Do you relate to these signs or symptoms?
Adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and produce various hormones. Today, we will talk about the Cortisol hormone. There are 3 stages of Adrenal Fatigue that I mention in Chapter 5 of my Book, 𝙎𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙏𝙝𝙮𝙧𝙤𝙞𝙙.
Long term stress- physical, mental or emotional in nature, can lead to Adrenal Fatigue. In the initial stage of Adrenal Fatigue, higher levels of cortisol is produced, causing one to stay up at nights, wired up – leading to insomnia. If this goes unattended, it progresses to latter stages of Adrenal fatigue when the adrenal glands are considered “burned-out” and they no longer make enough cortisol, leading to symptoms of unexplained fatigue, lightheadedness, low immunity causing frequent illness, craving for salty foods, unexplained weight gain.
Above I mention about signs and symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue. Now, if you are interested in testing your cortisol levels, there are a few different ways to do that. One, is a simple blood test to check for AM Cortisol levels. I have my patients go in for this test between 8 am and 9 am when the cortisol levels should be at the peak. On the other hand, the above graph shows the test which is commonly referred to as Adrenal Stress Index. With this method of testing, the patient collects saliva sample four times in a single day- 8am, Noon, 4pm & 8 pm. As shown above in the Circadian Cortisol Profile, the cortisol levels should be highest during the morning and gradually decline by the evening. In this example, the person tested indicates latter stage of Adrenal Fatigue producing low levels of cortisol.
If you read my book, Seven Steps to Heal Your Thyroid, I have shared a chart that shows what botanical medicines and nutrients will help you at your stage of Adrenal Fatigue. My supplement formula, 𝗔𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 has helped many patients overcome this successfully in the last 3 years.
If you are interested in doing the 𝗔𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗲𝘅 (saliva test as shown above)
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Please refer to this chart from my book, “Seven Steps to Heal Your Thyroid” and schedule a 15 minute free consultation with me to learn more.