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Adrenal Fatigue

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Snack To Satisfy Cravings & Heal Burn Out

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Snack Attack Sabotage

You have a hormone imbalance (you suspect it’s adrenal fatigue) and lately your eating habits have been horrible due to a lack of energy and your busy lifestyle.

 

The one thing you fall for time and time again is unhealthy snacks. Cravings for sweet or salty and crunchy hit you and can’t concentrate on the task at hand unless you do something about it. Sometimes you ruin your appetite and snack right through dinner because you went for the treats as soon as you got home from work.

 

Unfortunately, if you don’t get a handle on your cravings you sabotage more than just your appetite and weight loss efforts. Impulsive snacking is disruptive to your hormones, and will keep you from healing your adrenal fatigue and feeling like yourself again.

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A Day In The Life: Essential Adrenal Healing Routines

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Today I am going to share what it takes to heal adrenal fatigue by taking you through a day in my life! 

 

But firstly…

 

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

 

Adrenal fatigue is the result of continuous stress and elevated cortisol levels (your stress hormone).

Prolonged or acute stress causes cortisol production to continuously increase and eventually become lower than normal leading to severely low energy. This dysregulation is how the body copes with ongoing stress in order to meet the demands you set for it.

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The Ultimate Adrenal Fatigue Weight Loss Guide

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When you have adrenal fatigue, the simple logic of ‘eat less, exercise more’ doesn’t apply anymore.

 

Have you tried to restrict your fat or carb intake, or reduce your portion size? In fact, many of my clients find that the less they eat the more weight they gain, especially around the middle. This is frustrating but all too common!

 

To make matters worse, exercise is no longer invigorating. When you’re burnt out it can take days to recover from a hard workout. Try and burn calories with a sweaty spin session or an intense reformer Pilates class and you feel like you need to go to bed ASAP!

 

Nutrition and exercise are the two main pillars of physical health. However, when we have symptoms like low energy, brain fog, and stubborn weight we need to switch up our approach.

 

In this article, we will show you why what you’re doing isn’t working (and what to do instead). We’ll also give you a PDF to help you walk through the new approach for nutrition and exercise when you’re healing adrenal fatigue. Read More

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7 Unexpected Types Of Stress That Keep You Fatigued

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Here’s the scenario: you’re tired, gaining weight (you see it around your middle), you’ve developed a bad attitude towards your husband and you seem to have very little energy (or patience) to do anything about it.

 

You spend your weekends recovering and doing chores that you should have done during the week. But after work, all you can do is sit in front of the TV and Netflix with a glass of wine in hand to take the edge off.

 

You feel like the weight of your life is crushing you and there’s very little you can do about it.

 

Wow, that’s no way to live! However, this is a story that’s so common for many women. And if you’ve been feeling like this for some time, you may have adrenal fatigue. Read More

Adrenal Fatigue Recovery Part 1- Start Here

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Part 1: Recover From Adrenal Fatigue Fast

In part 1 of our 4-part series, Madeline will weigh in on what you must know before you can recover your energy, clear the brain fog and lose the stubborn weight.

Primarily, you’ll figure out what’s causing your adrenal fatigue and learn how to determine which phase you’re in.

If you don’t know this, you’re healing process will be slow and you actually might do more harm than good.

Stay with me till the end and I’ll be sharing some free resources and support material with you. Read More

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Adrenal Fatigue Diet Hack: Black Sesame Smoothies

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An Adrenal Fatigue Diet

 

Here at Natural Hormone Healing, we demonstrate how your meals play a part in your healing journey. Unfortunately, if you struggle with adrenal fatigue it can be difficult to prioritize healthy, balanced meals when you have no energy.

 

We feel you! It’s so much easier to pay for fast food or order take out when you’re desperately trying to find the time to just relax. However, there is a fantastic option that’s at your disposal: smoothies.

 

Smoothies are perfect for everyone, but especially those of us with low, low energy. In this article, we’ll teach you how your smoothie can become a complete meal that you can make in 3 easy steps. Read More

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Focus On Your Foundation: Health Basics You Need To Get Results

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Today, I’m going to share with you the health basics I wish I knew when I got started with nutrition and my own adrenal healing journey.

When I first started out, I loved to learn about superfoods, detox and herbalism. I was a sponge, sucking up all the nutritional inspiration I could get my hands on. At some point, I felt l knew quite a lot about these topics but struggled use the information effectively to get the results I was seeking. Read More

Condiments: The Easiest Hormone Balancing Foods

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So you want to incorporate more hormone balancing foods into your diet.

… but you’re tired after work and don’t have the energy to cook a healing meal.

Maybe cooking isn’t your thing.

If it’s mid-week already and you haven’t even had a chance to sit down and make a plan, we hear you!

When you have brain fog and you’re energy’s low, the gap between knowing what to do and taking action widens. Luckily, there is an easy way to increase the nutritional quality of your meals without modifying your cooking at all!

The answer: condiments.

Add our top condiments to meals you currently enjoy, or try out our complimentary nutrition guide.

It includes simple guidelines to help you make healing meals with what you have on hand.

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1. Kelp Flakes or Sea Veggie Flakes

Dry seaweeds are crushed up into flakes that are the size of a dried herb like oregano. Sprinkle seaweed flakes onto your savoury food as an alternative (or as an addition) to a salt. If you currently season your dishes with a high quality pink Himalayan rock salt, you may not get enough iodine. Kelp is a whole-food source of iodine which is essential for breast and thyroid health.

Sea vegetables are naturally wild hormone balancing foods. This means they haven’t been hybridized like most vegetables available in the supermarket. Because they propagate themselves and survive in the wild, sea vegetables are extremely nutrient dense and high in minerals. They help support the nervous system, and if you consume them regularly you may find your tolerance to stress increases because of their calming effect.

Seaweed is a good source of vitamin-C, pantothenic acid, zinc and copper and an amazing source of vitamin-K, riboflavin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese.

You can purchase the kelp or sea vegetable flakes at many health food stores.


Traditionally, condiments were developed for digestive support first, tasty flavor second.

Today, many condiments are toxic mimics of delicious home-made recipes. For example, relish and pickles used to be full of live ferments. Now these condiments are merely a blend of sugar and vinegar.


 

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2. Fermented Vegetables and Sauerkraut

Pickles come in so many forms: cucumber, beets, carrots, tomatoes, beans, asparagus… you name it! Our ancestors reaped the benefits of fermented hormone balancing foods by consuming them with all their meals. It’s only in the last 50 years that we have abandoned ferments and lost touch with the friendly bacteria.

In general, fermented vegetables are beneficial for our overall health and also provide critical support for our digestion. For example, sauerkraut supports the liver with detoxification and it’s main role of processing hormones. The probiotics inherent in the fermented cabbage help you absorb your food and aid the natural digestion of meats.


One of our friends has the following recommendation:

“Eat equal portions meat and kraut for optimal digestion.”


Ferments are essential if you’re struggling with symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Fermented vegetables provide the body with bioavailable vitamin-C for your adrenal glands, liver support to efficiently process your hormones, while at the same time healing your gut.

In fact, it’s simple to make your own hormone balancing foods, you can check out a great easy recipe for ferments here. If you choose to purchase them, make sure you get unpasturized ferments, which are stored in the fridge section of the market.

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3. Bone Broth

Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones over a period of hours to extract all the beneficial gelatin and nutrients that are stored in bones. It’s a powerful hormone balancing food! Add a cup of bone broth to your meals (use to make rice, quinoa or as a base for soup) or sip a cup of broth on the side.

The gelatin in a good bone broth supports gut health by repairing the gut lining, which can become compromised if you have adrenal fatigue. Poor gut health is a likely reason that you may be developing additional food sensitivities, allergies and increased inflammation. Including a daily cup of bone broth can help fix those aches and pains and give your body essential collagen to rebuild.

Naturally, we love the true, nutrient-dense bone broth recipes from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon of the Weston A Price Foundation. There is a recipe for chicken, beef and fish broths/stocks at the end of this post here. Here’s a recipe for a delicious beef stew that can be made in a slow cooker or InstaPot!

Add these hormone balancing foods to your meal now and then try out our nutrition guide to fix the foundation of your meal.

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Feeling Fatigued? 7 Ways To Lose Weight

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When you have adrenal fatigue, one of the most frustrating symptoms is the inability to lose weight.

In addition, many woman with adrenal fatigue suddenly gain an extra 10 lbs without changing a thing. Same diet, same exercise routine… same everything. But now they feel like they have to buy new pants. How is that fair?

Then they do what any normal person would do to try to lose weight… exercise more and eat less. And it doesn’t work. In fact, you may even gain some more pounds! Read More