Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are two thumb-sized organs that sit above your kidneys and are part of the endocrine system. They’re involved in producing over 50 hormones that drive almost every bodily function, many of which are essential for life.

Adrenal fatigue also known as adrenal exhaustion is one of the most under diagnosed illnesses in western society. It has been estimated that 80% of adults suffer some degree of adrenal fatigue. According to James Wilson (author of “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome“), chronic stress and lifestyle affect the body’s ability to recuperate from physical, mental or emotional stress. If you have adrenal fatigue, it can be a major cause of excess fat storage and low energy levels

The Signs of Adrenal Fatigue

  • Trouble concentrating & poor focus
  • Fatigue, always feel tired
  • Decreased libido
  • Weight gain and inability to lose weight
  • Decreased ability to handle stress
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Increased efforts to do everyday tasks
  • Frequently ill, such as sore throats, colds, and infections.
  • Cravings for sweet and salty foods.

The Causes of Adrenal Fatigue

  • Stressful experiences, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, surgery and dealing with aging parents.
  • Exposure to pollution and environmental toxins.
  • Prolonged stress caused by financial hardships, unbalanced relationships or work environment, and other conditions that lead to the feelings of stressfulness and helpfulness.
  • Negative thinking and emotional trauma
  • Lack of sleep

Treating Adrenal Fatigue

First we need to test you adrenal levels by a saliva test which measures cortisol levels.

Once determined you need adrenal management there are several options that you can use to balance your adrenal levels.


  1. Supplements
  2. Diet
  3. Lifestyle changes

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