It’s exciting to take part in the April 2014 A-Z Challenge. It’ll be great fun meeting other bloggers along this adventure. Today being the first day, then you know the first letter in the alphabet.
First up, to get to know me better on a personal level, then I invite you to read the About me section of my blog to start with because that will be the first area of your site I will check out when I visit you for the first time.
My approach to this interesting challenge will revolve around things I am learning. I have faced some medical issues brought on after my hysterectomy. Although, I am on HRT that just doesn’t seem enough at times.
Last spring, I notice a slight shift with my libido. In hindsight, the only difference that came to mind is for 2-weeks I had little to no caffeine. Perhaps, it is coincidence and then maybe there is more to it. That’s when I discovered an interesting fact about the Adrenal gland.
Too much coffee stresses this walnut size gland, which affects hormone functionality needed for producing ~ estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Aside these complications, the decline in adrenal gland performance causes issues with low blood pressure, low blood sugar, cold intolerance, fatigue, depression, irritability, anxiety, recurring infections, and poor response to stress to name a few.
The good news is you can rejuvenate the adrenal gland back to health with more a less a common sense approach. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- cut caffeine
- eat leafy green vegetables
- increase your daily fresh fruit and veggies
- eat super foods such as Brewer’s Yeast, wheat germ, or fresh sprouts
- eat foods enriched with Omega-3 oils such as salmon 3x per/week
Including OTC supplements add a nice perk to maintaining proper dietary needs, but not in place of whole food sources. For more information about this subject, you may want to read Woman-to-Woman and for supplemental suggestions, I found Feed Your Glands as a good guide to rebuilding my adrenal gland.
I started taking corrective measures to restoring my adrenal gland to health. Natural remedies and self-helps always need time but if diet changes improve things then I will be ecstatic. It may even make my DH’s life a little better, too. 😉 I hope what I have learned on the adrenal gland is beneficial to you! Don’t forget to leave your say-so in my comments, and I will definitely stop by to see you. What new things are you learning? Have a terrific Tuesday!