Do you have adrenal fatigue? If so you need to create and stick to adrenal fatigue diet. That said, it can be much easier said than done. So how exactly do you do that. Personally I’ve been struggling with adrenal fatigue myself for the past 3-4 years and here are some of the things that I’ve learned.
1. Figure out what your food sensitivities and intolerances are. These are related to adrenal fatigue and so it’s important that you figure this out first. The easiest way to do this is with an elimination diet. Pros and Cons of a Food Intolerance elimination diet. That said, this can take awhile to figure out so in the mean time you should stop all sugar, white flour, and limit processed foods as much as possible. If you are still drinking soda then you need to stop as well.
2. Be careful how much caffeine you drink. Personally I’ve never been a coffee drinker so that isn’t a problem, however, if you drink too much coffee or other caffeine then this can make adrenal fatigue worse.
3. Pay careful attention to when you have the most fatigue. What foods have you eaten an hour beforehand? Keep a food journal with this and pay attention to any patterns that you notice.
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Do you have adrenal fatigue? The reality is that adrenal fatigue is a serious condition that can cause major problems and can be the root cause of many other health issues. Yet, it is often not diagnosed, or under diagnosed in many people for years. I had it for I don’t know how long, until I was diagnosed by my chiropractor/acupuncturist and now that I’m finally getting help I’m on the road to recovery and getting my health back. In the book The Adrenal Fatigue Solution. Fawne Hansen offers a comprehensive look at adrenal fatigue. She covers what it is? How to get tested for it, what can cause it, the various phases of it, tips to manage and eliminate it and an overview of the supplements and therapies that can help.
At over 130 pages this book is very complete and very useful. Even though I’ve been healing from adrenal fatigue myself for about a year and a half now, I learned several new things by reading this book. If you are tired more than you think you should be, you are struggling with weight or thyroid issues, or you have unexplained dizziness that has already been ruled out by other causes, I highly encourage you to check out this book and then find a health care provider to test you for adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue is becoming an increasing problem for many people. We are getting burned out and tired much faster and easier than ever before. While stress is a major cause of adrenal fatigue, there are other things you can do that can make your adrenal fatigue worse.
1. Drink Coffee.
Yes I know you might think you need it in the morning to get going or throughout the day but coffee can make adrenal fatigue worse and it can be addictive. The best bet to is find other ways to get going in the morning and to increase your energy level. There are essential oils that can help with energy. You can also exercise and that can help. Drinking water with lemon is another good idea as well as making sure that you actually eat a good healthy breakfast.
2. Eating anything with sugar. Sugar gives you a temporary energy boost and then you crash. If you have adrenal fatigue then you need to avoid sugar like the plague.
3. Drinking soda of any kind. Soda is horrible for your health in many ways including your bones and teeth and some people have even said it can cause cancer. That said, soda is also one of the worse things you can drink if you have adrenal fatigue.
4. Eating anything with white flour or processed foods. In order to heal your adrenal fatigue you really must eat mostly vegetables, fruits, and lean meats with some whole grains such as millet and brown rice. If you are going to eat wheat then it must be organic whole wheat bread not processed or refined.
5. Not getting enough sleep at night. Getting at least 6 hours of sleep per night is crucial for everyone but if you have adrenal fatigue then it is even more crucial. In fact, you will want to get at least 7 and maybe even 8 hours a night if at all possible.