A couple of weeks ago, in part one of this conversation, I shared how adrenal fatigue and thyroid issues might be behind a few of the following symptoms:
- Premature aging/wrinkling
- Stubborn weight gain
- Memory difficulties
- Autoimmune disorders, i.e. Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
- Full-blown Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia
This week I promised to help you beat fatigue, cravings and weight struggles with some suggestions for foods and supplements that I’ve found super-duper helpful when it comes to
- balancing blood sugar
- reducing cravings
- eliminating belly bloat lickety split
- reducing joint pain
- increasing energy
I’m going to approach these recommendations from a very simple “Eat this, don’t eat that – Do this, don’t do that” approach. Sound good? Yeah, I think so too. We could all use more simple, common sense suggestions in our lives. Enough of the gobbledygook that’s being pushed down our sugar and starch crave’n throats!
Let’s start with ”Don’t Do This,” or put a nicer way …
Avoid these 7 Health Thieves:
- Getting overtired – Staying up past 11:00 pm.
- Pushing yourself when you know you’ve reached your limit.
- Skipping meals, especially breakfast.
- Energy thieves – such as toxic people, work environment, negative self-talk.
- Wearing perfume and other chemical-laced products.
- Staying indoors all day – especially with the windows closed.
- Feeling sorry for yourself – not believing in your strength to heal.
“Do this” … enjoy these 7 instead:
- Be in bed before 10:00 pm.
- Chew, chew and chew your food well.
- Look for things that make you laugh – then be sure to laugh several times every day.
- Free yourself of energy sucking people, activities – learn to say “No, thank you.” to their invitations.
- Write down 1 or 2 new things every day that you’re grateful for.
- Write down things you’ve achieved in life – no matter how small.
- Get at least 30 minutes of fresh air and sunshine every day.
Next up …”Don’t Eat That”:
- Coffee – even decaf.
- Caffeine, sugar, alcohol and white flour products.
- Foods you suspect an allergy or sensitivity to –that cloud your thinking or pull you down in any way.
- Processed foods – there simply are no Dorito or Cheerio trees.
- Fruit or vegetable juices (unless fresh-made with salt added).
- Hydrogenated oils – fried foods, fast foods, candy bars, etc.
- Soy or corn products.
“Eat plenty of this”:
- An abundance of whole foods – foods that appear on your plate how nature made them.
- Colorful vegetables and fruits.
- Spring water – or filtered water, free of chlorine, fluoride, etc.
- Drink licorice tea & green or white tea.
- Take your dietary supplements regularly.
- Start weaning off coffee by having ½ caff for a few days, keep cutting back gradually to avoid suffering from caffeine withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches.
- Fermented foods/beverages – i.e. sauerkraut, CocoBiotic drinks.
What I take for adrenal fatigue (aka: Take this*):
- Vitamin C complex
- Milk Thistle
- Omega 3 essential fatty acids
- Greens powder or capsule – chlorella, barley grass, spirulina, etc.
- Probiotics – Acidophilus, B. Lactis, B. Bifidum, etc.
- Digestive enzymes – mixture of Lipase, Protease, Bromelain, etc.
What I avoid taking or using (aka: Don’t take that*):
- Fluoride toothpastes
- Pain relieving drugs – i.e. Tylenol or Advil
- Products containing aluminum (antiperspirants, antacids, etc.)
Apply any or all of the above suggestions and start to witness for yourself the miracle that your body is as you perhaps begin to shed a few pounds, feel more energized and enthused about life!
Next we’ll spend time talking about which medical tests are a must before embarking down the road of self-diagnosis and self-prescribing supplements.
Plus I’m going to clear up some myths about iodine, iron and testosterone – the most misunderstood trio when it comes to boosting your energy and creating stamina under stress.
* Nattacia Mantei is not a medical doctor or licensed health care professional. Any recommendations made are based upon her personal opinion only and are not to be construed as medical advice or diagnosis. Your health and wellbeing are your responsibility and, regardless who’s making the recommendations, you need to trust your inner guidance and do what feels best and makes the most sense to you!