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How is Your Sleep Hygiene?

The phrase “sleep hygiene” refers to the habits and practices necessary for a sound night’s sleep. There are many bad habits which people get into, that adversely affect their quality of sleep, resulting in a sleep deficit. Long-term lack of sleep risks dangerous conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and...

The Adrenal Thyroid Connection

The adrenal glands and thyroid gland both affect metabolism, so they have something in common. Extreme tiredness can result from an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or adrenal fatigue, so how can you tell these two conditions apart? You might know that your adrenal glands are two small glands on top of...

Importance of Adrenals

The adrenal glands are located at the top of the kidneys. Each comprises two parts; the outer "adrenal cortex" and the inner "adrenal medulla". Of these, the adrenal cortex is more important, since it supplies the body with vital hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone. What is Cortisol? A steroid...

5 Adrenal Supportive Foods

Feeling tired despite getting a good night’s sleep can be a sign of adrenal fatigue; a syndrome caused by insufficient functioning of the adrenal glands, often resulting from chronic stress. Luckily, there are plenty of nutritious foods that can support the adrenals, giving you the boost you need to regain...