Clean Up Your Diet - The adrenal fatigue diet suggests cutting out food products like white sugar, white flour, alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks, fried food, processed food, and artificial sweeteners and adding foods that are rich in vitamins C,B, (especially B-5 and B-6) and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals are extremely important in the health and function of the adrenal glands (more on this below). It is also important to note the importance of eating regular meals throughout the day as being hungry increases levels of cortisol.
Take Time to De-Stress - Of course, this is easier said than done, but one of the simplest ways to help support a fatigued adrenal system is to reduce the stress that is overworking the adrenal glands. Try meditation or breathing exercises, reduce screen time, and try to exercise regularly to help reduce as much stress from your life as possible and lower cortisol levels.
Try a Supplement - As we mentioned above, vitamin B and magnesium are imperative to the function and health of the adrenal glands. Magnesium actually acts in both the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands, so it's important to add to your diet or supplements. According to Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, "In the pituitary gland, it (magnesium) modulates the release of ACTH, a hormone that travels to the adrenal glands, stimulating cortisol release. In the adrenal gland, it maintains a healthy response to ACTH, keeping cortisol release within a normal range." As for B vitamins, our adrenal glandnot only requires them to function, but stress causes us to burn throughthese vitamins at a faster rate. Experts in adrenalfatigue also suggest looking for supplements that contain licorice root,maca root, golden root, and Siberian ginseng to help support a healthy adrenalsystem.