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Healthy Adrenals Can Be A Girls Best Friend:
Women, Menopause and Weight Management
In a culture where multitasking is key and life seems to run on fast forward, a woman’s adrenal system can get quite a workout. When you add menopause to the mix, the adrenal glands can go on high alert. Keeping the adrenal glands healthy plays a very important role for women in menopause. This is especially true for those feeling worn down from dealing with the effects of hormonal fluctuations and battling weight gain.
Stress and Cortisol
You may be aware of the hormonal fluctuations that occur in menopause but don’t see the connection between adrenal health and menopause. When stressed, either physically or emotionally, the adrenals will release adrenaline and Cortisol to moderate stress. When a woman in menopause also has chronic stress, Cortisol production can be in excess, and she may experience adrenal fatigue. This can result in cravings for sweet or salty foods, weight gain, or stubborn pounds that won’t go away, even with diet and exercise. Without the support of a healthy adrenal system, menopausal symptoms can be more pronounced and make life miserable.
Caffeine-Fueled Lives Don’t Promote Energy
Women facing the combination of menopause and hectic lives often feel tired. Many think they need caffeine in their morning coffee, energy drinks at lunch, and mid-afternoon lattes just to keep going. These stimulants make the adrenal glands work even harder, and though there may be a temporary lift in energy, in the long run it won’t last. The delicate adrenal system was not meant to run on high speed at all times. Supporting adrenal health can help provide a solid foundation for easing menopausal symptoms.
A Healthy Diet and Nutritional Support
Stress on the adrenal system can come from many sources, and menopause is definitely one of them. You may appreciate the guidance of Dr. Huntoon to help you make a smoother passage through this natural stage of life. By reviewing your eating habits, Dr. Huntoon can suggest healthy alternatives to foods that aren’t friendly to your waistline. We can also look into how much sugar, caffeine, and processed foods you are consuming since all of these can affect mood and stress levels. For some, you may choose to eat smaller meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels and energy more even. Dr. Huntoon can also recommend nutritional supplements that help to support the physiology, function and nutritional needs of the adrenal glands.
Standard Process and Mediherb have key products to help support adrenal health:
Adrenal Dessicated helps support endocrine health.
· Contains nutritional components of the adrenal glands
· Provides powerful short-term adrenal support for immediate energy needs
· Supports immune system function, which can be compromised when adrenal fatigue sets in
Drenamin supports adrenal function and helps maintain emotional balance
· Promotes healthy adrenal gland function
· Encourages a healthy response to environmental stresses
· Maintains energy production
· Supports a balanced mood
Adrenal Complex, from Mediherb, contains licorice and Rehmannia, a combination that contains many compounds that combine to:
· Restores adrenal function to reduce the effects of stress on the body
· Supports adrenal gland health and energy production to help combat fatigue
· Help the body adapt to the challenges of everyday life
· Support a healthy immune system when experiencing occasional stress
It’s menopause, not STOP. Ask Dr. Huntoon how he can assist you with your stress levels, menopausal concerns and return your body back to balance by helping support your adrenal system to stay in balance.
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