Your Adrenal Glands are responsible for producing the majority of your reproductive hormones include oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone.
They also produce adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormones that produce in excess when you feel fear/ threat/danger because they’re trying to safe your life.
They are the master glands of your body, located on top of your kidneys and are the foundation for your endocrine (hormonal) system and whole health.
Your adrenal glands have a direct impact on your libido and ability to conceive. The energy it takes to birth a baby is the same for conceiving a baby.
For women having challenges conceiving, looking to addressing the adrenals need to be first and foremost at the top of your priorities.
Low reproductive battery can often be the cause behind mystery infertility.
The adrenals get fatigued when you have a viral load draining them such as Epstein Barr Virus and also when you have prolonged periods without eating foods.
Negative emotions of stress, fear and anxiety are a big trigger for your adrenals as they are forced to pump out excess adrenaline which is very corrosive to your body and strains your liver which has to mop up the excess.
This excess adrenaline lowers your immune system and makes you susceptible to getting sick from viruses and bacteria.
Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue
- “Crashing” early on and/or throughout your day
- You’re tired all day at work, but feel energetic in the evening
- You’re exhausted at night but have trouble falling asleep
- Feeling unrested after a full night’s sleep
- Sweating excessively when performing light tasks (due to your endocrine system working overtime to compensate for lack of adrenaline)
- Feeling thirsty and can’t seem to quench your thirst, you have dry mouth, or crave salt
- Blurry vision or difficulty focusing (cortisol can dehydrate the body, including the eyes)
- Craving stimulants. If you’re reaching for cigarettes, caffeine, and/or sugary snacks to keep you going, you may be instinctively substituting your diminishing adrenal hormones.
You can safeguard your adrenals and help to rest them by nourishing your adrenals and nervous system through your diet.
Maintaining healthy blood sugars is key to allow your adrenals to rest.
Grazing through out the day is an ideal technique for restoring your adrenals of restoring glucose eating plenty of raw honey, bananas, mangoes, apples and potatoes so your adrenals don’t have to pump adrenaline to keep up your blood sugars.
Moderating your fat intake is also helpful from both plant and animal sources. This is because a very high-fat diet burdens your pancreas and liver, which can negatively impact blood sugar levels.When your blood sugar is not under control, it creates a massive strain on your adrenals as they struggle to produce hormones to compensate.
Of course avoiding stress in not possible, but you can create a nourishing diet and lifestyle that replenishes you and ensures you put your adrenal health top of your list for your health care.
Postpartum depression and anxiety can often be related to adrenal fatigue as you produce a lot of adrenaline in childbirth.
Building a practice of moving from fear to trust is also a foundational practice as the more you build your muscle of trust the more you nourish and regulate your nervous system and adrenals.
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