Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Do you suffer from Adrenal Burnout?

Strong Body, Strong Mind!
We need to have a strong core in order to heal our minds. When starting a vitamin regimen remember that one vitamin helps, but it will take 4-6 weeks to really feel the effect. After that stay on your vitamin regimen to keep your body strong.

I was speaking to my nurse friend this last weekend, and she suggested that I do a segment on the adrenal gland. Over the last few days I have poured myself into anything that I can find out about the adrenal gland and a condition called adrenal burnout. My findings became a light bulb moment for me. It's amazing to me that after all of the test I have had no one mentioned anything about adrenals. Tonight's blog is a little lesson on your adrenal gland. It's amazing how this little gland can impact your stress/anxiety and depression.

The Adrenal Gland

Located on top of each of your kidneys, this round gland is approximately 3-4 inches in diameter. This gland is responsible for secreting the hormones adrenalin, noradrenalin. It produces norephinephrine, cortisol, and cortisone, aldosterone, testosterone, progesterone, pregnenelone, DHEA, and estrogens. Problems from the Adrenal Gland:· Cushing's Disease· Addison's Disease· Adrenal BurnoutFor our group I am focusing on Adrenal Burnout, it is the most relative to our condition.Great news is that Adrenal Burnout can be corrected. Now, you can stop worrying.
Symptoms Include:
· Sunken eyes when severe
· Full Eyebrows
· Hair: Dry, Wispy, Sparse on Forearms and lower legs
· Skin: Dry and Thin
· Fluids: Can't hold onto water
· Headaches/Migraines
· Hot or Cold easily
· Cold Hand/Feet
· Emotional: Hyper-reactive
· Allergies
· Sensitivity to medications
· Anxiety
· Depression
· Startles easily
· Insomnia
· Loss of concentration

There is a wonderful chart showing all of these symptoms and more at:http://www.drrind.com/scorecardmatrix.asp

Ways to bring your adrenals back
Great news is that everything on our website is what will help them to recover.
· Eat a balanced diet with low glycemic carbs
· Low/No Sugar
· Minimal/No Caffeine
· Exercise Moderate/Interval
· Vitamin Supplements· Lots of Water
· Relaxation

Look though our site, there is lots of great tips. We are all on the right path to feeling great.

Wishing you peaceful thoughts today,

"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
Leigh Hunt