Written By Sara
Sara is a single mom by choice to an over the top first grader, Will. She’s chronicling their ups and downs together and what she’s learning about herself at the same time.Read Her Blog "DIY"
Two months ago – I wrote this – I was turning 43. I was tired, sick all the time, depressed. I decided to make some changes in my lifestyle – diet, exercise, brain power!
Most of us put enormous demands on our bodies — much more stress than they were designed to handle — and we don’t give them adequate support.
Chronic stress is especially harmful. Most women have demanding jobs, run households, and are parents and caregivers, often for aging parents. Many of these relationships are themselves stressful.
The demands of an always-on-the-go lifestyle fall most heavily on the adrenals which were not designed to sustain this constant toll. The cumulative effect over many years is enormous — and it tends to peak between the ages of 35 and 55. If left unchecked, these stresses can create serious problems including fatigue, insomnia, sleep disturbances, digestive problems, loss of libido, and stubborn weight gain.
Considering that most of us can’t substantially reduce the level of stress in our lives, it is critical that we give our bodies the support that they need. What we’ve found over the past 25 years is that once you address your underlying adrenal imbalance, you’ll return to your natural state of equilibrium.