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8 Ways to Sustain Your Energy

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8 Ways to Sustain Your Energy

From Experience Life

The weight of daily responsibilities and the burdens of chronic stress have produced an epidemic of adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue — or non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, as it is known in some circles — is not a widely accepted diagnosis in medical schools or among most conventional physicians. It is not Addison’s disease, a rare condition in which the adrenal glands completely fail. Rather, it’s a milder syndrome in which the adrenal glands slow and sputter, like a computer bogged down with too much spyware.

James Wilson, ND, PhD, author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome (Smart Publications, 2001), is one doctor hoping to raise public consciousness about what he believes is an epidemic of adrenal fatigue in the United States. When Wilson considers the way most Americans live — economic stress, the 24/7 workday, the popularity of caffeine and sugar, ever-growing traffic congestion, and so on — he sees the potential for a lot of worn-out adrenal glands.

Adrenal fatigue is generally treated with time-honored naturopathic remedies, good nutrition and lots of self-care. To read more about adrenal fatigue, read the entire Experience Life article here.

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Experience Life magazine is an award-winning health and fitness publication that aims to empower people to live their best, most authentic lives, and challenges the conventions of hype, gimmicks and superficiality in favor of a discerning, whole-person perspective. Visit experiencelife.com to learn more and to sign up for the Experience Life newsletter, or to subscribe to the print or digital version.

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3:44PM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

Thanks.

1:46PM PDT on May 29, 2013

I must be one helluva rule book miscreant...

I can drink anywhere up to 20 shots of espresso per day... (actually, that's just if I'm at work...), and it certainly doesn't keep me awake at night... maybe because my body is so used to the intake, but I once went 3 months without any caffeine, then started drinking it again, with no ill effects either way...

12:52PM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

IS THIS PROVEN CONCLUSIVELY, OR JUST A THEORY?????

4:28AM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

@ Marie W. - I'm a doctor and I don't!

Regardless, I just wanted to say thanks for sharing! I see an energy healer and she's been telling me for a while now that my adrenals are over-stressed, leading to high cortisol levels, decreased energy levels, and weight gain. Apparently some herbs, meditation, energy healing to the adrenals, chamomile tea, and just relaxing does the trick! Not to mention reducing caffeine and sugar works wonders too :) I think this condition is extremely prevalent and people need to start addressing it...

4:26AM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Thanks for all these great info.

9:48PM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Adrenal Fatigue makes sense. Why wait until catastrophic failure of the adrenal glands before acknowledging there is a problem? That doesn't make sense.

6:33PM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Great information!

7:21AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Thanks for the article. Some of the tips turn up so frequently because they are of so beneficial e.g. limiting caffeine and sugar intake, sleeping at the same time, that I think they should be taught to primary school children. The earlier the younger generations are aware of these good practices the more they can be prepared an increasingly stressful life.

3:46AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Thank you!

3:09AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

thanks

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