Just like coconut oil and its benefits, natural remedy sites always mention honey. And for a good reason. Honey has many health benefits. It helps with adrenal fatigue too.
I made some dietary changes for better health. And switching to raw honey was one of them.
Isn’t honey sugar and shouldn’t we avoid it? Even though, I believe that the processed white sugar should be avoided, I don’t think we need to avoid everything sweet. Besides, honey can aid in adrenal fatigue recovery.
Consult your healthcare provider before starting any treatments.
Honey for Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal fatigue is a stress syndrome. If you can reduce stress you give adrenals a break and enable them to heal better.
Stress comes in various forms. It is not always emotional/mental even though that is what we most often mean when we say we are stressed out.
Lack of sleep and nutrients are stressors so are viruses and harmful bacteria roaming in your body. Battling with allergies puts an additional strain on your body.
I used honey (among other things) to combat adrenal fatigue.
Honey as Digestive Aid
I suffered from low stomach acid and indigestion. That is very common for adrenal fatigue sufferers. Chronic stress affects your body in many negative ways. For example it interferes with the hydrochloric acid (stomach acid) production.
Raw honey contains thousands of enzymes that help with the digestion. One of them is amylase that helps to break down carbohydrates.
Additionally, honey, especially Manuka honey is great at healing stomach lining and can be used as a Natural Treatment for H.Pylori.
Honey as Sleep Aid
One of the adrenal fatigue symptoms is insomnia. Eating honey right before bed time can help to keep the sugar levels balanced. And enable you to sleep better. Honey also helps to prevent the release of stress hormones by keeping the liver glycogen storage up overnight. Some like to take honey with a little bit of sea salt.
Check out also these Natural Sleep Remedy ideas for additional sleep tips!
Honey as Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral
Bad bacteria and viruses cause inflammation. A chronic inflammation is a stressor which can cause adrenal exhaustion. Raw honey can bring down the inflammation level by eliminating viruses and harmful bacteria from your body.
Honey as Allergy Remedy
Adrenals produce cortisol which is an anti-inflammatory stress hormone. This stress hormone plays a vital role in responding to allergic reactions.
The cortisol levels decrease as the adrenal fatigue progresses. This means that there will be less cortisol to counteract allergic responses. Many adrenal fatigue patients struggle with ever increasing allergies.
Some say that local honey helps to alleviate pollen allergy symptoms.
I found also these Natural Allergy Remedies helpful.
Honey and Energy Level
Honey is also good for energy. This golden goodness contains both glucose and fructose. Your body quickly absorbs the glucose which gives you an energy boost. While the fructose is slowly released sustaining the energy. Since fructose has a low glycemic index it does not spike up your sugar levels the way glucose does.
Of course, you don’t want to overdo honey but I found it beneficial to enjoy it at small amounts.
Find some yummy raw honey and start to enjoy its benefits!
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