Sooooo … Now that those crazy holidays are over … I have a serious health tip for you! The presents are all unwrapped, the food has all been eaten, the holiday parties are all over, and, while your sanity may have been sparred, your adrenal glands were not! Your adrenals are responsible for regulating stress in your body. And those suckers have been working overtime the past few weeks, at least! I think we can all agree that the holidays are a mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting experience. But, what can you do now to support your body?

Many of us will experience some form of adrenal fatigue in the coming weeks as our adrenals need some time to recover. You could feel some of the following symptoms: more fatigued then normal, more emotional, less ability to handle stress, low back pain, hormonal imbalance, restless sleep, low sex drive, dizziness, and have less strength and physical stamina. Are you feeling any of those?
So, here are a few tips for getting your Adrenals to bounce back relatively quickly:
  1. Sleep: You could be more tired then normal. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. If you’re tired, then let your body sleep in, or be sure to hit the pillow earlier than normal. Don’t set an alarm if you don’t have to or take naps if you need to when you get home from work. Regardless of how you get it, rest. Try using a good diffuser in your bedroom to help support restful sleep.
  2. Change Up Your Workout: You may be super ready to hit the gym for the new year to get yourself on a new track, but your body may not be ready to jump right into what you were doing before the holidays. You might not be as strong as you used to be, or as fast as you used to be. Don’t push through to try to reach new gains or personal records just yet. Start gentle, maybe try more stretching or yoga, and then ease into your workout routine.
  3. Release any Emotional Trauma: Let’s face it, holidays can be a nightmare. Between the family committments, the party comitments, the shopping for gifts, the preparing food, the travel, all of it. It’s trauma on your emotional state. You need to let your mind process it, don’t ignore it. Try journaling or meditating; this will help yourself heal.
  4. Eat Healthy and Take Whole Food Supplements: Consider a supplement for cellular vitality. It should include a powerful cellular longevity blend of Baicalin, Boswellic Acids, Silymarin, Resveratrol, Curcumin, and Proanthocyanidins. It should also include potent levels of metabolic factors of cellular energy and performance including Coenzyme Q10, Quercetin, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, and Ginko Biloba.

Lack of energy can be described as feeling tired, lethargic, or fatigued, and can contribute to symptoms like feeling depressed, less motivated, or apathetic. Persistent fatigue with no clear diagnosis may result from chronic fatigue syndrome, which can start with flu-like symptoms and may not be relieved with rest.

This can be addressed successfully with effective supplementation and use of natural solutions, including essential oils. Certain essential oils are effective to stimulate energy and support sustaining energy. Essential oils that are great for energy support include peppermint, any citrus oil, lemongrass, and basil. Lavender is a great essential oil to help sustain sleep so the body can appropriately recover and allow you to wake up more rejuvenated.

Have an Abundantly Healthy day, and, until next time …

Be Well,

Dr. Cori

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes only. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family, and your pets.
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