The little adrenal gland

Do you want more energy, oomph and vitality???? 

Elderly woman exercising.

I see clients in my clinic struggling to get through each day, they drag themselves out of bed, only to wish they could pull the donor up and sleep till the afternoon . Are you looking for coffee chocolate and carbohydrates to boost your energy through the afternoon slump???? Are your hands and feet always cold??? You could have adrenal exhaustion. This little gland sits on top of each kidney. It is a powerful gland with many functions. With today’s ever busy lifestyle and stress the adrenal gland is struggling to keep you vibrant, energised and full of life.

Main Functions of Adrenal gland (Cortisol): 

  •  Assists in the stress response & coping with trauma, infection & environmental extremes
  • Increases energy & metabolism
  • Enhances the integrity of blood vessels
  • Reduces allergic & inflammatory response

Adrenal Fatigue – Recommended Lifestyle Changes: 

  • Aim to have regular breaks – a 15 minute power nap could make a big difference to energy levels
  • Exercise regularly, but not excessively
  • Regular bed time, ideally before 10pm
  • Regular relaxation & breathing exercises
  • Share enjoyable time and laugh with friends & family
  • Pinpoint what is preventing you from moving forwards & enjoying life 

Adrenal Fatigue – Nutritional Support: 

  • 5-6 serves of vegetables (alkalising) per day
  • 2-3 serves of fruit (best avoided first thing in the morning)
  • Eat good quality protein, especially for breakfast and lunch
  • Use quality cold-pressed oils e.g. olive, walnut, almond, flaxseed & coconut
  • Avoid acidic foods such as hydrogenated fats, refined carbohydrates and fruit juices
  • Avoid energy ‘zappers’ such as alcohol, caffeine & chocolate
  • Drink filtered water – 8 to 10 glasses per day

For more information or a full comprehensive health check up call Jo Thompson 4384 150 or visit

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