The government’s Corona Virus task force is warning about the possibility of 100,000-200,000 deaths over the next few months. Your best defense is avoidance and prevention! I believe NOW is the time to take extra steps to protect your immune system and get healthy!
I’ve been warning that the apex was going to occur over next 2-4 weeks. Fortunately, self-quarantine measures are helping! Staying home and using preventative hygiene, offer the BEST defense from the virus. Stress is perhaps the greatest threat to our immune system. Please take steps now to reduce your stress!
See below for how to reduce stress (VIDEO)
One of the most common problems in patients with fibromyalgia is adrenal fatigue, which is characterized by symptoms that look similar to fibro such as constant tiredness, difficulty getting up in the morning, inability to cope with stress, and weakened immune system. Additional symptoms include cold hands and feet, muscle pain, low blood sugar, depression, low sex drive, allergies, chronic headaches, and more.
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These pea-sized glands are located at the top of each kidney and secrete the vital stress-coping hormone cortisol (and others), which help us deal with day-to-day stress. Normal functioning adrenal glands allow us to be more resilient and clear-headed in times of stress (physical, mental, or emotional). These hormones help us build stamina with the stressful situation and allow us to rebound quickly.
There are two sections of the adrenal gland: the medulla (inner portion) and the cortex (outer portion), each having their own functions to release chemicals and keep our bodies functioning normally. The hormones released by the adrenals not only help us deal with immediate stress, but they help us cope with long-term stressful situations as well, such has dealing with a chronic disease or experiencing grief.
It is persistent, unrelenting stress without rest that exhaust the adrenal glands. Adrenal “burn-out” will make you helpless against the damage caused by the continuous flow of hormones that can’t seem to restore properly.
Adrenal fatigue is most often caused by stress. You may have stress-induced adrenal “burn-out” if you can say the following:
- I’m always under stress, and it seems to last for long periods.
- I/spouse work more than 50 hours per week
- I have a chronic illness; I have a nervous stomach; I’m overweight.
- I don’t exercise and/or I have been on a low-fat diet within the last 12 months.
- I exercise a lot (more than 14-15 hours weekly).
- I drink a lot of caffeine (more than 2 cups of coffee and/or soda a day).
- I smoke.
- I have trouble sleeping at night and get less than seven hours
- I eat a lot of sugary foods
- I’ve had surgery within the last 12 months, or more than one in the last two years.
- I’m a caregiver.
- I take medications (prescription or over-the-counter) to help stimulate me.
The body becomes completely exhausted after years of unrelenting fatigue, chronic pain, stimulant use, poor diet, poor sleep, and medications. The hormones and adrenals are completely used up and need to be restored before used again. This is very difficult to do for someone who cannot control outer circumstances, which is all of us.
Chronic poor health is the result of adrenal fatigue if not dealt with, but there are ways to determine if adrenal fatigue is a problem, which will help you treat it from home.
Please take these steps now to reduce your stress:
Reclaim your sleep. There are plenty of posts listed on my site that talk about how to get consistent, deep, restorative sleep each and every night. Believe it or not, this may be one of the only steps you need.
Take a high-quality multivitamin and mineral supplement. I have spent many years developing a formula specific for the adrenal glands. My patients with fibromyalgia take the CFS/Fibro Formula that I developed especially for the symptoms associated with fibro-chronic pain, fatigue, IBS, RLS, insomnia, low moods, and brain fog. My patients who don’t have fibromyalgia are encouraged to use the Liquid Multivitamin Mineral Plus formula.
Take adrenal cortical extracts. These extracts work to normalize adrenal function and replenish hormonal stores. These extracts have been successfully used to treat not only adrenal fatigue, but symptoms of CFS, chronic pain, immune deficiency, fatigue, and fibromyalgia. They help boost mental and physical energy and immune function.
These supplements are available over-the-counter without a prescription as adrenal cortical glandular supplements.
I have developed one that is available on my website store. My supplement is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised cattle from New Zealand. Start with 500 mg of adrenal cortex glandular supplement two times a day with food. Improvements begin to show within two weeks, and if they do not, then you can double your dose. Don’t use whole gland adrenal or adrenal medulla supplements because they will increase adrenaline, which will put more stress on your glands.
If you have low blood pressure, then increase salt consumption. Increased salt intake will help decrease inflammatory markers. Despite what mainstream media will tell you, salt in moderation is okay. You don’t need to eliminate it completely. However, if you have underlying hypertension, congestive heart failure, or pulmonary hypertension, you should avoid this step.
Drink plenty of water. Aim for at least 70 ounces of purified, filtered water daily.
Increase Vitamin C. This is probably the most important vitamin needed to help restore adrenal function. If you are taking my CFS/Fibro formula, then you are already taking 1800 mg, and I find that patients on this formula typically don’t need any more than that except when they are under more stress. When faced with increased stress or fighting off a cold or flu patients are encouraged to increase their vitamin C to 3-4,000mg to help boost the immune system and strengthen the adrenal glands.
If bowels become loose, then reduce your intake by 1000 mg per day until stools are formed. This level is your ideal vitamin C level.
Treat any remaining blood pressure problems. If you continually have low blood pressure, this needs to be corrected. Even if you are feeling better, this still needs to be addressed. Try licorice root extract. It’s available at any health food store.
Keep in mind that high amounts of licorice root can cause water retention, potassium deficiency and elevated blood pressure, so make sure you keep the dose low and take it slowly. I recommend licorice root extract (450mg a day) if BP is below 95/60 along with the adrenal cortex supplements.
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“… My doctor was telling me I was getting older so I was going to have aches and pains … I got really discouraged and I quit going to the doctor for several years. Then about 8 years ago, I really hit the wall hard. I found a doctor who would finally listen to me, and was trying to help me, but like you said, all he knew was to give me a new drug. I tried some drugs … the side effects were horrible and nothing made me feel better! I had a horrible time sleeping, and my energy was terrible! I started working with you, and I started sleeping, that was like a whole new world! … Also on your anti-inflammatory diet I love over 40 lbs. in just 80 days!
I’m not the same person. I don’t look the same for sure, I don’t feel the same, it feels so much better that I have that weight off. I can do so much more and I have so much more energy. I can make plans and actually do it. Before I couldn’t plan anything because I didn’t know how I was going to feel that day.
I think for those people who are in my shoes and understand what this can do to your life, the best thing that you can do is to make an investment in your health and yourself, take care of yourself and get on your protocol and change your life. I needed the support and the guidance and the encouragement…”
Learn more about adrenal fatigue and how it compromises your health in the audio replay below.
And Learn How Jolene Overcomes Her Fibro Symptoms-She Shares Her Success Story In The recording link for the playback, here: