Alcohol is rich in simple carbs and is a quick stimulant that women with AF often crave (it is also one you should avoid like the plague). Alcohol is referred to as a “naked carbohydrate;” it sets off a blood sugar rollercoaster that will worsen AF.
Alcohol’s harsh demands on the adrenal glands ultimately exhausts the system. Sugar feasts, caffeine-infested drinks, and alcohol might temporarily mask the symptoms of AF, but will inevitably lead to rose side effects.
If you really want to heal from AF, you first have to unearth all the causes that may be contributing to and exacerbating this disorder. If gluten intolerance, which run hand-in-hand with AF, is one of the causes behind your AF (and food allergies are just another form of stress upon the system), you need to address this if you can ever hope to get better. Gluten intolerance, like AF, causes similar symptoms, including inflammation, weight gain, and that draining fatigue you are experiencing.
I left the hardest one for last; part of the reason we can throw ourselves into the late stages of adrenal fatigue is that we have been using caffeine and other stimulants to get through the day. Unfortunately, each cup of coffee or energy drink tells our adrenals to release our steps hormones again-further aggravating the very problem we are trying to heal. In fact, it is the most counteractive behavior we can engage in sadly.
This is why if you are on your second pot of coffee and you have AF, you are probably getting less done than you could have had you let yourself wake up naturally or treated yourself to an energizing smoothie, green tea, or white tea–try it!
If you just go sit down instead of turning on that coffee pot in the morning, I bet you will discover that you have more natural energy than if you had indulged in the coffee. This is because your body wants you to leave it alone.
I know that it is hard to believe, but it works! Besides, you can have some caffeine again when you are better–but first you have to heal.