- So your adrenal glands are the glands responsible for churning out stress hormones like DHEA, cortisol & epinephrine, better known as adrenaline. This is great in evolutionary times when you had to run from saber tooth tigers; your adrenals increase glucose levels to prepare you to run and churn out adrenaline so you have the power to get away. But what about in today's world?
If we are constantly stressed, the hypothalamus-pituitary axis that controls the adrenals are forced to produce more and more cortisol. This "steals" from pregnenolone & causes disturbances in all the sex hormones including DHEA, testosterone, estrogen & progesterone! This is a huge cause of infertility along with hormone disruptors in food, water & household products. Your body loves you & wants to help you, so why would your body add more stress to your life with a baby? This is why many couples have their own baby after they adopt, the stress of conceiving is relieved! .
If you get dizzy when you get up from lying supine, get "hangry" or irritable if you skip meals, have low blood pressure, are exhausted in the mornings, have blurry vision, sweat easily, or crave salt, you likely have hypothalamus-pituitary axis issues or adrenal fatigue! What can you do? .
1️⃣ Nettles leaf-whether in tea or as a supplement, this adaptogen can heal (it also chelated heavy metals & is in my cleanse)
2️⃣Ashwagandha/holy basil-more adaptogenic herbs that help heal the adrenals
3️⃣Magnesium/5-MTHF/licorice/cordyceps-lower anxiety, increase mental stress & strengthen liver
4️⃣Eat small meals throughout the day-adrenals push out glucose stored in the liver during times of stress. Eating fruit/veggies frequently help calm the adrenals.
5️⃣Sleep 8-9 hours a night
6️⃣Eliminate toxic jobs, people or situations as you can. Stop saying yes to shit you hate.
7️⃣Cut out all caffeine; you're asking your body to pump out more adrenaline when it needs rest & peace.
8️⃣Meditate & spend time in nature
9️⃣Stop killing yourself at the gym or with crosssfit/HIIT & focus on what feels like a healthy workout. Pick up yoga.#DrJess #beyourownbestdoctor #vegan #vegetarian #awak