Our endocrine system, when operating in perfect health, ensures we enjoy optimal energy levels, a healthy and regulated blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, a state of optimal gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a wide range of foods and different food groups.
Nutritional therapy looks to foods, food concentrates and biological agents (probiotics) to assist and support your body’s normal state of optimal endocrine (hormonal) homeostasis. This can be a difficult area to manage alone, without adequate guidance. Nutritional therapists use a variety of investigations to provide you with a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan, to guide and support you in your discovery and maintenance of your personal health and wellbeing.
This includes specific and personalised advice using investigations and careful history taking to support / improve your energy levels, concentration, weight and overall health.
Adrenal Fatigue and Adrenal Burnout are medical conditions where the adrenal gland fatigue causes an inability to produce adequate amounts of Cortisol, Cortisone, Aldosterone, DHEA, Adrenaline, Noradrenaline, sex hormones and other hormones necessary to provide the energy needed for enzyme production, neurotransmitter production, fighting off infections, maintaining blood sugar levels, and the creation of energy through our metabolic processes of proper digestion and assimilation of dietary nutrition.
Common adrenal fatigue symptoms
Chronic fatigue Depression Hostility Anxiety Weakened immunity Chronic low-grade infections Low back pain Getting sick frequently Hypoglycemia Fibromyalgia Inability to focus or concentrate Poor memory Sweet cravings Thyroid problems Always feeling cold Weight gain or loss Any chronic or autoimmune condition
Causes of Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal gland fatigue can be due to improper dietary nutrition, a toxic overload such as Heavy metal toxicity, extreme shock and emotional trauma, physical trauma, working too hard without enough rest, over-indulgence in stimulants like coffee, tea, tobacco, and narcotics.
However, the most common cause of Adrenal Fatigue and Adrenal isufficiency is simply: STRESS ! Find out more about stress management.