I recently shared a post describing the thirteen dangers of having chronically elevated cortisol levels.
Remember that the organ responsible for managing stress in the body is our adrenal glands.
Adrenal Glands = Stress Glands
The adrenal glands, otherwise known as the “stress glands,” enable our bodies to cope with stress and survive.
The problem is that we don’t appreciate our adrenals.
We use them, abuse them, cheat on them, steal their lunch money, and kick them when they are down.
I mean that our modern way of life will not cut it for healthy adrenal function.
Daily stress, electronic screens, prescription drugs, fat burners, high amounts of caffeine, lack of sleep, sh*tty food, sh*tty people, and sh*itty sleep is the recipe for adrenal fatigue, burnout, and zero motivation for life.
The good news is that our adrenals can recover!!!
We must learn to love and support our adrenals instead of making constant withdrawals.
4 Nutrition Tips To Support Your Adrenals
1. Sodium Intake
Eat a high-quality salt daily (not too much), but sodium is needed to drive adrenal hormone synthesis!
2. Address your Nutrient Deficiencies
Vitamin C – Vitamin C takes a hit when stress is present. Without vitamin C our adrenals aren’t as protected from damage.
B vitamins are water-soluble, so they do not store (like fat-soluble vitamins), so you need to replenish them on the reg.
I recommend a high-quality multivitamin to cover all of your bases. Here is the multivitamin I recommend to my clients
3. Balance Your Minerals
Calcium and magnesium are both essential anti-stress minerals.
Magnesium helps stabilize blood sugar and decrease anxiousness, constipation, fatigue, cramps, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, and muscle weakness.
75% of Americans are low or deficient in magnesium!!!
4. Eat Your Essential Amino Acids
Stress induces muscle breakdown, so by ensuring you eat an adequate amount of protein, you can prevent this from happening.
Amino acids also help synthesize hormones and are the building blocks for all tissues in the body.
If you have sugar cravings (particularly at night), try supplementing 50mg of 5HTP mid-afternoon to early evening. 5HTP supplementation will prevent you from developing night eating syndrome (where you eat 50% of your calories at night).
There you go!
Dial-in your nutrition and watch the magic happen.
Or don’t 🙂 You are an adult, and it’s your choice after all of how you want to live your life!
I can empower you with all of the tools, but taking action will be the only way you change.
You have the power 😉
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