Sugar increases our need for Vitamin B and C. Sugar robs the body of Vitamin B stores to handle nutrient-devoid sugar and adding burden to the adrenal gland, which is responsible for blood sugar regulation. The adrenals respond to sugar by putting out cortisol which leads to mineral deficiencies causing the body to dump minerals.
We crave for sugar or addicted to it resulting in blood sugar dysregulation, low adrenal function and yeast overgrowth or imbalance in gut bacteria.
Supplements and lifestyle change should include Vitamin B, C, minerals, HCL and pancreatic enzymes, oregano, L-glutamine, whole foods rich in fiber, probiotics , adequate sleep and less stressful lifestyle.
Adrenal fatigue and dysfunction
There are three main reasons for adrenal fatigue and dysfunction: emotional stress and poor diet.
Emotional stress, typically related to grief or loss
Poor diet: Eating too many carbs can disrupt cortisol and a certain group of corticosteroids (a blood pressure-stabilizing hormone), and the Standard American Diet is “a perfect recipe for destroying your adrenal glands,” Dr. Kalish warns.
One of the most important things that cortisol does is regulating secretory IgA in your gut.
What this means is that the immune response in your gut is controlled by cortisol.
Hence, if you’re stressed, the immune response in your gut suffers, the gut tissue becomes damaged, and good bacteria give way to bad bacteria, causing immune dysregulation that is centered in and around your gut.
Two important components to address this problem are to 1) regularly eat fermented foods, which will dramatically increase the beneficial bacteria in your body (which automatically will help decrease pathogenic bacteria), and 2) to eat a diet low in sugars and carbs, as that will also promote a healthy gut flora.