Adrenal fatigue and the road to ruin

25 09 2012

Adrenal fatigue and the road to ruin

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 by: Craig Stellpflug

(NaturalNews) Are you tired all the time? Sleepy during the day but can’t sleep at night? So stressed out you can’t think straight? Crabby, depressed, sick all the time? Muscle weakness, chronic pain, dizziness? These are just a few of the classic symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

80 percent of people will suffer adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives, says Dr. James Wilson, author of the best-selling book Adrenal Fatigue: 21st Century Stress Syndrome.” When your adrenal glands have been “overworked,” they cannot do their job very well and any additional stress can strongly affect you, resulting in fatigue and other symptoms.

Adrenal glands function as your body’s “shock absorbers” by helping you to handle all forms of stress. But when you’re feeling stressed all the time, those glands become overworked and tired – a condition commonly called adrenal fatigue. When the adrenal glands fail to secrete enough cortisol, this causes energy dips during the day with spikes at night which disrupt sleep.

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Adrenal Fatigue Solutions on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour

25 09 2012


Adrenal Fatigue Solutions on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour

Thursday, May 05, 2011 by: Jonathan Landsman

(NaturalNews) Do you know someone that suffers from chronic fatigue or weight issues? The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Adrenal Fatigue – How to Eliminate Stress and Weight Issues with our special guest Dr. Garry D’Brant. This program will teach you how to add years to your life and life to your years.

“Thanks for the great show, Jonathan! You are the best!” – Dr. David Klein

The Dangers of Stress

According to Dr. D’Brant, “Up until twenty years ago, scientists would acknowledge that physical stress could be harmful to the body. However, it is only within the last ten to fifteen years that scientists have begun to recognize and study the profound effects of psychological stress on health.”

In fact, research in the past fifteen years suggests that 43% of all adults suffer significant adverse effects from stress exposure and 75% to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are related in some way to the negative effects due to stress. It is estimated that on an average workday, approximately one million workers are absent from their jobs due to stress-related complaints. Fortunately, there are natural solutions.

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Adrenal fatigue – Support your adrenal glands naturally

25 09 2012


Adrenal fatigue – Support your adrenal glands naturally

Monday, December 20, 2010 by: James Schreiber

(NaturalNews) Feeling sluggish and low on energy? Are you tired even though you have just got out of bed? If so, you may have adrenal fatigue – a little known condition that manifests itself through a number of seemingly unrelated symptoms such as persisting fatigue, fuzzy thinking, lack of sex drive, mood disorders and cravings for salt or sugar. While you may look normal with no obvious symptoms of acute disease, your unexplainable low energy levels leave you with little doubt that something has gone wrong. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer needlessly because there is a lot you can do to restore and support your adrenal glands naturally.

Adrenal fatigue – who is at risk?

Adrenal fatigue is one of those illnesses the medical community knows little about. It can be frustrating to have persistent symptoms your health care provider can’t readily explain. If you suspect you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue, take a look at the following symptoms and see if they sound familiar to you:

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How to combat stress from adrenal fatigue

25 09 2012


How to combat stress from adrenal fatigue

By     Published September 10, 2012

Adrenal fatigue is a common condition affecting more than 66 percent of the world population in some form or another. This condition is often associated with prolonged or intense stress brought on by the tribulations of modern living or an event or illness that is mentally and physically taxing.

The dominating symptom is fatigue – a fatigue that cannot be relieved by prolonged rest or even sufficient amounts of sleep. Many individuals often manage what may be interpreted as a “normal” life with adrenal fatigue. However, a poorly functioning adrenal system leads to an imbalance of hormones that impact immune function, sleep, mood and energy levels.

In 1998, Dr. James Wilson noticed a distinct connection between increased stress levels and impaired function of the adrenal system.

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Eighteen Overlooked Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

26 06 2012

This is another good article I came across. Below is a snippet. Please click on the link at the bottom to be taken to the full article. Thanks!


(NaturalNews) More and more alternative health practitioners are beginning to recognize how widespread adrenal fatigue (hypoadrenia) is in the general population. In mainstream medicine, doctors refuse to recognize there is a problem with the adrenal glands unless you meet the diagnostic criteria for Addison’s disease (extremely little adrenal function) or Cushing’s disease (hyper adrenal). These diseases together affect less than 2% of the population, but some experts believe that upwards of 80% of the population suffers from some level of adrenal insufficiency. Besides the usual symptoms of overwhelming fatigue and inability to handle stress, the symptoms listed below provide a more complete picture of adrenal fatigue and are often overlooked even by alternative practitioners.

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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.