|Adrenal Fatigue - Part 2|
Now that you know what adrenal fatigue is, it's important to understand that while I can't tell you what you *should* do, I can tell you what I have done. I know I still have a way to go because I need to be healthier still, but slow, steady steps forward are what it takes to maintain a goal. Am I perfect? No, but I'm trying to do better.
I started a slow daily stretching and walking routine. Some days it's easier to walk more than it is to find time to stretch. The point is that getting up and moving, even when you don't feel like it, is beneficial to your body. Even if you just start by stretching in bed, at least you're moving. These are the stretches I do when I have time to:
I've also come to accept the fact that I'm not the best when it comes to eating healthy. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I never really learned how to cook. As such, I've added in the following vitamins only after having a full panel blood work of my body's vitamins to see where I'm lacking. This is important because you don't simply want to just do something without any guidance, especially not when it comes to your health.
The vitamins my body was needing more of because of Adrenal Fatigue include:
- Magnesium plays a central role in keeping your hormones balanced. It also helps diabetics absorb more insulin. Additionally, if you take it at night it's beneficial if you're having sleep issues. However, it won't work at its optimum level unless I also take:
- Calcium Citrate is important because my body exists in a continual fight or flight state. This is why sleep is so challenging for me. By taking Calcium I'm making sure that the Magnesium works so that I can sleep.
- Vitamin C is also important when it comes to ensuring that the Calcium works so the Magnesium works and to ensure my body doesn't get too much calcium.
- Vitamin D also aids in the absorption of Vitamin C. It's especially important throughout the winter when I can't possibly get enough sunlight (this vitamin's most natural source).
- Zinc is important for regulating Cortisol. This is what controls the fight or flight response. When you have high levels of Cortisol in your body, it results in Adrenal Fatigue.
- B vitamins are very important, especially Vitamin B12 which helps your adrenal glands function. Biotin is another B Vitamin, but it has a different job: It's responsible for helping you grow and maintain healthy hair and nails.
However, I'm learning that not all vitamins are created equally.
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