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Adrenal fatigue is a condition where your adrenal glands become "tired". This can be due to chronic stress or a host of other illnesses. Your adrenals control many critical hormones in the body. All body parts are affected if the adrenals are not performing optimally. Illness associated with this includes chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, ovarian-adrenal-thyroid imbalance syndrome, estrogen dominance, and hypothyroidism.
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This article, "Adrenal Fatigue", is a must read article if you think you have this condition.
In this, I've summarized my years of clinical experience: what I see, the signs and effects behind; and I will introduce you to Adrenal Fatigue, what it's all about, how you come about with this. Not only the physiology of the glandular system but all the hormones involved, the common causes, how stress affects it.
But it's much more than stress response, it's also talking about how other issues can come on top of the stress and how the hormones of the body behave in such a way that causes the adrenal glands to weaken and result in Adrenal Fatigue. I'll go through with you the different stages of Adrenal Fatigue so you know and have a feel of where you are at in this progression because things can get much worse if you don't pay attention.
Because conventional medicine sometimes misses this Adrenal Fatigue, I will go through with you why it is so, and at the same time how laboratory tests can be helpful and also can be misleading at times. Women are particularly prone to this situation, I've devoted a section on this, as well as a section on the whole protocol, what you can do at home to self navigate if you so wish to help yourself.
I give you many, many tips on how to have healthy adrenals to begin with, and if you do have Adrenal Fatigue, a complete recovery program; how to manage yourself as well as what to look out for and what to bring to your practitioner if you so choose to find one to help you.
The "Top Adrenal Fatigue Facts Made Easy" is my attempt to summarize for you in a very easy format what Adrenal Fatigue is all about.
There is so much misinformation out there and, especially if you have advanced Adrenal Fatigue, the symptoms are so convoluted it's hard to make sense. In this article, I will give you the top ten points of what your symptoms may mean to you, how you can approach it, what the symptoms really point to and what to do if you have any of these unpleasant symptoms that are real.
Also will point out to you the necessary steps to do to get yourself better and things you can do to self navigate, including in terms of exercise and supplementation. I also have in this article many links, which if you find helpful, that can link you to a more detailed discussion on each of those facts.
The "Adrenal Fatigue Myths" article is very important because it separates for you what are some of the real sciences behind Adrenal Fatigue and what are some of the hype and misinformation that is circulating around.
If you are not sure if you have Adrenal Fatigue or simply confused of whether your symptoms are Adrenal Fatigue, then this is an excellent article for you to read. I will cover within this: how Adrenal Fatigue is related to thyroid function, how some people seem to never recover when some seem do well.
Adrenal Fatigue to some people is pure psychological and I will explain to you how it’s a mind body situation. Some people have no energy, are unable to work, but surprisingly many people with Adrenal Fatigue do carry a normal job, and you need to know that. I will also cover the myths of using steroids, herbs, and glandulars, as well as natural compounds. I will also cover for you who is the best person to help you, including PCP or other trained professionals in terms of your Adrenal Fatigue.
"Adrenal Exhaustion", or Stage 3 Adrenal Fatigue is an article that is a must read for anybody who thinks they have Adrenal Exhaustion or Adrenal Fatigue that is not getting better, or getting worse over time.
Adrenal Fatigue has 4 stages, and this is as I said, Stage 3. But within Adrenal Exhaustion there are 4 phases: A, B, C, and D. It is very important that you know what stage you might be in and try to avoid any of these stages because the characteristics and hallmarks for each stage is different.
In this article, which is rather long, I will go through with you the functional speed decline, what really happens in each stage, how the autonomic nervous system is involved, how the parasympathetic is involved, how you can get reactive sympathetic responses with adrenaline rushes and the important lessons on how Adrenal Exhaustion progresses and how you can get it to recover.
It is a very important article to put your hands on, take your time to read, and is especially suitable for those of you who are not getting better or have just been declining in function and fail to improve or just want a better understanding of why some of the symptoms you have been having, especially the paradoxical symptoms, are not getting better but in fact getting worse. Especially important is how you make sure you recognize the signs ofAdrenal Exhaustion so that you make sure you don’t get into this stage at all costs, because the consequences can be quite debilitating.
The clinical state where the body experiences repeated swings from a stage of high cortisol to low cortisol and back quickly is referred to as brittle adrenals.
The pattern resembles that of a roller-coaster ride that can occur multiple times during the day. The body is drained nutritionally and hormonally in its effort to effect self-rebalancing. Over time, the body is unable to adjust and becomes destabilized.
The "Ovarian Adrenal Thyroid or O.A.T. Axis Imbalance" affects so many women with Adrenal Fatigue that it’s a very important article for you to read if you are a woman and you are suffering from Adrenal Fatigue.
To put it simply, in women, the ovarian gland, the adrenals and the thyroid must be in very well balance if you are going to feel good. Symptoms of ovarian dysfunction include estrogen dominance, symptoms such as endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease, PMS, irregular menses, and fibroids.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue can include irritability, anxiety, depression, hypoglycemia, hypotension and insomnia. Hypothyroid type symptoms can include sluggishness, dry skin, inability to lose weight, and requiring more and more medications of the thyroid nature.
If you have any one of the convoluted symptoms that fail to be resolved with conventional medicine, its imperative that you read this article because this can be relatively easily reversed in most situations. And if you don’t understand how the OAT axis is imbalanced and if you do have it, then you will waste so much time going around in circles and, in the end, make yourself worse with more and more symptoms control instead of getting to the root cause. This is very important to you if you are a woman and you think that you have either ovarian, adrenal or thyroid imbalances or a combination of those three.
Most conventionally trained physicians do not accept Adrenal Fatigue as a real condition. If you feel that your fatigue and your low energy state resembles that of Adrenal Fatigue but your doctor is not listening, this paper will be important to you.
As a conventionally trained doctor, I understand why they feel so and I will explain to you in this paper the foundations upon which they draw their conclusions. By understanding your doctor, you will able to better share your experience and allow your doctor to also share their experience with you. So if you feel your voice is not being heard or that you may feel frustrated that your doctor doesn'’t understand, this paper is a definite must read for your situation.
The "Adrenal Fatigue and Body Types" article is an important one because in conventional medicine, in the Western philosophy, we don’t pay attention to how each body is uniquely different. This is very, very different from the East, where everybody’s constitution or body type makes a tremendous difference in their recovery and in the case of Adrenal Fatigue, this is very evident.
I go through with you in this article what your constitution is, how you go about assessing your constitution, and what are the possible outcomes if you have a weak, normal, or strong constitution; and in each case, how the use of unnatural compounds and supplements as well as medications can actually exaggerate the response or weaken the body type in terms of how you recover. Now, I will also go through with you what is the optimum type of recovery program regardless of your body type and, dependant on which type, what you can expect to have in terms of the recovery management and recovery planning if you do things properly and professionally.
So, regardless of what your body type is, whether you are sensitive or you are not sensitive, or whether you are a very strong or weak person, this is an article that will only enhance your understanding of how your battle with AF is going to be carried out and how you can use your constitution as an advantage, and how you can deal with it on an ongoing basis when you Adrenal Fatigue.
The "Adrenal Crash and Recovery Cycle" is a must read for anybody who has had an adrenal crash. Now if you have had adrenal fatigue for quite some time, you know what I mean. Adrenal crash means that suddenly your body gives way and you really decompensate and get extremely fatigued and usually there is a reason to that. In this paper I will go through with you the anatomy of what a crash is and how the subsequent recovery cycle works. I'll go through with you some of the things to look out for before the crash and if you do have a crash, what are the common reasons, the symptoms, and how the intensity works and how to, most importantly, manage the crash, so you have a lower intensity and a soft landing.
From that point on, I will also educate you on how long some of these crashes can last and of course it depends on the staging. I'll give you a certain insight on how we can make that assessment. Then we go into how the adrenal recovery works, what are the signs of recovery, how do you manage recovery and a total body approach incorporating how you go through the stabilization period, how you go through different challenges, to incorporate supplementation, lifestyle, exercise, dietary factors, so that you have a complete and total recovery program that is professionally done.
Why is because your body requires a total approach in Adrenal Fatigue recovery; and unless you understand the different components and how to help your body to recover, many times you will end up with a crash then you may get a little better and have a secondary crash on top of that.
Now at the end I'll also go through with you how the different recovery patterns look like so for some people depends on your age, your constitution, your strength, you can have different recovery patterns and everybody is different, but generally speaking we can classify into several important ones and I'm going to educate you on that; because once you know a possible recovery pattern for you then you know how to expect your recovery to occur.
Not surprisingly this article is rather long and it would take some time but take your time and slowly digest because the information is really cutting edge it comes from years of clinical experience dealing with people with severe crashes and how I've helped them recover and how my approach works for these people.
The article called "Adrenal Fatigue Related Health Conditions" is a very important one, because it summarizes, for you, all my years of clinical experiences, in terms of what I see, are different symptoms, of different people, coming in.
You know, I see so many cases of Adrenal Fatigue and people come to me with symptoms that, very very much so, is convoluted and conventional medicine has a hard time understanding or explaining. But actually it's not that difficult, because if you really understand the physiology behind, they can all be grouped together into many many categories.
The main ones of which are: Metabolic system imbalance which can lead to sugar, diabetes and hypoglycemia. The muscular skeletal system breakdown, which can lead to joint pain as well as muscle ache. Neurological system dysfunction, which can lead to anxiety, depression, as well as autonomic system dysfunction, neurotransmitters problems, with sympathetic responses, that is on an overtone basis.
Furthermore, hormonal system imbalance can lead to estrogen dominance, hypothyroid, testosterone, acne, hair loss, a variety of symptoms that may be hard to explain, but actually is not difficult once you understand the root causes. Finally, many people do have immune system problems, including auto immune dysfunctions, arthritis, Lupus, frequent infections and there is a whole section that I devoted to this, on how Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome relates to these situations.
So if you have, what seems to be, symptoms that conventional medicine doesn't really seem to be able to put together, and put their handle on and relate to you, this would be an excellent article for you to start reading.
With the mapping of the human genome, completed in 2003, we discovered there are about 22,300 protein-coding genes in human beings. nutritional genomics studies how foods can affect our genetic expression and how individual genetic differences affect our response to nutrients. This new science thus explores how genes and diet interact.
With the dramatic increase in chronic illness conditions and the lack of training traditional physicians have in dealing with these conditions, the move into integrative and functional medicine is needed. Many of these chronic illness conditions have a genetic component that, along with environmental and lifestyle factors, lead to serious limitations on people’s lives. This shows the importance of the individual biochemical and genetic aspects of each person on his or her health.
When the adrenal organs are under constant siege from stressors, the need for cortisol and different anxiety hormones escalates. The adrenals in the long run lose the ability to manufacture enough of these hormones. the sympathoadrenal system ramps up its activity leading to a release of norepinephrine and epinephrine in what is know as the reactive sympathoadrenal response.
In recent years, new studies have shown the impact of electromagnetic fields. these are also referred to as EMF. They have been shown to lead to fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and anxiousness just to name a few symptoms. EMF is everywhere in modern life. Grounding is a technique that helps to reduce EMP exposure symptoms. It helps shift our focus, change perspective, and rebalance the body.
Having the right and perfect fluid balance in the body involves potassium, sodium and numerous electrolytes. When these electrolytes are off balance, then the body is not going to feel good. Many of the advanced Adrenal Fatigue sufferers have this problem; in particular, we are dealing with sodium and potassium. But if the body doesn’t have this balance, then it is very difficult to recover.
In this article I will go through with you the mechanisms of which of these balances are regulated, how they are inter-reacting with the adrenals, and, in the case of AFS, how you can overcome these fluid balances without having a big problem.
Now, it is very important especially for those in advance stages because, invariably, there are going to be some potassium and sodium imbalances throughout. This can be quite severe and sometimes you can end up in the hospital and be told you have electrolyte imbalances requiring significant medical intervention. But a lot of the things you can do at home can actually retard this progression if you pay attention and this article will address that.
The widespread use of traditional Chinese medicine as well as acupuncture can serve good purposes and help Adrenal Fatigue recovery. However, its improper use can also retard the recovery process.
In this article I will first explain the mechanisms and the foundations of how these systems work and their proper use. Proper timing is critical. Those people who are in advanced Adrenal Fatigue must be very careful because the improper use of Chinese medicine as well as acupuncture can make you worse.
At the same time, I will go through with you WHEN is the best time to use it, HOW to use it, and to what degree and intensity you should be talking to your practitioner about so that together, with other nutritionals, they serve as a good foundation building point for you to recover from Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome as quickly as possible.
Those of you who are in the reproductive age and want to get pregnant but have advanced Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome must really pay attention to this article.
We have many people that come to us that have problems conceiving; multiple miscarriages, as well as postpartum issues that are very severe. Those of you who have Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome need to understand that the body needs to be prepared for reproduction to be carried out in a very normal fashion. If you have Adrenal Fatigue, what are the things you can do to ensure that your body is prepared? What can you do to make sure that the baby is well nourished? As well as, what can you do post partum? These are strategies and important components that you need to understand so that you have an uneventful pregnancy, fertilization challenges can be limited to the minimum, smooth gestation, as well as post partum un-eventfulness.
These are seldom addressed by conventional medicine and many who are in Adrenal Fatigue also can be pregnant at the same time and the regular OB-doctor may not be aware of the challenges that you face. So this article is particularly suited for you. On top of that, those of you who have had multiple miscarriages in the past, or want to get pregnant but are very tired, it would be very beneficial to read this article because you may understand more what your body is going through.
The article itself is not short because it is very detailed oriented, but it’s going to be worth every minute so that you understand. Without a good body and a strong body, no matter how hard you try to get pregnant, the baby is going to be affected. Remember always that a healthy mother gives life to a healthy child. So, if you want to have the least amount of complications in the future, you have to spend some time to understand your own reproductive cycle, understand AF and how it relates to your reproductive cycle, and how to prepare your body for the best case scenarios.
The advent of modern technology has brought about an over-abundance of electromagnetic fields that is unavoidable if you live in a rural or even in a non-rural area. The cell phones, cell towers, emissions from computer screens, etc is in everyday life of the modern society.
In this paper I will address some of the very important parts and the problems of EMF that is seldom addressed in conventional medicine. On top of that, how it affects the people with Adrenal Fatigue is of tremendous importance because people in advanced Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome are usually very weak and de-compensated. The EMF that may not be affecting normal people may have a significant negative impact on those with advanced Adrenal Fatigue.
You need to know how to identify where they come from, what are the things you can do to avoid, and in the case of Adrenal Fatigue, how can you live in the modern world and yet be able to not allow the EMF to retard your recovery process. That will be discussed in great detail in this paper.
Unfortunately, we are seeing an avalanche of Adrenal Fatigue afflicting teenagers as well as young adults. Children as young as 8 years old are now exhibiting symptoms and signs of Adrenal Fatigue that one generation ago were seldom noticed. Unfortunately, the number of people who are really in tune with this problem is very, very low, and the reason is because it is seldom recognized as a problem.
In this paper I will address the challenges that young people, teenagers as well as young adults, face that is very different from those faced by adults because their body development has yet to mature to the point that you can deal with them on a normal adult basis. So any traditional approach to Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome or even alternative approaches without considering these special factors will only make things worse.
And because young people have a long ways to go in their life still, the choice of nutrients, the choice of strategies must be able to be take in and match the progression of the state of physical development. At the same time, you don’t want to be putting young people, especially teenagers and those who are very young, on many supplements that can eventually land them in problems because they have such a long life to go. And the proper strategy of how to deal with teenagers and young adults, as well as those even in preteen years, with Adrenal Fatigue, has to be very carefully considered and this paper will address all these issues.
The proper use of laboratory testing in Adrenal Fatigue is of vital importance. Not only are they expensive, but the wrong test at the wrong time will yield the wrong results or confusing results that can be quite misleading.
In this article, I will outline for you the various tests that conventional medicine uses and their limitations as well as the benefits. Also, I will outline for you what alternative doctors tend to use and I will tell you how to use it, when to use it, and how to interpret the results. There are many tests that are actually not even necessary and I will also go through with you. If you have any inclination to do any testing for Adrenal Fatigue, this is a must read article for you.
"Adrenal Fatigue and Toxic Relationships" article is designed for those of you who feel that emotional trauma has caused as well as triggered Adrenal Fatigue.
We know that stress, physical or emotionally, is a common cause of Adrenal Fatigue. More importantly, mental stress, in particular, especially if it’s carried out over a long period of time, has dire consequences because it really deters the Adrenal Fatigue from recovering because of the hormonal involvement.
In this paper, I will go through some of the dangerous signs you should look out for in terms of toxic relationships and some of the feelings that define characteristics of a toxic relationship. Most importantly, after you recognize the toxic relationship cycle happens, what you can do to get out of this so that you can maximize your recovery.
This is an article that is very, very important, especially for those of you who are in advanced Adrenal Fatigue. Because hypoglycemia is one of the hallmarks of Adrenal Exhaustion, which is Stage 3 of Adrenal Fatigue.
Now in the case of Adrenal Fatigue, the hypoglycemia that you have experienced usually does not show up in laboratory value. In other words, you can have normal laboratory value and still have symptoms of hypoglycemia. My article will explain to you how the insulin reactions, as well how the normal glucose can be imbalanced in a time of AF and most importantly what to look out for and important things you can do at home; simple things you can do, to avoid this so you don't get into hypoglycemic problems.
I have also included a glycemic index table of different kinds of food that you should consider if you do have hypoglycemia as well as have an understanding of what you are going through so you can better educate your doctors and ask them to help you accordingly as needed.
"Adrenal Fatigue and Blood Pressure" is an article that I have written for those of you in particular who feel your blood pressure is low. In Adrenal Fatigue, in early, early stages, some people's blood pressure can be high. But, by and large, when you have Adrenal Fatigue that is worsening into advanced stages, the blood pressure tends to be low and I will go through with you some of the common causes so you have an understanding.
The hormones responsible usually are aldosterone and cortisol, and I take great pains to outline for you how they are intertwined and the causes of blood pressure dysregulation. Of course, it's very important for you to also check with your primary care provider because you want to make sure there is no organic problems that's going on that can cause low blood pressure, including dehydration, heart disease, as well as medications. But in the absence of any organic problem, then some of the Adrenal Fatigue methodologies as well as common causes must be entertained and this article will educate you on that.
Fibromyalgia is a distinct medical condition that has many symptoms that resembles Adrenal Fatigue. There are importance differences as well and the recovery for both tracks are quite different.
In this paper, I will differentiate for you the difference between Fibromyalgia and Adrenal Fatigue, what to look out for, how to differentiate the two, and many people do have both, and if you do have that, what you can do.
If you are under treatment for Fibromyalgia or if your doctor thinks you have Fibromyalgia, before you embark on a very straightforward Fibromyalgia treatment plan, you may want to take a look at this article because if you do have Fibromyalgia and Adrenal Fatigue concurrently, then the question becomes how do you progress. The straightforward treatment for Fibromyalgia might actually make Adrenal Fatigue worse so it’s important you understand these concepts before you embark on any kind of Fibromyalgia treatment.
At the same time, if you are already on Fibromyalgia treatment but you are not getting better, it could be because Adrenal Fatigue is mimicking this condition so it would be useful for you to learn that as well. Until you understand the difference between the two, then it can be very confusing for you to embark on a recovery program to get well.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a distinct medical condition that has many signs and symptoms that resembles Adrenal Fatigue.
If you are currently being treated for Chronic Fatigue, or if your symptoms of Chronic Fatigue are not improving, then it’s very important for you to consider and look outside the box because if you really have Adrenal Fatigue that mimics Chronic Fatigue, then the therapeutic recovery process is very, very different and no matter how hard you try to do the Chronic Fatigue regimens, you don't feel better. On top of that I can actually feel worse over time.
My paper will go through with you how to notice the difference, what each entity stands for, and what you can do if you have one, the other, or a combination thereof. If you are a sufferer of Adrenal Fatigue, this is an important article to be read so you are clear in your mind whether you do or you do not have Chronic Fatigue on top of Adrenal Fatigue.
Living in the modern society exposes all of us to excessive amounts of estrogen that you don't even know where it is coming from. Sources of estrogen include hormone laced meat, as well as shampoos, carpets, petroleum byproducts, etc.
What is so bad about estrogen when in excess, and the problem arises when the body becomes sensitive as well as the develops a reaction to excessive estrogen in a condition we call Estrogen Dominance. They range from symptoms such as PCOS, fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis, and in severe cases cancer.
They are all part of the Estrogen Dominance continuum, and you need to understand that if you are a woman that lives in the 21st century. Men also actually have excessive estrogen as well, resulting in prostate problems and we're seeing an avalanche of that.
This article will be of great significance if you have any of the symptoms that's mentioned before. Part of the problem with Adrenal Fatigue is invariably the ovarian system and the hormonal balance of estrogen- progesterone is going to be upset. And understanding Estrogen Dominance will be an important keystone in your first step towards understanding the overall clinical picture.
Many people with Adrenal Fatigue have concurrent irregular menses as well as menstrual cycle difficulties; and understanding Estrogen Dominance will be the first step in the overall total recovery, and in this paper I will go through it with you in great detail.
For many men, the aging process causes their testosterone levels to become sub-optimal. This can cause a multitude of issues. There are some very effective ways to improve testosterone naturally. This article will look into the pros and cons of optimizing your testosterone naturally.
You're not the only one if you are experiencing low libido. Low sexual desire is the most widely recognized sexual dysfunction. Upwards of 33% of grown-up women encounter low sexual longing on a progressing premise. This condition meddles with their personal satisfaction. It's an under-announced and under-perceived condition that can take a genuine toll on your emotions on yourself and your partner.
Yoga as a type of practice is known to be awesome for giving recuperation and can help individuals adapt to upsetting conditions. There are many types of yoga. Some can exacerbate adrenal fatigue, while others are a great deal more tender. There are numerous features of yoga.Adrenal yoga is an incredible approach to help you recuperate from AF on account of its gentleness.
If you have too much progesterone, an imbalance can occur in the body. this can lead to side effects and toxicity that is both serious and difficult to discern. Take precaution when using progesterone. Even though it is a natural compound, if not used wisely, natural progesterone may worsen liver congestion and adrenal fatigue. In the worst of cases, it may even lead to brittle adrenals.
Cortisol is one of the most important steroid hormones in the body, responsible for most of the functions that keep the body running in the face of stressors. Mainly produced in the adrenal glands, too much or too little cortisol is associated with severe symptoms including adrenal fatigue that impair the body’s ability to function and your quality of life.
Understanding the role of cortisol, the symptoms of cortisol imbalance, how to recognize a cortisol imbalance, and finally how to address the root cause of cortisol imbalance is important to keeping the body healthy. Discover how cortisol supplements can help, but also how they can be harmful, and the steps you can take to rebalance your body and regain your health.
Cannabis is one of the most controversial plants due to its properties, yet it holds tremendous potential for medicine. In addition, cannabis was already well known and prized for thousands of years due to its wide variety of uses including medicine, clothing, paper and food. The compounds derived from the cannabis plant interface with receptors throughout the body that influence pain, immunity, mood, appetite and many other functions. This ubiquity is one of the factors that make cannabis such a potent medical tool.
Those with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS) often suffer a manifold array of symptoms across different body systems. Cannabis is a promising avenue of research as a natural remedy to improve recovery from AFS due to its multifarious nature. However, proper care needs to be taken as improper administration of cannabis’ properties can backfire with severe consequences for the AFS sufferer.
During hemoglobin synthesis, the body generates byproducts known as kryptopyrroles. Those with a genetic abnormality create an excessive amount of these kryptopyrroles which can give rise to a variety of symptoms in a condition known as pyroluria. Pyroluria has been associated with a number of mental and behavioral disorders including depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
For those with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS), pyroluria can be a complicating factor that needs to be addressed with care. As a relatively common condition affecting around 10% of the population, pyroluria remains lesser known, which can hinder proper assessment of the body’s condition. Meanwhile, treatment of pyroluria can actually aggravate AFS, potentially triggering an adrenal crash and worsening both conditions.
MTHFR is a genetically linked medical condition that has symptoms and signs that is very, very closely mimicking Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.
In this paper, I will explain to you what it is all about. How you deal with it and the traditional use of therapeutics that is used for MTHFR and how you need to pay attention when you have both MTHFR and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome or how you eliminate MTHFR as a possible cause of the symptoms that may mimic Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.
The reason is it is important is if you just proceed on taking care of the MTHFR when you have Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, you can actually make the Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome worse if you are not cognizant of the proper balance that has to exist between these two things.
Normal people can have MTHFR and do well with therapies that are specific for MTHFR but not those with Adrenal Fatigue syndrome. So at the same time, if you have been told you have MTHFR and you have been on supplements for that and you’re not feeling better, then it’s also very important to look outside the box to consider Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and this paper will address that.
Many with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome eventually, and invariably, find themselves with frequent episodes of what we call reactive hypoglycemia, where they have a tendency to need to eat every few hours. Blood pressure, as well as blood sugar, may be normal during this whole time, but if a person does not eat frequently, a sense of irritability, brain fog, fatigue, may be coming on.
This is a common problem but also an easy problem to resolve. The use of the proper snacks can be very helpful and in this paper I'll go through with you what are the desirable snacks to have and what are the things to avoid so you can overcome the reactive hypoglycemia symptoms without damaging the body and use it as part of the recovery tool box towards your maximum recovery from Adrenal Fatigue.
Anxiety is one of the very common symptoms that are presented in people with Adrenal Fatigue. The more advanced you are in the stage, the more anxiety you are bound to experience.
This paper will look into what are the causes of this anxiety, the physiology behind it, and what you can do about it naturally from a natural perspective and how to put that in the proper context. The use of prescription medications for anxiety can be helpful, but it has also been very over used.
By understanding your source of your anxiety and what you can do about it naturally, you may potentially even be able to avoid the use of medications for this. This paper will be very helpful for those of you who are already either in the anxiety state or on medications that are not improving, etc.
The ability for the body to lose weight or to maintain weight is an ongoing homeostatic process.
Many people in Adrenal Fatigue want to lose weight; while in the Adrenal Fatigue context, losing weight is not easy because the body is actually in a process where it wants to slow down to conserve energy and the best way to do that, as far as the body is concerned, is to gain weight. So while there are these two opposing desires, one by the body to gain weight and one by you, mentally, to lose weight, what are they ways you can still lose weight and yet help your adrenals recover? This paper will go into that.
A lot of it has to do with the proper use of nutrients, the proper use of timing, allowing the body to heal the adrenals and at the same time introduce processes to help the body lose weight and shift the metabolic processes from one focus to the other so the adrenals get the rest, get the healing, and yet the body is able to lose the unwanted metabolic processes that eventually end up with weight gain. So this paper will address that.
The proper use of heat in the adrenal recovery process can be very beneficial. At the same time, it can cause great side effects and collateral damage if not properly used. Saunas, detoxifications using heat, and hypothermia type programs must be properly titrated. The more advanced the Adrenal Fatigue sufferer is, the more detail and more sensitivity one has to be able to address to this because most people in Adrenal Fatigue, in the advanced stages, are invariably very heat sensitive and have a thermostatic imbalance.
So this article will go through with you, how to use heat, when to use it, and how to grade it so that you can use it properly as part of the adrenal recovery toolbox and yet not cause any crashes because that is what can happen if you do heat therapy too aggressively without concurrently preparing the body and addressing the underlying Adrenal Fatigue. You want the adrenals to have heat to increase circulation, etc and it is a good default detoxification process. You don't want to over-do it and cause collateral damage. This paper will look at all of these.
The "7 Adrenal Fatigue Recovery Mistakes" is a very, very important article for those who may be self navigating. If you are trying to get well yourself and you want make sure you don't make the common mistakes as most people do; because I see so many people come to me for help because they've already made these mistakes so I want to make sure you don't do the same thing.
While I applaud your efforts to try to self navigate, I will point out to you the most common reasons why people fail including the improper use of nutritional supplements, how people get into trouble, how to get a experienced healthcare provider so you get onto the right track right away instead of wasting time. How excessive prescription medication and drugs can actually make things worse over time.
At the same time I'll tell you what are the common reasons why people fail to recognize paradoxical reactions and how to understand what they mean because if you don't understand what the symptoms mean you're not going to be able to understand the language upon which your body is trying to teach you and communicate to you.
Also there's a failure on multiple organ involvement recognition so I'll teach you what to look out for so you can tie the whole piece together, especially the Ovarian-Adrenal-Thyroid Axis imbalance. There's always a preponderance of emphasis on laboratory testing and I'll go through with you what to look out for, what are the right things to use in terms of laboratory testing, and what are some of the misleading and possibly confusing aspects of laboratory testing as well.
This is an article for those who have already Adrenal Fatigue and are trying to get well, but not really sure if they're getting better or worse as things seems to be not necessarily progressing in the right direction. If you're not sure whether you're recovering the right way, or sometimes you may be feeling that you're getting better but sometimes you crash, then you want to make sure that you read this article because I'll outline for you what to look out for and what a recovery picture should look like over time once you are able to look back.
It covers for you the various periods within the recovery cycle, such as the preparation, the honeymoon, the plateau period which you should be aware of, so that you have a better understanding and managing of your own recovery cycle should you choose to do that.
The "Adrenal Fatigue: Glandular and Herbal Therapy" article is written for those who may be already on these therapies or are contemplating these therapies.
The widespread use of glandulars and herbs to stimulate the body, as well as to help the adrenal glands adapt to stressful environments, must be taken with a grain of salt; because I see so many people that come to me with problems after they've gone through these therapies. Some of them have been helped at one point in time but they get worse slowly over time.
So in this article I'll outline for you not only the different kinds of therapies in this way that is natural, but also how to use it safely, and how to use it in the proper timing and what to look out for in each of these situations so you avoid getting worse; because if you don't do it right these things can backfire on you.
The "Adrenal Fatigue and Hormone Therapy" is an important article if you are currently or are contemplating taking hormones for Adrenal Fatigue. Hormones commonly used include pregnenelone, DHEA, cortisol, testosterone, melatonin, progesterone, as well as estrogen.
In this paper I will go through with you the pros and cons of each as well as the timing on how it can affect Adrenal Fatigue. Hormones can be a tremendous benefit in Adrenal Fatigue but if not used properly, it can also backfire so you have to approach hormone therapy with a lot of caution. Especially for those of you who may be self navigating, because the damage done can be much, much worse than you can anticipate in terms of the benefits on the flip side.
The "Adrenal Fatigue and Exercise" article is an important one to read; because exercise, when it's done properly, it is an important part of an adrenal recovery program. At the same time, exercise is a 2-edged sword because if you're not doing it properly, it can actually cause adrenal crashes; and many, many people have gone through this.
Now, this paper will go through with you the overall exercise strategy, how to match the proper exercise with the energy state, so that you don't crash, the kind of exercises available in terms of the key exercises including the proper breathing, the proper restorative exercises, the proper Adrenal Yoga exercise, and how you can also incorporate aerobics into this program.
The key to exercise and aerobics is not just about doing it, but doing it at the right time depending on the stage and the body's physical condition. And this paper will explore that and teach you how to time it so that you get the maximum recovery possible.
"Adrenal Fatigue and Sleep" is an article for you if you have a problem falling asleep, which is called sleep onset insomnia; or if you have problems waking up in the middle of the night but no problem falling asleep, and this is called sleep maintenance insomnia.
The mechanisms and the causes of each one is different in the case of Adrenal Fatigue, and in this article I will go through with you what some of the causes are, what the symptoms are and what you can do about it.
I have a whole set of tips on what you can do for healthy sleep habits which will only benefit you, regardless of whether you have insomnia or not. But if you do have insomnia, these certainly will go a long ways for you to help yourself before or in conjunction with sleep aids or other medications that you may be embarking upon already.
Progesterone is an important hormone in the body not only as it relates to ovarian cycles, but also as part of the body's overall hormonal system, and as part of the adrenal output.
This paper will explain to you how to use progesterone properly, what the physiological basis is, and how it relates to Adrenal Fatigue. As well as very importantly, how to use it as a proper tool to oppose Estrogen Dominance, which symptoms include things like PCOS, endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease. In the case of Adrenal Fatigue, the proper use of progesterone is even more critical because of its being processed in the liver, and this paper will also go through that and give you the introduction in this very important hormone in the body.