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Motivational Monday: Are you feeling Tired, Irritable, Overwhelmed?

We all have days when we feel tired, irritable and overwhelmed... but are you feeling like this ALL the time?  Or at certain times of the month (ladies)?  Do you feel anxious often?

It could be adrenal fatigue.

Most people ignore their adrenal glands and don’t realize how important they are to how we feel (mentally and physically).

 

🔹 Symptoms of adrenal fatigue

 

Some of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue are weight gain/hard to lose weight, unbalanced blood sugar (despite eating keto/low carb), exhausted, tired but wired, irritable, feeling overwhelmed, insomnia, memory issues, headaches... the list is MUCH longer than this.

 

🔹 Why does this happen?

 

It can be from chronic stress (not practicing self-care).  It can also be from eating foods that don’t agree with us that cause chronic inflammation (ie: grains).  Drinking to much coffee or energy drinks when your adrenals aren’t in top form can also contribute to this problem.  I noticed a big difference when I drank black coffee years ago... I became very anxious and jittery.  I found out that by adding healthy fat (ie: my Intentionally Bare MCT Oil and/or powder) to my coffee, it slows down how fast caffeine got into my system.  Made a WORLD of difference.  Still loving my fatty coffee 😊

 

Adrenal fatigue becomes exaggerated during peri-menopause and menopause, why?  Because our adrenal glands rely on our ovaries to give them energy, but as we enter into this phase of our lives, our ovaries diminish in strength and this makes it a lot harder for the adrenal glands to function optimally.

 

Supporting your adrenal glands can make a HUGE difference in how we feel and how we experience life.  Look up ‘Dr Berg adrenal’ on YouTube for information, and consider contacting Debbie Brown, our resident hormone expert if you want some one-on-one help with this:  debbie@thehormonenurse.com

 

👉 Have you suffered with any of the symptoms I listed above?  Have you ever worked on improving your adrenal glands?  Let’s discuss this in the comments 👇

 

💗 Leta

~ Intentionally Bare

 

❗️ Health information given here is based on public research and is not meant to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Always do your own research before trying something new.