It took me about two weeks of resting and being gentle to myself to recover from adrenal fatigue. In the process, I’ve learned 5 invaluable lessons…
In my previous post, I wrote about the 7 most common signs of adrenal fatigue and how I found myself in a rut of adrenal exhaustion.
I’m happy to report that I’m now over the hump, feeling energetic, vibrant and inspired again.
How I Recovered from Adrenal Fatigue
Through this experience, I’ve learned a few things, lessons I hope will be helpful for you on your own journey…
Lesson #1: Pay attention to the early signs.
And take steps to make the necessary adjustments as early as possible.
It took me about two weeks of resting and being gentle to myself to recover from the adrenal fatigue. If I had allowed it to continue on, it might have taken me much longer to recover.
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, DO, it’s not uncommon to expect:
- 6-9 months of recovery time for minor adrenal fatigue
- 12-18 months for moderate adrenal fatigue
- Up to 24 months for severe adrenal fatigue Lesson
Lesson #2: Love is the greatest healer of all.
Through this experience, I realized that I experienced adrenal fatigue because I was empty of love. I allowed fear, worry and stress to take a center role in my life.
And all these negative emotions robbed me of my precious life energy – my vitality, my joy and inspirations.
So to heal myself I needed to bring love back into my life.
- Instead of focusing on what I didn’t have, I focused on how grateful I am for what I do have.
- Instead of focusing on the things that I didn’t like, I focused on the things that I love.
- Instead of acting from a place of insecurity and fear, I focused on acting from a place of enjoyment and love.
And this shift of perception has made a tremendous difference for me. Not only have energy and inspirations returned, but they’ve also come with a greater potency, and a sense of ease and serenity.
Lesson #3: Rest.
This sounds simple. But sometimes it’s all we need.
For a couple of days, I simply allowed my body to do whatever it wished. One day I slept for a good 16 hours! My body got its much needed rest and it’s happy again. So am I.
Lesson #4: Get some extra support from power herbs.
Certain herbs are known for their abilities to support the kidney adrenal functions. Among them are:
Schisandra/five flavor berry
You can experiment with these wonderful herbs and supplements, and see which one works best for you.
Personally, I like Maca, American ginseng and Astragalus root. I put some Maca powder in my morning smoothies, and make chicken soups with American ginseng and Astragalus root in them.
I also started to take an organic whole food multivitamin supplement. They’ve all helped to give my body the extra support it needed to speed up the healing process.
Lesson #5: Learn to regulate your thoughts and emotions.
Every situation brings an opportunity to learn and grow.
I’m grateful for this experience because it’s helped me to see how negative thought patterns can affect my health and my life. It’s also strengthened my resolve to do a better job of regulating my thoughts and feelings on a daily basis.
It’s my intention to experience love, joy, beauty and abundance every day. And now I’m making it the highest priority – above everything else. I believe when I do so, the rest of my life will fall into place, beautifully and effortlessly.
Do you have any valuable lessons from your own journey? Please spread the love by sharing them with us! Thank you!
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Vitamin B6 (one of the best vitamins to boost progesterone)
Progesterone Cream (bio-identical hormonal support)
Reduce Estrogen Dominance
Liver Cleanse Detox and Repair Formula (support liver functions)
Dim Plus (improve estrogen metabolism)
Amazing Grass Super Foods (clear excess estrogen and alkalize the body)
Support Adrenal and Thyroid Functions
Adrenal Health Daily Support (promote overall hormone balance)
Thyroid Support Complex (support energy and metabolism)
Once Daily Organic Whole Food Vitamin Supplement (provide essential nutrients for health and hormone balance)
Liquid Iron (support healthy blood)
Omega 3 Fish Oil (reduce inflammation and promote overall health)
The Hormone Cure, by Dr. Sara Gottfried
Cooking for Hormone Balance, by Magdalena Wszelaki