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Adrenal Fatigue: Accelerate Recovery Naturally

Adrenal Fatigue: Accelerate Recovery Naturally

Adrenal Fatigue: Accelerate Recovery Naturally

Adrenal Fatigue: Accelerate Recovery Naturally

Do you feel tired and “spent” constantly? As if you never feel energized no matter how much you sleep or how much coffee you drink? (Careful, caffeine could be contributing to your symptoms!)

Adrenal fatigue is a symptom of hundreds of conditions. When the body isn’t working well, it often uses more energy than it needs to. An underlying infection can lead to an overactive immune system. A leaky gut means you won’t absorb enough nutritional value from the food you eat.

When you feel fatigued, the goal is to discover the root cause of the tiredness. And if you’ve been struggling with fatigue for years without any answers, you may have adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is a condition related to a hormone imbalance caused by too much stress.

Maybe you’ve asked your doctor about adrenal fatigue recovery only to be told that adrenal fatigue isn’t a real diagnosis. Unfortunately, this is a common response. However, Five Journeys takes adrenal fatigue seriously, and our team works hard to pinpoint the root cause of your hormone issues. Our functional medicine team creates personalized treatment plans to reduce stress, boost the body’s hormone regulation, and improve your energy levels.

Learn more about adrenal fatigue recovery and sign up for a complimentary discovery call!

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a term that covers a collection of symptoms related to long-term mental, emotional, or physical stress. Our adrenal glands—small organs located above the kidneys—usually deal with stress by producing hormones like cortisol. If the adrenal glands malfunction, then they might not be able to respond to the body’s need for cortisol. Like a new marathon runner trying to keep up with the pack, the adrenal glands will become more and more exhausted unless they’re given time to recover and heal.

What Symptoms Prompt Someone to Seek Out Recovery?

If you’re wondering if you have adrenal fatigue, look back on the last few years of your life. How high have your stress levels been? Do you feel like you’ve ever had a break from the pressures of work, school, or family? Have you been in a toxic or stressful relationship? Adrenal fatigue is caused by prolonged exposure to stress, so it’s important to take stock of the last few years.

Once adrenal fatigue has set in, you may notice these symptoms:

  • Difficulty getting up in the morning.
  • Fatigue throughout the day
  • Inability to handle stress.
  • Cravings for salty foods
  • A “second wind” in the evening
  • Over reliance on caffeine
  • Getting sick often

If you identify with prolonged stress and the symptoms listed above, then please reach out to Five Journeys about adrenal fatigue recovery.

 

How to Achieve Recovery Naturally

All hormone issues are complicated conditions that require personalized treatment plans. Genetics, lifestyle, and disease duration all contribute to how adrenal fatigue manifests. These factors also change how individuals recover from it We recommend you work with a health coach to maximize your recovery.

 

Thankfully, there are a few at-home remedies you can try. Many natural doctors and functional medicine practitioners have found that these approaches can help people achieve adrenal fatigue recovery naturally.

 

1. Take Supplements

Here are three supplements that can help with adrenal fatigue recovery. Always speak to a certified health professional before taking supplements. 

 

  • Adrenal glandulars: These work best for patients with very low cortisol levels. They also tend to provide an immediate boost to energy levels. Using glandulars in combination with other supplements listed below may be necessary.

 

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid: ALA helps increase mitochondrial energy production, acts as a powerful antioxidant, reduces peripheral neuropathy, and lowers inflammation.  ALA can also help with weight loss due to its effects on insulin. 

 

  • Melatonin: Melatonin has been shown to reduce cortisol levels and may actually help improve your sleep at night.  Even if you are sleeping well, melatonin can still help reduce cortisol levels and should be considered.  It can also help with depression symptoms. 

 

2. Start Talk Therapy and Meditation

Focusing on your mental health can be a great way of managing stress. Stressful situations can trigger deeply-rooted fight or flight responses in our bodies. Many of us act instinctively when presented with difficult situations. Our bodies demand cortisol, but our adrenal glands can’t produce the hormone, leading to worse adrenal gland fatigue. 

Set up services with a talk therapist and engage in calming practices like meditation and yoga. Over time, you’ll be able to self-regulate and reduce your body’s need for cortisol.

 

3. Eliminate Toxins

Toxic environments can lead to hormone imbalances. If your home exposes you to harsh chemicals, then you may want to consider moving or remediating the area. The human body can also hold on to serious toxins. If you’re trying to recover from adrenal fatigue, then speak with the team at Five Journeys to learn about toxin elimination.

 

4. Make Lifestyle Changes

Constant fatigue can lead to a decline in healthy habits. For example, many people with it may not feel energized to exercise or cook healthy meals. A lack of activity or nutrition can lead to further deterioration of adrenal gland performance, so it’s important to slowly get back into lifestyle activities that promote overall energy.

Five Journeys is Your Destination for Recovery

You don’t deserve to feel tired and run down all the time. Five Journeys will take your adrenal fatigue seriously and work with you to develop a personalized wellness plan. If we can reduce stress and promote hormone health, you’ll likely see an incredible increase in energy levels and mood. 

To get started, click the button at the top of this page for a complimentary discovery call. We offer adrenal fatigue recovery services in Newton, MA.

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Adrenal Fatigue: Accelerate Recovery Naturally

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This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

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At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

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Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

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Adrenal Fatigue: Accelerate Recovery Naturally

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Blood

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Adrenal Fatigue: Accelerate Recovery Naturally

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Adrenal Fatigue: Accelerate Recovery Naturally

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In office

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