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ADRENAL FATIGUE: Is it Real?

Adrenal Fatigue: Is it Real?

One of my readers sent an article from Mayo Clinic, which said there is no such thing as adrenal fatigue. What do you think?  Is this fact or urban legend?

Having suffered from adrenal fatigue, I know firsthand what it is to experience fatigue, body aches, low blood pressure, and lightheadedness especially when standing up quickly, some of the symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue.  There are many suboptimal conditions that people experience that can’t be diagnosed with standard tests given by allopathic doctors.  A typical test that naturopathic doctors and other holistic physicians recommend is the saliva test.  It will give you a measurement of adrenal hormone production at different times of day and night.

Dr. James Wilson is well known for his work with adrenal fatigue.  He says, “Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis, or pneumonia. As the name suggests, its paramount symptom is fatigue that is not relieved by sleep but it is not a readily identifiable entity like measles or a growth on the end of your finger. You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of un-wellness, tiredness, or a”gray” or blue feeling. People experiencing adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, colas, energy drinks, or other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day.

This syndrome has been known by many other names throughout the past century, such as non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, neurasthenia, adrenal neurasthenia, adrenal apathy, and adrenal fatigue. Although it affects millions of people in the U.S. and around the world, conventional medicine does not yet recognize it as a distinct syndrome let alone know what to do about it.

Adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc with your life. In the more serious cases, the activity of the adrenal glands is so diminished that you may have difficulty getting out of bed for more than a few hours per day. With each increment of reduction in adrenal function, every organ and system in your body is more profoundly affected. Changes occur in your carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, heart and cardiovascular system, and even sex drive. Many other alterations take place at the biochemical and cellular levels to compensate for the decrease in adrenal hormones that occurs with adrenal fatigue. Your body does its best to make up for under-functioning adrenal glands, but it does so at a price.”

http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/what-is-adrenal-fatigue

 

Do you suspect you could have adrenal fatigue?

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Adrenal Booster Cocktail

Hot peppers and parsley are rich in vitamin C; celery is a great source of natural sodium.  Both are very beneficial for the adrenal glands.

  • 4 carrots, scrubbed well, green tops removed, ends trimmed
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 handful parsley
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Dash of celery salt
  • Pinch of sea salt*

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube.  Juice ingredients and stir.  Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible.

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*Note: Sea salt is very good for the adrenal glands.

From The Juice Lady’s Remedies for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

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