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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Adrenal Fatigue and Spinach Smoothies

...Adrenal Fatigue is soooo frustrating! I have battled this for several years. Welcoming three babies into our home in 4 months time set me on a down hill slide. That alone would have been enough but RAD is what did me in and FASD is doing it's best to make sure I stay in this rut. 

What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?
Inability to lose weight
insomnia
fatigue
poor digestion
low blood pressure
poor recovery from exercise
irritability
brain fog/memory problems
cravings
sensitivity to cold
..and a whole host of symptoms.

What can you do about it? My doctor told me to avoid stress, I just smiled and shared a little about our life. Thankfully she acknowledges adrenal fatigue, as it isn't considered a medical condition. She is sending me to a specialist who will hopefully get things leveled out so I can ditch this fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches and extra weight once and for all.

In the meantime I am drinking spinach and fruit smoothies. They help my fatigue and increase my ability to cope with the demands of being a mom. Lia gave the smoothies a thumbs up but her big brother says they are gross. 

Rather than get all the ingredients out every day, I put a serving into freezer bags and froze them. Now I empty the contents into the blender add fresh fruit or whatever else I choose and it is ready to go!



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