3 is the form actively used by the body, not T4.
The body has to peripherally convert T4 to T3, and some people aren’t “good converters”
Thanks for all you do!
Yes, that was a typo. Thanks for catching it. 🙂
Maria, I have moderate adrenal fatigue, is ketosis a healthy diet for me to follow while trying to heal? How about the intermittent fasting? I thought I read that I should not necessarily do that, but wanted your expert opinion. Thx!
Yes, ketosis is great for healing adrenals. But hold off on intermittent fasting until your adrenals are healed. 🙂
Hi Maria do you know of the effect of coffee enemas on adrenal glands?
Maria, my sister only has one adrenal gland, would it be ok for her to try this way of eating as well? Thank you
Yes, this lifestyle is ok for her. 🙂