Let’s talk about health for a moment…
Part of the journey to be ‘healthy’ for a lot of people includes hopping on the scales and trying to lose a bit of weight.
And that could be okay if it creates some different habits that lead to healthier choices.
But still too often people do crazy and totally unsustainable s@#t to try to lose those few pounds.
They mistake weight for health and focus on reducing the number on those scales instead of concentrating on the more important numbers that will create health in the long term and likely also help to adjust that number on the scale too as a pretty cool ‘side-effect’.
So you might be asking…what are those numbers??
Well, the first one I always like to discover with my clients is your adrenal capacity. Now, I’m not looking to find out if there’s anything wrong. That’s not our focus…
What we want to discover is how WELL the adrenal glands may be working. Remember in my email last week I talked about being OVERSTRESSED. That’s what we are looking to find out.
Because if your adrenal glands have paid the price for your success OR are stuck in a loop from trauma in an earlier part of your life, then it can be very hard to do a few things, like:-
- Relax and switch off. If you know that you find it really difficult to do nothing, unless you’re totally floored by the lurgy, then it could be your body’s response is stuck in FIGHT OR FLIGHT.
- Have sustained energy levels throughout the day. The adrenals are super important for keeping you and your blood sugar levels STABLE. If you are all over the place, UP and DOWN like a yo-yo then it could be your adrenals trying to let you know they are struggling.
- Make healthy food choices. So if you get really strong urges for sweet foods or caffeine to keep you going then it could be the adrenals trying to let you know that they can’t do their job.
There are other things that could also be an indication of your adrenals needing some additional support, such as:
- Trouble getting started in the morning
- Cravings for salt and/or sugar
- Low libido
- Low blood pressure
- Brain fog and poor concentration
- Getting dizzy when standing up quickly
- Chronic inflammation
- Weight gain around the middle
- Struggling to lose weight
If your adrenals are floundering then some other parts of your body likely are too. The thyroid and the adrenal glands are best friends and if one is out of whack then often the other one feels their pain.
I have lost count of the number of times I have worked with women who have a thyroid condition that they’re aware of and take medication for, but who also need support for their adrenal glands.
And the great news is that we can test to see how well both the adrenals and the thyroid are working.
Now, you might be thinking “Well, I already had them tested by my doctor and there’s nothing wrong”. That is fantastic news.
However, just because nothing is wrong does NOT mean everything is working as well as it should OR could.
We may never find out if your adrenal glands were the culprits for draining your thyroid but I do know that by supporting both areas these women just like you often find that their energy levels increase dramatically and magic can truly happen.
I’ll tell you more about how easy testing can be next time.
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Have a great week.