Did you realise you were an adrenaline junkie?

by | September 7, 2010 | adrenal exhaustion, adrenaline addiction, energy medicine, Kinesiology, low blood sugar, natural healthcare, nutritional therapy

Are you the type of person that leaves everything to the last minute, is always late, and ends up rushing to wherever you need to go?If yes, one of the reasons for this could be that you need adrenaline rushing through your blood vessels in order to have the energy or motivation to get anything done.  When we are stressed – for example by realising we only have five minutes to get somewhere – the adrenal glands release adrenaline, which causes our blood sugar to rise and gives us energy to move and do things.  However, if you rely on this stimulus on a daily basis, your adrenal glands can become worn out, and your blood sugar levels can end up shooting up and down all day; unstable blood sugar levels can lead to energy dips, mood swings, sweet cravings and weight gain, to name but a few.

Adrenaline also shuts down digestive processes and increases the blood pressure, which is great if you need to run for your life, but not so great if it happens every day when you’re late for work.

So what can be done?  Well there are various dietary strategies that can help to nourish the adrenal glands when they are worn out, and also to help stabilise erratic blood sugar levels, but also important is proper relaxation.  Spending just a few minutes each day doing, and thinking, nothing can be very restorative to mind and body, and will also give your adrenal glands a well earned rest.  If you find this difficult, I recommend a meditation CD called ‘Guided Meditation for Busy People‘.  It’s a series of short meditations which give your busy mind some much needed time out.  Kinesiology treatment is also great for helping to cope with stress and the effects of unbalanced blood sugar; worries and fears can melt away leaving you free to get on with your life.

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