84: Stressed, Tired and Binging – You May Have Adrenal Fatigue

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By Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, and MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Whether you've been stressed about your health, suffered losses, tired of the quarantine, had financial stressors, working long hours, or had a relationship breakup, stress has become a constant irritant for many of us. If you're struggling with binge eating, emotional eating, or food addiction, your eating behaviors may be the first sign that you are stressed to the max. When the situation goes on for weeks or months, and the stress becomes chronic, the adrenal glands burn out from chronic production of cortisol and may cause what is called adrenal fatigue syndrome (AFS).

In this podcast, you will learn:

1. How can you tell if you have adrenal fatigue syndrome (AFS)? 2. What causes adrenal fatigue? 3. How do stress and adrenal fatigue cause binge eating, food obsessions, and emotional eating? 4. What can you do about AFS?

Supplements and free meditation mentioned in the video:

· For sleep: magnesium at bedtime or the homeopathic remedy Calm Forte

· Take vitamins - vitamins C and B5 help with cortisol production, vitamin D can help support the immune system.

  • Download a free meditation here

Thanks for listening! Schedule a free consult to discuss your food and body image issues: https://findingyouranchor.as.me/CONSULT The Anchor Program is a 12-week non-diet program offering ONLINE group and individual sessions for the treatment of binge eating, emotional eating, food addiction, and compulsive overeating. Want to learn more about the Anchor Program? https://AnchorProgram.com Where you can find me: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/real-healing https://www.youtube.com/user/DrCarolynRoss Be sure to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and leave us a rating and a review!

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