Adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue aka HPA axis dysfunction- it’s a pretty modern condition, one we didn’t hear of so much a decade ago.
Life is changing, we have been thrown into a lifestyle that our bodies haven’t adjusted too.

The stress we are exposed to on a daily basis is what our ancestors were exposed to over a period of a year.

We wear many hats ~ boss lady, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, wife, cook, cleaner, taxi driver, grocery shopper.. and more, from dusk till dawn and then some.

Apart from wearing multiple hats we seem to have lost our village of support. Once upon a time we lived together in large communities and the load of raising a family was shared.

Until we prioritise our health we will continue to be at the mercy of our lifestyle.
The modern day Mum is being diagnosed with ever increasing, common conditions such as adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance, infertility, anxiety, insomnia & skin conditions like acne {which are all by the way, loving messages from your body asking us to make a change}.

If ‘the modern day mother’ is going to thrive in this fast paced world she must stop saying yes to everyone and start saying yes to herself.

From my clinical experience I believe the foundation to vibrant health is supporting and restoring the nervous system. This not only sets a solid foundation for the rest of the body but also determines how you show up to situations, how you react to the people around you & feeling fulfilment each day.

My top tips for restoring the nervous system

  • Prioritise sleep - get to bed before 10pm. I know many of us are up with little ones throughout the night, but please try and get to bed early.

  • Learn to meditate - The Motherhood Project Village have a whole segment dedicated to meditation, make the most of this.

  • Take a magnesium supplement.

  • Take deep diaphramic breaths, often. Sit for 2 minutes and focus on this.

  • Cut down on coffee. Limit to 1 coffee per day & have 3 coffee free days per week. I know this is going to be very hard for many of you but this is going to have a significant impact on your vitality. Substitute coffee for decaffeinated, or another hot drink.