Recovering from adrenal fatigue: How your body can overcome chronic stress and feel energized again

26 06 2012

I found the below article interesting and made me realize that maybe I am still dealing with adrenal faigute afterall, but maybe to a little lesser degree than before. Check it out:


The easy, relaxed lifestyle experienced by our ancestors no longer exists, and we’re not even aware of how much stress we’re under. The problem? “Our lifestyles have changed, but our bodies haven’t,” Dr. James Wilson said in his November lecture at the First Arizona Choices Exposition in Tucson, Ariz. A large portion of our population is feeling tired and stressed out, and we want to know why.


The adrenal glands sit over the kidneys, where they play a significant role in the body, secreting more than 50 hormones necessary for life, including epinephrine (adrenaline), cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), progesterone and testosterone. Since they produce so many essential hormones, theadrenal glands are responsible for many of the functions we need to stay alive and healthy, including:

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Personal Update

15 04 2012

Recently, since I have moved from Vermont to Maine, we have discovered that I DO NOT have chronic fatigue syndrome like one doctor suggested in Vermont. However, I am an HSP, or highly sensitive person, which basically means I have very sensitive to sensory objects such as lights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch. My nervous system picks up more subtleties than “normal” human’s. This is an inherited trait and causes fatigue when I become overstimulated or over-aroused. If I don’t take breaks in a dark, quiet room to “reset”, I have an extremely hard time getting through the day and cannot handle much of anything and I feel an intense amount of stress in my body. I will get headaches, muscle tensions and aches, racing heart, feelings of panic, like I”m going to faint and I get to a point, I just can’t take even general conversation with anyone. My brain is done and my body shuts down by falling asleep. I basically have trouble blocking things out and I get EVERYTHING coming in.

In church, I hear the pastor talking, people coughing or shuffling in their seats, or getting up to use the restroom, pages turning in the Bible. All normal stuff, but it is all loud and gets jumbled to where I lose concentration on what the pastor is saying. Couple this with the lighting and there have been times I’ve fallen asleep in church, because my brain just says, “oh, your done. Can’t take anymore.”

Just something else I have added to my plate. I am still taking supplements and on I found to work really well is 7 Keto. It is the precursor to DHEA which the adrenal glands make. It is said to help your adrenals, may improve sexual function, help you loose weight, and improve mood. It took a couple of weeks for me to notice anything but a few days ago I started feeling calmer, things rolled off me more, I could think better, sleep better, wasn’t as moody, and found I could relax easier and enjoy life much more. Now, this is how it has affected me. My mother in law has just started taking it so I’m waiting to see how it affects her. It’s supposed to be really helpful for women in menopausal ages, but since it’s  a precursor to DHEA produced by the adrenal glands, I thought it would be good to mention it in this blog. Other supplements I take are:

Salmon oil 2200mg – good for heart, eyes, mood, hair and skin

Milk thistle 300mg – cleans your body out of toxins especially your liver

Alpha lipoic acid 300mg – antioxidant and helps your cells with using energy

Rainbow Light Food Based multivitamin for women

Vitamind D3 5000 IUs

PB8 – probiotics

7 keto 200 mg

raspberry ketones – 200mg – aids in fat burning and weight loss, ups metabolism

calcium and magnesium

I’m not sure how many of these will help with adrenal issues but many of what I have mentioned have various health benefits regardless if you are taking them for adrenal issues or not.


So that is my update for now. Must get to bed. Tis very late. Will probably make more posts tomorrow. Night all.

Personal Update On My Health

27 12 2010

I have not written a personal update on how I’ve been doing in quite some time.  To start off, I was told I had adrenal fatigue by a nutritionist who insisted I take a salivary test to determine my cortisol levels. The test revealed that I had adrenal fatigue. Yet, in 2009, I visited an endocrinologist and told him this and he said the salivary tests are unreliable. He ran a more effective blood test to check for cortisol levels and he said I did not have adrenal fatigue.

Okay. So I don’t have to worry about adrenal fatigue, but why am I still exhuasted all of the time and have headaches and bodyaches and feel worse after exertion. Recently we discovered that I have chronic fatigue syndrome. To help me with energy I take 12 grams of d ribose a day, along with 1 tablespoon liquid L Carnitine (an amino acid), and the Fatigue to Fantastic vitamin shake mix. I get all of my supplements at The mixture of these supplements is helping me get back on my feet. Since there is no cure for CFS, I know it will take time  for my body to heal and that I will need to pay attention to my fatigue levels throughout the day and not overdo it. So that is the most recent update. I’ll check back later if I have anything new to post.

Adrenal Fatigue? See A Doctor

27 12 2010

I just read something interesting that everyone who thinks they have adrenal fatigue should read. This article may change your outlook on what you “think” you have and help you find the truth behind your fatigue. Here is a snippet of the article:

Adrenal Fatigue? See A Doctor

Main Category: Endocrinology
Also Included In: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia;  Primary Care / General Practice;  Preventive Medicine
Article Date: 18 Mar 2010 – 3:00 PDT

Taking vitamins or supplements to treat “adrenal fatigue” may do more harm than good, says Todd Nippoldt, M.D., a Mayo Clinic expert in hormone disorders affecting the adrenal glands.

“Adrenal fatigue is a term that was invented outside the mainstream medical community to explain a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive problems,” says Dr. Nippoldt. In the March issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource, he explains why the attention focused on adrenal fatigue — in books, articles and Web sites — is troubling…”

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New Fact Sheets Dispel Myths Of Adrenal Fatigue And Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome

27 12 2010

I was reading on about the recent updates on adrenal fatigue and found this article interesting as it dispels some of the what we are told is the truth about adrenal fatigue. Here is a snippet of the article and a link to where the article can be found:

New Fact Sheets Dispel Myths Of Adrenal Fatigue And Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome

Main Category: Endocrinology
Article Date: 16 Sep 2010 – 2:00 PDT






“The Hormone Foundation, the public education affiliate of The Endocrine Society, has produced two new fact sheets to dispel myths about so-called “diseases” popularized through the Internet: adrenal fatigue and Wilson’s temperature syndrome.

Myth vs. Fact: Adrenal Fatigue describes the theory behind this supposed disorder in which long-term mental, emotional or physical stress outstrips the adrenal glands’ ability to produce enough hormones. The fact sheet refutes this theory and warns against taking potentially harmful supplements designed to “treat” adrenal fatigue. It also differentiates adrenal fatigue from adrenal insufficiency, a real and rare condition in which the adrenal cortex does not produce enough steroid hormones. Adrenal insufficiency is not caused by mental or physical stress…”

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Cylapril for Adrenal Faitgue

12 06 2009

Cylapril is said to help combat fatigue, burn out, and help you loose weight that is gained due to adrenal fatigue. If you need help with fatigue and to lose weight check this link out for more information on Cylapril:

Adrenal Fatigue Treatments

12 06 2009

This website lists several supplements that are said to help improve adrenal fatigue supplements. These supplements include: Cylapril, Adrenal Stress End, and Adrenal Fatigue Fighter. Here is the link for more information: