One reason you may be visiting our site, is that you’re interested in a natural recovery from Adrenal Fatigue. While going down this path, the first thing to explore is to analyze the food that you eat. So, let’s take-a-look at the foods you should avoid.
Do you have any food allergies?
Food sensitivities matter big time! They prevent our bodies from absorbing and using the nutrients they need. Gross subject, but intolerances will prevent your gut from digesting and excreting food properly. Inflammation and harm to other parts of our systems (sleep, mental health, etc.) also come with eating foods we have sensitivities too. Develop a very clear picture of your food sensitivities, and avoid them! A little advice, check your sensitivity to dairy…allergies to dairy are one of the most common in all humans.
Okay, now on to the major groups to stay away from:
We’ve mentioned this before, but number one, stay away from Caffeine. For most, this will most likely be the hardest one to cut and run from. Here’s the reason why, though: Each cup of coffee (or energy drink) tells our adrenal glands to release our stress hormones. For that reason, you’ll never gain any ground if don’t eliminate this first.
What’s next? Alcohol. Like caffeine, if you don’t avoid this, you’ll never make any gains during the healing process. It exhausts your glands, and will send your blood sugar up-and-down like a roller coaster. While we are already there, the next major food to avoid is sugar. It’s the white devil! Sugar signals your adrenals to begin producing more insulin and cortisol. You’re already zapped! How can u produce more? Sugar will lower your hormone levels and will inhibit healing.
The next food to avoid is Soy. Even in healthy people soy contributes to hormonal imbalance. To get specific, soy inhibits the thyroid gland from producing T3 and T4 hormones. These are needed to naturally maintain our energy levels. Whenever you mess with hormone production like this, depression, weight gain, and slowed metabolism with result.
Comment below with any thoughts to add, or what’s worked for you. Also, feel free to ask any questions. We are to help!