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While there are many lifestyle changes and natural remedies that are helpful for treating adrenal fatigue, majority of them take time and regular use to provide relief (such as nettle infusions). Today, I am just going to share my favorite ways to get fast relief from adrenal fatigue.
My #1 suggestion is this supplement, available on Amazon. I’m going to warn you, it is pricey. But it will last you a few months and most importantly, it will give you results.
Here’s my story.
I’m one of those workaholic types. I take on way more than I can chew, but yet I find a way to get all the things done. I can go on like this for months, at the expense of my sleep (and sometimes my sanity!).
But then there will come a day where my body says, “Alright. It’s time. I’m done.”
And once that happens, I have no control.
I’m tired, I’m lazy, I know I have a million things to do, yet I find it difficult to get even the easiest task on my to do list done. I find it hard to go to sleep. I find it hard to stay asleep and I wake up every hour or so and have difficulty falling back asleep. I don’t want to get out of bed in the mornings. My to-do list is growing exponentially and I’m feeling like the most horrible person in the world.
That’s when I know adrenal fatigue has set in. And I know I haven’t been taking the best care of myself. So I start to do better, but I also know I need something that makes me feel like I’ve immediately cured my adrenal fatigue.
That thing for me is this expensive supplement. It’s available on Amazon, and I encourage you to read some of the reviews. The very first review I saw said it was a “game-changer.” That’s exactly how I feel about it.
I take 2 per day and within a few days I’m back to being superwoman.
Two days ago I fermented 3 gallons of sauerkraut, 2 gallons of onions, and 1 gallon of ginger carrots. Recipes coming soon. I was exhausted by the time I was done, and then I slept like a baby. A baby who actually sleeps.
I went to bed around midnight and I woke once to pee, fell right back to sleep and didn’t wake again until around 8:30! Then I hopped out of bed and went right back to work!
You have to make time for sleep. It’s hard to do if you’re not sleeping properly, taking naps mid-day because you’re sooooo tired, dragging your feet to get out of bed and then having anxiety because you’re so stressed about all the things you’re not doing but should be doing. I get it.
But sleep is essential for adrenal health. In this particular situation, if you DON’T snooze, you LOSE.
If you don’t snooze, you lose.– Jo
You want to get a good 7-9 hours of sleep. It’s best if you can pick a bedtime and let your body wake up when it’s ready. I know that’s not always possible, though, especially if you have little ones. It’s also best to get to bed by 10PM. That doesn’t happen for me very often, but I do try to get to bed by midnight.
If you aren’t eating regularly, or just not eating the right things, it’s going to have an impact on your body and overall well-being.
When you are struggling with adrenal fatigue, you want to focus on foods that pack a huge nutrient punch. You also want to make sure these foods are super easy to digest. Don’t give your body more work than it needs!
Here’s my top picks:
You have to make homemade broth, using animal parts that have lots of connective tissue. Gristle is yummy, but it’s also full of gut-boosting nutrients–the building blocks for a healthy body.
I love to make my broth from chicken feet, necks, backs, and sometimes drumsticks.
Your broth only has to simmer for a few hours, not days. That should make it easier for you to keep broth on hand, and it’s more palatable for most people than bone broth is! If you still struggle to drink broth, there are a variety of ways to use it that are still beneficial for you. Click here to find out different ways to use broth when you don’t really like how it tastes. My favorite way is in Jamaican chicken soup.
Avocado is well-known for being a healthy fat. But did you know that it is also a great source of B-6, which helps convert tryptophan to seratonin? If you don’t know what seratonin does for the body, you’re probably like OK… so what? Well, seratonin helps regulate melatonin, the sleep hormone!
Your body does not produce B-6 on its own, so we need to get it from food and supplements. Some people just need more B-6 than others as well. I’m one of them.
Milk kefir is another food I’ve found super helpful for adrenal fatigue. It’s loaded with B vitamins and healthy fats to help balance hormones and combat fatigue. Anecdotally speaking, regular kefir consumption really helps to boost energy levels!
I recently bought this planner and really feel like it has helped me do exactly what it said it would. Be more productive, and be happier.
It’s kinda crazy how a little book can help you be happier. I think it’s as a result of keeping track of my time better, and having realistic expectations of what I can get done in a day.
I’m a pretty forgetful person, yet I always have a really long to-do list. Now I can make a monthly, weekly, and daily plan. The daily plan in this particular planner is what I think has really helped to organize my days and realize when I’m putting too high of an expectation on myself.
I prioritize what needs to be done today, and get to work without worrying about the million other things that also need to be done.
As a result, I feel pretty accomplished at the day’s end and don’t feel guilty that some things just have to wait for tomorrow.
Do you know of other quick remedies for adrenal fatigue?
If you do, I’d love to hear more about what has worked for you (leave a comment!)! Adren-All is always my first line of defense when I’m really struggling, as it gets me back to feeling normal within a matter of days.
That allows me to have the energy to do all the other things necessary to take care of my adrenals, like cooking, fermenting, and generally getting enough done during the day so that I can sleep peacefully at night!
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