Episode 21: The Many Causes of Adrenal Fatigue (Part 2)
Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 21 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! This episode is part two of our 2-hour special on the causes of adrenal fatigue. We hope that our first episode was helpful for you, and not too overwhelming. Sometimes having all this knowledge can cause people to be more stressed than if they didn’t know all the ways that life stress can cause adrenal fatigue so we’re hoping you’ll use this information as a way to make appropriate changes to your lifestyle and not get overwhelmed by fear or thinking that you need to move to a deserted island to get away from all of these potential issues.. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: How toxins can affect your adrenal health. The important role of sleep and circadian rhythm entrainment in HPA axis regulation. The underlying health issues that can cause (and be caused by) HPA axis dysregulation. How your emotions affect your ability to heal from adrenal fatigue. Links Discussed: Sign Up For The Adrenal Fatigue Email List - Get a free 28 page eBook when you join the list! Could Stress Be Causing Your Autoimmune Disease To Get Worse? NPR: Becoming Fearless TRANSCRIPT: Laura: Hey everyone. Welcome to episode 21 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura and with me as always is Kelsey. Kelsey: Hi everyone. Laura: This episode is part 2 of our 2 hour special on the causes of adrenal fatigue. We hope that our first episode was helpful for you and not too overwhelming. Sometimes having all this knowledge can cause people to be more stressed than if they didn’t know all the ways that life stress can cause adrenal fatigue. So we’re hoping that you’ll use this information as a way to make the appropriate changes to your lifestyle and not get too overwhelmed by fear or thinking that you need move to deserted island to get away from all these potential issues. Kelsey: I hope that we don’t need to move to a deserted island. I think we can manage it. Laura: I don’t know. It’s really cold out today and I’m feeling like being on a deserted island right now. It would be really nice. Kelsey: It does sound kind of nice, get some sun, yeah. Laura: Yeah. I was joking with Kelsey, you guys would think I look ridiculous right now. I’m wearing basically a down jacket, like a parka kind of thing because I turned the heat off in my house thinking it was going to warm up the next couple days and it’s 40 something out right now. So I’m like shaking in my boots literally, I’m wearing UGGs sitting at my desk. Kelsey: At least you don’t still have snow on the ground. Laura: I know, that’s true. Kelsey: Lucky you. Laura: Down here in North Carolina, 40 degrees is basically like the tundra. We do not appreciate this weather and I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow when it’s 70 degrees. Kelsey: Lucky you. Laura: Dreaming of deserted islands, but hopefully all of our listeners will feel comfortable living where they are living and dealing with the kind of stressors that they’re dealing with in their daily life. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: Let’s get started with taking about, I guess we left off last time talking about a couple of lifestyle habits that could be potentially a problem. Kelsey: Right. Laura: Today we were going to start off by talking about different things that maybe you don’t have quite as much control over, but could potentially be something that you focus on as far as your minimizing stress. A lot of times when we think about stress, we think about emotional stress, or over exercising, or drinking too much caffeine, or something like that. But there’s a lot of other things that can actually be causing your body stress that you’re not even aware about.