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Understanding Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when the adrenal glands are unable to keep up with the demands of ongoing stress.

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can include:

  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Weight gain, especially around the midsection
  • Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings, irritability, and anxiety
  • Cravings for salty or sweet foods
  • Low blood pressure
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Muscle weakness or pain

While conventional medicine may not recognize adrenal fatigue as a medical condition, functional medicine takes a more holistic approach and offers a range of interventions to address the underlying imbalances that contribute to these symptoms.

One of the key strategies for managing adrenal fatigue is to support the body’s stress response system. This can include lifestyle changes like reducing stress, getting regular exercise, and improving sleep quality. In addition, functional medicine practitioners may recommend supplements and herbs known to support healthy cortisol levels and promote balanced adrenal function.

Another important aspect of functional medicine for managing adrenal fatigue is addressing any underlying imbalances in the body. For example, nutrient deficiencies, gut imbalances, and inflammation can all contribute to adrenal dysfunction. Our office works to identify and address these imbalances through personalized testing and targeted interventions.

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Grounding is the process of making contact with the earth’s electrical energy.  You can consider it like “charging up” your body the way you use electricity to charge your phone. Getting barefoot is the best way to ground yourself. Check out earthing.com for grounding blankets and mats you can use when indoors to ground yourself when you can’t get outside. Dr. Nancy loves to sleep on top of her grounding blanket. Research performed by esteemed institutes are referenced throughout The Earthing Movie on YouTube for a layman’s guide to earthing and grounding.  The negative electrons of the earth are transferred to us when we make our skin contact the ground.  Start with 5-10 minutes per day and aim for 30 or more minutes per day for measured anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects.  Restoring the adrenals is aided by grounding. The adrenals restore other hormone imbalances so try earthing today! If it’s too cold to walk barefoot, consider grounding shoes. Harmony783 is a great sneaker that has been studied to actually work. Grounding socks are best but the sweat from your feet in regular socks is conductive as well. While it may sound crazy, it works. Try for yourself and see how you feel after being in nature 5-10 min, or 30+ minutes every day.


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