I have always been fascinated with energy. Where does it come from and how do we get more of it. It is easy to take it for granted in our twenties. I had the philosophy I would sleep when I was dead.
Sleeping was boring. There was always too many exciting places to go, people to see and experiences to be had. I seemed to have a great sense of urgency to experience the rich tapestry of life. It wasn’t until I was overcome with exhaustion with the birth of my second son, that energy seemed to be out of my reach.
I was constantly exhausted.
Fueling my sleep deprived existence with dark chocolate and toast just to get me through the day.
I was 42 years old, two young children and one that was not sleeping well.
Are you close to burnout from stress, worry or a lack of sleep. Are you working too hard?
Here is a list of foods that will help and hinder adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal Fatigue Eat List
Best to include (organic):
Drinks:Pure Water, Pure water with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt or Himalayan, Green Tea especially if currently on coffee – replace with this, Herbal Teas avoid those mixed with black tea, Vegetable Juices
Dairy Milk: Goats Milk is lower in lactose and the closest thing to human milk.
Dairy Products: Ok if tolerated well and must be organic – personal preference
Non-Dairy Milks: (free from Carrageenan – label check)
Almond milk (my personal suggestion), Coconut milk, Flax milk, Hemp milk, Sunflower milk
Oils: Olive, Coconut, Grape Seed, Almond, Sesame, Sunflower
Seeds:Sunflower, Pumpkin, Chia, Flax, Sesame, Hemp
Nuts:Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts (soak the night before)
Legumes/Beans: Lentil, Black, Mung, Kidney, Adzuki (soak overnight prior to eating to aid in digestion) mostly all beans are acceptable, just be sure to soak.
Grains:Millet, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Oats, Amaranth (*be sure package says gluten free for all grains)
Fruits:Low on Glycemic Index like Cherries, Apples (green), Kiwi, Plums, Pears, Mango, Papaya
Vegetables:best are brightly colored and not in the goitrous category
Sweeteners:Stevia, Yacon Root Syrup
Salt:Celtic & Himalayan Salt (*if high blood pressure is also present, please omit or consult with physician about portions accepted).
Organic meats: Meats are great sources of protein but should be organic and free of toxins, antibiotics, hormones, steroids – Turkey, Chicken, Duck, Beef, Pork is acceptable if organic and nitrate free
Fish:low mercury level fish – Salmon, Tilapia, Trout, Mackeral, Herring, Flounder
Best to avoid: (consuming on this list can drain the adrenals)
Soft Drinks: Soda and other carbonated beverages as they usually contain sugar, artificial sweeteners, and high amounts of caffeine.
Sugar:All kinds – brown sugar, raw sugar, sugar cane, maltose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup – HFCS
Sugar Substitutes:Equal, Sweet and low, Splenda
Processed Foods, Deep fried foods
Honey & Maple Syrup *limit as this drops blood sugar level rapidly
Nitrates:found often in meats, hot dogs, cold cuts
Dairy:*if not organic and if you have inflammatory or allergen responses
Hydrogenated Oils: example Margarine
Fruits:Bananas, Raisins, Dates, Figs, Oranges, Grapefruit
Starchy Vegetables:Potatoes including sweet potatoes
Goitrous Foods: Bok Choy, Kale, Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Mustard Greens, Radishes, Soy, Tofu. *if consuming these it is best to cook to reduce goitrous properties.
Refined Flour Products: Pasta, white rice, bread
All additives, toxic chemicals and processing
Fueling your body with the right foods is essential for your vitality but I also want you to think about taking time for yourself each day.
Keep a food dairy for 5 days and see what foods you are eating. Are they feeding you or draining you?
Start now. This is your awesome life and living it feeling awful and tired is the worst.
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