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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