It so happens that winter has just begun, and the forces and energy no more. Waking up in the morning difficult ( without coffee at all), constant irritability, drawn to sweet, apathy and sadness. And new year's vanity is not make you happy... If that's you, maybe your adrenal glands need to rest.

   Adrenal glands - on the top of the kidney the size of a walnut. They are important endocrine glands, which produce and distribute 50
different hormones. Imbalance of the adrenal glands, usually associated with chronic stress. When your body is constantly struggling with stress, the adrenal glands are forced to produce adrenaline and cortisol, not only in emergency situations, and almost 24 hours a day. At short-term response to stress the adrenal glands can quickly return to its relaxed original state, but, unfortunately, in the 21st century they have forgotten how to recognize the difference between a really stressful situation and an overload of the body in the gym or a deadline at work.

   When cortisol levels are kept unnaturally high for a long period of time, a person may experience a range of symptoms, which not rarely cause serious health problems.

   What kind of lifestyle or life situation, contribute to the imbalance of the adrenal glands:

 - The constant lack of sleep
 - Not a balanced diet
 - Relationship issues
 - Excessive use of stimulants, such as caffeine, alcohol, sugar
 - Excessive exercise ( especially for women)
 - Disease, serious injury, surgical intervention
 - Long suppressive duties

   Feel tired and fatigue in the morning until you get your dose of caffeine? Pulls on sugar or fast carbs after lunch to recharge? Relax in the evening with alcohol or can't sleep without sleeping pills? If your answer is "Yes" to even one of these questions and you suspect that your adrenal glands may be tired go by the following symptoms:

 - General fatigue and weakness
 - Sleep disturbance
 - Moodiness, anxiety, irritability, depression
 - Insulin resistance
 - Reduction in muscle and bone tissue
 - Skin problems
 - Thinning hair
 - A weak immune system
 - Autoimmune disorders
 - Frequent allergies
 - Weight gain
 - Decreased libido
 - Craving for sweet or salty
 - The ability to cope with stress
 - Back pain around kidneys

   Imbalance of the adrenal glands can lead to a number of other serious diseases such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, thyroid disease, arthritis and depression.

   Unfortunately there are no specific tests to identify problems with the adrenal glands and our doctors generally "do not know", in that when complaints of chronic fatigue or cravings for coffee and sweets, you will probably prescribe a course of synthetic vitamins pharmacy and write off your health to the weather, lack of sunlight and short day length. But you must understand that if the body is healthy and in balance is NOT affected by weather and time of year, especially if you were born and raised in these latitudes.

   What is the solution? The good news is that the healthy function of the adrenal glands can be restored. Bad - it can take a long time. Plan balance hormones, changing my diet and lifestyle are crucial.

   1. Get enough sleep. Every body and age your optimal number of hours, but the best period for sleep is from 22:00 to 02:00 for all age groups. At other times, our nervous and hormonal system is not restored.

   2. Eliminate coffee, strong black tea, alcohol and sweets with refined white sugar. Wake up with water with lemon and sugar cravings you can use fruits, dried fruits, pumpkin, sweet potatoes.

   3. Eat on time, avoiding spikes in blood sugar, because if a meal is missed, you begin to pull on an unhealthy snack. A full Breakfast, and in the event when there is no opportunity to eat keep in the car or office healthy snack in the form of raw nuts, raisins, dates, apricots, apples. Eat natural whole foods.

   4. If each evening after a busy day you tortured yourself in the gym - you may want to slow down. A healthy body responds positively to daily moderate exercise, but do not test his strength, "I do not want" or a passionate desire to lose weight. Go to the light version, yoga or Pilates. Sometimes a walk in the fresh air better than any gym.

   5. Deal with all the emotional component of your relationship. This is probably the most difficult item ( easier coffee and cake to give up) but prioritize what's important to you.

   6. Learn to meditate and do it every day. Well having mastered the practice of meditation all of these items will disappear.
 In Eastern medicine it is believed that the adrenal glands are the organs of our energy in such a long-term "battery" level of charge which determines how long we live, it is very important to protect and nourish our adrenal glands.