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Food For Thought – The Holidays & Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Nov 23, 2009

If you are recovering from stress and adrenal fatigue and concerned about your food intake and energy as we enter the holiday season, here are some sensible, practical guidelines that have evolved over the past 20+ years of observation. I hope they will make it easy for you to eat in a relaxed manner and…

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Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Nov 11, 2009

It is hard to say which is more important when you have adrenal fatigue – what to eat or what not to eat! Eating the wrong foods or combination of foods can throw you off for hours and even days, so do not event try to sneak something by; it is just not worth the…

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The Flu Shot & Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Nov 06, 2009

Whether or not to get a flu shot is an individual decision, even if you have adrenal fatigue My reservation about the H1N1 flu shot is the same as it is about any other flu shot in any other year. Each flu vaccine only protects against one or two specific strains of influenza. However, there…

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Tracking Hidden Food Allergies and Sensitivities in Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Nov 02, 2009

Food sensitivities can affect your life in subtle ways. They can manifest by increasing your fatigue, clouding your judgement, intensifying your anger and other emotional reactions, or just make you feel bad for no apparent reason. Here are some tools to help you learn which foods, drinks or substances are the offending agents — and…

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The Adrenal Glands and The Flu

Posted On Oct 30, 2009

It is important to protect the adrenal glands as they are one of the key responders to flu and are important in the body’s response and recovery. The main purpose of your adrenals is to enable your body to deal with stress from every possible source, ranging from injury and disease to work and relationship problems….

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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 used…

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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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