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Clean living is at the heart of the s.i.m.p.l.e 7 nutrition approach.  Well- researched articles will help keep you informed with the connection between toxins and the relationship with your health.   

When Cross Fit is Not a Good Fit


Did You Know...

*Cross Fit
Is a High-Intensity exercise program incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise https://www.crossfit.com/what-is-crossfit

*The term 'Adrenal Fatigue' is a misnomer
The term “adrenal fatigue” (“AF”) has been used by some doctors, health care providers, and the general media to describe an alleged condition caused by chronic exposure to stressful situations. Despite this, “AF” has not been recognized by any Endocrinology society, who claim there is no hard evidence for the existence.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4997656/

The more accurate term is HPA-Axis Dysregulation
The terms “adrenal fatigue,” “adrenal stress,” and “adrenal exhaustion...are often used to explain not only fatigue and stress, but also a broad array of symptoms including sleep disturbance, low libido, poor exercise tolerance and recovery, weak immune function, and brain fog.  The term “HPA axis dysregulation (HPA-D)” is a more accurate description of the signs and symptoms referred to as “adrenal fatigue.”
https://kresserinstitute.com/adrenal-fatigue-hpa-axis-dysregulation/

The underlying causes of HPA-Axis Dysregulation
Glycemic Dysregulation, Inflammation, Circadian Disruption, Perceived Stress & Lifestyle Factors
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25757913 , https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22823394
, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4688585/,  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3860380/ 

So what if your HPA-Axis is Dysregulated?

1. Self-Assess Your Perceived Stress (click this link)
http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0073381225/student_view0/chapter4/self-assessment_4_7.html
2. Sleep 7-8 Hours Each Night
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4688585/

3. Avoid High-Intensity Exercise (Until You Recover)
https://jmolecularpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40303-015-0010-8

4. Get natural light in the day, Avoid artificial light before bed 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2862789/

5. Reduce Inflammation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22823394

6. Heal the Gut(Here it is Again!)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4367209/

7. Monitor Blood-Sugar, But Eat Enough Carbs
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25757913