Adrenal fatigue is a very common condition that plagues many due to our current lifestyle. Malnutrition due to gastrointestinal disorders, poor food choices, medications and chemicals are contributing factors. Pair that with a fast pace, pressure from work, lack of sleep due to late nights in front of the TV or computers, and lack of exercise and lack of stress reduction...and you are on your way to exhaustion. Symptoms of exhaustion are mood changes, "blow-ups", chronic fatigue, lack of energy, prone to injuries,chronic sickness and weight gain. If left unchecked, the other organs of the body suffer, and new imbalances and symptoms are created. Adrenal fatigue can contribute to illness such as diabetes and hormonal imbalances.
Living a true chiropractic lifestyle can re-balance your life and heal adrenal fatigue. Spinal adjustments reduce stress on the body, re-balance the nervous system and relax the mind. The adjustment frees the nervous system to allow the body to communicate with every cell in order to run efficeintly. Most chiropractors can teach you how to eat properly, sleep right and exercise appropriately. Did you know that the adrenal glands heal between 10pm and 2pm. If you go to bed late, you miss this critical healing time.
If you think you may have adrenal fatigue, your chiropractor, if trained in functional medicine or nutrition, can send you for an Adrenal Stress Index test or any other lab work that they deem necessary. Your chiropractor can then advise you to use nutritional products to restore the body's natural ability to heal itself.
For now, get your adjustments, eat whole(preferably organic) non-processed foods, balance you protein, fat and complex carbs at every meal, exercise a little every day, use what ever method of stress relief works for you, slow down and "smell the roses", take it easy on the caffeine, and get to bed early.
Dr. Kim Maziarz Carlucci, DC
I have been a chiropractor for since 1996 but an athlete since I played baseball with the boys in the early pee wee leagues. I continued with sports throughout my high school career: softball, basketball, skiing and competitive horseback riding. In chiropractic school I was introduced to functional exercise and structural rehabilitation and continue to do this type of exercise to this day with great success.