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Adrenal Fatigue: Part 2

Please watch part 1 if you missed it to understand what it actually is and the testing done to understand it.

In this second video blog, I share information about how I knew something was off with my body. There were several signs and symptoms I experienced. I also share some ways I am starting the healing of my adrenals with diet, sleep, and supplements.

**Not mentioned: Really managing blood sugars with lower carbs & healthy fats! Healthy blood sugar levels is VERY important for improving adrenal health!

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Adrenal Fatigue: Part 1

In this first video blog, I share some information about what “Adrenal Fatigue” is, what the scientific term is, the testing I did to identify it, and more. 

 I took my DUTCH test in March of 2018. I began making changes as soon as I got my results back in April, and I found out I was pregnant in May. I filmed this video before I shared the news we were pregnant. All of the things I was doing for my adrenal health before I found out I was pregnant, I am still doing now. 

This has been an emotional journey. It's been quite the learning process. And, I am SO thankful that I did it! I hope you have never been in a similar situation, where you constantly feel off. We start by doing simple, minor changes in hopes that it will reset us and we can get back on track. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get back to "normal" no matter what I tried and it was so frustrating. I hope that if you are feeling like I was, that this offers you some solace and may be even...

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Gut Health 101

What IS Gut Health? How Do I Keep My Gut Healthy? 

The gastrointestinal tract (aka the gut) is composed of trillions upon trillions of live microorganisms commonly referred to as the gut microbiota. The gut microbiota has a very important job of keeping us healthy by fighting off bad bacteria and aiding in digestion.  A healthy, diverse gut microbiota is related to good overall mental and physical health. An imbalance or lack of microbiota diversity has been associated with an array of issues and chronic disease states such as…

  • Asthma
  • Obesity (Yep! Gut microbiota has been shown to have an effect on weight)
  • Mood
  • Neurological diseases (such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease)
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Leaky Gut
  • Inflammation 

What Affects Our Gut Microbiota?

Everyone is different and everyone’s gut microbiota is different, and there are a number of factors...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Kids' Gut Health

5 Way to Improve Your Kids Gut Health

Scroll down to watch one of my live videos from my Mommy Feeding Family group in which any mom can join for free! I shared 5 ways to improve your children's gut health!

I go in depth during the video, but the 5 ways include...

1. Reduce inflammatory foods in your kids diet. Sugars, processed cookies, candy, juice, inflammatory oils, etc.  

2. Get outside and stop sanitizing everything. Bacteria, good and bad, live everywhere, and exposure to all kinds are good for our gut microbiome. There is certainly a time and place for bleach, but every day hand sanitizer is not doing you any good.  

3. If pregnant or hoping to be pregnant, and you have a choice, research shows children born via vaginal vs c-section and children breastfed vs formula fed makes a big difference. I know this isn't always an option, and I'm not trying to cause any mommy guilt, because Lord knows we all get enough of that, simply stating...

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Leaky Gut

Sounds pretty icky, right?! So what is leaky gut syndrome?  Is the gut actually leaking? Leaking what and where? Can it be stopped? 

Leaky gut syndrome has to do with the permeability of the intestines, which act as a barrier between the gut and the bloodstream.  Imagine the intestinal lining as a net.  In a person with a healthy gut, the holes of the net are extremely tiny and only allow certain particles into the bloodstream.  In a person with leaky gut syndrome, the holes of the net are much larger and allow particles to “leak” into bloodstream that do not belong there, such as bad bacteria, toxins, and undigested food.

These undesirable particles in the bloodstream may cause the following symptoms…

      Bloating

      Fatigue, brain fog

      Gas

      Food sensitivities

      Unexplained skin irritations

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