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If you’re experiencing chronic fatigueanxiety, or depression, be sure to watch this week’s Wellness Minute video. Overtaxed “adrenal glands” can be a contributing factor to these symptoms. There are natural ways to support your adrenal glands and help restore your energy and sense of well being.

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Adrenal Gland Support


“Impaired adrenal function can be an underlying cause of chronic fatigue, dizziness, depression, apprehension, anxiety, auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate, inability to hold adjustments.

People talk about getting an “adrenaline rush.” That’s when adrenaline is being pumped into your bloodstream under extreme circumstances giving you an energized sensation. You’ve heard of people being referred to as “adrenaline junkies.”Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are the triangular shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They release hormones into the body as a response to stress. Stress can take many forms: taking an examination, recovering from a broken bone, a challenging sport or activity, the presence of danger, trying to survive a difficult situation, or just maintaining proper levels of energy when faced with even mild starvation.

Adrenaline is good thing. But if any kind of stressful situation becomes prolonged, the adrenal glands can become over stimulated; and we experience adrenal fatigue. Weak adrenal glands can affect other areas of the body as well.

Dr. Alex Zatkin has linked impaired adrenal function as one of the  underlying causes with thyroid problems. He says that when the adrenals are over-stimulated the body will try to compensate via the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and ultimately affects the thyroid. In other words, it’s like the brakes are being applied to the thyroid. That’s why some patients are given thyroid medication or supplementation and feel great for a few months or even years but ultimately the symptoms they experienced will return to their prior hypothyroid status.

Recently, a friend of mine who is also a naturopath was sharing his  effectiveness with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition where a person’s antibodies, which are a type of white blood cell, attack the thyroid. He told me one of the main things he does to address this condition is to support the adrenal glands.

We all recognize that people are under more emotional, physical, and mental pressures than we can imagine. Listen close to conversations  wherever you go; people are talking about being overwhelmed, exhausted, stretched to their limits, pushed at work, and relationships are strained. Remember stress comes in the form of chemical stress, mechanical stress, thermal stress, and emotional stress.

Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. It can increase cortisol and catecholamines, even decrease sex hormones. Stress has also been linked to reductions in pituitary hormones. The list of symptoms or conditions frequently associated with impaired adrenal function is too long to list. They range from dizziness to depression, apprehension to auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate to the inability to hold adjustments.

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland Support.1jpgDr. Godo has methods to evaluate how your adrenal glands are functioning. He may start by giving you a brief questionnaire on specific adrenal indicators. If you score above a certain level, he may change your diet and make general recommendations. However if the score is above a certain threshold, he will want to schedule you for a separate office visit to evaluate things like your pupil reflex or check to see if your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying down position.

Some tests are a little more expensive, but offer great levels of specificity and can bring tremendous clarity. He may collect urine, saliva or blood, to assess your adrenals. Some clinicians utilize what I call in-office tests. That’s because you can do them in the office without sending them out to a laboratory. I love the in-office tests because they are relatively inexpensive and can be used to assess where to start. Your progress can be evaluated over time by retesting. If your test levels aren’t improving, we can alter the treatment program until they do.

Everyone is different and has unique biochemical individuality. The changes in your diet along with supplementation can be helpful to rebuild your organ reserve. Simple changes like eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates can make a big difference in how you feel. For most people, the stresses in their lives are not going away soon. Those little adrenal glands need all the help they can get. Let’s take care of them.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Adrenal Gland Support


“Impaired adrenal function can be an underlying cause of chronic fatigue, dizziness, depression, apprehension, anxiety, auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate, inability to hold adjustments.

People talk about getting an “adrenaline rush.” That’s when adrenaline is being pumped into your bloodstream under extreme circumstances giving you an energized sensation. You’ve heard of people being referred to as “adrenaline junkies.”Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are the triangular shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They release hormones into the body as a response to stress. Stress can take many forms: taking an examination, recovering from a broken bone, a challenging sport or activity, the presence of danger, trying to survive a difficult situation, or just maintaining proper levels of energy when faced with even mild starvation.

Adrenaline is good thing. But if any kind of stressful situation becomes prolonged, the adrenal glands can become over stimulated; and we experience adrenal fatigue. Weak adrenal glands can affect other areas of the body as well.

Dr. Alex Zatkin has linked impaired adrenal function as one of the  underlying causes with thyroid problems. He says that when the adrenals are over-stimulated the body will try to compensate via the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and ultimately affects the thyroid. In other words, it’s like the brakes are being applied to the thyroid. That’s why some patients are given thyroid medication or supplementation and feel great for a few months or even years but ultimately the symptoms they experienced will return to their prior hypothyroid status.

Recently, a friend of mine who is also a naturopath was sharing his  effectiveness with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition where a person’s antibodies, which are a type of white blood cell, attack the thyroid. He told me one of the main things he does to address this condition is to support the adrenal glands.

We all recognize that people are under more emotional, physical, and mental pressures than we can imagine. Listen close to conversations  wherever you go; people are talking about being overwhelmed, exhausted, stretched to their limits, pushed at work, and relationships are strained. Remember stress comes in the form of chemical stress, mechanical stress, thermal stress, and emotional stress.

Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. It can increase cortisol and catecholamines, even decrease sex hormones. Stress has also been linked to reductions in pituitary hormones. The list of symptoms or conditions frequently associated with impaired adrenal function is too long to list. They range from dizziness to depression, apprehension to auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate to the inability to hold adjustments.

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland Support.1jpgDr. Godo has methods to evaluate how your adrenal glands are functioning. He may start by giving you a brief questionnaire on specific adrenal indicators. If you score above a certain level, he may change your diet and make general recommendations. However if the score is above a certain threshold, he will want to schedule you for a separate office visit to evaluate things like your pupil reflex or check to see if your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying down position.

Some tests are a little more expensive, but offer great levels of specificity and can bring tremendous clarity. He may collect urine, saliva or blood, to assess your adrenals. Some clinicians utilize what I call in-office tests. That’s because you can do them in the office without sending them out to a laboratory. I love the in-office tests because they are relatively inexpensive and can be used to assess where to start. Your progress can be evaluated over time by retesting. If your test levels aren’t improving, we can alter the treatment program until they do.

Everyone is different and has unique biochemical individuality. The changes in your diet along with supplementation can be helpful to rebuild your organ reserve. Simple changes like eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates can make a big difference in how you feel. For most people, the stresses in their lives are not going away soon. Those little adrenal glands need all the help they can get. Let’s take care of them.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Adrenal Gland Support


“Impaired adrenal function can be an underlying cause of chronic fatigue, dizziness, depression, apprehension, anxiety, auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate, inability to hold adjustments.

People talk about getting an “adrenaline rush.” That’s when adrenaline is being pumped into your bloodstream under extreme circumstances giving you an energized sensation. You’ve heard of people being referred to as “adrenaline junkies.”Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are the triangular shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They release hormones into the body as a response to stress. Stress can take many forms: taking an examination, recovering from a broken bone, a challenging sport or activity, the presence of danger, trying to survive a difficult situation, or just maintaining proper levels of energy when faced with even mild starvation.

Adrenaline is good thing. But if any kind of stressful situation becomes prolonged, the adrenal glands can become over stimulated; and we experience adrenal fatigue. Weak adrenal glands can affect other areas of the body as well.

Dr. Alex Zatkin has linked impaired adrenal function as one of the  underlying causes with thyroid problems. He says that when the adrenals are over-stimulated the body will try to compensate via the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and ultimately affects the thyroid. In other words, it’s like the brakes are being applied to the thyroid. That’s why some patients are given thyroid medication or supplementation and feel great for a few months or even years but ultimately the symptoms they experienced will return to their prior hypothyroid status.

Recently, a friend of mine who is also a naturopath was sharing his  effectiveness with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition where a person’s antibodies, which are a type of white blood cell, attack the thyroid. He told me one of the main things he does to address this condition is to support the adrenal glands.

We all recognize that people are under more emotional, physical, and mental pressures than we can imagine. Listen close to conversations  wherever you go; people are talking about being overwhelmed, exhausted, stretched to their limits, pushed at work, and relationships are strained. Remember stress comes in the form of chemical stress, mechanical stress, thermal stress, and emotional stress.

Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. It can increase cortisol and catecholamines, even decrease sex hormones. Stress has also been linked to reductions in pituitary hormones. The list of symptoms or conditions frequently associated with impaired adrenal function is too long to list. They range from dizziness to depression, apprehension to auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate to the inability to hold adjustments.

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland Support.1jpgDr. Godo has methods to evaluate how your adrenal glands are functioning. He may start by giving you a brief questionnaire on specific adrenal indicators. If you score above a certain level, he may change your diet and make general recommendations. However if the score is above a certain threshold, he will want to schedule you for a separate office visit to evaluate things like your pupil reflex or check to see if your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying down position.

Some tests are a little more expensive, but offer great levels of specificity and can bring tremendous clarity. He may collect urine, saliva or blood, to assess your adrenals. Some clinicians utilize what I call in-office tests. That’s because you can do them in the office without sending them out to a laboratory. I love the in-office tests because they are relatively inexpensive and can be used to assess where to start. Your progress can be evaluated over time by retesting. If your test levels aren’t improving, we can alter the treatment program until they do.

Everyone is different and has unique biochemical individuality. The changes in your diet along with supplementation can be helpful to rebuild your organ reserve. Simple changes like eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates can make a big difference in how you feel. For most people, the stresses in their lives are not going away soon. Those little adrenal glands need all the help they can get. Let’s take care of them.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

You CAN Conquer Menopause!


“This simple hormones balance symptom test is an uncomplicated way to give you information on your state of hormone balance or imbalance.”

Just because menopause is a natural process in a women’s life doesn’t mean it will be an easy transition. With great compassion I have to acknowledge for many women it can be a roller coaster ride. With all the xenoestrogens in today’s diet plus the pressure and stress in our society, it’s not uncommon for women to have hormonal dysregulation. And with 2 million or more women entering menopause each year, we are talking about a major health challenge. So let’s consider a Wellness approach to menopause.

Menopause is clinically defined as “the permanent, natural cessation of menstruation.” You are considered menopausal when menstruation has stopped for at least six months, and you’re over 45 years of age. Ideally, the ovaries and adrenals produce estrogen and progesterone during the fertile years. The adrenal glands make estrogen by converting the male hormone, testosterone to estrogen. But what happens if your adrenal glands are exhausted? Who picks up the slack?

Fat cells can also manufacture estrogen but that’s not an appealing option. After age 40 a woman’s hormones start their descent and by the time she is post menopausal estrone is reduced by 60%, estradial by 90%, and progesterone by 60%.

Women in their 40s can experience perimenopause and can sense subtle hormonal changes. It’s not too soon to start rebuilding if you have these symptoms: dry skin and wrinkles, frequent urination, depression and moodiness, periods becoming irregular and blood flow changes.

Eventually, the closer you are to your 50s you may have more intense symptoms such as hot flashes. 60% of all women experience some form of hot flashes lasting for 1-5 years. 10-20% experience hot flashes for life.

Other symptoms are: night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, headaches, irritability and anxiety, insomnia, weight changes, fatigue, low libido, and heart palpitations.

Diet is extremely important when it comes to limiting the severity of menopausal symptoms. Eating well can go a long way in helping you to feel better. A diet low in fat and animal protein, with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains and legumes will help. Foods to avoid are sugar, fried and fatty foods, dairy products, white flours, refined and processed foods, caffeine, carbonated soft drinks, red meat and alcohol.

Blood sugar and hormonal fluctuations are connected. If blood sugar is not balanced and regulated, hormonal fluctuations will be more intense and erratic. Weight gain becomes an uncontrollable problem in most women. Food cravings and hot flashes feel intolerable when blood sugar is not controlled. Sugar, refined flours, and too many simple carbohydrates should be strictly avoided.

Movement or exercise is an important stress reducer. It increases hormones that counter depression. It’s wise to be moderate when starting an exercise routine. Over exercising can be harmful, as it can over stress the adrenal glands. I’ve worked with many women who have “panicked over their weight gain” so they over exercise which causes more stress.

Over exercising is working out 6 or 7 days per week for 1 or more hours resulting in fatigue or “hyper” energy. Your body will automatically lower your metabolism to keep you from burning out. Try a 30 – 60 minute workout, 3-4 days per week, leaving you refreshed; and try to exercise outdoors as much as you can. I have included a hormone balance test for you to take. This simple test is an uncomplicated way to give you information on your state of hormone balance or imbalance.

Menopause complications can be a result of too much estrogen, estrogen deficiency, improper estrogen ratio or estrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue, excess androgens and progesterone deficiency. Hormone testing can be expensive but sometimes necessary. However by completing the questionnaire and bringing it to your Wellness Practitioner, they can help pin point the major areas.

Did you know that women can have elevated estrogen levels and still have hot flashes? This test helps to co-ordinate many of the symptoms you have been experiencing and may help you put the pieces of the puzzle together as you and your clinician develop a comprehensive strategy. Your clinician has supplements that not only relieve symptoms but can help treat underlying causes.

As a clinical nutritionist with over thirty years of experience, let me encourage you. YOU can conquer menopause with the right help.

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