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Adrenal Fatigue

Salivary Testing for Hormone Levels: Good Idea or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I would recommend using cortisol saliva testing if you need to figure out the severity of adrenal fatigue, but leave the other hormone testing to your serum tests, where the studies support more consistency to the results so that you get more for the money you are paying for your health.

Inspirational Patients Allowing Mind and Body Balancing to Guide Recovery

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of the most significant aspects of a therapeutic alliance between a physician and a cancer patient is the creation of a relationship that helps the patient to build and strengthen mental and physical fortitude.

Push the Pause Button on Adrenal Burnout

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Chronic, unremitting stress takes a heavy toll on our health. Over time, it can lead to burnout of the adrenal glands, making it impossible for your body to respond normally to the stresses of life, leaving you feeling tired and crummy most of the time.

What Are Those Adrenals Doing in There, Anyway?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Adrenals impact our ability to have a healthy libido, lose weight, sleep, become pregnant, get out of bed, and digest our food, as well as other behaviors.

Adrenal Fatigue: Feeling Frazzled, Fatigued And Foggy?

Kris Carr | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

After years of ups and downs in my energy department, I finally pinpointed the culprit: my adrenals. You may be walking around with the same misdiagnosed or unidentified issues.

2013: The Year Fatigue Set In

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Marian Salzman

"Fatigue" turned out to be the perfect word for what many people were beginning to feel after a few years of hyperconnectivity, information overload and always-on living.

Cortisol Switcharoo (Part 3): How the Main Stress Hormone Robs You of Memory and Telomere Length, Possibly Natal Chi

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

"Cortisol switch" is when you flip from the cortisol love -- which is where cortisol is helping you be productive, helping you focus, helping you feel on top of the world -- to the cortisol hate. You hit the wall.

Saliva Testing for Adrenal Evaluation

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I frequently see patients who have gotten saliva testing for various hormone levels, a common practice in many integrative and complementary health clinics, who want to know whether they can fully test the saliva testing results.

How The Stress Hormone Robs You Of Sleep

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I've written before about the "cortisol switch." Now, let's talk about how cortisol, the main stress hormone produced by your adrenal glands in your mid-back, brings you down and ramps up your risk of serious disease -- and more importantly, what you can do about it.

System Failure: Adrenal Fatigue

Brooke Siler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Brooke Siler

Adrenal fatigue is often cloaked in a veil of "busy-ness," and so fatigue is to be an "expected" consequence, but where are the edges of that veil? And how do we lift them to see clearly?

Burned Out? How Your Body Pays The Price

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

'm seeing more and more patients who suffer physically from burnout -- they're tired, but they can't sleep, their blood pressure is off, etc. These symptoms stem from adrenal imbalance.

Want to Sleep Better? Learn to Dream Better

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Glassman

Strengthen your dreams and you'll sleep better. Sounds kinda cart-before-the-horsey, right? But frolicking in a field of dream-unicorns kicks Ambien's...

What Is Stopping You From Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Consider insomnia as a symptom of a deeper problem. The answer is not sleep medication, or psychotropic medication, as the medications themselves are toxic to the organs, have side-effects, are often addictive.

A Natural Approach To Pelvic Health: Join A Research Study!

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Millions of women suffer from irregular, erratic, sluggish, heavy, lengthy, crampy, or difficult periods. It's so common that most women have been led to believe this is normal. It's not.