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Adrenal / Cortisol support


Think about what it feels like when your fight-or-flight response kicks in. Your heart might race, or you might feel unsettled and tense. Now imagine if your body never stopped experiencing that response. Yikes! It’s not uncommon in today’s chaotic world for your body to fall into a pattern of constant stress, and the result is sometimes a dysfunctional adrenal system—one that feels like it’s gone haywire. People sometimes refer to this phenomenon as “adrenal burnout” or “adrenal fatigue.” When your adrenal glands aren’t working as they should, you can have problems regulating a hormone called cortisol, which can lead to sleep disturbances, body aches, and digestive issues. You might be fatigued during the day, wired at night, and in a constant state of low-grade stress. Yeah, not a recipe for living your best life! A key remedy for a cortisol imbalance is sleep. Poor sleep adds to stress—and vice versa. Check your sleep habits to make sure you’re doing everything you can to get enough and to sleep well. There are also natural ways to combat burnout issues by regulating adrenal functioning. Most remedies that people turn to fall into a class of herbal remedies known as adaptogens, aka substances that help the body adapt to stress. All adaptogens provide protection against stress by decreasing sensitivity to stressors, which reduces exhaustion. That said, some work to increase the effectiveness of adrenal gland secretion, some reduce excess hormone production, and others can increase cellular energy levels and prevent oxidative damage.

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The Model Health Show: The Truth About Adrenal Fatigue - With Dr. Alan Christianson

What does adrenal fatigue really mean? What causes it? And is there actually a cure? These are just some of the questions we’re answering today with the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet, Dr. Alan Christianson. Dr. C knows about adrenal issues at a far deeper level than most. Being the accomplished endocrinologist that he is, that’s one thing. But being someone who’s overcome devastating health issues himself, puts him in a league of his own. You’re going to uncover piece-by-piece how your incredible endocrine system works to keep you fit, energized, and healthy. It’s these connective pieces that can bring you game-changing results in how you feel in just a matter of days. Adrenal fatigue is a hot illness right now, but it’s time that we kick it off the runway and let radiant health strut its stuff. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy! In this episode you'll discover: How struggles with severe childhood illnesses led Dr. Christianson into the field of medicine. What your endocrine system actually encompasses. Where the CEO of your endocrine system is located. What hormones really are. Why our thyroids are more susceptible to disease today. The potential downside of iodine for your thyroid (this is important!). How the pancreas is involved in maintaining metabolic rate. How your liver influences your blood sugar (far beyond the foods you eat!). Why mathematical models for human health are not always accurate. Why we might want to be a little more cautious about ketogenic diets. What role your adrenal glands play in ketosis. The critical functions cortisol is responsible for. Surprising facts about your adrenal glands. The truth about adrenal fatigue and why it’s not exactly what the name implies. How cortisol influences your sleep patterns. The practical steps you can use to reverse perceived adrenal issues. The ideal time to eat carbs to support adrenal health. Why resistant starch might be a crucial part of your diet.

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