Your Guide To Nurturing Your Adrenal Glands

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Let's talk about adaptogens.

I've been getting lots of questions on the topic of adrenal health lately, especially during the recent Thyroid Yoga trainings I led. Before we dive into adaptogenic herbs, let's talk about the relationship between the thyroid and adrenal glands. Nurturing the thyroid without giving the same TLC to the adrenals is one of the mistakes that many of my clients have made.

I can relate and can remember when I felt everything but "good." In fact, it was often a struggle to get out of bed. My legs felt heavy and my brain was a foggy cloud that couldn't remember formulas I needed to pass my biomechanics exams. But somehow, with all the effort in the world, I graduated with honors in biomedical engineering. Sadly, that meant I was constantly pulling all-nighters and fueling with late-night pizza binges.

No wonder my body was fighting me. It took years to find balance for my body, and I did my own research to learn the link between the adrenals and the thyroid. Adaptogens became the icing on the cake.

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Adaptogens are a unique group of herbs used to promote the health of your adrenal system, the system that manages your body's hormonal response to stress. They help support the body's response to stress and its ability to naturally cope with occasional anxiety and normal fatigue—slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes. They're called adaptogens because of their unique ability to "adapt" their function according to your body's specific needs.

In tandem with my daily Thyroid Yoga sequences and holistic lifestyle rituals, I've been taking supplements that support my adrenals, which contain Siberian rhodiola, holy basil, schisandra berry, and ashwagandha root extract to support my adrenals and keep me feeling radiant emotionally and physically.

Ashwagandha tonifies the endocrine system, while holy basil supports a peaceful mood. Schisandra berry provides antioxidant support, and rhodiola promotes balanced, sustained energy.

I'm all about taking organic herbs for sustaining a beautiful, healthy lifestyle. Combine that with yoga, meditation, breathwork, and essential oils and you're on your way to your healthiest, most alive you.

Want to know how your adrenals are doing? Take this quiz.

Fern Olivia

Fern Olivia, a former finance professional and biomedical engineer, is now an internationally recognized teacher, certified psychic healer, reiki practitioner, speaker and influencer on the power of integrative medicine, yoga, and holistic lifestyle practices. In addition to teaching, retreats, events, and speaking on the topics of holistic health and self-expression, she trains wellness leaders and practitioners in her Thyroid Yoga® training, now available internationally, and offered as personal mentorships and retreats. Fern Olivia’s method also integrates Reiki, Sound Healing and Intuitive Healing to release deep trauma and emotional wounds that have manifested into dis-ease in the physical body. Fern Olivia is also the founder of Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone balancing and aphrodisiac benefits. Through her authentic storytelling, media platforms, and brand partnerships, Fern Olivia has inspired a mass movement of conscious self-expression and holistic health. Connect with her on Istagram @fernolivia and Facebook and visit for inspiration, guided meditations, and resources, and a complimentary recipe book.
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