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Adrenal Fatigue

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Excessive Adrenaline, Wellness, Adrenal Fatigue, Weight|

It’s that time of the year again – when we set out to lose that extra weight from the holidays and get back on track. However, simply as a change of pace, perhaps this can be the year to achieve success with a weight loss resolution. I think that part of the problem with regard to shedding pounds is that many people have to contend with two factors that provide negative reinforcement – 1) whatever they are doing is not working; or 2) that they do achieve some weight loss, but as soon as they stop what they are [...]

Adrenal Fatigue – Or Is It?

February 25th, 2015|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Adrenal Fatigue|

[The following is another chapter borrowed from my latest book: Adrenaline Dominance] Adrenal fatigue is a diagnosis used mostly in alternative medicine, usually among naturopathic physicians. The diagnosis is based on the theory that the adrenal gland, if under functioning, can fail to produce sufficient quantities of cortisol. Treatment often involves prescribing cortisol in addition to addressing diet, timing of eating, and amount of rest. I have two concerns about this diagnosis and its treatment. First, adrenal fatigue may actually be adrenaline dominance, a condition of adrenal over functioning rather than under functioning. Second, prescribing cortisol for a condition possibly already associated with [...]