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Health or Hype: Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?

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Ever wonder why you feel more or less stressed than others around you? Your adrenal glands, a pair of grape-sized glands sitting atop the kidneys, may have something to do with your ability to handle stress.

For such a small sized organ, adrenal glands and their effect on the body when damaged have been subject to much dispute in the medical and wellness communities. Books are written by medical practitioners, popular bloggers are talking about it, it seems like around the world people are wondering the same two things: “What exactly is adrenal fatigue?”, and “Is it real?”

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Do You Have Brain Fog? Take This Quiz to See…

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Foggy thinking and lack of focus can affect all of us at one point or another. The question is whether you have a persistent case of “brain fog,” a loosely defined colloquial term that represents a set of symptoms related to decreased cognitive function, that warrants a deeper look into your health. In that case, there may be certain underlying chronic conditions as the root cause.

Take this quick quiz to see if you have a case of brain fog that warrants further investigation.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Adrenal Fatigue: Why it’s a Controversial Label & What You Can Do to Alleviate the Symptoms

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Neal Sanche

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Neal Sanche

Earlier this week we talked about the effects that high levels of cortisol can have on the body. Now let’s look what can happen at the other end of the spectrum.

In our work-centric culture, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of adrenal fatigue. Your naturopath or acupuncturist may have even suggested that you have it.

But what is adrenal fatigue? And what’s the controversy? Let’s take a closer look by answering some common questions.
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Stress by the Numbers—What High Cortisol Levels Mean to Your Health

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When Michelle wakes up in the morning, she notices a vague sense of worry percolating beneath the surface. She starts to feel uncomfortable. Her mind swarms with thoughts—and none of them are good. She steadies her breath, and reminds herself that she can get through this day, just like she makes it through every day: with coffee throughout to stay focused, then generous amounts of wine to wind down.

While Michelle’s leaning in like a boss, her health is spinning out of control, and she has no idea of what’s going on behind the scenes.
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.