Mental Health – Are you depressed – Part III

So we are into week 3, I hope you are feeling more enlightened or at least starting to feel there is someone out there supporting you and empathising with you. There is another way; you just have to believe it. I have mentioned that depression can be linked to past hurts or memories. Memories are created in the brain and can either be to the forefront of your mind and feelings a lot or they can be pushed deep to the back of the brain where you have no conscious daily recollection of it. The problem with these memories is that they get stored in the tissues of the body and come out through the physical body in some make shape or form. One of them, being known as adrenal exhaustion.

Adrenal exhaustion very simply is wiped out, burned out, over stressed, over fatigued adrenal glands. Our adrenal glands, which are situated on top of each kidney, are primarily responsible for governing the body’s adaptation to stress of all kinds. The adrenals secrete hormones like adrenaline, nor-adrenaline, cortisol and other stress related hormones.

Think of your adrenal glands as small but ultra-powerful batteries within your body, they are designed to keep your energy flowing in the right direction so you feel alive and well. They carry out a multitude of functions within the body. The problem is due to our pressurised lives and hectic society these batteries get less and less recharging. They need vibrant healthy fresh food, plenty of sleep, rest, freedom from burdens, medication, stimulants, negative self-talk and lots more to keep them in super health.

When they are not recharged, the batteries gradually but surely over time run out of steam, they run dry, they burn out and when this happens it can be as if someone has flicked a switch and the light has gone out. THE FLAME WITHIN is gone! Then you get submerged into not knowing why you feel so down, low, unmotivated and so on as your get up and go has gotten up and disappeared. Your mojo, your spark, your passion for life and interest in life dwindles until you feel so trapped not only within your own mind and body but perhaps added to that within the medical system too which is just not listening to your cry out for help.

This is where I work with people who feel like this on all levels, nutritional, emotional, and physical to encourage and support the body as it heals and you can start living again, one step at a time. This week, focus on more water, first thing in the morning drink 1lt of hot water or warm at room temperature. Ice cold water is not good for the adrenal glands.