Adrenal fatigue, is this why you are tired and having problems with sleep? The Washington Post explores.

Adrenal fatigue, is this why you are tired and having problems with sleep? The Washington Post explores

Stress, poor diet, not enough protein; are you suffering from Adrenal fatigue. What is adrenal fatigue. Wikipedia explains it as :

“The term “adrenal fatigue” may be applied to a collection of mostly nonspecific symptoms such as “tiredness, trouble falling asleep at night or waking up in the morning, salt and sugar craving, and needing stimulants like caffeine to get through the day”. There is no scientific evidence supporting the concept of adrenal fatigue and it is not recognized as an actual diagnosis by the medical community.” Read more here.

The Washington Post explored this concept recently. Check it out here

Eat right, sleep tight and keep life from pushing your buttons

By , Published: October 1

am a huge proponent of feeding our kids well. They are our future. Their little bodies are growing like weeds, and their brains are being fueled by their food. But so are ours.

Our brains might not grow as fast as our children’s, but they are being used and taxed, as are our bodies. We need to feed ourselves just as well as we feed our children.

I have been hearing more and more women in particular who are beginning to suffer seemingly simple health problems, such as fatigue and low energy (even with regular sleep), weight gain, brain fog, insomnia, low tolerance for stressful situations and anxiety. According to James Wilson in his book “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome,” it’s estimated “that up to 80 percent of adults experience adrenal fatigue during their lifetimes, yet it remains one of the most under-diagnosed illnesses in the United States.”

So what is adrenal fatigue? In a nutshell, a person overworks her adrenal glands, which are the little glands above the kidneys that produce stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. In prehistoric times, these hormones were valuable for major fight-or-flight events, such as a bear approaching. After the bear retreated, the person would return to her regular routine, which included a good night’s sleep because there was no electricity or laptop to tempt her to burn the midnight oil.

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