MODERN WOMAN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS.

ADRENAL HEALTH

One of the most common things we hear from our patients is that they’re just plain, tired. Lacking energy, dragging their diaper bags, drinking another coffee just trying to keep up. And we feel you – it gets tiring carrying the weight of the world. 

But in this space, you get to put things down. 

Are you ready to understand why you might be feeling so tired?

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Adrenal Health

YOUR ADRENALS’ JOB IS LITERALLY TO KEEP YOU ALIVE.

Your adrenals are two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys. While they may be small, they certainly are MIGHTY! These two “little” glands play a massive role in trying to maintain balance in your body. One of their many responsibilities is to secrete your stress hormones – cortisol and adrenaline. 

These hormones are available instantaneously in response to any type of stressor whether it’s physical, mental, environmental, perceived, imagined, good or bad. The adrenals, after sensing your stress, will activate your Sympathetic Nervous System to increase your heart rate and release sugar stores so that blood, oxygen, and nutrients can quickly get to your muscles and remove you promptly from a dangerous situation. 

Sounds pretty intense, right? That’s because these are the body’s fight or flight tools in situations of survival. 

But what happens when they area always turned “on”? They get tired, just like you.

When your body is constantly in “Survival Mode” there is no time or energy for healing, rest, or recovery because your adrenals are constantly under stress telling you to KEEP RUNNING.

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WHAT’S THE STATE OF MY ADRENALS?

Rome wasn’t built in a day and your Adrenals definitely don’t burn out in a day either. Prolonged stress and ignoring symptoms is the perfect recipe for burn out,, but believe it or not, your body gives you many warning signals and stop signs long before you reach a state of burn out.

Generally you will see the warning signs in three stages:

Vancouver Naturopath for Adrenal Fatigue

01

Alarm

Recent stress stimuli puts your body into a fight or flight state. Once you are out of perceived danger, fatigue follows so that recovery can happen.

02

Resistance

 If stress stimuli becomes chronic there is no time for recovery and your body remains in fight or flight until it reaches a threshold.

03

Exhaustion

Your body can no longer deal with the continued exposure of stressors resulting in a collapse of one or more body systems.

OKAY MODERN WOMAN

WE SEE WE’VE GOT YOUR ATTENTION NOW!

Want to learn a little more?  Here are your many STOP Sign Symptoms to say hey listen up!! SLOW DOWN.
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Digestive upset
  • Anxiety/Restlessness
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Sense of being wired
  • Faster/Shallow breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle tension in body
  • Craving either sweet or salty foods to keep going
  • Feeling tired but wired
  • Unexplained hair loss
  • Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Feelings of Frustration
  • Feeling ill health
  • Difficulty gaining weight
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Mild depression
  • Brain Fog
  • Increased symptoms of PMS
  • Nausea
  • Lowered body temperature
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Poor memory and confusion
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Decreased productivity

IF YOU FIND YOURSELF EXPERIENCING ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, WE ARE HERE TO GUIDE YOU BACK TO WHOLE HEALTH!

It’s nothing to be scared of, but it is something we can heal! Are you ready to stop running and start resting? Let’s return you to your natural state of well being.

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