Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-related condition that occurs when the adrenal glands, hypothalamus and pituitary gland (together – the HPA axis) are functioning below their optimal level. Although you might not have heard of the adrenals, they perform several vital roles in maintaining your health. Most importantly, they control your body’s response to stress by releasing hormones like cortisol, DHEA and epinephrine, which are used to regulate your heart rate, immune system, energy storage and more.
When the adrenal glands are overstimulated for a long period of time, they begin to weaken. Typical causes of Adrenal Fatigue include long term stress, diet or even prolonged use of antibiotics or pharmaceuticals. Eventually, the adrenals weaken so much that they are unable to respond adequately when we need them. Fortunately, the good news is that Adrenal Fatigue can be corrected with some basic minerals and a change in diet. Tonight, Dr. Carolyn Dean outlines her protocol for adrenal fatigue and thyroid insufficiency as well ask taking questions from our callers.
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