Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Adrenal Fatigue

Do's and Don'ts for Recovering From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Adrenal Fatigue

The following are some of the most important things to do and not to do to recover from adrenal fatigue.




Pushing yourself to exhaustion


Pace yourself

Sugar, caffeine, & junk food


Eat real, whole, fresh food

Being critical and harsh with yourself


Be compassionate and kind to yourself

Skipping meals


Eat every two hours

Eating carbohydrates by themselves


Eat a combination of carbs, fat, and protein

Staying up late and catching your “second wind”


Get to bed by 10:00-11:00pm

Arising early if you don’t have to


Sleep until 7:00-8:00am when possible

Foods that you react to or are allergic to


Eat balanced, nutritious food

Drinking sodas, coffee, alcohol, juice


Drink water, herbal teas

Making someone else responsible for your health


Become empowered and informed about your health

People who steal your energy


Be with people who are concerned for your well being and are helpful in your recovery

Taking care of everyone and everything else


Take care of and nurture yourself

Feeling guilty about caring for yourself


Find an inner balance and sense of peace with taking care of yourself

Excessive seriousness


Find things that make you laugh

“The grind”


Do things you enjoy

Aggressive exercise


Mild to moderate exercise


Visit for stress handling assistance, information, and research.

A great book reference for further information: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome,
by James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., PhD., Smart Publications, 2001

Thyroid, Adrenals, & Blood Sugar     ©Copyright 2002,2006-2007 by Dr. Janet Lang: Integrative Health Seminars
Revised 8/28/2007

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