Have you been pondering just what it really takes to get some answers on adrenal fatigue recovery?
Are you willing to drop the old ways that created this issue, in order for a new way to pave the way?
I am so often asked for my definitive answer on how I recovered from adrenal fatigue. I wish it was a very short and easy answer, however it does require a deep process in order to come out of the other end permanently.
I discovered that there were 11 main answers to adrenal fatigue recovery. I shared these in a forum recently and it appeared to help many people, so I very quickly realised that I needed to create an all encompassing post for you here so that you could see the process I went through.
It took me nearly 4 years to recover from severe adrenal fatigue and while I am largely recovered, I still regularly visit the 11 steps below as this is really an ongoing process to stay healthy.
Recovering from adrenal fatigue involves many pieces and this is not something that is necessarily done in the strict order as it is listed below. It is a backwards and forwards process between all of these things.
So here are
MY TOP 11 ANSWERS TO ADRENAL FATIGUE RECOVERY
1. Work with your doctor or suitable health care practitioner to rule out any other possible health issues, so that you can establish if it is in fact adrenal fatigue that you are dealing with.
2. Work with a health care practitioner who deeply understands adrenal fatigue. Do appropriate testing to understand what your stress hormones are doing. Click here to check out 4 possible tests that you can do.
3. Take the right supplements at the right time. Work with a health care practitioner to establish the right regime. There is no one size fits all on this. What is important to note however is that too many supplements if you are dealing with severe adrenal fatigue can actually hamper your recovery. Overdoing supplements can be a further drain on an overtaxed system.
4. Food sensitivities and gut issues are an issue, especially if your symptoms become more severe. It is necessary to remove gluten, wheat, dairy, caffeine, flour and sugar from your diet. This will take some time but well worth doing to combat the unpleasant gut issues that may come up.
5. Spend time every single day (non negotiable) doing something that heightens the parasympathetic nervous system (ie that calms the nervous system). Eg breathing, meditation, gentle yoga, quiet activities that you enjoy.
Reduce the amount of time that you spend using technology, especially in the two to three hours before sleeping.
The calmer you can get yourself right throughout the day and evening, the easier it will be for you to sleep at night.
6. Engage in appropriate exercise for the level of fatigue you are feeling. Keep your heart rate under 90bpm (if dealing with moderate or severe adrenal fatigue) when exercising and rebuild very slowly.
7. Remove as many of the stressful situations or people in your life as you can.
Get support for the areas in your life that cause you stress that you are unable to change.
8. Work with a counsellor to help you understand the root of the mental and emotional patterns that have caused you stress and subsequent adrenal fatigue. This can take time but is an essential part of the healing process.
9. Understand that the mind body connection with adrenal fatigue is about not stepping into your power. Look deeply at the areas in your life where you are not honouring your own needs and learn to practice speaking up for what you need.
You need to teach others in your life to respond to you in a new way. As harsh as this may sound, some may leave you but that may be necessary for your health. You need to learn to stop being an overgiver.
10. Work with changing your thoughts so that your emotions, feelings and your body’s physical condition begins to change. This is a deep process and takes time to retrain the mind.
The work of Dr Joe Dispenza will help you with this process. Here is one of his meditations. Use it consistently to help make the desired changes.
11. Discover (if you haven’t already) the purpose and meaning of your life. Why are you here? What are you called to? What legacy would you like to leave? Check out this book by Dr John Demartini if you would like to delve into this topic more deeply and really discover the very highest reasons for your being here on this planet.
Living a life that is deeply inspiring to you and that serves others from a place that is deeply in alignment with who you are is one of the most necessary ways to stay healthy and vibrant.
Recovering from adrenal fatigue is not a quick fix. It is a condition that can bring you to your knees and requires a deep look at the way you are living every aspect of your life.
However, coming out at the other end and changing your life for the better is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.
These 11 things are not something you do need to accomplish overnight (a trait of the adrenal fatigue person is pushing hard too hard to achieve something). These are things to embrace step by step, piece by piece and to gradually build upon. The idea is to build a new life that serves you, but this time with one that has a solid foundation.
Dig deep into the process and you will likely experience a deep and long lasting recovery from adrenal fatigue. Go for short term fixes with supplements and other fast substitutes and while you may experience a short term recovery, it is likely you will have to revisit adrenal fatigue over and over again or deal with it ongoing for many years.
You can do this.
But you’ve got to want to do this!!!
Remember, you only need to do this ONE STEP AT A TIME.
Best wishes to you and lots of love on your journey of recovery and healing.