Are you afflicted by adrenal fatigue? If you suffer from low energy, hormone imbalances, inability to handle stress, cravings for salty food, have a weakened immune system, and tend to experience higher levels of energy in the evening, it’s likely.
In fact, many people (it’s really no longer a question of ‘if’, but ‘how much’) experience low-functioning adrenals to some extent. High-stress lifestyles, caffeine, energy drinks, refined sugar, EMF bombardment, suppressed emotions, and more all contribute to low energy in these organs, and in effect a number of ailments.
So how do you remedy this?
By pretty much doing opposite of what was shared to be the cause:
Get into yoga, meditation, hiking in nature, reading vs watching the fear-focused news, take a relaxing bath 1-2x a week, spend time with your significant other, etc…
2) Eat real, wholesome, plant-based foods
Utilize recipes gifted to you for FREE by Bloom for Life! Plant-based foods that are unrefined offer a bounty of nutrients, minerals, fiber, water, and alkalizing components that will help bring your body back into balance. (Let food be thy medicine!)
3) Get more sleep
Sleep is #1 for healing, as it is the restorative and recuperative time your body needs to properly regenerate and mend itself. Its been proven to benefit mental, emotional, cognitive, and physiological factors, all which play a big role in helping you live a life you love.
4) Ditch the Sugar
That’s right, dump the artificially-sweetened drinks, fast foods produced with loads of sugar, sugar-sweetened milks, artificially-produced sodas, chips and refined breads (that break down into simple carbohydrates and spike blood sugar), and the like to stop the constant release of cortisol (stress hormone) released by the adrenals in response to elevated insulin caused by high-sugar intake.
5) Say Good-Bye To Caffeine!
This is a tough one for many people, who need that caffeine ‘hit’ to get out of bed in the morning. But if that’s the case, it is 100% clear you have weakened adrenals and need to restore their Qi. Luckily for you I’m sharing a super amazing “Not Coffee” elixir that utilizes Dandy Blend (tastes like coffee AND is good for the liver!) that can serve as a superb alternative.
The elixir also contains adaptogenic Chinese herbs which are stellar for helping boost adrenal health, and in effect balance hormones.
Adrenal Boosting “Coffee” Elixir Recipe
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Serving Size: 2-3
3 Cups Warm Tea (Optimal, Chinese blend shared below, though you can use any kind you desire, such as Chamomile, Mint, etc…)
Optional: 1/2 Cup of Plant-based Milk of Choice (Raw is recommended – Almond, Hemp, etc…)
1 Tbsp Dandy Blend
1 Tbsp Lucuma Powder
2 tsp Baobob Powder
2 tsp He Shou Wu Extract Powder (I love Jing Herbs)
1.5 Tbsp Coconut Butter
1 Tbsp Mesquite Powder
1 tsp Maca
1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder (yum!)
Honey, Maple Syrup, or Stevia to Taste
- Blend and enjoy!
If you’re ready to take it to the next level, try preparing this Chinese tea with adaptogenic herbs ahead of time:
Preparation Time: 1 Hour
Serving Size: 4 Days Worth
1 Tbsp Chaga Pieces
5 Reishi Slices
2 Tbsp Siberian Ginseng
1 Tbsp Rhodiola
3 Red Jujube Dates
Vanilla Bean Husk (optional)
4 Liters of Spring Water
- Add the herbs and water to a pot or slow cooker. Simmer for 60 minutes. Strain the herbs and store in the fridge or stove top. You can drink up to 1 Liter (or more if you like) per day.
- Tip** Save the herbs. You can add more water and re-brew the tea 3-4 times or until the flavor and medicine runs out.
Some of the benefits of these medicinal plants follow:
Reishi – Boosts the immune system, cancer-fighting, regenerates the liver, is highly beneficial for neurodegenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer’s), and known to extend longevity (revered for over 2,000 years).
Chaga – has strong immune enhancing properties, high levels of antioxidants, and it exhibits anti-viral properties. It is an amazing health and longevity tonic full of phytonutrients that slow the aging process
Maca – harmonizes hormonal cycles, replenishes energy, and nourishes and grounds the Spirit.
Siberian Ginseng – increases day to day energy, replenishes vitality, and supports Lung function. Warming if grown in Asian locations.
He Shou Wu – It is a longevity and Yin Essence replenishing herb of the highest order. Legend has it that it can return an aging person to his or her youthful years. It builds essence, builds blood, and enhances fertility for men and women alike. It is also used in formulas for supporting hair growth.
Baobob – Incredible for skin regeneration, is high in Vitamin C (and therefore boosts the immune system), helps benefit varicose veins and heart disease, naturally cleanses and detoxifies the liver, boasts a number of minerals.
Lucuma – Natural sweetener substitute, contains high levels of carotene, B3, and iron (good for eyes, skin, brain function, and energy production, wards of neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s), and is high in iron.
Dandy Blend – is a suitable coffee alternative for those seeking to ditch caffeine and benefit their health. It reportedly offers over 85 different minerals, and as it contains Dandelion root (as well as chicory, barley, and rye) is super great for the liver. Here’s the website.
PS – I recommend shopping through JingHerbs to get high-quality herbs and root powders. (No commission, I just really trust them)
I LOVE nature’s medicines, how about you? Share in the comments section below. xo