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Adrenal Fatigue – A Chi Perspective

Posted On Mar 26, 2010

By Rosanna Commisso What are the Adrenals? To understand the importance of the adrenals in your body’s response to stress, let’s start by looking at what your adrenals glands do. Your adrenal glands are essential to life as they help you cope with all types of stress. As part of the endocrine system, their role…

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Bad Marriage Raises Stress Levels For Men and Women

Posted On Mar 19, 2010

Your relationship could be literally killing you, and it may be more important to fix a bad marriage than fix a time with your doctor for that next check-up. A recent study has shown that men and women who are in bad marriages take that stress to work with them, thereby increasing their risk of…

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Dietary Supplements: Minerals, Stress & the Adrenal Glands

Posted On Mar 05, 2010

Mineral nutrients are the inorganic elements found in food that are essential to health. They play important roles in the body’s tissue structure and biochemistry, and work with vitamins in enzyme activity. Dietary minerals are generally classified according to the amount required each day as the following: Macro Minerals: More than 100 mg/day Micro Minerals:…

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Dietary Supplements: B Vitamins and the Adrenal Glands

Posted On Feb 27, 2010

Why You Need Vitamins During Stress and Adrenal Fatigue Commonly, people experiencing adrenal fatigue are not taking in sufficient essential nutrients to meet the increased nutritional demands of stress. When your adrenal glands respond to stress, the metabolism of your cells speeds up, burning through many times the amount of nutrients normally needed. By the…

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Morning Cortisol Levels

Posted On Feb 08, 2010

Medical professionals would do well to look at their fatigued patients in terms of their morning cortisol levels. By allowing their patient’s adrenal glands to function at optimal levels, cortisol levels become normalized, allowing their bodies to more effectively regulate blood sugar levels optimizing not only energy production, but optimizing health and wellness in general….

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Minimizing Adrenal Fatigue & Letdown After a Stressful Event

Posted On Jan 20, 2010

The letdown that almost invariably follows an illness, a stressful event or even the holiday season is largely attributable to adrenal fatigue. However, with proper adrenal support you can often minimize or avoid the letdown and maintain a healthy ability to handle stress. To understand why letdown occurs, it is helpful to know a little about…

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Thoughts for Stepping Into a Healthy New Year with Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Jan 01, 2010

Looking forward to the New Year with optimism doesn’t always come easy for those with adrenal fatigue. In the midst of the holiday’s social gatherings, late nights, rich food, and magnified financial considerations, stress can affect even the heartiest person. Everyone has a different capacity to handle stress, and that capacity varies over time and…

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Adrenal Fatigue: How to Beat Negative Thinking

Posted On Dec 23, 2009

Which came first, the depression or the pessimistic thoughts? The answer may surprise you! In many cases, depression actually is the result of habitual negative thoughts. When bad things happen, we begin chastising ourselves with thoughts such as: “I’m no good, I’m a total failure” or “Nothing ever goes my way”, or “I’m fat, stupid,…

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Dietary Supplements & Adrenal Fatigue: Vitamin C – Part 2

Posted On Dec 10, 2009

The Many Uses of Vitamin C Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and antioxidant necessary to many aspects of your health, including adrenal function; carbohydrate metabolism; formation and repair of bone, skin and all other tissues; cardiovascular fitness; immune function; and the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. It helps your body absorb iron, which is…

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Dietary Supplements & Adrenal Fatigue: Vitamin C – Part 1

Posted On Dec 08, 2009

Of all the vitamins and minerals involved in adrenal metabolism, vitamin C is probably the most important. In fact, the more cortisol made, the more vitamin C used. Vitamin C is so essential to the adrenal hormone cascade and the manufacture of adrenal steroid hormones that before the measurement of adrenal steroid hormones became available,…

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