Best Natural Remedy for Adrenal Fatigue!
by Marilyn S.
(Ann Arbor, MI)
Here's some of the most powerful home remedies for adrenal fatigue yet discovered, along with other effective natural remedies that are guaranteed to treat & reverse this debilitating condition... for good!
I'm not certain, but I think I may have an adrenal issue. I would be very interested in hearing about any natural ways to enhance the adrenal gland.
Thank you in advance.
Adrenal fatigue actually affects 80% of the worlds population. Chronic stress and lifestyle factors can prevent the body from recuperating mentally, emotionally and physically. Over time this can cause adrenal fatigue and severe "burnout".
Some of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue include...
- body aches and pains
- poor concentration
- racing thoughts
- irritability and moodiness
- constantly feeling tired and run down
- feeling overwhelmed
- hormonal imbalances
- sugar and salty food cravings
Gaining weight and low energy levels are the two most common side effects of adrenal fatigue. You can have a saliva test done if you want to be 100% sure that it's adrenal fatigue you're suffering from. However, you really don't need to. Whether you're suffering from adrenal fatigue or even if you're just feeling run down, these top 7 "go to" remedies for adrenal fatigue will still make a big difference.
Here they are in order of importance...
Home Remedy for Adrenal Fatigue #1... Magnesium: According to renowned magnesium expert, Dr Carolyn Dean
, a magnesium deficiency is the number one cause of adrenal fatigue. Magnesium is a co-factor for the enzyme ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the main source of energy for our cells. Without enough magnesium, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue and lack of energy will be a certainty. What's also interesting is that when you look at all the symptoms and side effects associated with adrenal fatigue, every single one of them are caused from a magnesium deficiency!
The fact that 80% of the worlds population suffers from adrenal fatigue and the fact that virtually everyone is chronically deficient in this essential nutrient adds weight to Dr Deans discovery that a magnesium deficiency is the primary cause of this condition.
Thankfully, getting your magnesium levels back up to where they should be is not that difficult. Because our food crops and soils are almost totally void of magnesium, supplementation is vital. The most efficient way to do this is by using a transdermal magnesium spray on the skin. Oral magnesium is poorly digested by the body, but with a magnesium oil spray it's 100% absorbed through the pores of the skin straight into the blood stream. You can either buy a premixed spray
or make up your own (which is much cheaper). To make your own here's what you do...
-You Will Need
1/2 cup of Magnesium Chloride Flakes (like these)
1/2 cup of Distilled Water
Spray Bottle for Storage
Boil ½ cup of distilled water and pour into the glass bowl
Add ½ cup of magnesium chloride flakes (like these
Stir the mixture until the magnesium chloride flakes are completely dissolved.
Leave to cool then pour into the spray bottle
-How to Use
Spray the magnesium oil on arms, legs, and stomach once daily using 10-15 sprays per application. You may find that it tingles on your skin to begin with, particularly for the first few applications. This is quite normal and means it’s working. Leave on for at least an hour before showering. Use a natural skin moisturizer afterwards.
Natural Remedy for Adrenal Fatigue #2... Vitamin D: Vitamin D is crucial for thyroid and adrenal function. Unless you get plenty of regular sunshine, you will be deficient in this essential nutrient. The recommended daily dose for vitamin D is between 4000 and 8000 IU's per day, according to vitamin D expert Dr Cedric Garland. This is way higher than the pathetic 800 IU's recommended by the FDA so supplementation will be necessary. Make sure you purchase a high quality vitamin D3 supplement
(vitamin D3 is the same as what the sun makes) and take around 6000 IU's each day. You can read more about Dr Garland and his vitamin D studies and recommendations here... Vitamin D Dosages and Studies
Natural Treatment for Adrenal Fatigue #3... B Group Vitamins: The B group vitamins, in particular, B5 and B6, are an important food source for the adrenal glands. Vitamin B12 and folic acid are also needed for energy production.
Find yourself a quality vitamin B complex
to take every day. Just remember to always take your B group vitamins with food for maximum absorption.
Natural Cure for Adrenal Fatigue #4... Use Adaptogen Herbs: Adaptogen herbs help the body deal with stress - and they do an extremely good job! The best herbs for adrenal fatigue are holy basil, ashwagandha, schisandra, rhodiola, rehmannia and licorice root. You can usually find these herbs combined in an "all in one" adrenal support supplement. Here's some good ones if you're interested... Adrenal Support Supplements
Home Remedy for Adrenal Fatigue #5... Vitamin C: Vitamin C is critical for reducing stress levels, reducing inflammation (so the adrenals can recover) and boosting the immune system. This is another nutrient which needs to be consumed in HIGH amounts. 5000 mg's of vitamin C
per day is the required dosage for it to be effective. Anything less will not be enough.
Natural Remedy for Adrenal Fatigue #6... Reduce Inflammation: By lowering your systemic inflammation levels, you allow the adrenal glands to recover. Along with vitamin C, turmeric (curcumin) and essential fatty acids are masters at reducing inflammation within the body. Wild krill oil
is the best source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, along with flax seeds and flax seed oil. Organic coconut oil is a terrific source of MCT fats (medium chain triglycerides), which also reduce inflammation. For curcumin, simply throw a heaped teaspoon of turmeric powder in a morning smoothie (along with a tablespoon of coconut oil) and use it in your cooking as much as possible.
Natural Treatment for Adrenal Fatigue #7... Follow the Adrenal Diet: What you eat and don't eat is crucial for your recovery from adrenal fatigue. Get rid of foods that you're sensitive to and foods that cause inflammation. Instead, eat lots of brightly colored vegetables, lean protein, and whole grain gluten-free carbs. Also make sure you eliminate all processed dairy from your diet. Processed dairy is extremely bad for the thyroid and adrenal glands and most people are intolerant anyway.
Other Things You Should Do To Help Recover From Adrenal Fatigue Include...
- Sleep as long and as often as possible
- Do something fun each day
- Minimize stress
- Avoid negative people
- Eat regular meals
- Chew your food fully
- Avoid caffeine
- Combining unrefined carbohydrates with protein and healthy oils
- Avoid junk food
- Eat five to six servings of vegetables each day
- Add Himalayan pink rock salt to your diet
- Eat plenty of seeds such as pumpkin, chia and flax seeds
- Avoid hydrogenated oils
- Avoid refined sugars and artificial sweeteners
So hopefully these recommendations and remedies help you out Marilyn.
Good luck and all the best to you!