YOUR resilience factory: ADRENALS + HORMONES
Like you've just lost your lustre?
Let's get your mojo back, baby.
but first, it will help if you get to know a bit about your hormones..
and their pals, the adrenals.
I'll save you a long drawn out explanation and simply say-- your hormones (chemical messengers) are controlling so much of how you feel day to day, from your mood to your energy.
They're controlling how your body can cope and respond to the stress that's put on it-- and I'm not just talking about work and typical life stress-- I'm talking about stress from food, stress from inefficient digestion, stress from lack of sleep, stress from ruminating negative thoughts that make us feel like crap, stress from environmental pollutants, stress from addictions (and I'm not just talking about addictions to drugs and alcohol), stress from the gym, stress from not recovering properly from the gym.. and so on and so forth.
The bottom line that I want you to know, that there is a connection between your brain and the way your adrenal glands talk and respond to each other.
Your adrenals (which sit on top of your kidneys and pump out stress hormones like cortisol..but also sex hormones), are your resilience glands.
You've got stress?
Your adrenals kick into fight the fire and quench inflammation.
They kick in to save you from your stress.
You've got a lot of stress?
Then you've got adrenals keeping your body in a state where burning fat, having a normal metabolism, having babies, having nice skin, feeling good, digesting, sleeping and feeling relaxed is not a priority. You might feel frustrated, but your body is very intelligent and everything it's doing, it's doing to help protect you and keep you keeping on.
People get stuck in this perpetual state of "fight or flight" or what I like to call a state of chronic "HOLY FRIG".. and when this happens, your body reacts...
The symptoms that go along with a messed up communication between your brain and the adrenals?
SO vast and far reaching, because this literally affects every area of your health.
Here are some of the things you might struggle with:
difficulty getting out of bed in the morning
Sleep issues or insomnia
low stress threshold
Thyroid Issues or Hashimotos
Auto Immune Conditions
Intense food cravings
SKin issues (acne, eczema, psoriasis)
Trouble losing weight
Relentless PMS Symptoms
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)