The Adrenal ReCode is organized into 3 easy-to-follow parts over 10 weeks. Each part of the program strategically builds upon the next and empowers you to create lasting change.
PART 1: Setting A New Physical Foundation
We set the foundation for success by focusing on ReCoding your physical patterning in Part 1.
We will interrupt your body’s existing pattern of over or under releasing stress hormones so that you can once again feed your cells and teach them to make and burn energy efficiently.
You’ll reinforce this new, healthy energy-producing, good mood, weight balancing hormonal pattern over and over until your biochemistry shifts and a new, healthy hormonal pattern becomes normal and easy for your body to maintain.
During this phase, you will start to feel your symptoms improve, you’ll sleep better and start to gain your energy back.
Our Six-Pillar Clinical Strategy
Our proven, Six-Pillar food-based clinical strategy will help you heal your adrenal glands (the gas tank of the human body), thyroid (the furnace and the thermostat of the body), brain (where hormonal balance begins), and give you an entirely new, balanced nervous system.
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.
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 levels, 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.
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 stress cycle and helping you to FEEL the way you want to feel while also healing both your thyroid and adrenals.
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.
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.
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 with 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.
PART 2: Setting A New Emotional Foundation
We build on the solid new physical foundation we’ve just established and while you’re still implementing everything you learned physically with food, logging, movement, and breath, we shift our focus to creating new emotional patterns so you don’t take a step backward into the chaotic hormonal whirlpool you’ve just spent time and energy healing.
During this phase, you’ll understand why trapped negative emotions and limiting beliefs keep us stuck in hormonal imbalance. It is only once both emotional and physical health are addressed that we can finally experience lasting positive change.
“If you haven’t healed it, every time you think about a negative event from your past, your body produces the exact same chemicals in the body as when it happened. That means you relive the experience hundreds of times simply because you haven’t let it go.”
Our Five-Step Emotional Process
Our tried and true 5-Step process to emotional ReCoding will help you pull yourself out of stress, worry, and fear and into peace, clarity, and joy that you can count on.
Identifying and Examining Limiting Beliefs
Alongside our Tony Robbins life coach, you’ll learn what limiting beliefs are, how they’re formed, and how to identify your specific limiting beliefs that are responsible for keeping you stuck in fight-or-flight. You’ll learn how to examine and dismantle these beliefs and create new, empowering ones that support the life you desire.
Creating The Right Personal
Personal accountability is the belief that you are fully responsible for your own thoughts, emotions, actions, and the consequences of all three. We teach you how to achieve the right accountability and how it positively affects your health in profound ways. This is especially needed and supportive for empaths, highly sensitive people (HSPs), caretakers, and chronic over givers.
Releasing Trapped Negative Emotions, Presence & Forgiveness
You’ll learn from our emotional mastery coach how your emotional experiences throughout your entire life have been stored in your body and are now affecting your physical health. You will “somatically” (through the body) detox these trapped negative emotions and replace them with more empowering emotions that reflect who you are now and where you want to go. From there, we’ll teach you how to be present so that you can be peaceful, the impact of forgiveness on your physical health, and how to free yourself through our forgiveness process.
Establishing Healthy Boundaries & Empowerment
When we say yes when we mean no, and lend our time, energy, money, or other resources, it depletes us physically and emotionally. We make these decisions that ultimately harm us because of our own need for love, approval, or appreciation.
From this understanding, you will learn what healthy boundaries are and how to establish them. This bolsters safety and confidence within yourself (you’ve got your own back) and strengthens your relationships with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
Creating a New Positive Story to Live Moving Forward
You’ll use all you’ve learned in Steps 1-4 to write a new story for yourself and your future, one you can embody and live using the Tony Robbins Four Keys to Effective Imagery Technique as well as our proven visualization strategies.
PART 3: Living The Adrenal ReCode
Now that we’ve interrupted the chaotic stress hormonal cycle, have been able to consistently reverse it and re-train the body to put the rest-digest-and-heal system back in the driver’s seat, we can live the way we are naturally designed to live.
By this time, you’ve built a physical and emotional reservoir you can rely on that you’ve never had before. Something that would have registered on your “I am stressed out” scale as a 10, you will now experience as a 2 because you have built internal resilience, both physically and emotionally.
You are able to respond, versus react and you make life choices and changes with clarity, intention, and power.
In part 3, we’ll also review the tools in your new toolbox and how to take them into your new daily life.
“It sounds so cliché, but Christa Orecchio and The Whole Journey program literally changed my life. After 40+ years, I finally learned how to maintain my body weight and get really restful, regular sleep.”
– Carolyn Brann
“I came to Christa when doctors couldn’t give me answers. She helped me heal from constipation, low energy, adrenal fatigue and emotional struggles. Above all Christa has given me the tools to regain my fertility.”
– Hayley Trokey
“Christa and The Whole Journey healed my life-long thyroid issue, digestive problems, and anxiety. I have lost 30 pounds, healed my thyroid issues, sleep through the night and don’t feel like my health problems are holding me back from living my life.”