What causes adrenal fatigue? Top 3 culprits keeping you from living life!

What causes adrenal fatigue? Top 3 culprits keeping you from living life!
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

I hear so often from friends, clients and just people on the street that they’re dealing with adrenal fatigue, and trying to figure out what causes it.

Adrenal fatigue is a horrible condition to live with because it drains your energy and makes life a struggle – rather than a special occasion.

It’s an issue that’s become so widespread, and when you look at what causes adrenal fatigue it’s not actually that surprising – because the top 3 culprits are so common!

1. Sugar

Sugar is a stimulant, which drains energy from your body (after the initial high) and your adrenal glands, and also depletes the B vitamins your adrenal glands need to work effectively.

Try fruit for a sweet treat, and unrefined sugars or stevia as sweeteners – if not all the time, making that switch even some of the time will help.

2. Caffeine

Caffeine stimulates your nervous system without providing any nourishment, and drains nutrients and energy that your adrenal glands need to operate properly.

Try some caffeine-free coffee substitutes, or some healthier alternatives – like fruit – as a natural energy booster.

3. Stress

Feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed stimulates your body and drains energy from your adrenal glands. It might not be possible to eliminate sources of stress, but if you can find ways to manage or lessen the impact they have on you it will give your adrenals some room to catch up.

How often does one of these enter your life? They are all so common! It’s hard to avoid them, but even taking small steps to reduce their presence in your life will have some significant effects.

There are lots more things you can do for your adrenal glands, like nourishing them with energy-boosting foods that have the nutrients they (and you!) need to function at their best.

One of the absolute best things you can do to rebalance and nourish your adrenal glands is take time for a short 3-day tune-up. My veggie cleanse is perfect, because it nourishes your adrenal glands with veggies and healthy whole food fats from nuts and needs, and eliminates refined sugars.


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