Long standing stress can result in the adrenal glands becoming overworked and fatigued. This results in a cascade of problems that may seem unrelated.
It isn’t actually possible to be experiencing stress without impacting your adrenal glands. It isn’t possible to be in a state of Sympathetic Dominance and not be putting these guys through their paces. Every flight or fight period is supposed to be followed by a rest and recovery period. This is what gives our adrenals a chance to recharge.
However, if we are driving these glands too much and too often they tire out. When this happens the flow on effects can be widespread
Long standing or severe adrenal fatigue can result in an imbalance in Oestrogen and Progesterone resulting in oestrogen dominance.
This may be exacerbated by Xenoestrogens which are chemicals found in the environment that mimic oestrogen and include:
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Long standing or severe adrenal fatigue can result in increased permeability of the gut allowing toxins, waste and undigested food particles to slip through into the blood stream. This can lead to an increase in inflammatory markers called cytokines over a period of hours or days after exposure and an IgG test will show the presence of this in Leaky Gut Syndrome. Cytokines can cause a variety of reactions throughout the body.
This is different to an immediate allergic reaction (IgE response diagnosed with skin prick tests).
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Stock vs Broth
Stock is typically cooked for a shorter amount of time than a true bone broth. Both are made from bones, often with residual meat on them and often after the bone has previously been roasted, along with some vegetables and seasoning, although this is optional.
Stock produces gelatine from the bones but the bone broth also releases other minerals that are highly beneficial in healing our gut and for our overall health.
Gelatine supports digestive health but Glycine produced in bone broths aids in the synthesis of haemoglobin, supports digestion and the secretion of gastric acids and proline supports good skin health especially when paired with vitamin C.
Some drink the broth straight like a tea but they are just as effective used as a base for soups or in cooking stews or other stock based dishes.
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