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Sleep Disturbances, Cortisol and Adrenal Function

Posted On Oct 23, 2009

Sleep Disturbances, Cortisol and Adrenal Function People are becoming more aware of the ravages of stress and how it leaks into every corner of their lives. Of course, increased stress means increased sleep disturbances for many. Less sleep means they experience more stress the day after. This pattern continues in a vicious cycle, making stress…

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Adrenal Cell Extracts & Cortisol in Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Oct 15, 2009

 History of Glandular Extracts   The first recorded use of an adrenal extract was in 1898 when Sir William Osler administered a crude preparation of adrenal cells to a person with Addison’s disease. Since 1918, when they became commercially available, adrenal cell extracts have been a valuable and powerful form of therapy and have been…

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Problems Interpreting Cortisol Lab Tests in Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Oct 08, 2009

Complicating the problem of proper interpretation of laboratory data in adrenal fatigue is the fact that steroid hormones occur in more than one form in your body, but most lab tests measure only one. Cortisol, for example, takes on three forms in your blood: 1) unattached to any other substance (free), 2) loosely bound and,…

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How & Why I Use Saliva Hormone Tests for Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Oct 05, 2009

I use the saliva hormone test to confirm the other signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue. I start with a saliva cortisol screening test that measures cortisol levels at four different times during the day: between 6-8AM (within one hour after waking) when cortisol levels are highest; between 11AM-12PM; between 4-6PM; and between 10-12PM. This…

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Saliva Hormone Testing for Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Oct 01, 2009

Saliva hormone testing measures the amounts of various hormones in your saliva instead of in your blood or urine. It is the best lab test available for detecting adrenal fatigue and has several advantages over other lab tests in determining adrenal hormone levels. Saliva hormone levels are more indicative of the amount of hormone inside…

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Dr. Wilson’s Guidelines for Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Sep 29, 2009

Here are some general guidelines to follow and things to avoid to help you recover from adrenal fatigue. Use this list as a reference guide and adapt it to your particular situation. Things to Do for Adrenal Fatigue Make your lifestyle a healing one Do something pleasurable every day Be in bed before 10PM Sleep…

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Stress – Separating the Good from the Bad and the Ugly

Posted On Sep 18, 2009

Separating the Good from the Bad It is important to be able to distinguish which things in your life are contributing to your health and which things are detracting from it. The first step in helping yourself obtain a lifestyle you love is to make a complete and thorough list of all the things that…

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British Work Stress – 65% higher risk of Heart Attack

Posted On Sep 15, 2009

LONDON (Reuters) – Work really can kill you, according to a study providing the strongest evidence yet of how on-the-job stress raises the risk of heart disease by disrupting the body’s internal systems. Read post and commentary by Dr. Eric Bakker, ND here



Stress, the Workplace, and Adrenal Fatigue – Part 3

Posted On Sep 11, 2009

One of my chief concerns is the overall decline in health of the US population, and specifically the health of working America that keeps US companies afloat. All too often, I have witnessed the detrimental effects of stress on the health and productivity of key company employees and leaders. The unnecessary waste of talent in…

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Stress, the Workplace, and Adrenal Fatigue – Part 2

Posted On Sep 09, 2009

A meta-study on the cost of stress to business revealed that 75 to 80% of the stress in a person’s life is work related. Much of the stress at work is actually unnecessary and can be eliminated or minimized. Many people are not aware that the typical work-related behaviors listed below actually stress their adrenals…

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