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Know the Basics of Treating Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

Know the Basics of Treating Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

Adrenal fatigue syndrome has been around for years but it was not until 1998 that a Dr. James L. Wilson coined the term for all of us to use. It encompasses a variety of symptoms that are associated with being under long periods of stress. So what is adrenal fatigue and what are the basics to treating it?

The adrenal glands sit on the kidneys and they are the anti stress glands of the body. We could not live without our adrenal glands. They produce such hormones as cortisol, estrogen, adrenaline, and testosterone. They are needed to regulate the body’s response to stress. For example, if we are under a stressful situation work or personal situation, then the adrenal glands respond by releasing the needed hormones to deal with the stress, the problem comes with time. When they release and release and soon have nothing more to release.

Over time we eat wrong, we sleep wrong, we drink wrong, and we push our bodies to handle every kind of stress possible and our adrenals keeps pushing out the energy, pushing out the hormones that are needed to deal with the stress and the crises. In time though our adrenal glands tire and slow and then eventually are simply exhausted.

Adrenal fatigue has now claimed our lives!

One of the first symptoms you will feel will be fatigue, overwhelming, gut wrenching how am I going to get up and do the things I need to do fatigue. You may crave fatty food, or sugar. You may want to drink tons of coffee just to get your energy level up. You will feel stressed all day long and probably anxious. Eventually you will just not be able to handle functioning in your daily lives; you may even retreat to your bed.

Having adrenal fatigue affects your whole life. It will prevent you from carrying out the simple routine tasks that you always have and more than that it will be frustrating, make you anxious and lead to depression. If you do not treat it, it can lead to more serious problems with obesity, diabetes and allergies.

So let us get to the basics of treating adrenal fatigue!

There are many things you can do to help you through this most stressful time in your life. It would be silly to suddenly make huge changes in your life. It would be like someone dieting to take off ten pounds, they pretty much do not eat till the weight is off or they are starving and then they start eating again and nothing changes. So change things slow and easy, a little bit each day.

Here are some things to do and not do

Eat breakfast about the same time every day

Do not skip any meal

Sleep at the same time every night and try for 9-10 hours of good sleep

Do not stay in bed all day. It will wear you out and make things work

Do not over exert yourself

Do not put yourself into situations that will require stress

Take rest periods but not extended ones. Set the alarm if you have to

Eat a healthy diet, with fruits, vegetables, whole grain

Add vitamins and minerals

Take fish oil

Do not eat processed or junk food

Avoid energy drinks, drinks with caffeine and coffee

Get some good exercise without overdoing. Do not play competitively as that is stressful. Exercise will produce endorphins that will make you feel good.

Get help from friends and families and do not think you have to do everything yourself

There are just a few of the things you should remember when you are dealing with adrenal fatigue. If you follow these you should start to feel better. Also it is important to see your doctor for he can examine you and make sure nothing more serious is going on and then you can both work together to come up with a program that will help you.…

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Moving The Body

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Moving The Body

It’s often the case that my dance teachers say things like “the body loves to move” or “make your body happy – move in the way it wants to move.” And, for me now that resonates as truth. I know from my experience with energy healing and recovery from illness that emotions are held in the energy field, and can affect the physical body. Moving the body as it wants to move can literally facilitate release of stuck emotions and lead to healing.

Of course, when I was really ill with ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I would not have been able to do that. I was scarcely able to get out of the door to do my shopping, let alone think about how my body “wanted” to move. That would have seemed almost absurd to me as I was just trying to get through the day in one piece!

So, how did I get to this position where I am doing free form dance (5 rhythms and biodanza) at least twice a week, and discovering all the time new ways in which my body wants to move and release stuck “stuff” from the past?

Well, I suppose really it happened very gradually. Before I became ill with ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I was actually very active – but in a completely different way. I used to do a lot of high altitude walking, and a lot of swimming. When I got ill, and found that even tiny amounts of exercise could make me exhausted for disproportionate (1 or 2 weeks!) amounts of times, I was very confused. It felt to me as though exercise and moving the body was good for everyone except people like me diagnosed with this mysterious and completely confusing condition!

There were quite a few “landmarks” for me along the journey to loving moving my body again. One of them was engaging in a structured activity plan. Having the discipline to do this in a supported way (I had a loving mentor for those times when I was scared of overdoing it or when I was just scared – because movement is scary when you think you may relapse!) led to me being able to go for longer walks and go swimming. But at this stage, moving the body in a “free” way to release stuck energy was still a long way away.

It was going to the School of Energy Healing that changed all that for me. As I began to release stuck emotions and energy from events in my past (see other blog posts on inner child healing, past life healing, relationship healing and sound healing to get an idea what I am talking about), my body started to want to move in ways that would release. I didn’t make anything “happen” – it just happened of its own accord.

Nowadays, working with people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME, I use the same things that helped me to get better with my clients. So, I incorporate energy healing and the Emotional Freedom Technique to release traumas from the past that are stopping us healing in the present; and I work with people to help them strengthen their physical bodies through an activity plan and a nutrition plan.

After a certain amount of time, it feels as though people’s bodies do suddenly want to move – in a healthy way that expresses who they are and releases what needs to be released.

If you’re interested in what you’ve read here, and would like to know more about the way I work with people suffering from this debilitating condition, go to my main website.…

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How to Fight Fatigue – You Don’t Have to Be Tired Anymore

How to Fight Fatigue – You Don’t Have to Be Tired Anymore

I can’t even begin to tell you how many of my friends are always complaining about being tired or fatigued. Heck, I often complain myself about being tired for no particular reason. It’s not like I’ve been up late recently or that I’m working any harder than normal or that there’s any stress in my life above average… no I just feel tired sometimes and I don’t like it!

So I thought I would sit down today and write a short little article to help you with some tips on how to battle fatigue. These simple tricks should wake you right up.

The first thing you should do is drink more water. This may seem simplistic but it’s true that we don’t drink enough water these days and it can often be the main factor that causes us to get tired out of turn. Drinking water helps us flush out toxins from the body which is fairly important. The body needs at least 64 ounces of water a day and when you get less than that your body starts to shut down and you feel fatigued.

Another tip is to eat small but eat often. We are trained to eat three big meals a day but when we do that it puts our blood sugar glucose levels on a roller coaster and the low glucose can cause you to become tired during the day. If you eat every three hours, that should help keep your energy levels up by steadying out your glucose levels. Keep these meals small and adding a good mix of protein and fiber in every meal is important. Also be sure to eat plenty of vegetables.

Next you should really think about salt intake. If you have high blood pressure then you should definitely stay away from salt without a doubt. But for regular healthy people, moderate salt intake actually boosts your energy levels because salt helps the body hold onto water which I already explained that we need.

Finally consider magnesium which is a specific mineral that’s needed for several processes in your body. What happens is that chocolate, caffeine, soft drinks, and other highly processed foods typically depletes our body of magnesium which can often make us tired. Consult with a doctor in order to find a good magnesium supplement and the right dosage for you.

If none of these tricks or tips help you to combat fatigue, you should seriously consider seeing a doctor because you may have some more serious ailment causing you to get tired every day. But other than that, good old-fashioned exercise also does wonders for waking you up in the afternoon and you really can never go wrong with a little extra exercise, am I right?…

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Anti-Fatigue Matting – Do They Help?

Anti-Fatigue Matting – Do They Help?

Relief to works that stand on hard flooring for long periods of time comes with the anti-fatigue matting products. These ergonomic products are designed to relieve fatigue, back and leg pain that comes from standing for long periods of time. While this matting was first geared toward industrial purposes only, the scene is changing as of late and new products are being made that focus on individual use.

Who Needs Anti-Fatigue Matting?

Anyone that stands for long periods of time on hard flooring are ideal candidates for anti-fatigue matting. Some of the common roles are, but not limited to the following:

· Grocery clerks

· Hospital Workers

· Lab Workers

· Any employee required to stand for long periods of time

Recently, the matting has taken on a whole new audience in the form of the stay at home moms. They are using these mats when they are doing household task that require them to stand for a long period of time. Some of these common tasks are , but not limited to the following:

· Washing dishes

· Ironing

· Folding Clothes

· Cooking

What are the benefits of Anti-Fatigue Matting?

The benefits are almost too many to mention. Where these products used to have a well defined area they were used for, new areas like mentioned above are increasing the benefits of using them. Some of the common benefits are, but limited to the following:

· Reduce back pain

· increase circulation

· increase productivity

· reduce spinal compression

· reduce back and leg pain

If you stand for long periods of time on hard flooring, you should carefully consider purchasing an anti-fatigue mat.…