Ways to Reduce Inflammation and Fatigue and Prepare Your Body And Mind For A Healthy Autumn
Inflammation and Adrenal Fatigue symptoms which can be observed in individuals who are under long term physical and/or psychological stress wreak havoc on the body, resulting in complete burnout. Stress causes the adrenal glands to increase their output of cortisol and when the body is in constant “fight or flight” response it shuts down bodily systems, such as those necessary for digestion, repair and rest. Other common symptoms are brain fog, aches and joint pain, tiredness and gut issues.
Managing this its good to go back to basics, combining the right nutrients in your diet and taking supplements can assist in maintaining normal inflammatory processes. Start by taking out inflammatory foods and increase your anti-inflammatory options.
Eat a-lot of nutrients
Go visit your local farmer’s markets to look for fresh fruit and vegetables that have just come into season. Local food has better nutritional value than something that has been flown in from across the world.
Eat a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory whole-food diet, with a focus on good fats, organic protein (moderate), vegetables, hydrating fruits and gluten-free grains. Choose fats, such as avocado, olives, nuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, almonds, organic free-range eggs, avocado, coconuts, wild-caught oily fish and organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. Try to aim for organic and steer away from inflammatory seed oils.
Substitute starchy foods, like pasta, for a nutrient-dense vegetable like spaghetti squash noodles, or cauliflower rice instead of white rice, or lettuce wraps instead of bread. This is a good way to increase your vegetable intake and sneak in more nutrients.
Add fermented food
Incorporate fermented foods such as a tablespoon of kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut and live yoghurt, into your daily diet to helps to support your microbiome. Look for organic coconut yoghurt because it contains lots of fat and probiotic support. Consider taking a digestive enzyme supplement to ensure you have adequate hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Add a probiotic supplement as both these supplements support the gut and help to break down food and aid digestion, and subsequently help you to absorb nutrients.
Replace sugary drinks with water or herbal teas to keep your body hydrated and support overall health. Aim to drink half your body weight, and drink that amount in ounces of water a day – herbal tea is included in this, example if you weigh 150 pounds drink 75 ounces of water. Do add extra 12 ounces of water to your daily intake for every 30 minutes that you plan to work out. Please steer clear of sugar, and artificial sweeteners.
Help your body repair
Aid reparative processes in the body by consuming antioxidants and nutrients that support epithelial and cellular repair. Supplement with vitamin C which is so important for adrenal metabolism, NAC, probiotic, digestive enzymes, omega-3s, vitamin D, and a B Complex. The more cortisol your adrenals make the more Vitamin C they require, chronic stress depletes your vitamins like crazy. Infact Vitamin D is actually a hormone that supports adrenal health and gut health. Gut Health plays a vital role in stress management, research found deficiencies can adversely impact gut flora so its important to add a probiotic.
Cellular Repair Drink Recipe (for adrenal and metabolism support)
Juice of one lemon
32 ounces of water
A pinch of cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory)
2 scoops of FAT BURNING LEMONADE® (1 serving has 1000mg Vit C and packed with cellular repairing Amino Acids)
Drink 8 ounces of it straight away first thing upon rising.Then refill the bottle to the top with more water. Just sip on the rest and try to finish it before lunch. If you forget to drink it before lunch then sip throughout day, 1-2 ounces at one time is good. Add more vitamin C via foods like bell peppers, strawberries, citrus fruits, broccoli, spinach, kiwis, cranberries and cherries.
Move your body
Get moving and walking, start with just 20 to 30 minutes a day. The movement, vitamin d from the sunshine, fresh air and nature are wonderful for your mental health. Do workouts and active exercise in the morning hours to not disrupt afternoon or evening cortisol levels and do the more yin based movement later in the day such as walking, yin based yoga and destressing with meditation.
Prioritise Rest – it’s important
Rest and Sleep is so important in helping to ease adrenal fatigue. Practice more yin type yoga, go to a meditation class or download a relaxation app. Take magnesium before bed to aid relaxation and try to aim for 8 hours of sleep.
Try a seasonal recipe
Green Bliss Soup -famous secret RAW soup recipe from our sister company Real Raw Live - Hollywood-
Leafy greens are easy on the digestive system and create alkalinity in the body. Leafy greens are antiviral, antibacterial, anti-mold and can help to purge the body from toxins such as pesticides, heavy metals and plastics.
All the nutrients are delivered blended so it's easy to digest and tastes delicious. When on your cleanse health kick, we always suggest an all Green Day to boost immunity. This is the perfect cleanse friendly soup!!
• 2 cups of raw chopped spinach
• 1 1/2 cups water
• 1 small avocado, pitted, peeled, chopped
• 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
• 1 tsp minced yellow onion
• 1/8 tsp sea salt
• hot sauce or chili paste to taste (low sodium)
Blend all ingredients in blender at high speed for 5-10 seconds. ENJOY!
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Contact a specialist here for difficult to detect inflammatory imbalances, functional tests such as the Organic Acid Lab (OAT) test look at various cellular metabolic markers to detect imbalances, toxicity. inflammation and nutrient deficiencies.