Maintaining healthy adrenal glands (adrenals) is a key to overall wellness and longevity. Unfortunately, due to our stressed lifestyle, most of us suffer from adrenal fatigue.
Signs of adrenal fatigue are weight gain or loss, salt/sugar cravings, loss or low libido, brain fog, low Blood Pressure, frequent illness or lowered immunity, fatigue after physical and/or mental exertion, irritability, and difficulty in sleeping.
There are three types of adrenal dysregulation: tired and wired, can’t sleep, increase in energy in the evening and exhausted all the time.
Lifestyle choices that support your adrenals:
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep. Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day.
Go to bed before 10pm.
Staying in bed until 9am, the most restorative time for your adrenals is between 7am-9am
11 min nap 2x per day
Hydration – divide your weight by two, drink that number in oz of filtered water daily. Add 3-5 drops of your favorite citrus oil (doTERRA’s lemon, grapefruit or wild orange) per 20-30oz of water.
Adrenal supportive diet:
Lower carb breakfast: protein and vegetables
Lower carb lunch: protein and veggies
Quality protein/vegetables/complex carb dinner
Snacks may be needed to maintain blood sugar balance
Eat within an hour of rising
May need a snack before bed
AromaTouch Technique 1x per week
Essential oils to support your adrenals:
Basil: overall support
Bergamot: decreases occasional anxiety
Pettigrain: relaxing and soothing
Rosemary: regulates blood pressure
Frankincense: decreases occasional inflammation
Black Pepper: decreases cortisol
Ylang Ylang: decreases high Blood Pressure
Geranium: liver and lymphatic support
Clary Sage: lowers cortisol
Wild Orange: decrease occasional anxiety
Slim & Sassy: increase energy, uplifts mood, balances blood sugar
Clary Calm: hormone balance
Adrenal Support – Roller Bottle Blend
Blend 25 drops each in a roller bottle top off with fractionated coconut oil:
Apply directly to adrenals am/pm and throughout the day for continued support
This information is derived from our Essential Wellness Adrenal/Hormone Balance Webinar with Dr. Jennifer Tufenkian and Dr. Josie Schmidt.
If you would like to view this webinar please email me directly for the link.