I have a confession…not too long ago, I bit off more than I could chew with an online course that felt like I was drinking from a fire hose. I slacked off on my rituals to start and end the day with conscious awareness. I missed a few yoga/movement practices. I denied myself some home cooked meals. I deprived myself of sleep. I just kept fueling my inner energizer bunny till I crashed into a puddle. I got sick and was practically bed ridden for 3 days. The root cause? My adrenals were burned out. The adrenals are tiny glands that sit atop the kidneys, no bigger than a walnut and weigh less than a grape, yet are responsible for the hypercritical function of managing our stress response producing cortisol and DHEA (main hormones of stress).
Here I am, functional medicine trained hormone coach having helped hundreds of women reverse adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances to reclaim their energy and fat loss, but I myself fell prey to adrenal burnout. You know that saying, “We teach what we need to learn.” It seemed like the universe was letting me know that this needs to be my specialty. Fortunately for me, I’ve been trained by luminaries in the fields of holistic and hormone health, including Drs Mark Hyman and Sara Gottfried and was able to reset and get back on track quickly. My mess became my message. And I can share what REALLY works with professional women like you who are also struggling with adrenal fatigue and burnout.
Now, how do you know if you have adrenal fatigue? What does it feel like? The term adrenal fatigue actually applies to a constellation of symptoms that crop up when your adrenal glands can’t cope with your non-stop schedule leaving you feeling burnt out, exhausted or worse….below are the tell tale signs:
Top Ten Signs of Stress Overload aka Adrenal Fatigue
1. Feeling tired ALL the time
2. Need a cup or two or three of coffee to get going in the morning; need sugar or fake energy band aids to get through the 2 pm crash; and need wine to wind down at night
3. Disrupted sleep with “tired but wired” feeling with a racing mind
4. Raging cravings for sugar or salt or fat
5. Growing a spare tire around your middle
6. Memory/focus gridlock with “brain fog” or more “senior” moments than you care to admit
7. Chronic GI issues: Bloating, heartburn, indigestion, constipation or other digestive distress
8. Thinning hair or saggy skin that has lost its elasticity, healthy tone
9. Intolerance to exercise; feeling exhausted after exercise
10. Too many “tabs open” (like your computer) and feeling overwhelmed and discouraged by life
Adrenal fatigue is the most common hormonal imbalance in women. It’s estimated that 80% of women experience these symptoms, but sadly it’s not recognized by conventional medicine and remains one of the most under-diagnosed illnesses! You may have even gone to your doctor only to be dismissed saying, “You’re just getting older” and escorted out of the office with a prescription for an antidepressant and no real plan/solution to restore your adrenals.
What’s creating this epidemic of adrenal fatigue for working women? It’s called the Overachievers’ Affliction! As women we’re hardwired to juggle a demanding career plus being a Mom, wife, housekeeper, chef, chauffeur, tutor and care giver to aging parents. We are conditioned to believe that being busy equates to being successful and worthy, so we wear our stress as a badge of honor. But all this busyness comes at a steep price. Here’s what’s happening internally…
Because of chronic stress (which you may not even realize because this pace has become your “new normal”), your adrenals become exhausted…just like you. Cortisol, the stress hormone, continuously rages through your system, which raises your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. High cortisol makes you crave sugar like an addict and signals your body to deposit more fat around the belly. This then leads to insulin resistance (the precursor to diabetes), higher cholesterol levels, disrupted sleep and more. Low immunity is making you more susceptible to illness and making it harder to recover from illness. Your thyroid is suppressed which is slowing your metabolism. The high sugar level is also causing inflammation, which is the root cause of just about every illness, condition and disease you can think of.
The great news is that if you’re currently suffering from any or all of these symptoms, it’s entirely treatable and reversible! Click HERE to watch this FREE master class that reveals 5 game changers to reverse adrenal fatigue so you can double your energy and shrink your waistline.
But when it comes to stress management, beliefs and mindset, they’re a hard thing to tackle alone (when you are stuck inside a set way of thinking). We all have blind spots. And the hard part is when we can’t see what it is that we can’t see! It’s like you wouldn’t ever dream of doing laser eye surgery on yourself, would you? Then why would you ever, EVER attempt to balance your complex yet fragile hormonal orchestra on your own?
So if you’re DONE struggling silently and are ready to reclaim your power so you can have that consistent all-day energy and be the kind of Mom, wife and boss your kids, husband and employees deserve, then I’ve set aside some time to speak to you personally. There’s a reason you’re here reading this and there are no accidents. And whatever your biggest challenge is, trust me I’ve seen it before with the hundreds of cases I’ve worked through and I know how to overcome it so you can FINALLY Double your Energy & Shrink your waistline, starting TODAY! Click HERE to schedule your breakthrough session. Cost: 100% FREE but it’s NOT for everyone…
This is NOT for you if believe in the “pill for what ails ya philosophy”. No judgment but if you prefer taking a pharmaceutical approach and are not interested in changing your diet and lifestyle for sustainable success then I can’t help you. Or if you can’t take ownership of your health and need permission from your husband or doctor to fix this. Or if you’re unable or unwilling to invest in yourself and take decisive, timely action.
But this is totally for you if you’re sick and tired of stress hormones rattling your cage and your doctor telling you that “you’re just hormonal but your tests are within the normal range.” But you certainly don’t feel normal and feel like your body is betraying you and you’re committed to finding a natural solution, investing in yourself and taking inspired, intelligent action to reverse adrenal fatigue so you can reclaim your A-game and have energy to do the things you love to do that juice you up from the inside out. So if that’s you, this is going to be a life saver and I’ll see you on the inside….click HERE and I’d love to talk to you.
To your robust adrenal health!