Do you have Adrenal Fatigue?

Updated: Mar 26, 2021

When was the last time you jumped out of bed feeling great: happy, energized, and ready to tackle the day?

If you’re barely dragging yourself out of bed in the morning and running on empty by late afternoon (driving you to coffee or chocolate), if you’re edgy and snapping at your loved ones, if you crave sugar and/or salt and are unable to lose weight, you may have adrenal fatigue.

What is adrenal fatigue?

Your adrenals, two walnut-sized glands that sit atop your kidneys, produce your body’s stress-response hormones: cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine. They are also responsible for regulating your metabolism and controlling your blood-sugar levels.

............But the adrenals can only take so much stress.

An assault on the system can lead to adrenal fatigue, also known as adrenal exhaustion, hypoadrenalism, low adrenal, adrenal stress, or adrenal burnout. Exhausted adrenals may be to blame if you can’t handle stress like you used to: it’s a sign that your body’s stress-management system has gone awry.

Among other things, adrenal fatigue disrupts your sleep/wake cycle so that you’re tired during the day but unable to sleep at night. It can also impair your metabolic system so that you can’t regulate your body temperature or your weight: you may have put o