The Adrenal can become burnt out.
If you have too much adrenal function like too much cortisol it’s called Cushing’s.
If you have a deficiency of cortisol and other adrenal hormones, that is called Addison’s.
The two big symptoms of adrenal fatigue are chronic fatigue and chronic inflammation. Cortisol normally is an anti-inflammatory. But if the adrenals are weak or you run out of cortisol or it does not work anymore because of cortisol resistance then you get inflammation.
SLEEP. Out of all the actions that you can do to restore, improve the adrenal fatigue, the absolute most important thing is to get more sleep. 100% of people with adrenal fatigue have poor sleep, so they can never recharge. It is the sleep that helps to improve the stress. It is not always about the diet. In this case, it is recovery and restoring the sleep. Once sleep occurs, now the body and start to recharge, you start to heal and regenerate where you can start handle a lot more stress.
What is it that is preventing you from getting sleep?
PAIN, INFLAMMATION Try to sleep if your back is killing you or you have inflammation. It is it going to be very difficult. For pain and inflammation take vitamin D3. Dr. Berg recommends taking about 40,000 IUs. You will find that the pain is going to go away within a few hours or a few days.
The more the glands are active and become fatigued the less vitamin D you have. Most of the time you are deficient in vitamin D3 if you have adrenal fatigue.
NIGHTMARES Nightmares will keep you up. Having a weird dreams, thinking, analyzing things to death. This is a B1 deficiency. Nutritional yeast is what you need to take for that and it will handle the nightmares and help you sleep.
EMF Electromagnetic fields can keep you awake. That includes your computer, electrical devices, and cell phone. It would be quite revealing if you had this tested and found out how extensive the electrical fields and the magnetic fields extends from outlets next to your bed, from your computer, from your back up battery to you computer, your printer, and your Wi-Fi devices. Dr. Berg did a major clean up of EMF fields. It changed his physiology. His energy went way up and he was able to last longer through the day.
EMF is becoming more and more problems simply because of the G 5 and the electrical devices we are around. It is a very important factor that can affect you adrenals and can prevent you from sleeping. Dr. Berg suggests getting a testing device and start measuring around where you sleep and you will be quite shocked to find out that could be one of the reasons why you are not sleeping.
HEART If the heart is racing too much and you have a high pulse rate because you are deficient in potassium or magnesium that is going to keep you up. If your blood pressure is high that is going to keep you up, if you have blood pressure issues, you need more potassium, magnesium and vitamin D. If you have arrhythmias that is going to prevent your body from getting into a state of relaxation. If you have a heart flipping, flopping and making all these extra beats or a skipping beats, dropping night That is usually going to be a low, potassium and magnesium problem, which you need to work on. It could also be the EMF as well.
There is 3 great remedies that Dr. Berg recommends if you have heart arrhythmia issues: Berberine has been known to improve it. Quinine is another one, which you can get as a nutritional supplement. Forskolin is another one. The combination of these three could help you if you have abnormal heart rhythm problems.
Heart issues also include palpitations, which also can scare people because they think that that might be a normal but the majority of people have palpitations and they are pretty much normal unless you have over a certain percentage. You can get a 24 or 48-hour heart monitoring device to determine if you have a problem or not. But you would be surprised how many people thought they had a problem when they do not because it’s under a certain percentage.
LONG WALKS, EXERCISE Long walks are important, as well as exercise for your sleep. Dr. Berg walks 45 minutes a day.
LOWER CARBS Lowering your carbohydrates takes a huge stress off the sympathetic nervous system, the flight or fight. If you are stuck in stress mode, flight or fight mode, by lowering your carbs and doing fasting that can pull you right out of it. So lowering your carbohydrates can help support the parasympathetic nervous system.
GO TO SLEEP WHEN TIRED Some people go to sleep by the clock and sometimes they might get tired 8:30, 9:00 o’clock or 9:30 but it might be too early for them so they push through it and then they can not go to sleep. They were tired an hour ago but now they are not. Especially if you get past 12 o’clock midnight it is really hard to go to sleep. It might take an hour to get to sleep because your body goes to the circadian. So you have to catch the wave so you can get down to the delta wave sleep. Take advantage of when body is tired.
NAPS If you do not sleep then take naps; they are going to help your adrenal fatigue.
STRESS If you have adrenal fatigue, there is something that is something stressing you out, so isolate what that is do whatever you can do to improve that and that is going to help as well.
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, The Most Important Action You Can Take If You Have Adrenal Fatigue.
For more information please check out:
A Quick Test For Adrenal Fatigue – Dr. Berg on Adrenal Function https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dse9-ZLuNPs
The seven causes of adrenal fatigue. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1650677451755192
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting, is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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