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14 Ways to Boost Your Stress Glands

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14 Ways to Boost Your Stress Glands

If the pace of life has left you exhausted, your adrenal glands may need some support.† These triangular-shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys handle all of our work, home, financial, relationship, family stresses, and much more.† Yet most of us donít give them a second thought until weíre exhausted, depressed, or experiencing other symptoms of adrenal stress.† Click here to learn more about the symptoms of adrenal gland stress.

Here are 14 ways to give your adrenals a boost:

1.† Give the fast food a break. Usually loaded with neurotoxins like monosodium glutamate (MSG), fast food can cause your body to be in a constant state of stress after eating it and until the chemicals are detoxified from your system.† Depending on the strength of your liverís detoxification systems that can be anywhere from a few hours to several days.

2.† Take a deep breathÖand then, take a few more. Research shows that even a few minutes of deep breathing can have an impact on the adrenal glands by reducing the stress hormones they secrete.† Instead of jumping out of your seat during a traffic jam or other stressful spot, start breathing deeply.

3.† Reduce your stress. Ok, I know this sounds impossible to many people.† But the truth is that no one else is going to reduce your stress.† While life can be stressful sometimes, itís important to take some time on a daily basis to release stress.† Go for a walk, stop and smell the roses (literally), give a loved one a hug, practice meditation, get some rest, or practice some other form of stress management.

4.† Eat plentiful amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables. Chronic stress depletes nutrients.† By eating a diet that is rich in nutrients from fresh fruit and vegetables, youíll give your body the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that help it recover.

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1:56PM PDT on May 1, 2013

thankyou! Recovering from 2+ years on prednisone and trying to get my adrenals functioning normally again. Did not know about the vitamins and herbs, will try. !!

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Interesting, read the previous installment.

11:32AM PDT on May 30, 2012

Going to try the suggestions, hope it helps, thanks for sharing!

6:51AM PDT on May 22, 2012

great article

2:08PM PDT on May 20, 2012

noted, thanks!

2:05PM PDT on May 20, 2012

"If the pace of life has left you exhausted, your adrenal glands may need some support."

This is false information, the adrenal glands do NOT need support, the adrenal glands are what CAUSE depression because they excrete TOO MUCH ADRENALIN. To start curing yourself, you must remove the STRESS that CAUSED your adrenal glands to pump out a constant flow of Adrenalin. That is the key to success. All the other things mentioned will
not help unless you deal with the REASON you are STRESSED in the first place. After that
it's a slow recovery and there are no quick fixes. Of course eating healthy is good for your health but eating healthy will not cure post traumatic stress syndrome. That is incurable. If you are exhausted from stress then the only way to get better is to do things that "cause" happy hormones to be excreted in your body. Some of those things would be falling in love, laughing, listening to music and socializing.

2:56PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:22PM PDT on May 17, 2012

good tips

6:58AM PDT on May 3, 2012

Thanks, extremely helpful! peace!

9:45AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012


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