Adrenals ⁃ Crank out 57 hormones
⁃ Govern blood sugar, circadian rhythms, inflammation and immune system.
⁃ Cortisol cycle govern many other rhythms.
⁃ Adrenal function impact sleep ( crash at 2-3 pm in afternoon or wake at 3am with racing mind ) this indicates adrenal dysfunction.
⁃ A certain time is the distinguishing factor!
⁃ Addisons Disease – adrenals cannot make cortisol!
⁃ Adrenal Fatigue – not the same.
⁃ food ( GMO’s , processed foods)
⁃ Environmental toxins
⁃ Noise pollution
⁃ Blood sugar issue connection.
⁃ Physically exhausted
⁃ Mentally over loaded
Adrenal Reset Diet
⁃ organic foods
⁃ eliminate GMO’s , processed sugars
⁃ Cortisol influences blood sugar ( so skipping meals and not getting enough carbs can drive cortisol levels up)
⁃ Missing breakfast is a factor.
⁃ More fats and proteins in am.
⁃ Need some healthy carbs in evening.
⁃ Need some glucose production ( 80/20 carbs / protein).
Higher Fiber to fructose ratio is important !
⁃ white beans ( resistance starch)
⁃ Bacteria in gut will adapt when you introduce low daily amounts to start !
Resistance Starches are great for regulating blood sugar!
⁃ Blood sugar crashes right before people wake.
⁃ Cortisol levels are spiking when they should be low.
⁃ avoid over training leads to insomnia !
⁃ Regular exercise helps stabilize blood sugar and cortisol.
⁃ look at thyroid
⁃ blood sugar and anemia issues.
⁃ Salivary cortisol rhythm tests.
Good to have a routine
⁃ sleep and wake at same times
⁃ Eat small amounts of carbs at night to stabilize blood sugar.
⁃ Exercise daily.
⁃ Avoid sleep aids
⁃ Gut health is important