Stress. It's impossible to completely avoid it in the world we live in today, but one can absolutely control the amount and degree to which they allow it in their life (its about choices...health 1st!). In working with countless clients, I've found that many come to me in hopes of finding a "magic" fix for their adrenal fatigue/imbalance and/or thyroid issues; whether it be that "one" supplement that will "fix" everything, or the "perfect" diet that will allow them to drop the stress induced weight quickly (all while continuing to live the stress filled lifestyle that brought them to where they are today). I find that most clients are very willing to change their diet, implement an exercise routine and follow a health supportive supplement plan, but when I get to the point where I ask that certain lifestyle habits be changed, I'm often met with resistance. An example of change might include, getting off the electronic devices a few hours before bed and instead read a book or go for an evening walk and "smell the roses". "But that's the only time I can catch up on emails", one might say. Studies have shown that blue light from electronic devices can be more stimulatory than 240mg of caffeine! That's the equivalent of taking 2 shots of espresso or drinking 2 cups of Joe right before bed (pretty sure most of you wouldn't do that)! And it supresses Melatonin, which impacts our (adrenal) circadian rhythm and in turn hormones! My point of this post is this. It is the cumulative effect of lifestyle, environmental, diet and appropriate supplement choices that will allow you to progress forward (or not) on your health journey. There is no "magic" pill or quick fix out there that will do it! Stress accumulates in the body over time. So the time it takes to heal will depend on how long you have been under stress (years for many), the current stage of AF you are in, your commitment to making changes in your lifestyle, environment, diet, etc., as well as your mindset (positivity)...everything starts in the mind (the body does what the mind tells it).
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