Back to School Month

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Going back to school can be a very busy time for everyone in the family.  Sometimes more of the burden of getting ready to return to school falls to the parents while they are already juggling their typical responsibilities such as work, running the house and parenting.

With an additional workload often comes the addition of more stress.  Overtime as we deal with more and more stressors our adrenal glands, which are small glands that sit atop either kidney, work their hardest to create cortisol.  Eventually, just like the rest of us, they need a break to allow for some rest and relaxation in order to continue to work well.

Taking a break from stressors is not always realistic so it’s important to know what your options are to help give your adrenal glands some rest.  These are the pieces I always suggest we consider:

  • Good nutrition
  • Capitalize on sleep
  • Stress management techniques
  • Basic vitamins such as vitamin C and B vitamins
  • Botanicals to support adrenal health such as adaptogens
  • Glandulars to support adrenal health
  • Medications

As you read down through the list, our options get a little pushier with each step.  Testing where your cortisol numbers are at various places in the day allows us to choose the best starting place for you.

If you are more fatigued than usual, perhaps not dealing with stressors as well as you would like, reach out to Arizona Natural Medicine® today to see if we make a good fit for you!

 

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