Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?

Adrenal fatigue is a very real phenomenon in today’s society. As individuals, we can become stretched beyond our capacity and this sustained stress can literally wear us down.
Signs and Symptoms of adrenal fatigue to watch out for are:

  • Morning tiredness
  • Peaks and troughs of energy throughout the day
  • Needing an afternoon nap…often
  • Feeling exhausted during your typical exercise regime (rather than after it)
  • Blood sugar irregularities (sudden hunger, dizziness, cravings)
  • Craving salt, sugar, carbohydrates
  • Insomnia
  • Tired but ‘wired’ (especially in the evening)
  • Getting sick on a holiday
  • Susceptible to colds and flu
  • Feeling exhausted after a stressful event
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive problems
  • Weight gain (unexplained)

Adrenal fatigue is often a result of chronic stress whether physical, emotional, mental or a combination of the three. Some stress is good for us. It enables us to complete tasks with a sense of urgency, and allows us to run away from danger. Stress comes from all aspects of life i.e. work, family commitments, physical injury, financial, deadlines to meet… etc. etc. Prolonged acute stress may cause some initial disturbances such as Anxiety, Mood disturbances or Sleep issues.
Prolonged chronic stress may lead to bigger issues such as long-term depleted energy such as adrenal fatigue, because our body’s ability to adjust and deal with the stress has been compromised. This results in a ‘knock-on’ effect of ill-health such as:

  • Chronic tiredness
  • Low immune function
  • Insulin resistance and weight gain
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Altered thyroid function
  • Major hormonal disruptions – menstrual irregularities/ heightened menopausal symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

If your feeling sick and tired all of the time or suffer from symptoms of adrenal fatigue and feel that your health could be better managed, come to a FREE COMMUNITY TALK ON ADRENAL FATIGUE AND HOW TO COMBAT IT! Why struggle, or suffer with the negative effects of stress, when you can sail through with renewed energy and focus. In saying this, as a naturopath it is important to ensure there are not other issues causing or contributing to fatigue such as iron deficiency or poor digestive function and absorption for example. This is why a broad and holistic approach is necessary to piece your health puzzle together.

FREE COMMUNITY TALK BY Megan Taslaman – naturopath
WHEN: Wednesday 5th October, 2016
WHERE: Lotus Centre, Lvl 1, 13 Dale Street, Brookvale
TIME: 7.30pm – 8.30pm


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