How to Recover from Adrenal Fatigue
The three stages of adrenal fatigue are:
The alarm stage and corresponding response is healthy. This is where we have a stressor in our life and then our body has time to recuperate and recover. If and when this happens, it is a good stress because it makes our body stronger. We are able to rebuild muscle, regulate our emotions, and chemical responses.
Resistance is seen when we are stuck in a stage of stress and our bodies are not recuperating. Naturally, we do have some reserve built up so that our body is able to recover, but it does not recover completely. However, it does not allow our body to get stronger after the stress response. In this stage, you may start to notice internal problems. Chronic stress restricts blood flow to the back of the brain, suppresses our digestion, leads to chemical imbalances, and lowers our immune response. Supplements and adjusting your lifestyle, are ways that we can recover from this stage.
Exhaustion is where these changes are becoming permanent and the body is creating stress within itself. Inflammation increases, and we see more breakdown within the body. Your body needs help when you get to the exhaustion phase. You may seek assistance from the medical community. They will look at the different problems that could be occurring and treat the symptoms but won’t find the stem of the problem.
How We Address Imbalances within the Body
It is easier to lessen these problems when your brain is more flexible. To do this, adjustments and brain based therapies are used in order to strengthen the connections between your brain and your body as well as the connections within your body. It can shift your body from the exhaustion or resistance phase into the alarm phase, where your body is better at handling stressors. Changing your lifestyle is helpful, but connecting your brain and body can improve your digestion and metabolism, balance hormones and improve your immune system and response to stress.
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Here’s To A Better Life,
Dr. Steve Puckette