What is Adrenal Fatigue and how do I know I have it?

Many people are suffering the negative effects of stress without even knowing it. You know something is wrong.... seriously wrong, and yet trips to the medical doctor show everything is fine and there is no explanation for the dozens of symptoms that you KNOW you are experiencing. Here is a SHORT list of the most common symptoms associated with Adrenal Fatigue as a result of the chronic high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol:

  • Tired all the time.... especially in the morning... but then feel wired at night
  • Low thyroid/weight gain, etc.
  • Frequent urination/low urine pH
  • Digestive issues - bloating, constipation, loss of desire to eat meat, especially red meat and pork, food sensitivities, etc.
  • Sugar and carb cravings
  • Salt cravings - chips, fries, etc.
  • Lightheaded or dizzy upon standing
  • Foggy thinking
  • Frequent headaches
  • Random pains or chronic pain
  • Stress sensitivity, anxiety, mild depression, etc.
  • Low blood sugar
  • Low blood pressure
  • History of stress, anxiety, abuse, recent surgery or car accident or other trauma

Fear, stress and worry are essentially the same thing in regards to your body’s response to them. These are all dependent upon your thoughts. If you can control your thoughts you can control your body and it’s healing!

If you have several of these... there is good chance you should consider how much stress may be negatively affecting your health.





So What Now?
Stress Epidemic Adrenal Fatigue/Burnout
Stress has become our number one health problem today and most people do not even realize how many health problems they are experiencing because of it. Adrenal Fatigue is a complex and multifaceted condition, which can make recovery a difficult process. The ROOT needs to be addressed for total healing. Here is a short list of some the most common health problems associated with Adrenal Fatigue due to chronic high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol:...more
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pH: Optimal Health Through Alkaline Foods
Having a properly pH balanced body has a number of health benefits. Your skin is more elastic, you sleep better, you have more energy, you suffer from sickness less frequently, your digestive system works at its best, and you may see a reduction in arthritis, candida overgrowth, osteoporosis, acid reflux and numerous other health problems. You even discourage cancer cells from growing in your your body! Check out these important tools to help alkalize your body...more
Adrenal Energy Formula 60
Enhances Energy, Stamina, and Quality of Life. When properly supported, the body can maintain its normal balance during stress, helping us to remain energized and focused. Increasingly overwhelmed by stress, however, our bodies seldom get a chance to restore our natural equilibrium. An estimated 75-90% of visits to primary care physicians are now related to the effects of stress. Stress disrupts multiple biochemical pathways, including cortisol production, the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, proinflammatory...more
Adrenal Optimizer
The adrenal glands produce hormones that underlie the bodys mechanisms for coping with physical and mental stress. Overtraining in athletics, chronic anxiety, worry, nervous tension and other factors associated with excessive cortisol release are linked to adrenal exhaustion and fatigue. Over-reliance on caffeine and other stimulants also taxes the adrenals. Jarrow Formulas Adrenal Optimizer combines important nutrients and nutraceuticals that support adrenal health, as well as help in the recovery of stressed adrenal glands. Vitamin C...more
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5-HTP
Feel Good Again with 5-HTP - no more anxiety! Maintains mental and emotional wellbeing.

5-HTP (from a natural botanical extract) naturally increases production of serotonin with no side effects compared to prescription anti-depressants (SSRIs). Serotonin levels are important for: Improved Sleep, Decreased Depression, Relief from Anxiety, Weight loss/ Suppressed appetite, Reduced cravings for carbohydrates and alcohol - Alcoholics have depressed levels of serotonin....more
DGL Licorice
Troubled by IBS, stomach upset, hyperacidity, ulcers?

Licorice naturally contains 10 triterpenes and 22 different flavonoids, which are believed to be responsible for its benefits.

Licorice has been used as a highly effective alternative to antacids and acid-blocking drugs. By comparison, licorice works not by inhibiting acid production, but rather through supporting and stimulating the stomach's natural protective mechanisms. Stomach discomfort is usually attributed to an imbalance between acid secretion and the stomach's ability to protect itself against the irritation caused by acid. The presence of harmful bacteria can also be a factor. The stomach's primary defense against corrosive gastric acid is a fine layer of mucin, secreted by millions of mucosal cells that line the stomach wall. Licorice has been shown to stimulate both the secretion of mucin and the formation of new mucosal cells, probably through its ability to increase...more
GABA
GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid)
  • Supports a Calm Mood - has a calming effect on neurotransmitters.
  • Excellent for those night when "you can't shut your mind off"
  • Non-drowsy for day use.
  • GABA, an amino acid derivative, is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Rather than stimulating neurons to fire, GABA inhibits neuronal activity. GABA is associated with mental states of calm and serenity, and also promotes muscle relaxation.
  • "Excellent for ADHD for adults and children."...more
Licorice Plus
Licorice Plus is a specially designed, herbal adrenal support formula for individuals who are "burned out and exhausted." It features standardized extracts of licorice and ashwagandha combined with rehmannia and Chinese yam.
  • Supports proper adrenal function, which is associated with a healthy physiological response to stress.
  • Features licorice, an herb with an unparalleled reputation for promoting longevity, vitality, respiratory function, healthy immunity and digestion. Also very helpful for acid reflux!
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  • Provides highly valued Chinese herbs traditionally used to tonify kidney "yin" and promote overall health...more
MACA
Maca strengthens and balances the endocrine system of both sexes. Its action focuses on the hypothalamus/pituitary axis, which in turn governs the intricate hormonal (endocrine) system of the body. Not only can the reproductive system be re-energized by Maca, but the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and the adrenal glands also benefit by becoming balanced and stronger as it reaps the benefits of excellent glandular nutrition. Maca can help relieve symptoms such as infertility, frigidity, PMS and menopausal hot flashes all in a safe, effective and natural way...more
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High Absorption Magnesium
  • Important for heart
  • Blood Pressure
  • Nervous system
  • Cellular energy
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PS 100
Brain and Memory Supplement/Reduces the Stress Hormone, Cortisol

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a natural phospholipid and is a component of cell membranes.* Jarrow Formulas® Cogni-PS® is a concentrated form of phosphatidylserine from sunflowers that offers superior stability. It does not contain soy and is not derived from genetically modified organisms (non-GMO). Phosphatidylserine is shown in research studies to lower the stress hormone, cortisol...more
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Best Digestive Enzymes – All Vegetarian is a uniquely formulated, full-spectrum high potency digestive enzyme blend created to complement and support the body’s own digestive capacities. Each capsule provides the body with enzymes designed to optimally aid the digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates present in cooked and raw food.* The formula supplies the added support of alpha- galactosidase and beta-glucanase to break down vegetables, beans and grains, and enzymes such as glucoamylase and invertase to assist with the digestion of sugars.* In addition, this complete formula contains friendly bacteria to uniquely promote optimal intestinal health...more
L-Glutamine
L-Glutamine® the most abundant amino acid in the human body - is involved in many metabolic processes, including the synthesis and protection of muscle tissue, the production of glycogen, as well as immune support during periods of immune and muscular stress. L-Glutamine is also a major source of fuel for enterocytes (intestinal cells) and hence supports the integrity of the intestinal lining. Recommended to aid in healing of leaky gut and ulcers...more
Vitamin C
Vitamin C (Calcium ascorbate) capsules w/ bioflavonoids....more
Vinepocetine
Supports Memory, Focus (ADD) & Mood
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Dr. Beth
Who is Dr. Beth? (Ley Knotts)?
Beth M. Ley Knotts, Ph.D., has been a science writer specializing in health and nutrition since 1988 and has written many health-related books. She wrote her own undergraduate degree program and graduated in Scientific and Technical Writing from North Dakota State University in 1987 (combination of Zoology and Journalism). Dr. Beth has her masters (1998) and doctoral degrees (1999) in Nutrition.

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