Recovery from Fatigue and Stress
Gastrointestinal Health and Balance
Do you find yourself asking... why am I so tired all of the time?
It used to be that an extra cup of coffee, a high-sugar snack, a quick nap or an extra hour of sleep over the weekend gave you the boost that you needed to rebound from too much stress. But now, forget it! Nothing seems to give you the energy that you need to keep up with the pace of life. You've been under stress for so long that those quick and temporary fixes just don't work anymore. Your nervous system has been running on high alert and your adrenal system has been trying to compensate, but you just can't keep up with this pace. The signs have been there for a while, but you've been too busy to really address them. Until one day, your body says, "Enough!"
Your adrenal glands are your "fight or flight" regulators that give you that surge of adrenaline that you need to deal with survival. They are the bodies mechanism for helping you ready yourself for battle, or run from the tiger. They are the cortisol regulators that tell you body to hold on to belly fat under stress or deprivation, just in case you need these stores for the next famine. Your body doesn't know what your brain is thinking. For example, if you decide to skip a healthy breakfast, are running late for work, or are anxious about that stressful meeting on your schedule, your cortisol levels rise to help your body with the "fight, flight, or freeze" survival strategy. And again, cortisol tells your body that it needs to hold on to fat to preserve something for later. If, during this stressful morning, you do grab a donut in the break room on the way to your desk, your adrenals are also the glucose regulators that give you the insulin surge needed to deal with it. And, then later, you crash. Sound familiar?
With some diet and lifestyle changes, you can break this cycle. It's rarely too late to make positive changes that help your body heal over time.
If you need help with healing your fatigue, dealing with stress and finding effective foods and lifestyle methods for coping and recovery, Contact me and let's get started.
Also, here is some helpful information that I found from Dr. James Wilson, author of "Adrenal Fatigue, The 21st Century Stress Syndrome"
Go for Nutrient Density! This means eating healthy fats and proteins, and getting plenty of foods loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and nutrients
Quick food tips include:
Fatigued, Frazzled, and Frustrated?
Food and lifestyle changes can restore your health
Have more energy
Think more clearly
Recover from illness faster
Feel strong, robust, resilient
Be comfortable in your body
Digest nutrients more easily
It's all about your gut!
Research continues to pile on showing how the balance of gut bacteria - our microbiome - determines our response to stress and insulin regulation. You have somewhere between 5 to 10 pounds of helpful, friendly bacteria in your gut that aid in the digestion of food, assimilation of nutrients and are key boosters that strengthen your immune system. A healthy balance of your gut flora reduces belly bloat, abdominal weight, and aids in the prevention of illness, inflammation and disease. Yes! You have billions of little bugs inside that are trying to keep you healthy. Certain foods help feed your friendly flora and certain choices wreak havoc on the balance of the "good guys" and "bad guys".
Conditions such as leaky gut, irritable bowel, constipation, bloating, belly fat, indigestion can all be improved by making food choices that help your friendly flora thrive!
Superfoods have Super Immune Boosting Powers
By now, you no doubt have heard the term "superfood". This simply refers to foods that are know to help you maintain your weight, lose fat, fight disease, improve your metabolism, balance your mood, and live longer. As a self proclaimed "food nerd", I am more than happy to share recipes, food combinations, and ideas that will give you the boost you are looking for. And the great news is, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO ON A DIET!
May we never know what we have prevented in terms of illness and disease by adding super yummy superfoods to your life.
Contact me and we'll do this together