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Eating Right For Your Adrenal Glands, Part 4: Salt, Aldosterone and Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Dec 05, 2011

Salt, aldosterone and adrenal fatigue People with adrenal fatigue may crave salt or salty foods like potato chips, olives, crackers, pretzels or savory foods in general, and many patients are surprised when I tell them to honor this craving. Yes, salt can increase blood pressure but only in the rare few, and low blood pressure…

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Thoughts for Stepping Into the Holidays with Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Dec 02, 2011

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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Eating Right For Your Adrenal Glands, Part 3: What You Eat

Posted On Dec 01, 2011

Coffee and adrenal fatigue – A common fatigue combo Coffee shops are a ubiquitous part of the landscape of many developed countries. Many men and women with adrenal fatigue drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages in increasing amounts throughout the day just to stay pepped up and awake. They may think it’s not affecting their…

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Eating Right For Your Adrenal Glands, Part 2: Timing Your Meals and Snacks

Posted On Nov 28, 2011

First and foremost: Timing your meals and snacks One thing I often tell my patients is to never allow themselves to skip meals or to get too hungry. Low blood sugar by itself places a major stress on your body and can really tax your adrenal glands. You may not realize that your body is in constant need…

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Eating Right For Your Adrenal Glands, Part 1

Posted On Nov 23, 2011

A Healthy Life Depends on Healthy Adrenal Function As the great balancer of about 50 hormones in the body, the adrenal glands have a broad impact on your health and energy. The adrenals are primarily responsible for activating your stress (“fight or flight”) response, shifting energy away from restorative processes like digestion and toward the…

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“Start Low and Go Slow” with Supplements for Stress & Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Nov 15, 2010

Some people experiencing adrenal fatigue may notice that they feel a little worse after beginning a dietary supplement program designed for stress and adrenal support. This can feel like a cold or flu that never quite comes to fruition, achiness or being “slightly under the weather.” There are several reasons this can happen specifically when…

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The Secrets to Fighting Fatigue with Food

Posted On Jun 09, 2010

By Rosanna Commisso First of all – why increase your Chi and what are the benefits of having healthy, free flowing Chi? Chi is energy. Energy is necessary for life. It’s what gives you your spark and keeps you firing on all cylinders. To be healthy, your Chi must be plentiful and circulate easily. If…

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Dietary Supplements: Herbs, Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Apr 23, 2010

Herbs for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue Certain herbs that promote healthy adrenal function can be very beneficial during adrenal fatigue. The best herbs for supporting and reinvigorating the adrenals are adaptogenic ones that have a normalizing effect on the adrenal glands. They revitalize fatigued adrenals without over-stimulating them and help the body cope more effectively…

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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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