I recently discovered that warm lemon water also helps with a condition known as adrenal fatigue, which when I began researching I realized is something that I've suffered from for a long time.
What is adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level.
Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia.
As the name suggests, its paramount symptom is fatigue that is not relieved by sleep but it is not a readily identifiable entity like measles or a growth on the end of your finger.
You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of unwellness, tiredness or "gray" feelings.
People experiencing adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, colas and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day. (from AdrenalFatigue.org)
Today was the 3rd day with the warm lemon water first thing in the morning. I have to admit, it's not my preferred morning beverage, and I still do have coffee about an hour afterward (which I'm cutting down on and hoping to eliminate soon).
The first half of the lemon water goes down easily, but by the time I'm half way though I feel a bit lemoned out...lol, but with so many benefits, I'm sucking it up (no pun intended).
Thanks for the info you shared, a couple of new things in there I hadn't seen in the other articles I read.
Nancy's comment: Thank you for sharing. If you are having a hard time getting the lemon water down, you might want to reduce the amount of lemon in the beginning until your taste buds adjust.
I usually recommend drinking just 1/4 lemon for each 8 to 12 ounces of water to start. Ideally, you will want to increase that to 1/2 lemon in 8 to 12 ounces of water twice a day for optimal benefits.
However, the key is to put just enough lemon in the water that you will continue to drink it daily ongoing. And you know that if you don't like the taste, eventually you will stop drinking it.
So put just enough lemon in it that you can easily get it down. And then increase the amount of lemon when you feel you need it most, e.g., if you feel a cold coming on, exercising more, excess stress, etc.
I hope you can come back here after a while and tell us that your adrenal fatigue symptoms are reduced!!
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