- Dizzy when you stand up?
- Impossible carb cravings?
- Exhausted NO MATTER how much sleep you get?
- Have a hard time falling asleep?
- Coffee not working like it used to?
- Not burning fat nor building muscle even though you're working out like a crazy unicorn?
And most appropriately, cue Drug commercial tone:
“Do you sometimes feel crazy?”
“Do you find yourself busier than usual?”
“Do you often hear yourself telling others how CRAZY busy you've been?”
“Are you curious what that might look like inside of your body?”
Talk your doctor.
They'll probably tell you it's all in your head, to reduce stress, exercise more and eat Ensure and drink Gatorade to feel better.
Until, that is … you fall so down the adrenal fatigue hole that the next time you go in to see your doctor, they test you and tell you the bad news. “You have Addison's disease, here, take these steroids for the rest of your life, because this condition you have, Hypocortisolism, where your adrenals can't make enough stress hormones, cortisol, can't be cured, but you can never miss a dose of this drug or you might die. It's important you see your doctor regularly”.
To that I say this…
YOU DESERVE BETTER!
The first time you went in to see your doctor, expressing that something felt off, was the golden opportunity for them to offer natural healing therapies so that your condition wouldn't worsen. But unfortunately, doctors aren't trained to back you out of disease, only treat it with drugs. This is a statistic that may piss you off:
90% of your adrenal function must be shot before which point a doctor can help
This is called Addison' disease, which is defined by adrenals that are still functioning, but largely failing to produce adequate levels of sex, stress and sleep hormones. Symptoms include:
- weakness in the muscles
- fatigue and tiredness
- darkening in skin color
- weight loss or decreased appetite
- a decrease in heart rate or blood pressure
- low blood sugar levels
- fainting spells
- sores in the mouth
- cravings for salt
- irritability or depression
But in reality, why should it HAVE to get this bad?
Why should you suffer this long before which point, resolve is offered?
This is where I come in.
This is the future of healing.
This is what is coming back in vogue, with conviction, because we are waking up.
If any of the previous symptoms sounded like you, you might have adrenal imbalance my darling.
80% of women today have adrenal imbalance
How will you find out?
Well there are a FEW ways.
I'll share them with you from most reliable yet costly to easy to do, yet somewhat reliable.
#1 SALIVA HORMONE & STRESS PROFILE TESTING
Get a saliva (not blood) hormone test to determine your stress, sex and sleep hormone levels.
But don't think to ask your doctor, because they won't know what you're talking about, nor will insurance approve it.
WHY? Because it's a solid test that gives we practitioners clues as to how to bring your hormone levels back the HEALTHY (ahem, non prescription, birth control, HRT, hormone cream) way. Which YES makes sense but it doesn't make big pharma a whole lotta dollars. Your doctor will run a blood panel on you to ‘check your hormones' to see if you have a disease worth prescribing, as I mentioned before. Don't expect to walk out of there with herbal adaptogens, Reishi Mushrooms or Maca, all of which are ancient remedies, from roots that have been around for thousands of years to treat endocrine dysfunction.
THAT, however is where I would start if I got a clients test result back that indicated low adrenal hormone production. Which, is a great way to GET YOUR ENERGY back, rebuild your adrenals, spice up your sex life via increased sex hormones, deepen your sleep and improve your acclimation to stress. All without drugs, I might add. Contrary to what WebMD or your doctor says, you CAN heal your adrenals, but sometimes not once you've lost THAT much function.
WAKE UP CALL: DO NOT LET IT GET THAT BAD. Once you're that far gone, you'll wish you would have paid attention to your body signs earlier.
#2 RAGLAND'S TEST
Do you have a blood pressure monitor at home?
I find many do these days because they're worried about their blood pressure, are on meds, and doctors are recommending patients keep tabs on it.
Here's what I don't like about that…MEDICATION.
Blood pressure is SO EASY to control. so easy. Yet the Rx is gnarly on the liver and detoxification organs.
The work we're doing on your LOVE MY HORMONES SHAKE is to rebuild your endocrine glands such that you have MORE ENERGY by way of blood and oxygen getting to where it needs to. What primes that is your adrenals which makes a hormone called cortisol.
Brandi Rasmussen and I are working together 1 on 1 and for a month I pulled her off of exercise because truth is…when our hormonal system is so off, and we're so tired, exercise makes us MORE tired and fat. I know…not fair.
SO, she asked when she could go back to the gym and here was my answer. This is a test for posturally-related change in the blood pressure. The materials needed are a blood pressure cuff.
“To do the test, one takes the blood pressure when the patient is sitting down. Then have the patient stand up and immediately check the blood pressure again. The systolic blood pressure should increase about 4-10 mm when the patient stands up, and this indicates adequate adrenal activity. If, however, the second blood pressure is the same or lower or if the patient feels dizzy, it indicates sluggish adrenal activity and probable slow oxidation. It means the adrenal glands are not strong enough to control the blood pressure when the patient suddenly changes position.”
THIS IS THE BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR I USE AT HOME and on PATIENTS when I do in person wellness consults and evaluations. SOURCE
My answer is this.
#3 TAKE THIS SURVEY
DO I HAVE ADRENAL FATIGUE?
This doctor's advice and exploration of Adrenal Fatigue is sufficient and concise. If you scored high, as per the test, we recommend you consult with a practitioner ASAP to explore whether further testing would be helpful or necessary; then determine the cause and treatment protocol for you to reboot and rebuild your adrenals, endocrine system and hence hormonal harmony. This is truly step 1 and a KEY foundational MUST address in order to feel and look as amazing as you desire.
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Cheers to your TAO…thyroid, adrenals, ovaries.
They ALL matter…when one is down, the others go with it, and the Adrenals are in charge.
Let's put you back in charge, sista!