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Tired All the Time? Could Be Adrenal Fatigue

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Are you exhausted all the time? You might need to get your adrenals checked.
Air Date: 7/7/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Isabel SmithIsabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition, is a New York City-based celebrity dietitian and fitness expert. Isabel has led hundreds of people worldwide to successfully reach their nutrition, fitness, health and wellness goals. 

Isabel is a life-long health, fitness and wellness lover, and began her passion at the young age of 11. She has since then pursued her dream become a trained fitness expert and health communicator, and has extensive experience in many areas of holistic wellness and Clinical Nutrition.

In her private practice, Isabel works as a concierge nutritionist for both individual and corporate clients including Fortune 500 corporations and their C-level executives. Isabel also works as a nutrition consultant for the Hospital for Special Surgery, Reboot with Joe, MBODY360, and is on the Medical Advisory Board of Rejuvenetics Global. Isabel is also a spokesperson for KIND Snacks and Biotta Juice.

Isabel’s media work and opinion have been featured in many online, national and international publications including O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Glamour, Self and more. When she isn’t helping her clients, Isabel can be found trying new recipes, running, practicing yoga, and walking in Central Park with her two Yorkshire Terriers.

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Tired All the Time? Could Be Adrenal Fatigue
Stressful situations activate the "fight or flight" impulses. Your adrenals get kicked into high gear so your body is ready for action.

But, if you're constantly under stress, your adrenal glands become taxed. The adrenals are very tiny glands and can get overworked.

Living a busy lifestyle can be stressful. You may not be sleeping enough. You may have a poor diet. You could be consuming too much caffeine. Your blood sugar may be struggling. All of these factors can exhaust your adrenal glands.

How can you give your adrenal glands a break?

  1. Get more sleep.
  2. Cut back on caffeine consumption.
  3. Eat consistently so you aren't skipping meals and gorging. Set alarms on your devices if necessary.
  4. Eat foods that fuel your adrenals. Stick with lean protein, nuts, avocado, sunflower seeds and sweet potatoes for snacks.
  5. Relax. Try some yoga or meditation. Get a massage.
If you're exhausted after making some of these changes, speak to your doctor about testing your cortisol levels.

Listen in as Isabel Smith shares how to care for your adrenal glands.

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