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Important Note - If you are taking any medication, please check with your GP or Healthcare Practitioner.
October, that time of year, which means weather is warming up and much needed sunshine is upon us. Its also important to stay healthy and get outdoors to soak up some extra vitamin D in the months ahead, it can become challenging to say the least when we’re feeling exhausted, especially after such a challenging year so far. So, here’s a few tips on how to support your adrenal glands through the coming months.
What are adrenal glands?
The adrenal glands are a pair of triangular-shaped organs that rest on top of the kidneys. Responsible for cortisol, which is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and the regulation of blood sugar.
Adrenals can only do so much.
Adrenals usually produce enough hormones to maintain a relatively normal state of health. But stressful situations increase the need for hormones that the malfunctioning adrenals cannot produce, leading from anything to fatigue to total collapse.
Symptoms of stress and low adrenal function.
Coping with stress.
Consume plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, eat deep water fish such as salmon/tuna at least 3 times a week. Brewers yeast, brown rice, legumes, nuts, olive oil/safflower wheatgerm and wholegrains are healthy additions.
Helpful herbs such as Liquorice, Astragalus, Echinacea, may be helpful additions supporting adrenals when under stress, to name just a few.
Minerals and Vitamins.
Vitamin B-Complex-All B vitamins are necessary for adrenal function.
Pantothenic B5- The adrenals do not function properly without B5.
Vitamin C-Vital for proper functioning of the adrenal glands.
Magnesium - Is a vital catalyst in enzyme activity, especially the activity of those enzymes involved in energy production.
Multivitamin and Mineral Complex. All nutrients are needed to support proper adrenal function. Use a high potency formula.
Don’t under-estimate the importance of protein shakes and green foods such as Spirulina, able to give the adrenals support when we are not receiving enough nutrients through our daily diet.
Plenty of quality water, fresh juices (organic if possible).
Follow a healthy nutrition plan, be creative try different foods.
Regular exercise at least a minimum of three times per/week.
Relaxation try to fit this into your normal routine, good examples are yoga, reading, music, watching a movie (comedy is great because it makes you laugh therefore increasing serotonin levels which makes us feel good.
Treat yourself now and then, have a massage, go for a bush walk, head out for dinner with friends, RELAX your adrenals will love you for it.
Supporting Your Immune System.
Modern conventional medicine battles disease directly by means of drugs, surgery, radiation and other therapies, but true health can be attained only by maintaining a healthy, properly functioning immune system.
It is the immune system that fights off disease - causing microorganisms and that engineers the healing process.
The immune system is the key to fighting every kind of insult to the body.
Vitamins and Minerals
Supply your immune system with adequate amounts of nutrients that promote proper immune function. Some of the most valuable include:
Vitamin C may be the single most important vitamin for the immune system. It is essential for the formation of adrenal hormones and the production of lymphocytes. It also has a direct effect on bacteria and viruses. Taken with bioflavonoids, natural plant substances that enhance absorption and reinforce the action of this vitamin.
When you take care of your immune system, you take the first steps to looking after you.
Bouncing back into health and wellness sometimes needs a little bit of good old will power and a side serving of common sense. There’s a lot of confusion about what supplements to take and when, so let’s get some clarification in this area to support our covid19 bounce back.
If you’re introducing a new lifestyle program into your life here is what you need to know about taking the right supplements. These are my top three choices.
B Active: Make sure your taking a Vitamin B Complex. B vitamins help to maintain the health of the nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver and mouth, as well as healthy muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and proper brain function, and that’s not all, B vitamins are also involved in energy production, without good stores of energy it’s very difficult to get moving and motivated. B foods are brewer’s yeast, mackerel, milk and dairy products, seafood, nuts, fresh vegetables, beef, whole grains, soy products, and much more, therefore there are no excuses for not getting your Bs.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Omega 3 and 6 are the basic building blocks of which fats and oils are composed. These cannot be made by the body. EFAs, have many desirable effects on many disorders such as decreasing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, preventing arthritis, aids in nerve transmission, reduces skin disorders. Foods are deep sea fish, flaxseed oil, vegetable oils, raw nuts and seeds, legumes, grape, borage and soybean oil.
Magnesium: A vital catalyst to enzyme activity, especially enzymes involved in energy production. A deficiency in magnesium interferes with the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses, causing irritability and nervousness. Found in most foods, especially dairy products, fish, meat and seafood.
Well that should give us all a good healthy range of beneficial foods and supplements to get us back into our lives and having some fun.