DO YOU HAVE ADRENAL FATIGUE?


Adrenal fatigue is a condition which has been ignored or misunderstood by the medical community.

If you find you are emotionally drained by the stressors in your life such as frequent emotional, physical or mental stress, you could be a victim of this condition.

Poor diet, substance abuse, poor lifestyle choices, too much sleep or too little sleep all add stress to your body.

Add to that, toxins in the water and food which have fluoride, bromine, chlorine; mercury from vaccines and fillings, and your body becomes a toxic brew. These are stressors.

You may find yourself using artificial stimulants to "get going" or as a "pick me up" with coffee or colas during the day.

Your fatigue may progress to such a degree that you find it difficult to get out of bed to function for only a few hours a day.


List of Symptoms

Here is a list of possible symptoms which are also very similar to iodine deficiencies

  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Inability to cope with stress
  • Irritability
  • Impatience
  • Lightheaded
  • Shaking
  • Trembling
  • Nausea
  • Racing heart
  • Insomnia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Sweating
  • Salt craving
  • Fainting
  • Depression
  • Frequent urination

Some of the above symptoms can be attributed to the over production of adrenaline in the presence of low cortisol.

If you have experienced a chronic illness or have had an unending infection such as bronchitis or pneumonia, this also adds to the cumulative depletion of the adrenals.

Extreme adrenal fatigue can manifest as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, or schizophrenia.

This chronic condition is capable of destroying any sense of normalcy in your life.


The Adrenal Glands

The adrenal glands are small but very powerful triangular endocrine glands positioned above each of your kidneys located in the middle of your back.

They are really two separate organs. The outer portion is called the adrenal cortex and the inner portion is called the adrenal medulla.

The cortex is part of the intricate hormone system. It regulates the metabolism of minerals, water, utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

It also regulates sensitivity to allergies and autoimmune diseases. Cortisol is produced to assist with long term stress. Adrenaline is produced for immediate reaction to stress.

Aldosterone maintains fluid balance, blood pressure, and regulates the sex hormones. The hormones regulated include progesterone, testosterone, estrogen and DHEA.

When the body begins to lose its metabolic balance, the production of the adrenal hormones and cortisol levels are depleted.

Hydrocortisone plays a major role in assisting the thyroid receptors in your cells to receive thyroid hormones in the blood.


Statistics

Currently, there are no reliable reports available to determine this widespread condition.

However, it is estimated by Dr. James L. Wilson, that approximately 80% of the population is now affected by low cortisol conditions because of the extreme stress of living in the 21st century.

Dr. James L. Wilson, author of the book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, provides a questionnaire to evaluate your condition.


Overlooked Connection to Iodine Deficiecy

There is a lack of knowledge about the critical connection between the adrenal glands and the thyroid and iodine deficiency.

When the cortisol supply is low in your system, the body is unable to utilize the thyroid hormone (T3) creating hypothyroid symptoms.

DESICCATED THYROID

If you are taking desiccated thyroid to rebuild the lack of iodine in your system, an increase in the dosage creates extremely unpleasant side effects.

Some individuals believe this reaction to the increased desiccated thyroid is an allergic reaction to iodine.

Not necessarily so - it may be a symptom of adrenal fatigue.


Overlooked Connection to Toxins

Your body may be toxic. A mercury detox may be what you need.

Your amalgam fillings along with the accumulation of other toxins are slowing eroding your health.

Find out what you can do to resolve this problem.


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