Problems with the adrenal glands can affect the health of your hair, nails and cause problems with sleep.
The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and are endocrine glands. These glands are responsible for some hormones, such as steroids and adrenaline.
These hormones are very important as they regulate blood pressure, increase immunity and boost metabolism.
In addition, the body can cope more easily with stress thanks to these hormones. As you can see, if the adrenal glands suffer, the whole body suffers.
Often adrenal fatigue is difficult to diagnose because doctors are trained to recognise mainly major gland diseases such as Addison’s disease or Cushing’s syndrome.
Fortunately, there are diagnostic alternatives. One method available is saliva testing to identify cortisol levels.
Indicators of adrenal fatigue are :
Physical or mental difficulty getting up before 10 a.m., even if you got out of bed much earlier.
Dull, sleepy mind between 2 and 4 p.m.
Lots of energy at 6 p.m.
Inability to cope with stress
Weakening of muscles
Inability to cope with high carbohydrate or potassium foods.
Dizziness when getting up from a stooped position.
Other symptoms may include:
Weight gain (especially around the middle), cravings for foods high in protein salt and fat, nervousness, hair loss and low body temperature.
In this article we present a natural, highly effective recipe to restore adrenal gland health.
The main ingredient is Brazil nuts.
Here is what you will need to prepare this recipe:
- Natural honey-3 tablespoons
- Parsley leaves (dried)-one tablespoon
- Ground ginger – 1 tablespoon
- Brazil nuts-150gr
- Raisins-2 tablespoons
How to prepare:
The first step is to put the parsley leaves and Brazil nuts in a blender and blend them. Then add the raisins, ground ginger and raw honey.
Blend all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Consume two spoonfuls a day of this preparation, in the morning, before breakfast, on an empty stomach.
Follow the treatment for three weeks. You will see that during this time you will notice improvements in the quality of sleep, nails and hair will be healthier and stronger. The whole body will be healthier.
Brazil nuts are a goldmine in terms of selenium, the substance that helps us fight cancer. On the plus side, just 2 Brazil nuts provide more than 60% of your daily selenium requirements, making them superior to selenium supplements.
Try not to eat a loaf of nuts, though. Brazil nuts – like all varieties of nuts, peanuts etc. – have a high calorific value.
Thus, 100 grams of Brazil nuts provide 680 calories. The most important thing you should know about selenium is that it produces very powerful antioxidants that prevent the formation of free radicals (which don’t exactly make us pretty, we’d say).
Too much selenium causes hair loss or skin discoloration. To prevent a deficiency, we need a very small amount of selenium, which we get from these peanuts or a portion of salmon.
Stressed people, pregnant women, chronically ill people need a constant intake of selenium. Selenium is a trace element that the body is not able to synthesise. This is why we are obliged to provide the necessary selenium from our diet.