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What is Adrenal Stress?

Adrenal Stress: Written by Kellie Wood.

Modern day living is busy and demanding with many people placing excessive amounts of pressure upon themselves to over- exert their bodies physically and emotionally. Many people juggle work and family commitments, with minimal time dedicated to rest and relaxation. In order to adapt to physical and emotional stress our Adrenal glands (small glands which sit on top of the kidneys) release hormones such as Cortisol and Adrenalin, which allow the body to “cope” temporarily. The long term effect of this stress response is detrimental to our health and leads to chronic disease.

Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Stress

  • Weakness
  • Lethargy/ fatigue
Decreased tolerance to cold
  • Poor circulation
  • Constipation
  • Recurrent infections
  • Low levels of gastric acid (poor digestion)
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Low blood pressure when first standing
  • Memory problems
  • Food cravings (sugar and salt)
  • Allergies
  • Blood sugar disorders (feeling weak and anxious if a meal is missed)

How Can You Treat Adrenal Stress?

To restore health and wellbeing it is imperative that long term dietary and lifestyle changes are made. For healing to take place the adrenal glands must be nourished with proper nutrition. It may be necessary to correct nutritional deficiencies such as: B vitamins, vitamins A, C and E, manganese, zinc, chromium and selenium; which are all essential for adrenal health. It is recommended that you visit a qualified nutritionist or naturopath to obtain professional dietary, supplementation and herbal advice.

Kinesiology is a powerful tool used to detect and clear physical and emotional stress patterns within the body. Adrenal stress can be the result of long term thought patterns driving the body beyond its capacity, leading to physical and emotional burn out. Kinesiology can be used to determine and diffuse underlying causal stress patterns using holistic techniques such as acupressure (based on Traditional Chinese Medicine), energetic balancing, muscle testing, nutritional medicine and structural techniques.

Kellie Wood: Naturopathic Nutritionist & Holistic Kinesiologist

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