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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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Stress, the Workplace, and Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Sep 03, 2009

How many companies do you know give an employee award for a balanced life? In reality, most businesses unknowingly encourage stress in the workplace. Many operate on a crisis to crisis basis, going from one urgent short term goal to the next. They reward and encourage the person who stays late and comes in early…

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Cumulative Stress Load and Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Aug 27, 2009

Your body is designed to handle a certain amount of stress. In fact, a low level of stress appears to strengthen it and help keep it in good repair. However, when the total amount of stress is greater than your body can adequately compensate for, the signs and symptoms of stress begin to appear. Because…

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Cortisol and Adrenal Function

Posted On Aug 21, 2009

The hormones secreted by your adrenals influence all the major physiological processes in your body. They closely affect the utilization of carbohydrates and fats, the conversion of fats and proteins into energy, the distribution of stored fat (especially around your waist and at the sides of your face), normal blood sugar regulation, and proper cardiovascular…

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