When Balance Just Isn’t Possible

I’m getting closer to the end of my crazy week, but until then, enjoy some of my favorite posts from days gone by.  I promise I’ll have some fresh content next week!  Today this post feels especially timely to me.

We talk a lot in the wellness movement about balance, the art of keeping all aspects of your life in proper perspective, not neglecting one area for another.  It’s an important concept, and when you’re able to live that way, you tends to feel calmer, more relaxed, and, well, balanced.  But life has seasons that may demand us to pay more attention to one aspect than usual, and in those times, balance goes out the window.  I feel like I’m in one of those seasons right now.  I’ve been working hard on my certification for 9 months now, trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible.  Don’t get me wrong, I love it.  However, its required me to make some adjustments in how I spend my time.  In the past when I’ve gone through seasons of imbalance, I burned the candle at both ends, trying to still keep up with everything I felt I needed to do, not acknowledging that some things were less important.  As a result, my body was thrown into adrenal fatigue, and I was forced to slow down.  I’m mostly past that, but the lesson was well learned.  This time around, I’ve made a list of priorities to get me through this time, and everything else has been placed on hold.  While this list looks different for everyone, here’s the things I’ve chosen to focus on to keep myself from doing too much. Continue reading

Adrenal Fatigue: The Importance of Nutrition

A perfect breakfast for adrenal fatigue: 2 pastured eggs cooked in coconut oil topped with sea salt, cultured veggies (carrots, collards, and cabbage), and a big glass of water.

I originally was going to include this information in my post Adrenal Fatigue: What to Do About It, but it got to be so long I thought it deserved its own post.  It never ceases to amaze me how every nutrient we need for health and wellness can be found in creation.  You don’t need a degree in nutrition to know what your body needs!  I wanted to share all of this information with you, so you can take back your own health. Continue reading

Adrenal Fatigue: What to Do About It

Adrenal fatigue is our body’s way of forcing us to slow down and rejuvenate.

So you’re tired of feeling run down, depressed, and overall just not like yourself.  You think maybe there might be something to this idea of adrenal fatigue after all, and you definitely want to avoid all the health problems related to adrenal fatigue.  So, what’s next?  Are you stuck with low energy and all those other life sucking symptoms forever?  Is this just another diagnosis to put in your medical history and struggle with for the rest of your life?  Not hardly.  There are LOTS of ways you can restore your adrenals and get your vitality back. Continue reading

Adrenal Fatigue and its Downstream Effects

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Yesterday was our introduction to adrenal fatigue.  We talked all about the lethargy, decreased vitality, and the other common symptoms of adrenal fatigue.  But did you know that untreated adrenal fatigue can lead to other chronic conditions as well?  As if getting your energy back isn’t motivation enough to make some changes, avoiding these conditions definitely is! Continue reading

Adrenal Fatigue

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If you’ve been involved with any sort of alternative or complementary health care provider, you may have heard of adrenal fatigue.  Otherwise, this may be new information for you.  Naturopaths and oriental medicine practitioners recognize the prevalence of this modern condition, but conventional western practitioners generally don’t.  Walk into your local MD’s office and bring up the subject of adrenal fatigue, and you’re likely to get a dismissive reply.  MD’s are taught about Addison’s disease (hypoadrenalism), but the belief is that its a rare condition.  The sad truth is that with our modern lifestyles and chronically elevated stress levels, adrenal fatigue is much more common than you might think. Continue reading