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When we’re stressed out, our bodies have a natural response, and like you see in many of my other videos, our bodies release that hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is fine and dandy, it does what it’s supposed to do; it elevates our blood pressure, and it gets us prepared for that fight or flight response, that adrenaline response, that noradrenaline response.
What happens when your adrenal glands stop working effectively?
If you’ve ever woken up in the morning and feel like you just needed a cup coffee, like you just, coffee is what’s going to pull you out of that slump, well, that’s what it feels like to have adrenal fatigue.
So, let’s dive in to what you can do. The first one is what I call an adrenal cocktail. This is one of my favorites that I will tell you as someone that has worked in a corporate setting, and also as an entrepreneur myself I know exactly what it’s like to slave a lot of hours and beat yourself up all the way to the point of exhaustion.
So, I’ve used this cocktail specifically when I was going through a period of stress. And what you’re going to do is you’re going to take about four ounces of orange juice. Now, with that four ounces of orange juice you’re going to take a quarter teaspoon of what’s called cream or tartar. Now, cream of tartar, you may have used it in cooking, you’ve seen it on the shelves before and nobody ever really knows what to do with it.
Now, there’s one more thing you’re going to add to that cocktail. You’re going to add the Himalayan pink salt. The reason you’re going to add the Himalayan pink salt is because when you have adrenal fatigue, what happens is your body starts excreting a lot of the natural sodium that you need through your urine. So, when your adrenals are taxed, your body is less efficient at modulating the potassium, the sodium, and the magnesium that it needs to function.
So, by adding Himalayan pink salt, you take some of the stress off of the adrenal gland, off of the kidneys, and give them a chance to recover a little bit. Now, the important thing is that you have this adrenal cocktail first thing in the morning. You see, your cortisol levels are already at their highest in the morning, so if you can combat them with this adrenal cocktail, you’re going to get a lot more benefit first thing so your body is receptive to it than you would, say later in the day.