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Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies



Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies

Richard Snyder, Wendy Jo Peterson

ISBN: 978-1-118-61569-0 February 2014 336 Pages

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The easy way to take charge of your adrenal health

Despite their small size, the adrenal glands play an important role in the body, producing numerous hormones that impact our development and growth, affect our ability to deal with stress, and help to regulate kidney function. In Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies, you'll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins, herbs, bioidentical adrenal hormone supplementation, and self-care practices.

Adrenal fatigue is in essence a "tired out" adrenal gland that is not able to support the body the way that it should. The effects can be far-reaching and affect the quality of one's daily life. It can affect the immune system, cause inflammation, decrease sex drive, and inhibit the ability to get up in the morning. But now there's hope!

  • The 4-1-1 on the structure and function of the adrenal gland
  • Linking inflammation and adrenal fatigue
  • Connecting food allergy and adrenal issues
  • How to test for adrenal fatigue
  • Information on eating patterns for all-day energy and improved concentration
  • Dealing with other medical conditions and adrenal fatigue
  • Relaxation tips to reduce stress

Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies helps those suffering from this debilitating illness reclaim their lives by addressing the delicate balance among the adrenal glands—which can make the day-to-day difference between feeling awful and feeling good.

Foreword xv

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Adrenal Fatigue 5

Chapter 1: Facing Adrenal Fatigue 7

Chapter 2: Understanding the Basics of Adrenal Gland Function 13

Chapter 3: Defining Adrenal Fatigue 23

Chapter 4: Recognizing the Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue 33

Chapter 5: Testing for Adrenal Fatigue 49

Part II: Getting a Handle on Potential Trigger Factors 69

Chapter 6: The Effects of Stressing Out and Sleeping Less 71

Chapter 7: The Contributions of Inflammation and Acidosis to Adrenal Fatigue 81

Chapter 8: Nutrition’s Role in Adrenal Fatigue 97

Part III: Treating Adrenal Fatigue 117

Chapter 9: Finding and Working with a Good Practitioner 119

Chapter 10: Using Medications and Hormone Supplementation 127

Chapter 11: Assessing Natural Treatments 139

Chapter 12: Exercising and Eating the Right Way 167

Chapter 13: Managing Adrenal Fatigue on the Work Front 185

Part IV: Trying Sensational Recipes to Battle Adrenal Fatigue 201

Chapter 14: Beginning with Energizing Breakfasts 203

Chapter 15: Enjoying Fuel-Filled Lunches 217

Chapter 16: Tuning In to Dinnertime 231

Chapter 17: Savoring a Snack or Something Sweet 245

Part V: The Part of Tens 261

Chapter 18: More Than Ten Ways to Help Beat Depression in Adrenal Fatigue 263

Chapter 19:More Than Ten Supplements for Your Immune System 273

Chapter 20: Maximizing the Function of Ten Important Organs and Systems 283

Index 295