Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Adrenal Fatique

I get asked almost daily about adrenal exhaustion. (An easy way to tell if your adrenals are struggling, may be that you have developed a 'tire' around the middle. Another common symptom is waking up about 3 a.m. every day and not being able to fall back to sleep. Often, you feel more tired when you wake up, then when you went to bed! If this sounds like you, try changing your diet.) I became an expert when at 49 I was tired all the time and was developing quite a bit of belly fat. At 50, I am recovering and doing wonderfully. I'll talk about some supplements to add to your diet on another blog. There are some great books out there to teach you how to recover. But if you need some suggestions on how to eat to recover...these ideas come from Dr. James Wilson.

Your food intake will help you recover from adrenal fatigue. You will do best combining fat, protein and starchy carbohydrates (such as whole grains) at every meal and at every snack.

● Eat a wide variety of whole, natural foods
● Combine a fat, protein and carbohydrate source with every meal
● Eat lots of vegetables, especially the brightly colored ones
● Salt your food to a pleasant taste
● Eat mainly whole grains as starchy carbohydrate sources
● Combine grains with beans, seeds or nuts to form a complete protein
● Avoid fruit in the morning
● Cook with butter, palm oil, coconut butter, peanut oil, sesame oil or olive oil
● Mix 1-2 tablespoons of essential oils into grains, vegetables and meats daily
● Eat high quality food; it becomes you
● Chew every bit at least 30 times

Live Well...Judi


  1. Judi...Nedra sent me over and your blog looks wonderful and full of information! I am sure I will benefit from meeting you through your blog! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Hi Judi, Nanette and Nedra sent me over. Your blog has a lot of interesting facts. Looking forward to reading. Welcome to blogland!

  3. hmm I had raspberries and toast for breakfast. no nos, you always have good advice.