Hormonal Imbalance in Women Chronic Fatigue Stress and Weight Gain
Can you relate? Hey it’s Mariah from mariahdolan , your busy mom headquarters to help you love the skin you’re in and today I’m getting personal. So personal, that I’m sharing all my private lab tests with you. So what do my lab tests have to do with you and how can you benefit from this information? 1. Because I’m the perfect example of somebody who was doing all the right things, and still got sick. So if you’re gaining weight, fatigued all the time, can’t focus, are stressedanxiousirritable or depressed, have ruthless PMS symptoms wreaking hormone havoc and you have no idea why because you’re doing all the right things, you need.
To watch this tutorial. Secondly, if you’ve been shuffled around from to telling you there’s nothing wrong with you and you’re normal, you need to watch this tutorial. Over the past year, I’ve been struggling with some health issues that I didn’t want to tell you about, primarily because I’m a physical therapist, personal trainer and a health coach. How can I possibly have any health issues? I’m supposed to be the model of optimum health, right? But here’s the deal. I’m human too. Just because I have a fancy health education doesn’t make me immune to disease. So I decided that if I withhold my personal.
Health struggles from you, what a disservice that is. What if right now, you’re experiencing the same symptoms that I have? I want you to be able to use me as an example of what to do, and what NOT to do, so that you don’t have to struggle like I did. One year ago, I started getting tired, like reeeeeeeallly tired. My alarm clock would go off, and I would just lay there and think, quot;oh my gosh, I will cut off my right arm for 20 more minutes of sleep!quot; The problem was, this incredible sense of fatigue I had, never went away, even if I got enough sleep. So that was warning sign 1. Eventually, I’d roll out of bed, drag my sluggish.
Body downstairs to workout before my kids woke up. I’d complete my workout, and literally feel like I did nothing. Seriously, not a drop of sweat on my body, not even that glow that you get like when you just worked out. So that was warning sign 2. Warning sign 3: I started gaining weight. Now this was the most frustrating symptom of all, because I was doing all the right things. I was eating clean, I was working out, yet I was storing fat around my midsection and couldn’t help it. Warning sign 4 I had constant PMS symptoms. (Again, another fun one.) I had breast tenderness and swelling,.
Bloating, water retention, irritability, and the strongest highfat highcarb cravings I’ve ever had. The best way I can describe it is always feeling like you’re just about to get your period. That’s how I felt.all. the. time. Warning sign 5 I started spotting between periods. Then my periods started getting closer together, then every 2 weeks, to where I eventually never stopped bleeding. And this went on for 2 months. So you can imagine this was the symptom that finally did me in. It was a physical symptom that I couldn’t make an excuse for. So I went to my like most people would where she ran some blood tests, and there.
Was nothing wrong with me. Then I went to my gynecologist about the prolonged bleeding, she ordered a vaginal ultrasound and yep, nothing wrong with me. She prescribed birth control pills, 20 mcg of estrogen per day, to get me back on track. And I’ll tell you, something just didn’t sit right with me that we were throwing something at my symptoms without knowing why. Plus birth control pills aren’t recommended for women over the age of 35. And yep, I’m over 35! So here I was, feeling like crap, with nothing wrong with me. So, I started doing all the wrong things like eating sugar and drinking caffeine because.
I was desperately trying to borrow energy to get through my day. Of course this only caused more weight gain and made my energy problems worse. That’s when I finally decided to find a naturopathic who I hoped would listen, and run some unconventional tests to figure out why I was feeling so crummy. Here’s what we found. The CBC (which stands for complete blood count) tests for some standards like your white blood cells, red blood cells, hemoglobin etc, and this showed I was low in many areas but still within normal limits range. For example normal hemoglobin is 1216 and I was at a 12.9. Next up was iron testing. And normal is 40170.
How to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue
Hey guys, Axe here, of Functional Medicine and Nutritionist. Today I’m going to talk about how to overcome adrenal fatigue. And so many people today struggle with adrenal insufficiency, major fatigue issues, and it’s due to problems with the adrenal glands. And the adrenal glands are two sort of thumbsized organs that sit here in the back of your flank area, and there are so many people, I would say about 80% of the population that at some point will struggle with adrenal fatigue at some point in their life. And in this tutorial I’m going to go through the three steps you must follow if you want to heal adrenal fatigue for good. And really it starts with diet. Actually, before I get.
Into that though, let me talk about warning signs you have adrenal fatigue. Number one, if you struggle with fatigue, even if you get enough sleep at night and the next day you wake up and you’re still tired, that is a major warning sign you have adrenal fatigue. If you feel like you can just never catch up or you’re always tired, that’s a warning sign you have adrenal fatigue. If you feel overwhelmed and stressed, you feel anxiety, those are warning signs you have adrenal fatigue. If you have trouble focusing or concentrating or poor memory, those are warning signs you have adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency.
Also, if you have a thyroid issue, pretty much every person that has a thyroid condition, whether it’s hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease, any of those issues, that probably means you do have an adrenal issue. And some other warning signs could be that you are storing excess body fat. So if you have gone to the gym and you’ve worked out for hours, and you’re still not losing weight like you think you should. Or you can’t seem to lose that last five pounds or break through that weight loss plateau, those are warning signs that you have adrenal fatigue. And so step number one in healing adrenal fatigue is changing your diet. The top foods.
You must get out of your diet to heal your adrenal glands is number one, caffeine. If you’re consuming loads and loads of coffee on a regular basis and large amounts of caffeine, that will definitely burn out your adrenal glands. The other thing is consuming too much sugar. Sugar will burn out your adrenal glands. Hydrogenated oils in foods that are just stimulants, like I’ve already mentioned, foods that really imbalance blood sugar levels and will cause spikes. But caffeine and sugar are the two biggies that you need to get out of your diet. Now, the next thing here are the foods that really support your adrenal glands. And foods.
That are high in Vitamin B12 and magnesium, also foods that help stabilize blood sugar and energy levels. Coconut products, like coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut meat, those are great for supporting your adrenal glands. Olives are great, olives and olive oil. Raw dairy products and grassfed butter are fantastic, organic meats. Doing loads of vegetables, especially spinach, kale, and chard are great for the adrenal glands. Also, seaweed. Seaweed contains iodine along with other minerals that can support the adrenal glands as well. And so, again, adding some of those foods in your diet is a definite.
Must in changing your diet if you want to overcome adrenal fatigue. Now, the second thing you need to do to heal adrenal fatigue is take supplements that support your adrenal glands, and there is a group of herbs or roots called adaptogen or adaptogenic herbs which include a family of things, like ashwagandha, rhodiola, Holy Basil, licorice root and ginseng. But adaptogen herbs are titled adaptogens because they help your body adapt and deal with stress, and these have big benefits. The number one you want to take, the number one adaptogen for specifically your adrenals.
And your thyroid is called ashwagandha. So you want to take ashwagandha, Holy Basil, and licorice root. I believe are the most beneficial for supporting your adrenal glands. Also, getting B Vitamins is very important for your adrenal glands, especially Vitamin B12. But I recommend taking a high quality B Vitamin complex supplement. And last but not least, magnesium, as well as Vitamin D can also support your adrenals and selenium. Selenium is a mineral that works as an antioxidant that also supports the adrenal glands. So those are the most important nutrients to support your adrenals in terms of the supplements.