Adrenal Glands: A Common Factor in Stress and Fatigue
When is Adrenal Support Necessary?
Many people have stressed adrenal glands. This has an effect on your heart, hormones, energy, thyroid, colon, water/hydration levels, moods, emotions, sex drive, vitality, stress levels, sugar balance, blood pressure, body temperature, and so much more.
Consider adrenal support if you have sluggish bowels, low body temperature, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, low thyroid function, low energy, chronic fatigue, high stress levels, insomnia, depression, and more.
Water Supports & Helps Heal Your Adrenal Glands
It’s key to remember to drink plenty of pure water. A common recommendation is to drink half your body weight in ounces daily. So if you weigh 128 pounds, you need to drink 64 ounces of water daily, or 8, 8 oz glasses. If you drink coffee, which is dehydrating, you need to drink extra more water. Dr Marshall, founder of Premier Research Labs, suggests drinking an extra 32 ounces of water for each cup of coffee. Once you’re dehydrated, it takes time to build up to drinking the right amount of water. So start today, and keep adding more until you are drinking enough water everyday. Drink the water over the course of a day.
It’s wise to drink 1-4 glasses of water upon waking, at least 30 minutes before you eat breakfast. This hydrates and clears toxins from your body and kidneys. This one habit is highly anti-aging, and can cure and prevent many diseases.
Many back, joint and muscle pains are due to dehydration, as well as blood pressure and some heart-disease related problems. Issues with dry and blemished skin can often be improved with increased water intake. There’s simply no doubt that drinking adequate amounts of water is a major important factor in whether you enjoy good health or disease now and in the future.
Adrenal Fatigue and Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies
Your adrenals have a large need for minerals. That is why in this stressed-out world we live in, Long Natural Health recommends Bio Nativus liquid minerals to everyone. Minerals are very important to all body processes, especially when the body is under stress; emotional or physical. These days, no one lives a stress-free life.
B vitamins are also a key factor in adrenal health. Not synthetic B vitamins derived from petroleum-chemicals, like most are, but rather food-derived, natural B vitamins. The very best we have at LNH are Premier’s Max B ND Vitamins. A dose of these are worth far more than a whole bottle of synthetic B vitamins. Additionally, a good natural vitamin C, like Premier Vitamin C is highly beneficial.
Real, whole salt is very important as well. Celtic Sea Salt is a great choice for cooking and as a table salt. It has less than a third of the sodium as regular table salt, and, as opposed to regular table salt which is pure sodium, it also contains essential minerals. Celtic whole salt is sold in some health stores and is available from The Grain and Salt Society on-line. Everyone needs to use whole, natural salt, and the adrenals especially need it.
Other daily practices that help support optimal adrenal health are avoiding excess caffeine, sugar, simple carbohydrates and junk food.
Adrenal Support Through Advanced Supplementation
If your adrenals are exhausted, you feel chronically tired. Begin with Adrenal Cortex, taking it as needed for a boost for your adrenal glands. AdrenaVen, an herbal product, will provide additional support, or when only general adrenal support is needed.
In addition to a healthy, natural diet and supplementation, deep breathing exercises, meditation, and proper exercise will produce greater benefits. If your adrenal glands are very weak, or you are feeling very tired and exhausted, do not do stressful exercise. Begin slow. Short duration, intense exercise is best. Yoga can be very helpful too.
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