I've recently collaborated with my friend and fellow EmFit EMbassador Primally Balanced. She just released her line of essential oils she formulated to help with her adrenal issues. Despite a diet and lifestyle change, she couldn't get her glutes to fire, and by using these oils she has been able to improve her performance. Hamstring dominance is a sign of adrenal dysfunction because your adrenals are neurologically connected to your pelvic muscles; when your adrenals are week, your pelvic floor is weak which can cause lower back pain and also make it hard to activate your glutes.
I also am prone to adrenal dysfunction; we all are, some more than others. That's just a consequence of our modern lifestyles. I've personally battled with what some would call adrenal fatigue, and my stress management is something I try to be cognizant of every day. These oils have helped with that so much! I love to roll the Morning Awaken blend over my adrenal Chapman Reflex points (1" over and 2" up from your belly button) upon waking, and I use the Evening Calm blend when I get home from work. These essential oils are very high quality and smell so good--no harsh scents! This has helped me be more in tune with my body's stress levels as I try to maintain normal daily cortisol rhythms.
Adrenal dysfunction is prevalent in our society, but it's not often talked about in the mainstream. Doctors will only test for Addison's Disease, but the fact is that adrenal dysfunction is not black and white and happens on a sliding scale. If you suffer from chronic stress, you are likely dealing with some form of adrenal dysfunction.
To read about signs and symptoms of adrenal dysfunction (and what to do about it) head on over to Primally Balanced to read my two-part blog post.
While you are there, check out her essential oil blends and be sure to use my special discount code: AMYNTP15 for an extra 15% off your purchase as check-out!
Another great resource for dealing with adrenal dysfunction is Emily Schromm's Adrenal Challenge. It's a 7-day series of videos and resources sent to your inbox, starting as soon as you sign up (includes supplement support). It's a great deal and totally worth it (before I became an NTP, this helped me recover from some pretty severe adrenal dysfunction). You could also make an appointment with me or a local NTP in your area :-)
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