Part 2: Supporting Your Adrenal Glands
Adrenals glands sit just above the kidneys and help regulate the stress response by secreting the hormone cortisol. When you are constantly on the go or in a "fight or flight" mode, your adrenals are working very hard to keep you on top or your game. But there comes a time when these tiny glands get tired and need a moment to reboot. It's like running a car without any oil - chances are your car won't be functioning very smoothly. And it's not uncommon to see low mood, depression, anxiety and mood swings occur when the adrenals glands are over-worked.
By far, one of my top 5 prescriptions in practice comes in the form of adaptogen support. Giving your body and adrenal glands the support they need, feeding them healthy vitamins, minerals and botanicals to reboot their function, and your sense of well being. This is a foundational step in conjunction with a tailored treatment plan for your specific mood imbalance may it be depression or anxiety.