Feeling burned out

Everyone feels a little run-down some time, but some of us feel burned out. Some doctors, especially those who deal with women’s health, think that could be due to “adrenal burnout”. They speculate it comes from the stress. The adrenal glands secrete hormones such as cortisol and DHEA in response to stress. Over time, as one experiences stress on a daily basis, the adrenal glands can function less optimally, secreting unhealthy levels of these stress-related hormones. Overworking of the adrenal glands can lead to adrenal stress or adrenal insufficiency. The result can be nervousness, poor memory, difficulty with concentration and decision-making, cravings for sweets, weight gain, and compromised sleep.

As you may have heard, excess cortisol can also lead to unhealthy levels of belly fat, again particularly in women. Excess fatigue can be the sign of much serious illness, so you should see your doctor. But, if the cause is determined to be stress, you may want some natural help.
According to naturopathic doctor Keri Marshal, who works with Gaia herbs, “adaptogenic herbs can have a profound influence on the body by helping to maintain a healthy response to stress by supporting the adrenal glands and nourishing the nervous system. These herbs are called adaptogens for their ability to adapt or maintain the health and function of the adrenal glands. The key role of adaptogens is to help maintain normal secretion levels of key stress-related hormones such as cortisol, and by doing so, reduce the effect of stress on both physical and mental well-being”.
Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health liquid photocaps has a formula that contains many helpful adaptogens and may be a natural solution to your personal energy crunch.
You may want consult a naturopathic doctor or doctor of Chinese medicine after seeing your own GP, internist or family doctor for a specific recommendation.