Do you feel tired even when you get enough sleep? Do you need coffee to get going in the morning? Crave carbs especially sweets? Do you feel tired and wired? Are you stressed out? These are just a few of the symptoms of metabolic chaos (adrenal dysfunction) not to mention all the hidden stressors no one thinks about such as gut issues, food sensitivities, endocrine disruptors (lotions, plastics etc), skin issues, hormone imbalances, weight gain to name a few.
Considering that the stress hormone (cortisol) is needed to survive, it’s no surprise that the body will push hormones down that pathway and not to the sex hormones (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone), as reproduction is not necessary for survival. This will keep you alive; it just won’t have you feeling your best.
Well…there is help!!
I see this far too often and it has become the new “normal” so to speak. For most people, they just think this is the aging process, I am here to tell you its not! Just because we are getting older does not mean we have to feel and look the part. For most people they just don’t know where to go for help or what to do and end up at their medical doctor who will usually just prescribe some meds or tell them that they are fine even when they know they are not. I have a friend who had this happen to her recently and even though she ran all the blood tests and they came back “normal” they brushed it off telling her she has fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia really? For those of you who don’t know, fibromyalgia is a symptom not a diagnosis. This is unacceptable. She came to me and we ran some labs on her and just as I suspected she has metabolic chaos and gut issues. 80-90% of our immunity starts in the gut, so when this is out of balance problems start, usually autoimmune diseases will manifest, and in her case that is exactly what happened. When I got her results back and came up with her protocol, which included diet, rest, stress reduction, exercise and supplementation I went over it with her. She has started on the process of regaining her health and is feeling much better. (Remember this is a lifestyle not a quick fix) it takes time and sometimes people will feel worse before they start to feel better, this is due to they die off of toxins, bacteria and pathogens. It’s called the healing crisis.
The lab testing has proven to be a critical tool for a proper health coaching program. “Test, don’t Guess” allows evaluation of actual results and correlation with symptoms in order to create a protocol that restores health. Protocols are customized to address the specific needs of each individual.
It’s a learning process. What I love about Functional Diagnostic Nutrition is that we do not “treat” symptoms, we work on the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Its all connected is what I love to say. I see this as a journey into a new way of living to our optimal levels!
To your health!!