The easy way to take charge of your adrenal health Despite their small size, the adrenal glands play an important role in the body, producing numerous hormones that impact our development and growth, affect our ability to deal with stress, and help to regulate kidney function. In Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies, you'll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins, herbs, bioidentical adrenal hormone supplementation, and self-care practices. Adrenal fatigue is in essence a "tired out" adrenal gland that is not able to support the body the way that it should. The effects can be far-reaching and affect the quality of one's daily life. It can affect the immune system, cause inflammation, decrease sex drive, and inhibit the ability to get up in the morning. But now there's hope!
* The 4-1-1 on the structure and function of the adrenal gland * Linking inflammation and adrenal fatigue * Connecting food allergy and adrenal issues * How to test for adrenal fatigue * Information on eating patterns for all-day energy and improved concentration * Dealing with other medical conditions and adrenal fatigue * Relaxation tips to reduce stress Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies helps those suffering from this debilitating illness reclaim their lives by addressing the delicate balance among the adrenal glands which can make the day-to-day difference between feeling awful and feeling good.
Dr. Richard Snyder, DO, is board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology, as well as a clinical professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian with a master s degree in nutritional sciences as well as a specialist in sports dietetics. She is the coauthor of Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies.
Foreword xv Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Adrenal Fatigue 5 Chapter 1: Facing Adrenal Fatigue 7 Chapter 2: Understanding the Basics of Adrenal Gland Function 13 Chapter 3: Defining Adrenal Fatigue 23 Chapter 4: Recognizing the Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue 33 Chapter 5: Testing for Adrenal Fatigue 49 Part II: Getting a Handle on Potential Trigger Factors 69 Chapter 6: The Effects of Stressing Out and Sleeping Less 71 Chapter 7: The Contributions of Inflammation and Acidosis to Adrenal Fatigue 81 Chapter 8: Nutrition s Role in Adrenal Fatigue 97 Part III: Treating Adrenal Fatigue 117 Chapter 9: Finding and Working with a Good Practitioner 119 Chapter 10: Using Medications and Hormone Supplementation 127 Chapter 11: Assessing Natural Treatments 139 Chapter 12: Exercising and Eating the Right Way 167 Chapter 13: Managing Adrenal Fatigue on the Work Front 185 Part IV: Trying Sensational Recipes to Battle Adrenal Fatigue 201 Chapter 14: Beginning with Energizing Breakfasts 203 Chapter 15: Enjoying Fuel-Filled Lunches 217 Chapter 16: Tuning In to Dinnertime 231 Chapter 17: Savoring a Snack or Something Sweet 245 Part V: The Part of Tens 261 Chapter 18: More Than Ten Ways to Help Beat Depression in Adrenal Fatigue 263 Chapter 19:More Than Ten Supplements for Your Immune System 273 Chapter 20: Maximizing the Function of Ten Important Organs and Systems 283 Index 295