The Vital Health Adrenal Recovery and Wellness Package is for you if you are suffering from one or more symptoms related to adrenal distress and cortisol imbalance (see below), hormonal imbalance, gut problems and cognitive decline. This program is designed not only to help you recover from adrenal distress and fatigue, but to STAY healthier and more resilient in the long term.
Domenic Pisanelli has been helping people recover from adrenal and chronic health issues for over 18 years. He has developed a proven system to specifically address the effects of stress, including leaky gut, hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances, as well as immune system issues and infections.
What are the adrenal glands?
The adrenal glands are endocrine glands about two inches in length that sit just above the kidneys. These glands produce our main stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline, along with other hormones. Cortisol and adrenaline play crucial roles in your metabolism, sleep patterns, mood, energy, immunity, and overall wellness. That’s because they are your body’s main “stress responders” and are triggered whenever you experience any kind of stress, whether physical (illness, infection, injury, allergens, toxins, etc.) or emotional.
What is “adrenal distress?”
Adrenal distress is a condition that arises when your body is exposed to more stress than it can handle and your cortisol and/or adrenaline levels become imbalanced. Trying to handle the stress, your adrenals can get stuck in “stress mode” and produce too much OR too little cortisol and adrenaline, or produce them at the wrong time of day or night. The longer your adrenals stay in “stress mode,” the more symptoms you are likely to develop, and the more difficult it can be to recover without guidance from a health professional.
What are the symptoms of adrenal distress?
Adrenal distress is often responsible for a range of negative health symptoms, including:
- Poor sleep; waking unrested
- Exhaustion; needing naps during the day
- Frequent colds and flu
- Memory loss; brain fog
- Painful joints; frequent injuries
- Migraines and headaches
- Dizziness; weakness
- Blood sugar fluctuations
- Mood issues; depression; anxiety
- Allergies; autoimmunity; cancer
- Digestive issues
- Skin issues, such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, etc.
- Menstrual and fertility issues, such as PCOS, PMS, peri-menopausal symptoms
- Cervical dysplasia, Lyme, Epstein Barr, and other chronic infections
- Autoimmunity, neurodegeneration, dementia, diabetes, and heart disease
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
When your adrenals are severely impaired, you are more likely to experience more than one of these symptoms. Because these symptoms often seem to be unrelated, people may not suspect they are arising from the same root cause.
Is this the same as “adrenal fatigue” or “adrenal burnout?”
Yes and no. These days, “adrenal fatigue” or “adrenal burnout” has become catch-all phrases to describe any kind of adrenal problem. But these terms can be misleading, as they imply that your adrenals are under-producing cortisol and/or adrenaline. Adrenal problems can also arise when your body produces too much of these substances. For this reason, Domenic prefers to use the terms “adrenal imbalance” or “adrenal distress.”
Why hasn’t my doctor suggested I might have an adrenal problem?
Although scientists have been researching and writing papers on adrenal health for the past century, surprisingly few doctors ever mention “adrenals” to their patients or suggest that their symptoms might be adrenal-related. Instead, they tend to prescribe medications for the various symptoms. While these medications may stop the symptoms temporarily, they don’t address the underlying cause and can sometimes increase the severity of the adrenal imbalance.
The doctors who do check your cortisol levels may only test them in the morning (when we know that cortisol levels vary throughout the day). While this kind of test might help identify the severe conditions such as Addison’s disease or Cushing Syndrome (when your adrenals are severely under- or over-producing cortisol), it is insufficient for patients whose adrenals are still functioning but not performing as they should.
What makes Domenic Pisanelli’s approach different?
Good adrenal health depends on having a normal “adrenal curve,” where your cortisol levels are highest in the morning when you wake up, and gradually decrease throughout the day until they are lowest at night when you want to go to sleep. To obtain an accurate picture of your adrenal curve, Domenic checks your cortisol four times within a single day (morning, midday, evening, and bedtime). This is done with a saliva collection. He also checks your adrenaline levels and DHEA.
Domenic knows that cortisol affects our digestive, immune, endocrine (hormones), and nervous systems and finds that it is essential to address these systems for a full adrenal recovery.
As well as an Adrenal Saliva Test, you will be asked to do an ORGANIC ACIDS TEST (to identify mitochondria issues, detoxification problems, B-Vitamin deficiency, Neurotransmitter problems and bacteria issues, such as leaky gut), Adrenal Stress Test (to identify adrenal function, cortisol and hormone levels.), and a GI COMPLETE MICROBIOME MAP (to see what bacteria, parasites and fungus exists).
Once we have a clear picture of what is going on in your body, Domenic will work closely with you to address your functional issues through diet, nutrients, herbs, and lifestyle changes, so your body can heal itself – naturally and without medications. Because good adrenal function is so integral to your overall wellness, you will start to feel healthier and more resilient to stress in the future.
What is included in this wellness package?
In this package, the following panels are included:
- AdrenoCortex Stress Test
- Organic Acids Test
- Complete GI Microbiome Map
Some additional blood work may also be required (e.g. complete blood panel, thyroid, etc.), which can be done through your doctor.
You will have SEVEN private consultations with Domenic (more can be added).
- ONE comprehensive 60-minute consultation to discuss your health issues and individualize your plan.
- ONE extended 60-minute consultation to go through the results of your health panels and give recommendations.
- THREE regular 45-minute consultations to assess progress, adjust regimen and address any other issues.
- TWO brief 30-minute consultations to create an ongoing maintenance plan and discuss any other issues.
Patients are responsible for scheduling all consultations and follow-ups via email
We recommend scheduling well in advance to ensure availability at your preferred time.
KINDLY NOTE: All consultations must be completed within 6 months. Additional consultations may be added as needed.
SUPPLEMENTS and NUTRIENTS
This package does not include supplements, and so we recommend about $300-$500 per month to address the issues that may come up from the tests.
You will have access to a private Facebook group, where you can ask questions (and get answers!) about your health issues and treatment program, share experiences with other patients, and take advantage of special offers on health supplements, available only to members of the group.
Common Questions About the Wellness Package
Do I need to come to your office?
Because the three tests are done using home kits sent to you, the results can be analysed and reported “virtually” over the phone or skype, and all consultations can be done this way which makes it ideal for those that don’t like travelling to an office.
How much does this package cost?
The total cost of this package is $3240. You may opt to pay in two instalments: $2,000 upon your first visit, and the balance of $1240 one month later.
We look forward to hearing from you and caring for you naturally!
About Domenic Pisanelli, Functional Medicine Practitioner!
Domenic Pisanelli is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Practitioner, natural health expert, herbalist and wellness expert. He specializes in gluten sensitivity, intestinal permeability, adrenal stress, insulin resistance, neurotransmitter imbalances, hypothyroidism, women’s health issues, autoimmunity and genetic variations called “SNPs”, which can have a profound impact upon your health and Functional Testing especially Organic Acids Testing and Adrenal/Hormone and Microbiome testing.
For nearly 18 years, he has helped women, men and children overcome their most perplexing health challenges and achieve their wellness goals by crafting individualized strategies that address the whole body and the underlying causes of health issues.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Domenic’s naturopathic approach is not intended to replace your regular medical care, nor is the information provided intended to diagnose disease. Rather, it is intended to support and enhance any medical treatment you may already be undergoing, or fill in the gaps that might be missing in your regular treatment regime.