Understand Adrenal Fatigue

and make a change or two to start feeling better – today.

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?

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 fatigue poll “When are your most tired?” is a must-read.
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Extreme Fatigue? Feel better – Fast Resource List

Don't let extreme fatigue keep you down.

Extreme fatigue is easy to overlook in winter. Who doesn’t choose the couch over going out in the cold? Who doesn’t feel sleepier when the days are long and dark? Who doesn’t want to hide under the covers when that alarm goes off? BUT when Spring arrives and the spring in our step and mood – doesn’t – it is time clean our house and clear out any and all fatigue causing culprits.

One cause of extreme fatigue is a condition called Adrenal Fatigue. It affects over 80% – yes 80% – of all Americans at some point in their lives. Maybe you’ve just had a baby, or a promotion, or moved, or lost a home, or started business school … The good thing about Adrenal Fatigue is that it is easily treatable. The bad thing is that if it is untreated for too long it can be come very difficult to eliminate.

For an excellent article on Adrenal Fatigue I recommend this write up by Kathy Browning, Are You Constantly Tired? You May Be Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue. It covers everything from adrenal fatigue symptoms to recovery recommendations.

Feel Better-Fast Resource List:
Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart Guide: 28 day self-discovery program. Guaranteed to help you help you feel better and to teach you how to boost your energy naturally.  The guide also prepares you to share your findings with your primary doctor which also speed up your recovery time while saving money on unnecessary appointments and tests.

Volunteer Dog Walking: Yes, something so simple as combining volunteering + a fur-friend can make a world of difference in how you feel. True story.

Energy-Boosting Recipes
Yes every input has an output – for better or worse. We’ve developed some easy and delicious recipes to help you feel your best. Enjoy and share with your family!

Funny Movie List – LOL and Feel Better Immediately!
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Food For Energy: Roasted Chicken Recipes

Food for Energy: Roasted chicken recipe inspired by Ina Garten’s “Lemon Chicken with Croutons” Recipe, Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home

This delicious food for energy is SO easy to make and everyone will think you are a fabulous cook! It starts with an all-natural, preservative free, base. In this case, an organic, free-range, antibiotic-free chicken. (Read the label carefully.) I also make the bread cubes from brown spelt bread and season it with a 50/50 blend of sea salt and kelp. The latter is super fuel for tired adrenal glands per Dr. Wilson, author, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome

Food for Energy: Roasted Chicken with Spelt Bread Croutons                                        Serves 3 to 4                      Prep Time – 15 Min

1 (4 to 5 pound) Organic, Free-Range and Antibiotic-Free roasting chicken

1 large yellow onion, sliced

Good olive oil

Kosher salt and kelp

Freshly ground black pepper

2 lemons (or oranges), quartered

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

6 cups (3/4-inch) Spelt bread cubes (1 loaf of brown Spelt bread)

How to roast a chicken:

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees

Place onion slices in the roasting pan and drizzle with the olive oil.

Remove giblets and wash the chicken inside and out. Pat dry and season inside and out with the Sea Salt/Kelp Mix then stuff with the lemons or oranges and place on top of the onion slices. Tie up the legs with kitchen string.

Roast for 1/ ¼ to 1 ½ hours or until the juices run clear, not red. When cooked cover with aluminum and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes while you sauté Continue reading

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Food for Energy – January 2011 Shopping List

Food for Energy: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements:

Magma Plus: Excellent article, Dr. Oz’s #1 Fat Cure, reminded me to start my day with this easy “greens” drink to lose fat and gain more energy. By easy I mean, easy. Add one heaping spoonful to a glass of water, stir and drink. When I have more time – maybe once a week – I follow Dr. Oz’s green drink smoothie recipe. (Dr. Oz’s recipe, between prep time and clean up, takes me about twenty minutes.)

Licorice Root Tea: According to Dr. Wilson, an adrenal fatigue expert, licorice is the herb best know for supporting healthy adrenal function. It is also soothes nervous stomachs, stress and helps decrease * hypoglycemia, a side affect of tired adrenals. Licorice is best taken as a tea because the candy usually contains too much sugar.

What is Hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is defined as an abnormally low level of sugar in the blood. Hypoglycemia symptoms include: fatigue, dizziness when standing up quickly, irrational mood swings (especially before meals), sugar cravings, headaches, depression and anxiety. Source: www.hypoglycemia.org

Kelp Powder: Kelp is a variety of seaweed that is known to be the best natural source of trace minerals essential for healthy adrenal gland function. Per Dr. Wilson’s suggestion I created a spice mix, 50/50 sea salt and kelp, to season everything from my morning oatmeal to my favorite roasted chicken recipe.

Food for Energy: System —  NeilMed Sinus Rinse Kit

Believe it or not this was my Christmas present from my brother! I started using it once a day during the holidays and it has completely cleared out my chronic stuffy sinuses and the weekly migraine that went with them. (It has also eliminated the need for the costly migraine headache pain medication I had to take.)

Migraine headaches are a common cause of fatigue. Migraine manifests as Continue reading

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Chronic Fatigue and chronic lack of money. What’s a woman to do?

money3I am loving my new best friend, a book by Suze Orman called Women & Money Owning The Power To Control Your Destiny. It is giving me hope and clear cut direction to weed out one of my major fatigue triggers, debt. Yep, that little four letter word has become a major chronic fatigue cause and conversation piece for many of us. You too?

Chronic Fatigue starts somewhere, everything does. Based on my own experience, if I had to pick just one root cause it would be adrenal fatigue gone wild. And … what triggers adrenal fatigue? Exhausting, no-win lifestyle choices. Skipping meals, staying in unhealthy relationships, postponing dr. and dentist appointments, constantly overspending … what we do, or don’t, adds up to tears us down.

Changing bad habits is easy to talk about. We all know that. The devil is in the follow through.

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