Posted on April 27th, 2016 by Stronczak
Are you tired,exhausted,irritable and moody?Does getting up in the morning seem like a chore,do you feel as though you havent slept a wink?Welcome to your adrenals.You may not know them but they are two tiny glands that pack a powerful punch to your fight or flight response and the more stressed you are the harder your adrenals have to work untill finally they throw in the towel.If youre approaching or in menopause then you will find your hot flashes,night sweats are horrible and your energy and libido have got up and left you.
The adrenals are often called the stress glands,that is they help your body adapt to stress and also are a key to hormonal balance in menopause.The more stressed you are the more your hormones like progesterone and testosterone will be out of balance.The problem ids for most women are that thier adrenals are no longer able to adapt and start to shut down.So you may go from wired and tired to plain exhausted.
So we all know we are stressed.What can we do about it?
First you need to say NO.No to everything that doesnt energise you,make you feel good or robs you of time,sleep and health.Choose to nurture yourself.
Sleep is a priority,turn off the tv,all your electronics and simply breathe.Turn off the lights and say goodnight,in a cool dark room before midnight.Write down all your to do lists before you go to sleep.Avoid caffeine at night,drink chamomile or try lavender in the bath or on your pillow,calm your nerves and body.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep then a few of my favourite herbs and supplements are GABA,l-theanine,Holy basil,and melatonin.I love Ortho Sleep for my patients.Ortho sleep buy now
Cortisol is often a problem with people under stress.Testing with a 4 point salivary cortisol is a great start to see what stage of adrenal fatigue you are at and form a treatment plan.
FOR TESTING ADRENALS.USE THIS LINK
salivary 4 point cortisol test