Cures for Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
by Sárka-Jonae Miller
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(The Best Years in Life)
You want to take advantage of the long summer days – enjoy the barbecues,
fireworks, road trips, and everything that summertime offers – but it seems that
the more fun stuff you do, the more you want to crawl into bed. Some people
simply cannot handle the normal stimuli that others around them process just
fine. The loud noises, the crowds, the increased conversations and activities
can exhaust people with adrenal fatigue syndrome.
The brain constantly reacts to information and signals, working with the adrenal
glands and other parts of the body to make sense of everything. Some people's
adrenals are overloaded from processing information. Exhausted adrenals not only
mean you are tired often and easily overwhelmed, by they also open the door to
serious health concerns, such as type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and heart
problems. Thankfully, there are natural ways to manage the condition before it
Sleep and Naps
Adrenal fatigue syndrome often affects sleep, making people tired in the
morning, often feeling like they are sleepwalking until 10am, and then again in
the afternoon. Going to bed at a fixed time daily can establish a routine that
helps even out energy levels.
Limiting the amount of food you gobble down in the evening may also help you
sleep better. Whenever possible, sleep in until at least 9am.
Another tip is to take naps or at least lie down a couple of times during the
day. The ideal times are around 10am and between three and five in the
afternoon. If you get breaks at work, try to match them as close as possible to
these times and spend them resting.
Diet and Adrenal Exhaustion
There is a lot you can do with your diet to improve adrenal fatigue syndrome.
Getting sufficient protein helps. The general guideline for protein intake for
females is around 46 grams daily for teenage girls and adult women. Teenage boys
need around 52 grams and adult males need 56 grams. You should consume about 2/3
of your protein at breakfast and the rest at lunchtime. Adding unrefined
carbohydrates and healthy oils with protein enhances the effects.
Although it may seem obvious, you should avoid junk food, especially sugary
foods and items with stimulants that can mess with your energy levels. It is
crucial to get a good five to six servings of veggies per day.
Herbs for Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Herbal remedies for adrenal fatigue can go a long way to reducing your symptoms.
Herbs are particularly useful for stress management and sleep improvements.
Ginkgo biloba has a range of benefits, including stress reduction, increasing
peripheral circulation, and for having neuroprotective effects. For best
results, look for products that have 24 percent ginkgo flavones and glycosides
with 6 percent bilobalides and ginkgolides.
Ayurvedic practitioners often recommend Ashwagandha root. This herb is used
traditionally for people with sleep issues related to stress. Take 2 grams of
whole root twice each day, or up to 7 grams. Using the herb before bedtime may
help you overcome insomnia.
Rhodiola roseais is useful for managing fatigue as well as lowering stress.
Research has also shown that it can improve mild depression and boost mental
performance. Take 3 to 12 grams daily.
Living with adrenal fatigue can make you feel tired and stressed most of the
time. Simple things like searching for reasons to laugh and setting aside time
for exercise and having fun can make the condition easier to manage. You should
always discuss your symptoms with your doctor, as well as lifestyle and dietary
The Reason You are Sick and Tired
May be Fatigued Adrenals
Holistic Primary Care; Herbal Options for Managing Adrenal Fatigue; Michael
Mind Body Green: 7 Natural Ways To Cure Adrenal Fatigue
NaturalNews.com: Recovering from adrenal fatigue: How your body can overcome
chronic stress and feel energized again
About the Author
Sárka-Jonae Miller is a health and fitness expert. She began working in the
fitness industry in 2000 while pursuing a BS in journalism at Syracuse
University. She became certified as a personal fitness trainer and group
exercise instructor in 2003. She has also received training in massage therapy.
Sárka also writes fiction. She is the author of the chick lit novel,
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