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Low on Get Up and Go?

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Apr 20, 2010 at 03:30 AM 0 comments

Have you found yourself rising in the morning but still feeling tired? Are you reaching for caffeine or sugar midday hoping for a boost of energy? Do you wake hours before you’d like and just can’t get back to sleep?

It could be that your adrenal function is out of balance. Our adrenal glands are walnut-sized glands that sit on top of our kidneys. These small powerhouses are best known for giving us that burst of superhuman energy just when we need it. And for many of us living in such a fast paced world, we’re counting on those bursts of energy more and more! 

Unfortunately, when our adrenals are imbalanced, we can experience cortisol dominance or deficiency, insulin resistance and unwanted weight gain. Click here to take my free Core Balance Quiz to see if you may have an adrenal imbalance.

Symptoms of too much cortisol include feeling hyper, hungry, tired and wired, experiencing food cravings even when you aren’t hungry, an inability to lose weight and depression. Symptoms of low cortisol may include extreme fatigue even upon waking, feeling lightheaded when you stand up, an inability to lose weight and reaching for caffeine or sugar to keep you going throughout your day.

Adrenal imbalances are very common in my clinical practice and every day I talk with women about the kinds of stress that cause their adrenal glands to get so burned out. The answers can be complicated, but the short answer is stress itself—emotional, physical and environmental.

The good news is that your adrenals can be healed. And when they are healed, stubborn pounds will often fall away and your get up and go will return! Read Chapter 10 in my book The Core Balance Diet to get started!


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