Naturopath, Roberta Muzzarelli, is a regular at Friday morning community catch ups, Saturday markets and Tuesday clinics at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre
By Roberta Muzzarelli
Last year’s event has taught us that nothing is certain and that things can change quite unexpectedly.
Fortunately, our clever bodies can innately adapt and deal with stressful situations through the “fight and flight” mechanism that it is possible thanks to the hormone cortisol.
Cortisol levels increase whenever we find ourselves in a stressful situation or feel threatened. It is an inbuilt short-term mechanism to help us run from the lion if we need to.
Today, we seem to be continuously running from the lion and this is having a tremendous impact on the state of our adrenal glands, that cannot supply such a demand of cortisol constantly.
Symptoms of the initial stages of adrenal fatigue can vary from difficulty falling asleep or waking in the morning and gradually progress into exhaustion, failure to thrive and depression/ anxiety.
As these symptoms continue, it is only a matter of time until other endocrine systems become affected, resulting in thyroid dysfunctions and insulin resistance.
The herbal medicine kingdom luckily presents powerful adrenal tonics and adaptogenic herbs that can help us adapt to stress and readjust our cortisol’s release.
Nutritional supplements are also very useful for recovery, nourishment of our nervous system, and address nutritional deficiencies.
As a naturopath with 15 years of clinical practice, I am trained to recognise signs of different stages of adrenal fatigue and recognise nutritional deficiencies underlying other conditions.
After examination of your body diagnostics and your history, I can develop a treatment protocol designed specifically for your personal needs.
If you would like to know more, you can reach me on 0473408359.
Rainbow Naturals Clinic is open every Tuesday at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre, by appointment only.