By Getting Your Adrenal Glands Tested, You Can Determine The Reason For Your Fatigue!
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?
When you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling refreshed and energized, do you want to just roll over, pull up the blankets over your head, and go back to sleep for another hour?
Do you find that, in the middle of the afternoon, your energy fizzles – and you have an overwhelming urge to put your head down on your desk and close your eyes for a few minutes?
If so, you’re not alone.
You see, Australia is a nation of tired people, with as many as 4 out of 10 Aussies complaining of fatigue, low energy, or poor sleep.
Millions of Aussies go through each day feeling exhausted. If you’re one of them, you probably wish you had more energy … so you could get more done at work and enjoy your free time more. But, when you start the day by summoning your inner reserves of power, you don’t have any. You just don’t seem to have enough “get up and go” to get up and go each morning.
And so you drag yourself through the day … fighting fatigue almost every hour … counting the minutes until you can go home – and just veg out on the couch in front of the TV.
Now, if I’ve accurately described what you’re feeling, then you already know the terrible toll fatigue is taking on your life:
- You struggle to get up and go to work each day. And when you get there, you’re functioning only at a fraction of your true capacity – often unable to concentrate. Your work suffers, which may hinder your chances of promotion and raises. So your earnings may nosedive, as well. As a result, you may not have the money you need to pay the bills, buy the things you want, or save enough to ensure a comfortable retirement.
- You lose interest in reading, hobbies, exercise, travel, and other activities. You become a couch potato, sleep too much, and don’t enjoy life as much as you did when you were less tired.
- Your relationships suffer. Your significant other, children, grandchildren, and friends all seem to have more vigor than you do. And you just don’t feel up to participating in physically challenging activities. So you miss out on a lot of the best life has to offer.
- As for sex – the desire may be there. The mind may be willing. But the body is weak. If you’re a guy, you just can’t get up the energy to “get it up.” If you’re a woman, you hope he doesn’t get it up! And lovemaking is growing more infrequent with each passing month, if it isn’t already nonexistent.
It gets even worse: People who suffer fatigue are often plagued with a host of other unpleasant, embarrassing, and even debilitating symptoms, including:
- Body aches
- Weight loss
- Low blood pressure
- Loss of body hair
- Feeling light-headed
- Cold or canker sores
- Belly fat
- Hands shaking
- Feeling physically weak
- High cholesterol
- Rapid heartbeat
- High blood sugar
- Difficulty breathing
- Slow healing from cuts
- Lack of concentration
- More prone to infections
- And more…
Medical science has discovered that the root cause of your fatigue may be a malfunction of those “peanut-sized villains” in your body I referred to earlier. When these miniscule organs are out of whack – as they are in so many men and women in modern society – Melbourne naturopaths have seen that this imbalance can trigger a multitude of related health problems, just some of which are listed above.
And so, I ask you…
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?
Surely there has got to be a better way to live. And for you, there is! Starting today you can turn your life around from one of exhaustion to a life where you have the drive and power to work hard and live hard – while feeling rested, refreshed, and ready for any challenge.
According to an article in the International Journal of Wellbeing, people with high-energy metabolisms are happier and achieve more than the rest of the population. Regaining your drive, enthusiasm, and energy … and dumping your “tired” … is a sure recipe to a better life. And now, that high-energy life is within your grasp… You see, medical science has discovered the reason why
The adrenal glands, are more than likely the root cause of your exhaustion. The adrenals are small glands located on top of each kidney. They weigh less than an ounce, yet produce hormones that you can’t live without, including sex hormones and cortisol, which helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions.
In addition, the adrenals are controllers of the endocrine system, a group of glands that regulate a vast majority of functions in the human body – everything from sex drive and brain function to your heart and circulatory system.
So, when the adrenal glands are off kilter, your entire well-being is at risk. You can lose lean muscle mass in your legs and arms. Your concentration and memory can weaken, so you feel addle-brained.
Plus, your cholesterol and blood pressure can skyrocket. You can develop severe allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, blurred vision, and depression. All because your hormones are out of whack!
And, through millennia of human evolution, the adrenal glands, once the source of our power and energy, are now malfunctioning and turning us into a nation of tired men and women.
Here’s the story: In prehistoric times, the adrenals released cortisol to give humans an extra boost of energy during those sporadic occasions when we needed to hunt for food, flee from a saber tooth tiger or other predator, or otherwise escape danger or discomfort.
The rest of the time, life was relatively easy – or at least much less stressful than it is in the 21st century. So the body was flooded with cortisol only when we faced an imminent threat.
Today, however, modern life hits us with constant stress almost every waking hour of the day. In response, our adrenal glands, which protected us in the Stone Age, now frantically pump out cortisol almost nonstop.
That’s extremely bad. For two important reasons…
- First, your adrenals were not designed to function on red alert 24/7 or even close to it.
So, when constant stress keeps them pumping all day long without a break, you can suffer from “adrenal fatigue.”
When you’re hit with adrenal fatigue, your adrenal glands are unable to keep pace with the demands of perpetual fight-or-flight arousal. As a result, they can’t produce quite enough of the hormones you need to feel good.
And, as I noted earlier, your adrenals control most of your major hormone-producing glands. These include the pituitary, pineal, hypothalamus, thyroid, and ovaries or testicles.
When the adrenals don’t regulate these other endocrine glands properly, they don’t supply the hormones your body needs to function properly.
- Second, all that cortisol in your bloodstream is bad for you. Really bad. Here’s why…
In prehistoric times, a major stress trigger was starvation. Winter, drought, and failure to kill food when hunting would often result in people going hungry for long periods of time.
So, the adrenals released cortisol. The cortisol triggers your metabolism to store whatever food you eat as fat, which can be called upon later to sustain you in lean times.
Only today, there are no lean times. Your fridge is always full, and you rarely miss a meal, right? So the excess cortisol you carry in your bloodstream today, put there by the adrenals because of stress, now just helps make you fatter.
In addition, ancient humans needed a reserve of energy to enable them to fight or flee physical danger. Cortisol still conserves energy today by lowering your thyroid hormone output and slowing your metabolism – both of which unfortunately cause you to convert the calories you eat into fat instead of fuel.
Get your Adrenal Glands Tested at VITAL HEALTH AND NATURAL MEDICINE…….
Using NutriPath Pathology, the adrenal cortex stress test is a salivary hormone test that can be performed to measure the function of the adrenal glands. From these results, a tailored program will be devised to get those adrenals back on track so that you can experience more energy and well being.
Caring for you naturally,
Domenic Pisanelli (ND)