Stress & Energy

This world asks a lot of us, often leaving many of us tired, run-down & exhausted. We work, we raise children, we go through the often challenging ups & downs of living.

Creating life balance requires us to re-frame the way we respond to & organise our lives. It is essential to address the underlying drivers that exacerbate our own internal stress response.

You may have heard the term 'adrenal fatigue'; this term was coined to explain the 'burnout' of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands sit above your kidneys and are responsible for secreting your 'stress' hormones adrenaline, and the mineralocorticoids, cortisol and aldosterone.


Constant activations of your adrenal glands can lead to a chronic state of sympathetic ('fight or flight') nervous system activation. Over time this can mean you are not falling back into parasympathetic nervous system activation, known as the 'rest & digest' phase. Ensuring a balance of both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activation is essential for recovery and good health.


Improving adrenal resilience often involves addressing behavioural patterns, in addition to correcting nutritional deficiencies that can arise from long term sympathetic nervous system activation. 

Common symptoms of adrenal deficiency include:

  • Fatigue or lethargy

  • Insomnia or poor sleeping habits

  • Poor memory

  • Anxiety

  • Headaches

  • Food cravings (especially salt, sugar & caffeine)

  • Chronic immune deficiency (e.g. colds & flus, poor wound healing etc.)

  • Menstrual irregularities

  • Low libido

  • Blood sugar imbalance

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