Edit: I recently released two free reports on the adrenal glands. The first one is an expansion on 30 Symptoms Of Adrenal Fatigue. There are now 50 symptoms in this free report. And, there is an article on what you can do to help your adrenal glands come to full health. This report is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can get both these reports and more free information on adrenal fatigue at the link.
Here it is, the day after Christmas, the day of more adrenal fatigue than pretty much any other day of the year. After the New Year there is a lot too. Basically, holistic healers in the know about adrenal fatigue symptoms are stocked up with adrenal supplements for their clients next week.
It’s all the partying and sugar that causes the problem for many this time of year. Alcohol plays a big part as does the stress of staying up late and playing hard.
A hang over has a component of adrenal stress involved, as does most fatigue and generally feeling like s*** that comes from drug use.
There was this young woman who took my yoga classes for a few years. She would walk over from work and was usually early, so we would talk. Eventually she started asking me about how she felt after a party weekend. I won’t talk about the drug preferred, but it took a pretty serious toll.
That was when I was using a lot of whole desiccated adrenal to kick start clients adrenal glands. Still do, but not all the time, only for the most intense cases of adrenal fatigue. But, I gave her a bottle one time. After that, she would often ask for a refill before one of her monthly or so party nights, and show up for Tuesdays class feeling just fine.
Of course, I don’t recommend this type of lifestyle. She knew better too, and only played like that for a short time. She was young after all.
Anyway, if you’re feeling it this weekend, whether it was from overeating like me, or partying a little too heartily, there are things you can do to help yourself out.
You might have a bottle of B vitamins lying around somewhere, they are some of your best little helpers for that hangover. Plenty of water helps just about everything. A nice sweat can help too, a sauna or a very hot bath for 20 or 30 minutes. Exercise is one of the better things you can do for yourself.
One of the most important B vitamins for dealing with the day after is B12. A shot of it can really help, either a double dose under the tongue, or an intramuscular shot in the hip if you happen to know a doctor.
There are other things too, vitamin C can help. Herbs for the adrenal glands are good as well, and there are many of those that usually have a noticeable effect. Astragalus, Tribulus, just a little bit of Korean ginseng (it doesn’t take much) or licorice root, just to name a few.
The problem with herbs is quality. That is why I recommend only MediHerb, they have tinctures and tablets. Kroeger Herbs also have an excellent reputation. If you get the little bottles of tincture at the health food store, you probably need between a half and a full bottle to get any benefit at all. Whole ground herbs like you might find in capsules are usually much better. Making a tea is okay for some herbs, but boiling damages a lot of the useful components.
So, if you find yourself dealing with adrenal fatigue symptoms the day after, either today or next week, check the cabinets and see what you have that might help. Of course, I highly recommend that you take care of yourself year round, but we are human after all, and what is life if we don’t have a little fun?