Category Archives: Adrenal Fatigue

Tulsi or Holy Basil

Tulsi or Holy Basil is an herb used to decrease oxidative stress. It has primarily been used to treat fevers, flus, and cold. More recently people have been using it as an adaptogen to reduce stress. The Indian culture believes this plant to be sacred and they often keep it in the center of theirContinue Reading

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogen.  Adaptogen is a term used to describe herbs and other nutrients that aid in decreasing the cellular response to stress.  Siberian ginseng nourishes the adrenal glands, supports healthy liver metabolism, decreases lactic acid, and increases energy and endurance against stress. Siberian gensing increases general vitality, strength, endurance, and has shownContinue Reading

Adrenal Fatigue and Other Symptoms and Issues

Adrenal exhaustion, adrenal dysregulation, adrenal fatigue, and adrenal stress all amount to different levels of one’s adrenal system not being fully healthy.  The symptoms that come with adrenal issues are difficult, but there are also side issues that relate to adrenal problems that people need to be aware of. The adrenals cause hormone dysregulation betweenContinue Reading

Ways to Decrease Cortisol Levels

Adrenal fatigue is difficult no matter what stage of disease you are in.  Keeping cortisol levels low and decreasing your body’s need for cortisol is key to healing.  Simple ways to decrease cortisol levels include: Eating every 2 or 3 hours is important to keep your blood sugar regulated. When your blood levels drop, yourContinue Reading

Osteoporosis

Bones are comprised of protein and collagen, which gives the bone strength and flexibility.  Calcium provides the bone’s hardness. Osteoporosis is a bone disease where the bone mineral density including calcium, protein, and collagen are all decreased.  With the bone density being decreased, there is an increased risk for fracture and bone breakage. Reasons forContinue Reading

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that the body can make from sun exposure or maybe consumed through dietary sources. Vitamin D is essential within the body for health and prevention of disease. Vitamin D Reduces inflammation Prevents cancer Prevents autoimmune disorders Supports healthy immune function Prevents cardiovascular disease Prevents Parkinson disease Maintains musculoskeletalContinue Reading

Hormones are your body’s communication system.  Hormonal balance is all your hormones working together towards a happy, healthy, and resilient body.  It is the right amount of each hormone, properly communicating with each other and your body.  Hormones control and regulate many systems within the body including metabolism.  Hormones are sent out throughout the bodyContinue Reading

Insulin and High Cortisol

Insulin is a hormone that opens the door for glucose to enter into cells and fuel them properly.  Too much insulin as a result from poor diet, lack of exercise, or stress can lead to insulin resistance leading to worse issues such as diabetes. High cortisol levels increase the chances of insulin resistance.  Insulin resistanceContinue Reading

Adrenal Fatigue and Low Blood Sugar

People with adrenal fatigue can suffer from blood sugar issues such as hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. This is a result of the body’s inability to regulate glucose within the blood.  As your body digests foods, your pancreas releases insulin into the body.  The amount depends primarily on the food one has eaten:  a highContinue Reading

Adrenal Fatigue and Salt Cravings

Adrenal fatigue is the result of your adrenal glands, located at the top of your kidneys, over functioning for too long.  Adrenal glands are important for the creation of many hormones in your body.  When the adrenal glands have been overexerted, either by one large event or a constant stressful life, the glands become fatiguedContinue Reading