Adrenal Fatigue

Are you tired of being tired?

Cortisol, testosterone, and estrogen are hormones secreted by the adrenal glands and are essential to health and vitality. After mid-life, the adrenal glands gradually become the major endogenous source of sex hormones in both men and women. Intense or prolonged physical or emotional stress commonly associated with modern lifestyles or chronic illness can lead to Adrenal Fatigue, which is an important contributing factor in health conditions ranging from allergies to obesity.

The purpose of your adrenal glands are to help your body cope with stresses and to survive. In fact, the adrenals are known as "the glands of stress." It is their job to enable your body to deal with stress from every possible source, ranging from injury and disease to work and relationship problems. Your resiliency, energy, endurance and your very life all depend on their proper functioning.

Unfortunately many individuals may suffer from Adrenal Fatigue.  Adrenal fatigue is characterized by an inability to respond and compensate appropriately to stress. Once this capacity to cope and recover is exceeded, some form of adrenal fatigue occurs. Dr. James L. Wilson, author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, notes it is impossible for a person with tired adrenal glands to achieve optimal hormonal balance. Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant adrenal hormones like cortisol help to minimize allergic and negative reactions, such as cancer and autoimmune disorders. These Adrenal hormones have impact on several functions including: the utilization of carbohydrates and fats, the conversion of fats and proteins into energy, and cardiovascular and gastrointestinal function. The most efficient way to improve the health of the adrenal glands is to get plenty of rest, moderate exercise, eat wholesome foods, reduce stress and to take the appropriate supplements for adrenal support.

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