5 Signs You Have Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue has become as common as seasonal colds. The major difference is that stressed-out adrenals can have a much graver effect on your overall health. Your adrenals are two little glands located right above the kidneys that control the release of hormones in response to stress. When a car zips by and you feel like it might hit you, your adrenals are what produce that fight-or-flight surge of energy that you suddenly feel in your stomach.

The adrenals often become exhausted from too many stimulants in the diet. Caffeine, sugar and alcohol all fall into this category, causing blood sugar levels to sky rocket, then crash, confusing the adrenals and making them work overtime. 

Adrenal fatigue is a serious condition I’ve faced and overcome, and I want to share my experience in dealing with this frustrating epidemic. If you start to notice any or all of the following symptoms, it’s time to reevaluate stimulants in your diet and how they could be affecting your adrenals.

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About the Author

Lula Brown is a Certified Health Coach and Private Chef based in New York City. She works with women and men to get to the root of health issues, rather than masking them with a quick fix. She tailors nutrition and lifestyle programs to meet individual needs and goals, catering to a wide span of allergies and dietary restrictions. She also provides cooking classes and private chef services. Her systems result in ultimate health, happiness and functionality.

She received formal training in nutrition from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, where she studied with nutrition experts like Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Andrew Weil, Joshua Rosenthal, Dr. David Katz and Walter Willet, MD, DrPH. Lula operates on the fact that no two people are identical, and each individual requires a unique food and lifestyle plan, tailored to their specific body type.

Lula is an avid runner, biker and yogi, and always loves experimenting with new forms of exercise when she's not in the kitchen. She contributes to MindBodyGreen, Creem, Aura Cacia's Cayenne Room, and has written for the online and print editions of Time Out New York and Teen Vogue.

About the Author

Lula Brown is a Certified Health Coach and Private Chef based in New York City. She works with women and men to get to the root of health issues, rather than masking them with a quick fix. She tailors nutrition and lifestyle programs to meet individual needs and goals, catering to a wide span of allergies and dietary restrictions. She also provides cooking classes and private chef services. Her systems result in ultimate health, happiness and functionality.

She received formal training in nutrition from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, where she studied with nutrition experts like Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Andrew Weil, Joshua Rosenthal, Dr. David Katz and Walter Willet, MD, DrPH. Lula operates on the fact that no two people are identical, and each individual requires a unique food and lifestyle plan, tailored to their specific body type.

Lula is an avid runner, biker and yogi, and always loves experimenting with new forms of exercise when she's not in the kitchen. She contributes to MindBodyGreen, Creem, Aura Cacia's Cayenne Room, and has written for the online and print editions of Time Out New York and Teen Vogue.

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