Stress seems to rule our lives causing disease and chaos. In order to live the healthiest life we all deserve we need to learn how to control stress and over -stressed adrenals.
Many of us walk around with adrenal insufficiencies. The health of our adrenals has an effect on our entire body. They can be known as the glands of stress. It is their job to enable our bodies to deal with stress. This is stress in every form: relationships, our job, disease and injuries. These stressors cause deficiencies in our adrenals when they are constantly called upon to perform. Biochemical changes occur when we’re stressed triggering the fight or flight response. Adrenalin, a hormone secreted by the medulla part of the adrenal gland along with other chemicals are released into the blood stream during a bout of stress. This causes blood pressure to rise, pulse to increase, oxygen intake to be effected, blood flow to the muscles reduced and digestion shutting down. This fight or flight response causing a shut down of bodily functions may cause stomach problems when you have constant stress on the adrenals. These hormones effect all the major processes of our bodies. They regulate normal blood sugar levels, cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal functions. Adrenals process carbohydrates and fats. Adrenals are distribution sights of stored fat, possibly causing the thickness around the middle, especially as we age. Our bodies receive protection against inflammatory reactions as well as anti-oxidant help against allergens from our food, our environment, from drugs and alcohol and from life itself. A big job is the anti inflammatory reaction. It will kick in right away when the adrenals are functioning properly. When they don’t work properly and inflammation builds up it will cause problems in other parts of our body. In our 50’s the adrenals become the primary source of hormones in men and women. If the adrenals are insufficient your sex life will suffer.
The larger part of the adrenal, the cortex, has 3 sections. The cortex supplies the body with cortisol, DHEA and is a secondary producer of sex hormones, along with over 50 other hormones. They work constantly needing to rest occasionally. Learning how to deal with stress in a different way will allow the adrenals to be able to stay on task without pooping out and causing problems with health and well-being.
Some symptoms of adrenal insufficiency are:
*lightheadedness when standing up too quickly
*trouble with bright lights
*mid-morning is when you start to wake up
*there is a slump in between the hours of 2-4pm
*feeling better after your evening meal
*don’t handle stress well, not tolerant
*compulsive eating habits, food cravings (sugar, carbohydrates, coffee, colas)
*more addictive behavior
*lethargic and exhausted
*tasks seem like chores including ones that are liked
*sleeping problems – just can’t sleep or wake up in between 1&3am and can’t go back to sleep
*low blood pressure
*low blood sugar
Make intentional choices to change your life.
Recipes for The Adrenals with Young Living Essential Oils:
*Nutmeg, Clove, Rosemary and Basil. Every 2 hours apply these oils to your adrenals. Make a spray in a glass 2oz. spray bottle by adding equal parts of the above oils with a small amount of carrier oil.
*Sage, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium. 6 drops of each oil. Apply straight on adrenals, no mixing.
A warm compress will help drive the oils deeper into the body and relax the muscles for deeper penetration.
With any diseased condition in the body there will not be just one reason for the cause. There are many reasons. There are many layers that have contributed to that condition in your body.
Many things will help clear it and bring your body into balance.
Try a colon cleanse, kidney cleanse and a liver cleanse. Doing all three will help eliminate toxins coming out the skin causing an outbreak. Every body is different so make the cleanse to suit you with how well you tolerate the detoxification. Try Young Living’s Cleansing Trio.
Some other things to try in detoxing is oil pulling or some 20 minute detox baths. Go to Sanodivita.com, health and wellness section for more information.
To bring your chakra energy into balance try a gong bath, yoga and meditation.
*Thyromin – blend of bovine glandular extracts, herbs, amino acids minerals, pure Myrrh, Spearmint and other essential oils that support a healthy thyroid.
*Multi-green – chlorophyll-rich botanicals, choline and amino acids. Rosemary, Lemon, and Melissa essential oils to increase absorption.
*Mineral Essence – contains more than 60 of the most efficiently absorbed ionic minerals available with Lemon and Cinnamon Bark essential oils.
*OmegaGize – fish oil and essential oils to get your omegas.
*Ningxia Red – powerful antioxidant to remove the free radicals from the body with citrus essential oils added.
*NingXia Nitro – pure essential oils with naturally powerful ingredients to lift one’s mental clarity and focus while also providing a surge of energy when needed.
*SuperCal – calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Wintergreen, lemongrass and other essential oils enhance the synergistic effects.
*EndoGize – supports a healthy endocrine system with Clary Sage and Myrrh essential oils that maintain balance in the body.
*Super C – for immune support a powerful antioxidant with Orange, Lemon and other essential oils.
*Super B – blend of 8 essential B vitamins crucial for optimal health.
*True Source – a whole-food-based multivitamin. Uses colorful, nutrient dense super fruits, plants vegetables and other quality ingredients.
*do things for your own healing
*prayer (giving thanks)
*make necessary life changes
*make bedtime before 10pm
*live in the moment not the past or the future
*do something pleasurable every day even if only for a few moments
*do absolutely nothing
*notice at least one thing that you are grateful for each day
*take your dietary supplements each day
*move your body with intention and often (walk, swim, yoga)
*learn to breath with intent, clear your mind and oxygenate your cells to make a much healthier body. (try alternate nostril breathing with a favorite essential oil. Go to Santodivita.com, health and wellness section for directions).
*believe in your body’s innate ability to heal itself. Your body does what it believes.
Use the essential oil Believe to strengthen this belief into an absolute knowing and be healed.
*come from a place of love not fear.
*eat a clean diet with at least 9 different colored veggies.
*cut out the white in the diet! The packaged and prepared.
A book to read is Adrenal Fatigue The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James L. Wilson.
Ref. YoungLiving Audio Stress and the Adrenals
Essential Oils Desk Reference