Stress & Energy Balancing
Having low energy, constantly feeling tired, and disrupted and non-restful sleep are the most common complaints among adults. If you are experiencing fatigue, allergies, poor memory, abdominal weight gain, anxiety, depression, irritability, poor immune function, digestive problems, and low metabolism you might be suffering from adrenal fatigue.
The adrenal glands are endocrine glands located on top of our kidneys that allow the body to deal with stress, including physical, emotional, psychological, infectious and environmental stressors. However, prolonged stress and increased demands on our adrenals without adequate recovery time results in a variety of symptoms due to an inadequately managed stress response.
Do you have trouble falling asleep or do you toss and turn in the middle of the night? Do you wake up too early or find yourself feeling unrefreshed in the morning? These are common concerns and often point to an imbalance in the sleep/wake cycle and the hormones that balance our natural rhythm.
Signs of Adrenal Fatigue
These symptoms are reflective of poor adrenal function:
You have difficulty getting out of bed and wake unrefreshed
Reduced productivity or periods of reduced energy throughout the day (especially after meals)
You have less enjoyment from activities that you typically enjoy, or a lack of interest in sex
It takes you a long time to recover from an injury or illness
You get light headed when you stand up quickly or change posture
You have increased pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS)
You get worse when you skip meals or you drive yourself with coffee, cola or snacks ' sweet or salty, often cravings for stimulants, salty, or sweet foods
Your thoughts are fuzzy or your memory suffering