PART 1 Overview: Creating A New Physiological Foundation (5 weeks)


Week 1

Module 1: Welcome & The Journey

Weeks 2 & 3

Module 2: Real-Time Feedback & Assessment Tools

Weeks 4 & 5

Module 3: Breathing, Movement, Sleep & Macronutrients


In Part 1 of The Adrenal ReCode, we focus on physiological recoding.

When you’re consistently experiencing anxiety, insomnia, overwhelm, fear, or exhaustion, your body has been on autopilot, unknowingly living off the biochemical rush of stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) for a long period of time and throwing out body out of balance.

The rest-digest-and-heal branch of our nervous system should be the dominant branch of our nervous system, allowing us to enjoy living in a calm, peaceful, and confident state. The fight-flight-or-freeze branch of our nervous system should only kick in as the dominant branch when we’re in actual danger. 

Due to stressors, past traumas, a fast-paced modern day life, and a diet inappropriate to meet the needs of our body, a biochemical physical pattern has been created that leaves the fight-or-flight nervous system in the driver’s seat.

Due to this, we are consistently and unnecessarily releasing stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline), which desensitizes our cells to insulin (our blood sugar-regulating hormone) and prevents our cells from converting the food we eat into the fuel we need to make energy, which leaves us tired, hangry, overweight, anxious, and sleepless. 

We’re stuck in a biochemical cycle that breaks down our physical and emotional health.

We must first interrupt this stress activating cycle and put the rest-digest-and-heal branch of the nervous system back in the driver’s seat.

Then we heal the collateral damage to the nerve cells that have been caused by living in a prolonged state of stress.

Once this happens, you are able to have steady energy, lose the stubborn weight, sleep deeply through the night, and feel calm. This allows you to approach life from a place of feeling safe in your body, supported by the world, decisive in your choices, and confident in yourself. 

Our Metabolic Food As Medicine Strategy

We set the foundation for success by focusing on recoding your physical patterning. You'll be consistently interrupting and blocking the unnecessary over-release of stress hormones so that you can once again feed your cells and teach them to make energy and burn energy efficiently.  You’ll reinforce this new, healthy energy producing, good mood hormonal pattern over and over until your biochemistry shifts and a new healthy hormonal pattern becomes normal and easy for your body to maintain so that you can live a more peaceful, happier, and healthier life.

A key component of our food as medicine strategy is to use metabolic food {easy-to-digest] aimed at interrupting this pattern so that you’re no longer living off of stress hormones and instead begin to live off of the nutrients provided in life-giving, medicinal, easy-to-digest food.

That may sound silly since you eat every day, but it’s not entirely about what you eat.

It’s about the ability of your adrenals (and thyroid) to efficiently convert the food you eat into the energy your body needs. This ability is what reflects healthy adrenals and a strong nervous system.

We do this in The Adrenal ReCode using our proven Six-Pillar food-based clinical strategy.

Pillar 1: Synergistic Foods for the Nervous System, Brain, Adrenals & Thyroid

The dietary and meal recommendations in The Adrenal ReCode have been carefully selected to replenish your micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, & trace minerals) that get depleted when you have been living in a compromised state. Every single food, drink, herb, spice, boost, and tea matters. Each one has a purpose for healing and works synergistically with other foods to amplify and accelerate their healing effect on each of the four systems we target: the brain, thyroid, adrenals, and nervous system.

Pillar 2: Food Frequency to Regulate Blood Sugar 

People with low adrenal and thyroid function (a.k.a. Energy systems) cannot store adequate energy in the form of glycogen in the liver and muscles, which means they cannot regulate blood sugar throughout the day, which means they are stuck in a chronic state of stress.

Therefore, a very important step you’ll be taking in creating or restoring harmony and balance to your nervous system and the function of your adrenal and thyroid glands is to maintain your blood sugar, many of you perhaps for the first time. This is the only thing that people who live to be 100 years old have in common.

Pillar 3: Fruit (& Root) Sugar to Build Resilience

By strategically eating fruit and root vegetables the way we outline, you will decrease the stress hormones in your system and increase thyroid hormone, breaking the cycle and helping you to FEEL the way you want to feel while also healing both your thyroid and adrenals.

Pillar 4: Targeted Use of Saturated Fat to Protect the Nervous System 

We use specific types and ratios of saturated fats to heal and protect your nervous system so that it can recover from past trauma and be insulated against future trauma. Fat-soluble vitamins provide protection and rejuvenation to your nerve cells.

In The Adrenal ReCode saturated fats are used sparingly yet strategically to protect your fragile cells from any kind of toxic invasion while you are healing.

Pillar 5: Customized Macronutrient Ratios & Real-Time Assessments 

The right ratio of protein, carbohydrates, and fat is necessary in order to shut off the sympathetic nervous system (fight-or-flight) and the release of stress hormones so you can heal the adrenals, nourish the thyroid, and support the brain. We’ll help you discover your unique macronutrient ratio based upon your body’s own feedback system which provides a real-time meal-to-meal assessment of whether your food is working for or against you.

Pillar 6: Using the Breath and Movement to Control & Heal the Nervous System 

The breath is the remote control of the brain and the nervous system. It’s one of your best tools and it’s always with you.

Oxygen is food for your cells and also a great detoxifier. Those of us in adrenal fatigue and compromised thyroid function need more oxygen in order to convert our food into fuel and to create energy. We also need more help detoxifying gently and safely.

The simple act of ReCoding the way you breathe as we outline will pay huge dividends on your body’s ability to make energy and thus will impact your moods, energy levels, digestion, and sense of peace, calm, and stability.

It is our highest honor to have you with us and to help guide you in this sacred, transformative process.

Now, let’s get started!