Adrenal fatigue, adrenal insufficiency and imbalanced cortisol rhythms are increasingly common nowadays. The normal circadian release of cortisol peaks in the morning hours and gradually declines throughout the day with the lowest levels at night. When the cortisol rhythm is imbalanced or reversed, your weight, thyroid function, hormones, energy, sleep, mood, motivation, metabolism, digestion, ability to build muscle, and overall health will suffer, telomeres shorten, mitochondria dysfunction and cellular aging accelerates.
Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. Cortisol levels are affected by your body’s circadian rhythm and various forms of stress (physical, mental, emotional, chemical, environmental, electromagnetic, psychological, thermal, structural and spiritual stress). Whew!
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, your adrenals are probably tired and depleted, and you may be experiencing what is known as adrenal fatigue, adrenal burnout, adrenal insufficiency or adrenal exhaustion.
In our overly busy lifestyles, and a do-more-is-better mindset, it’s no surprise that so many people are suffering from some stage of adrenal dysfunction whether it’s the alarm stage, resistance stage or exhaustion stage.
Adrenal dysfunction, adrenal insufficiency and adrenal fatigue affects close to 80% of the population. It is the most common hormonal imbalance in women.
Adrenal imbalances causes a multitude of health problems from exhaustion and weight gain to lowered immune function and autoimmune diseases such as fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s. Adrenal burnout may result in depression, mood disorders, hypertension, insomnia, diabetes, hypothyroid, Candida overgrowth, yeast and fungal infections, kidney dysfunction, cancer and many other health conditions.
The good news is that you can heal from adrenal fatigue, nourish depleted adrenals, fix a damaged metabolism, and restore normal healthy adrenal function by following these principles and healing modalities.
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Adrenals (Part 1) Root Cause, Symptoms and Tests to Assess Adrenal Function
Adrenals (Part 2) Natural Remedies to Heal and Restore Adrenal Function