adrenal burnout

The Top Ways That Health Coaches Can Avoid Adrenal Burnout

Adrenal burnout (also known as adrenal fatigue) is a very real thing that many people suffer from, but this time I felt it was important to address adrenal burnout with health coaches. Yes, even we – who specialize in holistic health can experience what it’s like to deal with the symptoms.

Your adrenal glands in the body play a key role in producing a variety of hormones that are essential to function throughout your life.

When experiencing adrenal burnout, you may be dealing with…

  • body aches
  • fatigue
  • nervousness
  • sleep disturbances
  • digestive issues

And… it’s all due to the fact that we don’t have adequate production of the hormones we need to feel our best.

Why It’s So Important To Address Adrenal Burnout As A Health Coach

You have your own health coaching business. So, what do you do when your own health falls through the cracks? When your own health is now compromised? How can you promise and perform the absolute best for your clients? This now becomes an unhealthy hustle.

The fact of the matter is, as a health coach and wellness business entrepreneur, you’re likely going a billion miles a minute and refusing to slow down. But, I’m here to tell you, it’s okay to give yourself permission to slow things down a bit and address what your body is feeling.

Chances are, if your body is giving you signs to slow down, you probably should.

This means:

  • Hiring someone to help you out (a personal assistant, etc.)
  • Walking during your exercise instead of forcing your body to run
  • Letting yourself take naps or sleep in

Sometimes when you’re feeling exhausted, and your body is screaming at you to slow down, it’s not a bad idea to just take a day for yourself and do nothing. Sleep in, get up when you truly want to, make a nice cup of bulletproof coffee or matcha tea, put on your favorite show… take life at your leisure for once instead of go-go-going.

Addressing Your Adrenal Fatigue

Addressing your fatigue doesn’t mean simply acknowledging it’s there and saying you’ll work it out. Actually, put in the effort to slow it down, as much as your workaholic mindset doesn’t want you to (trust me, been there, done that).

The best way to fully address this adrenal burnout is to treat yourself as if you have a cold. You know how when your cold is at its peak, and you just feel like total crap, and you want to stay in bed all day? Do it.

Get in bed, read a book, watch a movie, take a nap. You may even want to dabble in essential oils for added stress relief, such as Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Cedarwood, or Ylang-Ylang.

Some other great external resources to take advantage of include:

  • B Vitamins: B12 helps convert fat and protein into energy
  • Glutathione: Helps promote high levels of energy, a sharp mind, glowing skin, and a healthy heart
  • Colloidal Silver: Helps to support the body and fight infection (which can be more prevalent in those with adrenal fatigue)
  • Liposomal Vitamin C and Elderberry: Liposomal Vitamin C is scientifically proven to provide the body with more Vitamin C than traditional Vitamin C supplements. (Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of body tissue)… Elderberry is an all-natural compound that is packed with antioxidants that help boost the immune system
  • Monolaurin: An effective killer of bacteria, helps in preventing and treating colds
  • Lysine: Can protect against and treat cold sores, blocks stress response receptors, and helps with wound healing by creating more collagen
  • Adrenal Support: Adrenal Extract supplements can help those with low adrenal function, stress, and fatigue (I prefer Gaia Adrenal Support)
  • L-Carnitine: Helps the body turn fat into energy
  • Vitamin D: Involved in calcium absorption, immune function, protecting bone/muscle/heart health.
protein balls

A Protein Ball Energy Recipe To Help You During Adrenal Burnout

Here’s a helpful recipe that can actually help jumpstart your energy levels a bit more and kick that adrenal fatigue in the butt.

This recipe makes 10-12 balls.

AUTUMN PROTEIN BALLS

10 pitted dates
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ cup shredded coconut

Soak dates for 5 minutes with just enough warm water to cover. Pour dates with soaking liquid in a high-speed blender. Add the pumpkin seeds, oats, chia seeds, and pumpkin pie spice. Blend well and scoop out into balls. Roll each ball in shredded coconut. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

This recipe is from our amazing Done For You Fall Detox, which you can learn more about here.

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You don’t have to go through this alone!

Be sure to rest up!

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