So many people rely on coffee to get them through the day, because they are tired and cannot focus at work. However, coffee can actually be making you more tired!!
How can caffeine affect adrenal fatigue?
Caffeine stimulates neuron activity in the brain in which neurons send messages to the pituitary gland to stimulate the adrenal glands, which then produce adrenaline and cortisol.
Adrenaline and cortisol are those famous hormones involved in “fight or flight” mode, which happens when you are faced with danger.
But, are those “fight or flight” hormones useful for modern life – and on a daily basis? They are stress hormones – for us in emergencies – not a deadline to submit a business plan or a deadline at work.
But caffeine is a crutch, which we use every day to help us keeping fighting on.
If your adrenal glands are fatigued, then caffeine can cause your adrenals to overwork to make more cortisol and this burns out your glands.
This leads to your adrenals being weakened and less able to respond adequately. This is why coffee has less and less effect over time on people with adrenal fatigue. And therefore, people need to increase their coffee intake from 1 a day to 3-4 a day, if not more.
Furthermore, caffeine is mildly addictive. This is down to its effects on the nervous system, which increases the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control the reward and pleasure centres of the brain.
If you need help with improving your energy levels, sleep or to improve your focus/concentration, call us today to book in with our Clinical Nutritionist Alex.
Liam graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology commonly known as RMIT in a Diploma of Remedial Massage. He is currently practicing his trade in an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy where he will complete his studies in June of 2019.
Liam recognises the importance of self-care and how work and lifestyle commitments can alter the body and its general wellbeing. Liam’s goal is to discover where the underlying issue resides through subjective and objective analysis as well as assessment protocols that will aid in developing a treatment plan. This is essential for Liam and his client to determine what steps must be taken to ultimately resolve the issue.He has a true passion for the industry and how remedial massage can allow clients to better themselves, this is achieved through the relationship of manual treatment via many different forms, corrective exercises and take-home knowledge to benefit the client. Liam understands the importance in take home advice and finds it crucial that the client is firstly given the knowledge to help themselves and set them on the right path to progress.
As well as working at BCNC, Liam currently works at several elite sporting clubs including Melbourne Victory FC, Collingwood AFLW and Melbourne Storm.
Liam enjoys sports of all kind, going to the gym and leading an overall healthy lifestyle. Other interests include traveling and socialising with friends and family.
Liam’s hours at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre are as follows:
Monday 2:50pm – 7:00pm
Friday 11:50am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 11:00am
For further enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 9887 4144