Updated: Jan 4
Are you feeling tired and depressed for long periods of time? Do you suffer from insomnia and finding it hard to sleep at night? Do you notice energy dips throughout the day? These could all be warning signs that you are suffering from chronic stress, or also called adrenal fatigue. In this blog, I'm going to cover the signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue, how nutrition can help manage stress, the supplements you can take that can improve your resilience to stress, and more importantly, how homeopathy can help you manage and deal with adrenal stress. So let's get started.
How do you know that stress is affecting your body and what are the signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue?
If you notice two or more of the following symptoms, it is a warning sign that you might be
suffering from chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue.
You're feeling tired and depressed for long periods of time.
You notice energy dips throughout the day, most importantly in the afternoon and you need to take a nap in order to gain your energy.
You suffer from insomnia and finding it hard to sleep at night.
You have sugar cravings throughout the day, and you are addicted to caffeine, and you need more than two cups of coffee to keep you going throughout the day.
You suffer from chronic digestive issues, which are triggered by stress.
You notice dizziness when standing up quickly.
You notice decreased immunity function, and you are more susceptible to illnesses like cold or flu.
You suffer from high blood pressure.
How to manage chronic stress/ adrenal fatigue using nutrition?
By making these easy changes to your diet, you can improve your resilience to stress.
First and foremost, you need to make sure you maintain your blood sugar levels throughout the day. The easiest way to do this is to have a nutritious meal that includes protein, complex carbs, and good fats.
Try to eat less processed foods and avoid sugar and hydrogenated fats.
Eat foods high in magnesium, such as leafy vegetables, lentils, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Magnesium helps you manage stress.
Drink green tea. Green tea has the ability to reduce the production of stress hormone.
Eat calcium-rich foods like chickpeas and apricots that help you relax your nerves.
Adrenal Fatigue Supplements
Supplements can help you improve your resilience to stress by providing essential minerals and vitamins that your body might be missing. Some of the supplements that you can take to improve your resilience to stress are:
Ashwagandha, which is an Ayurvedic herb that reduces chronic stress by regulating cortisol.
Magnesium helps regulate blood pressure and calms your body reacts to stress.
Vitamin B12 improves your diet, depression symptoms, and fatigue.
Vitamin C improves your immune system and overall energy.
Treating Adrenal fatigue with homeopathy
Homeopathy is great for treating mental, emotional conditions such as chronic forms of stress. During the consultation, detailed health and personal history is discussed with the homeopath that gives indication of what's causing the chronic stress and how it affects you as an individual. Tailor-made individualized treatment plan and shows that you get faster relief for all your symptoms.
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