Unraveling Adrenal Fatigue
The human body is a wonder of resilience. It has a threshold for abuse which offers us a realm to swing hammers, throw balls, labor children, process trauma, run, and even still, recover from illness and injury. Paired with it's uncanny tolerance, is the body's unending grace.
Understanding Your Engine
Your adrenal glands are essential staffers of the larger endocrine system. These baby carrot sized glands sit just atop your kidneys. They regulate the production of more than fifty hormones like cortisol, epinephrine and neoepinephrine. It is this hormone regulation which is crucial in many other daily functions.
Like any other ecosystem, the human body relies on balance and symbiosis to keep things running as they should. Too much cortisol or too little testosterone; these things matter. The adrenal glands work in a close partnership with the Hypothalamus and the Pituitary gland to form the HPA-axis.
Watch Your Mileage
This emergency response system is called the fight or flight response, and it is entirely useful in surviving a threat. Many people have developed patterns and habits that expose them to constant stress. In a situation where the perception of being under threat is a common occurrence, the adrenal glands can become overworked. This is referred to as Adrenal Fatigue.
Adrenal Fatigue is the unintended consequence of your body essentially crying wolf too often. The stress you face may certainly be real; but the necessary response to daily annoyance need not be the equivalent of needing to outrun a hungry lion. When we don't take time to monitor our stress levels and make careful measured responses to the reality in front of us, we allow our adrenals to sound the alarm bell unnecessarily. The frequent use of this emergency system reduces its effectiveness while simultaneously flooding the body with too many hormones. Each of these hormones has to be processed once released. That means your liver and kidneys and digestive track all have to work overtime to metabolise the surplus. As you might imagine, this can cause other issues in a domino effect.
Get a Regular Tune-up
Before you allow reading about stress hormones to elevate yours, let us offer some reassurance. Most people experience some form of Adrenal Fatigue in their life. It is a condition to be aware of; as it can cause real disruption in your health. Most importantly, it is completely reverseable. By paying attention to the patterns of thought that can work your mind into a stressful frenzy, you can fine tune your own stress response system. We talk at length about ways to mitigate daily stress in our recent entry Let's Address Your Stress.
Our formula is simple. Tend to your thoughts and emotional needs, move your body and hydrate and nourish yourself. We offer several herbal options to help you deal with various types of stress here. We also have an incredible proprietary formula of herbs known to help nurture the adrenal system specifically. Roots to Remedie's Adrenal Herbal formula offers support for optimal adrenal gland health and promotes a more balanced physical and emotional stress response. It can help optimize energy levels while promoting a healthy mood and healthy response to stress and contains high quality herbs including: * Ashwagandha Root helps regulate your body’s stress hormone, cortisol, which can make you feel more calm and potentially soothe adrenal fatigue. It can also help modulate cellular sensitivity to stress hormones, thereby encouraging a healthier response to stress overall. * Rhodiola is an adrenal adaptogen which supports the functioning of the adrenal glands and encourages a healthy response to stress. It can support the body’s natural resistance and help with adrenal fatigue. * Eleuthero Root for improved concentration, reduced stress and fatigue, and enhanced overall immunity.
In every wonder of creation is a pattern which points out other wonders. It is a rule of replication or law of attraction. In Finding Family Unity we discussed how every necessary cellular aspect of a mighty oak tree is contained in the tiny seed from which it begins. A single brain cell is a near exact miniature of the entire universe. You get to actively participate in the patterns you create for your health. It is your input or withholding that will determine how high the cost will be for your body to absorb on your behalf. Your body is your own sacrificial lamb which you may choose to treat with reciprocal kindness and appreciation.
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