Thursday, September 15, 2011

Life Style Changes

The adrenal glands produce more than 150 different hormones, including adrenaline (sometimes called epinephrine), cortisol, norepinephrine and, most abundantly, DHEA. In an ideal world, the adrenal glands would have part-time jobs. BUT our human bodies ARE designed to survive stress, but can not strive with a steady diet of stressful events. CONSTANT stress means excess levels of stress hormones circulating through the body, which eventually leads to adrenal burn-out and sometimes, if it's bad enough, reduced immunity, and a host of chronic ailments take over. So it is important to maintain your stress levels and GET IT UNDER CONTROL! 

Now for the good news! 

Preventing -- or correcting -- adrenal burn-out requires lifestyle changes, like staying hydrated, exercising regularly (moderately, not excessively at first), eating well, and getting quality sleep.

Above is a dinner I fixed the other night of grilled Talapia fish seasoned with a little Tony's Chachere and lemon. I had some steamed broccoli left over from the night before, but first I grilled some onions until they were caramelized and then cut up the broccoli and finished grilling them together. I also served a little salad with it. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!  With fish like this, you can serve any kinds of vegetables with it. I have served it with portobello mushrooms and zucchini, sprinkled with lemon pepper and sea salt. YUMMY! Be creative; add seasonings and spices of your choice.

The Lord heals your diseases, redeems your life from the pit, satisfies  you with good, shows compassion to his children, and knows your frame. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Psalm 103: 3-14

1 comment:

  1. Brenda, that's a healthy meal. Thanks for the recipe. Most of us don't use enough herbs and spices to season our foods, and they are packed with nutrients, too.

    Thank you for the great adrenal information. It's always good to know how to begin healing from the inside out; not just treat the symptoms.

    Enjoy the day,