When your adrenal glands are so fatigued, it causes low energy, tiredness, exhaustion, weakness, allergies, sleep problems, low sex drive, poor concentration, and the inability to cope with stress. Causes may come from nutritional deficiencies, adrenal or pituitary tumors, or prolonged stress.
Modern medicine often ignores the causes and uses steroids or stimulants with their attending side effects. Use the natural way to help adrenal fatigue through good nutrition and helpful supplements to rehabilitate the adrenals.
Diet: remove tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and fast foods. Also exercise moderately and sleep eight hours a day.
Some of the most important nutrients are to use a whole-food source such as using Stress Multi-Vitamins from New chapter for optimal nutrition, and Amla-C or New Chapter’s C-Food Complex.
Herbs for Adrenal Fatigue
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Mood Formula – herbs used traditionally to nourish nerves. Formula: Melissa (Lemon balm), Hops, Mistletoe, Bitter Orange, Peppermint, Valerian
Dr. Christopher’s Adrenal formula for direct herbal health.
Schizandra is also a support to the liver and respiratory system.
Ashwaganda for the nervous system, lowers inflammation.
Rhodiola for better concentration and endocrine support.
Eleutherococcus for adrenal, immune and hormonal support.
Cell Salts to Help Adrenal Fatigue
#5 Kali mur 6X – reduce inflammation and mucus
#6 Kali phos 6X – to help calm and feed nerves
#9 Nat mur 6X – exhaustion from grief
Adrenal Fatigue Homeopathic Remedies
Argentum nit – anticipation, apprehension, and fear. Periodic fatigue and weakness. Impulsive, in a hurry. Craves sugar. Gas, belching. Worse emotions, intolerant of heat; better in cool air. Performance anxiety; diarrhea from emotions.
Arsenicum album – anxiety, restlessness, and exhaustion; nervous constitution; thirsty, taking sips often; fastidious, fear of death and disease. Worse after midnight, periodically and from exertion; better heat, warm foods and drink.
Gelsemium – aching, tiredness, heaviness, weakness, soreness, dullness, apathy. Droopy eyelids; inner trembling; chills up and down back; thirstless. Worse in spring, from bad news, humidity; better open air, bending over.
Nux vomica – collapse, fatigue, overwhelmed feeling; overactive mind, irritable, angry and impatient; works hard and plays hard. Craves spicy foods, stimulants and fats. Better from a nap; worse early morning, and cold open air.
Phosphorus – oversensitive to things around them. Fatigue, dizziness after rising. Short naps help. Worse from physical or mental exertion; better cold food and drinks.
Copyright 2015 by David R. Card