The Truth About Adrenal Fatigue
IN THIS EPISODE:
Why is the Adrenal Gland Important?
It is a part of the Sympathetic Nervous System which produces hormones that help the ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ reflex to keep you safe when in danger or under stress. The adrenals mobilize resources required to keep us safe and then recover and repair.
I look at it as “Adrenal Dysfunction” or HPA Axis Dysfunction (Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis). It is found that with better testing, we can analyze the adrenals on a deeper level to evaluate our clients and what we can do to support and normalize their adrenals.
Factors that can Affect the Adrenals
Chronic stress, inflammation, autoimmune condition, food sensitivities, obesity or low-grade infections trigger the body and lead to imbalance. This can make way for chronic viral infections or bacterial infections in the body. Physiological changes can also trigger the adrenals – Toxins found in the air, water, our food, and even the day-to-day products we use like make-up and body care products. It is important to know about all these details so we can get stress off our clients’ adrenals.