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Using adrenal tonics for exhaustion and imbalanced hormones

 

Adrenal tonics for exhaustion and unbalanced hormones.

How to support our hormones through food and nature

 

Our  adrenal glands sit just above our kidneys and I like to call them our body’s swat team. Meaning they are ready to jump into action and protect us from danger. Their job ..to pump out stress  hormones  to help our body prepare for the influx of stress.

The problem we now face is our poor adrenals are in a constant state of flight or fight. Unfortunately as a women we live in a society not cyclically kind to our hormones. We are stressed from everyday life, the food we eat, our movement even our environment which we have no control over a lot of the time.

What happens then? Our body heads into adrenal fatigue or simply exhaustion. Therefore the impact on our hormones and cycles is a slippery slope. When treating cycle and hormone imbalances we are always looking to the root cause not always treating the symptom directly. So in this case I am always looking to support adrenal fatigue. Using adrenal tonics for exhaustion and imbalanced hormones in one simple place to start.

 

What are the signs of adrenal fatigue?

It varies from one person to the next but some common signs

  • Tired but wired
  • Nervousness
  • Agitation
  • Cycles become long or irregular
  • Cycles are gone missing or heavy
  • joint pain
  • depression
  • Ibs or other gut issues
  • Low blood pressure
  • getting light headed.

How can we support adrenal fatigue?

Using adrenal tonics for exhaustion and imbalanced hormones are an easy and nutritious way to start through food among other techniques which  I teach inside my group coaching programme- The align & Thrive academy which you can check out here 🌟💌🌙

Recipe

The Adrenal Cocktail has just 3 ingredients which contain the minerals we need to support our adrenals.  These minerals get lost in times of stress which has a knock on effect. The result being imbalanced hormones, cycle issues, infertility and exhaustion.  These minerals are sodium, potassium and Vit C.

There are a few different recipes but this is one of my favourite and my clients.  I recommend taking 2 x day when our body starts to run low naturally on energy and hormones. Around 10 am and also in the afternoon between  2-3 pm. Instead of reaching for the coffee and sugary snack why not start to introduce this adrenal tonic and get an energy high not a sugary dip.

 

  • 100 ml of  orange juice (freshly squeezes not concentrate) High in Vitamin C
  • 200ml coconut water -Great source of Potassium
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt-Source of sodium.

Mix it together and drink.

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The 3 worst foods you can eat for imbalanced Hormones

Do you know what the 3 worst foods you can eat for imbalanced hormones?

 

You might be thinking why should I care about my hormones Michelle.  I just wanna feel happy, have clothes that fit and stop the bloating.  It’s not too much to ask is it? Absolutely not and you deserve all those things and more. Firstly, as a women you should absolutely understand your hormones and the role they play in helping you feel energised, confident, healthy and happy.  Moreover, did you know hormones help control every physiological process in your body.  Starting with  a strong healthy metabolism, your menstrual cycle to reproductive health, your immune response, and mental health. So if we think about it our Hormone balance is vital to feeling confident, happy and being healthy. To start with I am going to be sharing the 3 worst foods you can eat for imbalanced Hormones

 

What you eat  can help and hinder hormone balance.

It really isn’t that complicated, but it takes dedication and a little time to plan ahead at first. But once you get the hang of it you will never go back. Because you will feel like the women you deserve to feel like, you, but a better happier version of you.  Starting with eating a well-balanced diet, not restrictive nutrient deprived diets. And also by consciously looking at  reducing stress- all kinds of stress is key to happy healthy hormones. I am not talking extreme restrictive diets that lets be honest just don’t work for busy working mums.  I wanted to share my top three foods to avoid if you are struggling with hormonal weight gain, anxiety and overwhelm,  You may be surprised by what makes the list. Let’s look at 3 of the naughty offenders that you can eat for imbalanced Hormones:

1.Sugar

Sugar is an obvious first ladies. It can wreck your health and hormone balance. It raises insulin, which puts stress on the pancreas.  I would like you to think of insulin as the housekeeper of your body. If you were a fan of father Ted, I am Irish,  then think about Mrs doyle the housekeeper. She is  running around all day mopping up the sugar in your bloodstream and moving it into the cells to be used as energy. The majority of times our muscles are full so off it goes to the liver as stored energy. Unfortunately if there is still sugar left  it’s off to our fat stores which for most women is around the midsection or hips and thighs.

2. Gluten

Gluten is a big problem, Ladies. Because it is known as a hormone disruptor, driving  inflammation up in our body. inflammation means one thing, stress!! Therefore it will react the same way to gluten or stress from your boss roaring at you. So the idea behind balancing our hormones is to reduce the stress load on the body. This helps to bring inflammation down which can be contributing to bloating, weight gain, anxiety, messed up periods. Gluten is also known to increase intestinal permeability (leaky gut), inhibit thyroid function, stress the adrenal glands, and also affects immunity. So you can start to see a picture emerging here right?

3.Mass-Produced/Factory Farmed Animal protein

Sadly Ladies we no longer live in a generation like our grandparents. In short the quality of our food has quickly gone down hill and unfortunately animals raised in factory farms are a lot of times unfit for human consumption.  If we look at some of the issue to start with there are a host of problems. Ranging from improper sanitation to use of antibiotics (an attempt to prevent overcrowded animals from getting too sick to be harvested).  Even  hormones are thrown in the mix (designed to make animals bigger for more meat yield or to produce more milk for the dairy industry). Making better decisions around the quality of your meat is a great way to start. Meat is an important source of quality complete protein.  Of course it’s role is crucial in Hormonal Health.

Conclusion

Look my lovely the world of health and Hormones is a lonely and confusing time. But it does not have to be. Strive for  progress not perfection. Always ask for help its a sign of strength not weakness. Begin with one area such as one of the three worst foods above for your hormonal health. This is a change for life not just a quick fix and I would love to support you on this journey.

Connect with me on instagram  as Id love to connect and  I share some great tips  on how to make better choices on your budget for your particular goals.

If you would like a little more help be sure to book a free call and lets have a chat. Hundreds of women have gone on to achieving happier more confident lives by making that first step. To hear more about some real women’s stories  and their amazing results pop here and meet some fab ladies just like you who got meaningful results that mattered to them.

Hugs & Moon magic

Michelle x