Great so know you have found out you are an adrenal body type or adrenal and another body type equal. Now its time to tell you what that all means. As a Dr Berg Trained Health Coach, Dr Berg with all his 25 years of experience and 40,000 clients has seen patterns in the body. As well as correlating this to a series of medical books called Ciba – which also back up the body type sypmtoms. Its certainly one that you will want to pay attention to if you truly want to balance your hormones.
First let me show you some of the symptoms of the adrenal body type. Tick the ones that apply to you, as you will connect with this a lot :-
|Tiredness, can't sleep||Red cheeks||Anxiety & feeling of stress||At an older Age Moon Shaped face - also linked to cushings syndrome||Can't take stress|
|Weak and brittle bones||Asthma, acne, poor skin||Reaches for coffee to keep going||Dark circles around eyes||Soft sagging, hanging belly|
|Crave salt, sugar, cheese, chocolate||High blood pressure||Overreactive immune system - allergies, sensitivities,||Moodiness||Brain fog|
|Pitting edema (swelling of ankles especially)||Out of breath when climbing stairs||Difficulty absorbing caclium||Legs feeling heavy especially when exercising||Buffalo hump later in life on the back of the neck|
|Tired but wired||Can't get to sleep easily for over thinking||Heel spurs||Inflammation or pain in joints, back, neck|
What Does An Adrenal Body Type Mean to Me?
Adrenal exhaustion can contribute to the body shape shown above, this happens over years when you do not take care of yourself. Adrenal type is referred to the adrenals that sit on the top of your kidneys. There are two adrenal glands, one located on top of each kidney, and are critically important to the human body to protect itself from the destructive effects of chronic stresses. When we are not dealing with our stresses in life like physical, chemical or emotional stress – from having a baby to loosing a loved one, to being diagnosed with an illness to a divorce proceeding. Or it could be from the chemical toxins added to our foods or in our medicins these all put stress on the body. So we tend to go into survival mode and hold it around our waists.
Hormones produced by these glands help balance blood pressure and blood sugar and stimulate energy production at the cellular lever. When too much stress builds up, our fight-or-flight response kicks in, and triggers the hormone cortisol to stimulate excess fat storage around our vital organs in our midsection. Protection – see our bodies are very clever and built for survival.
If the adrenal glands become exhausted, the body will no longer handle stress efficiently, and cause physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Constant stress leads to poor sleep patterns, causing worry, excessive thinking, brain fog, poor memory and weight gain and eventually disease be it diabetes, heart, cancer, kidney or any of the other top 16 ways we mostly go.
The adrenal body type does not like stress on the body so exhaustive work outs are a bad idea when you want to try to loose weight. When this happens and we try to lose weight, it can actually cause weight gain because conventional diet programs call for drastically cutting calories and over-training with exhaustive workouts that only further stress the body. It’s for this reason that doing thousands of crunches every day will never give someone with an “adrenal shape” a flat stomach. Overtime, as adrenal fatigue continues, these types of people tend to be edgy and irritable, and oftentimes, others get on their nerves easily.
Other Causes of Adrenal Fatigue
You now know that an adrenal shape can be caused by excess stress that can come from multiple sources, but there are other things that can contribute to this issue. Physical sources include chemical toxins from the environment affecting our water, food and air. Nutritional deficiencies can also be created from the dietary intake of excess sugars, carbs and other stimulants, and synthetic hormones that come from animal products, drugs or even certain foods can influence the hormone control systems.
Nutrition for Adrenal Balance
Adrenal body types tend to crave fatty and salty foods because these foods provide the most stimulation to the adrenal glands. When too much of these types of foods are consumed, the adrenals can become overstimulated, which can lead to weight gain. To combat this, adrenal body types should consume foods that are low in salt and fat, such as fresh fruit, low fat dairy products and whole grain carbs.
Exercises for the Adrenal Body
Broad shoulders and strong legs are characteristics of an adrenal body type, but so is a heavy midsection. Unfortunately, the tummy can be one of the most difficult areas to lose inches, but by engaging in high intensity cardio, adrenal body types can burn calories that are stored in abdominal fat. Performing abdominal exercises, such as crunches and leg lifts, will also help to tone up a flabby midsection.
Once you join the program there is extended information about this in the last module so that you can transition into your body type eating plan 🙂
Supplements to support adrenal body type
STRATEGY: Get Healthy Kit. Your kit is designed to rejuvenate your metabolism and support your specific body type. With the Get Healthy Kit, you will receive the entire program, including:
|Gallbladder Formula and your Trace Minerals.|
|Gallbladder Formula – Supporting the gallbladder allows the liver to release toxins and enhance digestion, getting more out of your foods. Many people need a little something after they eat simply because they are not digesting and absorbing enough nutrients.|
|The Adrenal Night Formula – Formulated for The Adrenal Body Type for healthy functioning adrenal glands. By taking key nutrients to reduce your body stress a better quality sleep can be achieved.|
|Adrenal Day Formula – This product gives your adrenals the key nutrition needed to feel stress free through the day and experience a healthy energy. The Adrenal Fatigue Formula is meant to be taken at night and the “Adrenal Day Formula” during the day for a stress-free day; both of these products work together.|
|Trace Minerals – This product gives you the micro-nutrients to enhance any and all trace mineral deficiencies. Due to our soils being deplete in the US, it is necessary to enhance our diets with trace minerals, especially as it relates to endocrine health and metabolism.|