Adrenal Fatigue. Does my daughter have “it?”

Concerned mom wants to know why her daughter is tired all the time
Letter from a reader
Hi Viveca,
I was searching the web trying to find some way to help my daughter and found your website.  She has all of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue.  She is 21 and has always been very skinny and energetic.  She has gained 40 pounds in the last two years and has terrible acne along with all of the other symptoms you listed.  I understand the emotional aspects, but I am wondering if you are taking anything for adrenal fatigue and if so, is it helping?  I am desperate to help my daughter.  She just moved to LA to persue a career in acting and this has the odds stacked against her.  The worst it gets the more stressed she becomes.  I would love to hear back from you.  Thank you very much.
– Concerned Mom

Dear Mom,

When I was about her age and going full throttle I use to regularly wear myself out and into bronchitis. A very wise doctor I had at that time would say to me “you can keep going and go into pneumonia and break your health and take a very long time to recover or, you can go to bed for a few days and get some rest.” That blunt style worked for me and I’d head to bed.

Left untreated, adrenal fatigue can go into adrenal failure in which you break your health. Unlike adrenal fatigue, adrenal failure can take years to recover. So, perhaps you could mention that you’d spoken with an expert who said she could either make a few changes NOW or take a few years off to recover. Blunt worked best with me then and now.

I am not a doctor and always recommend visiting a physician to determine if there are underlying causes. That being said, if your daughter decides to make changes I would recommend she do the following Continue reading

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Understand Adrenal Fatigue.

Identify Adrenal Fatigue symptoms and make a change or two.

Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common types of fatigue. It is said that 80-percent of American women will experience it in their lifetime — that included me. You’re probably here trying to figure out why you feel so tired. Right?

I’d like to take this opportunity to “take you by the hand” and share some of my best Adrenal Fatigue treatment resources.

First, to better understand adrenal fatigue, its symptoms and causes, I’d like to share an excellent article written by Kathy Browning, Are You Constantly Tired? You May Be Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue.

Next, the result of our poll “When are your most tired?” is a must-read. In brief, we surveyed our visitors to find out what time(s) of day they felt most tired. Why? Because there are many types of fatigue and your specific symptoms, including the hours in which you feel extremely tired, is critical info for your recovery.

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Stress is Exhausting. Simple ways to ease back into easier street

I don’t know about you but I am feeling a HIGH level of stress and anxiety right now. Knowing that staying stuck in this place doesn’t help me or anyone I love I am getting back into my diet, mental and spiritual basics.

If you are here reading this … you may be a stress mess too! Here, give these resources a visit. Click on whichever is calling your name and please pass this posting onto a friend in need.

Favorite Relaxation CDs — I am listening to one now with a splash of lavender essence oil in my diffuser. Heavenly.

As A Man Thinketh (And a woman.) Much of what goes on around and outside of ourselves is out of our control. This helps bring the focus back to exactly what we can control – our thinking. Excellent.

Happiness Study — Be happy live 7.5 to 10 years longer — Read this then call and cheer a friend up … you will be cheered up too!

Action – the antidote to angst. Absolutely. Take a walk, get involved with a cause, help a neighbor …

Re-Energizing Internet Resources to Overcome Fatigue Lots of great opportunities here.

Breath in, breath out, breath. Relaxation Tip – Re-Energizing Technique

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Letter from a tired woman …

Hey Viveca,

My time seems to never slow down!

I think last time I emailed you I said I was trying more starchy carbs in the morning, but I think those are hurting me more, by making me crave more carbs….so I’m still trying to find a happy medium when it comes to carbs and providing energy.

The past week I have been back to feeling pretty tired during the early mornings and early evening hours …


Dear Feeling Pretty Tired,

PLEASE keep a food and beverage journal for at least the next 3 days. Then send it to me so I can have a peak …

* I am wondering if you are eating more sweets, sweetie? From Halloween onward we tend to slip in a little and a lot of sweets. These raise us up and drop us flat and craving more and feeling tired.

* I am wondering if you are drinking enough water – at least 8 glasses a day starting with 1ST thing in the morning.

* I am wondering what your blood type is? If you are type “O”, the most common blood type, then I recommend that you get off of all wheat and dairy and add more meal into your diet.


Tired in the morning points to allergies – the most common allergy triggers are wheat and dairy. You can easily substitute Ezekiel bread and ezekiel or buckwheat cereal (for the wheat) and Almond milk, goat cheese and yogurt (for the cow dairy). Try this for a week and see how you feel.

Tired in the early evening points to Toxin Overload. Drinking more water, with a squeeze of lemon, can help clear out your system enough to notice is your are feeling better and need to do more … (and you probably will, but after the holidays.)

Final note (until I hear from you!) Add more protein into your diet. Protien cuts the carb cravings. (Beef, seafood, tofu, beans, eggs, yogurt, turkey & apple sausages (yum!)

Energetically yours! Viveca

P.S. If you are reading this and you do not yet own the Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart e-Guide don’t wait another moment. NOW is the right time to check in with yourself and make a couple tweaks to energize in time to enjoy this special time with friends and family. Click here for more info. You can also gift it to a girlfriend, mother or sister!)

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Anxiety, Fatigue and Insomnia. Sound familiar?

I was chatting today with a girlfriend about anxiety. Last year, during the holidays, it over ran me – exhausted me. Information is power but what we do with it makes us powerful and … energized!

Here’s the article I ended up writing with some cool techniques that help me keep anxiety at bay. Try ’em out for yourself and feel free to pass this on to a friend …


Hey Mom – is anxiety making you feel tired all the time?
3 Ways to Journal IT Away – Today

The IT is anxiety. My little friend and antidote to a good night’s sleep and fun filled days. IT interrupts my day and wakes me up at night with its insatiable “To Do” list of miscellaneous concerns, fears, shoulds and potential crises.

You forgot to call the vet, need to re-order his migraine prescription, Dad’s birthday is coming up – where is that birthday card?, defrost the chicken, finish the press release, why hasn’t Richard e-mailed me the pictures?, is there enough money in my account for that check? Savannah’s concert is when?, What is that horrible smell?, Velvet needs her rabies shot, clean the house, I still need a gift for Mom, pick up the photos, we’re out of milk, I still haven’t called Roxanne back, shouldn’t have to weed –but the yard looks like crap – I’m a renter not an owner, I still need to renew my passport – Scott needs new shoes. Today, after school?

Anxiety is random. Miscellaneous. Mundane. Merciless. ”Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” a.k.a incessant worry about everyday everythings, affects four million Americans. This is about 2.8% of the population. And, guess what?! Click here to continue …

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