“Why am I always tired?”
80% of North Americans have Adrenal Fatigue –
The Other 20% are in Denial
Marita Schauch, BSc, ND
Every day in practice I see patients who complain of unrelenting fatigue. They wake up unrefreshed, and drag themselves through each day. Some patients sleep through their alarm every morning only to hit snooze a half a dozen times and then nurse themselves with coffee all day so that they can function and feel “normal”. These patients also have an incredibly hard time losing weight. Even though they may exercise vigorously and eat healthy, they just can’t seem to shed a pound!
Do these symptoms sound familiar? If so, you might have what’s called Adrenal Fatigue.
The stress response is obviously essential to life because it allows us to handle life’s challenges. However, when we trigger the stress response too often, problems arise as the stress hormones are continuously pumped out and the body becomes depleted and exhausted.
The good news is that there are steps that you can take to optimize your adrenal function to prevent the deteriorating affects of adrenal fatigue including exercise, relaxation techniques, restoring sleep and reducing refined sugars, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods. Also look for AdrenaSense®, an adrenal gland supporting formula with Rhodiola, Suma, Siberian ginseng, Schisandra and Ashwagandha to help reduce stress, improve energy and promote restful sleep.