Adrenal Fatigue Remedies

| Modified on Aug 01, 2022
Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mandandi (Gaborone) on 04/11/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, plus other ailments(fatty liver, weak pumping heart, kidney problems, blood crystals, blood clots, pH imbalance, poor digestion and no peristalsis) which all developed over the past 2 months due to buying food which was excessively alkaline. (Previous tests 6 months ago were all clear apart from a whole host of parasites).

I read here that licorice root, B-complex, basil and coconut oil help and started taking them last week. A week has not gone yet and I feel much better. Last night was the first night I slept well just taking chamomile tea. Past few weeks I needed the chamomile tea and 2 melatonin tablets to catch a wink.

The licorice is in tea form, and its a blend of several herbs of spices - licorice, basil, cinnamon and a few others. I drank the licorice tea for 5 days straight 3 times a day, and decided to have a break for a few days. I will drink it again after a 3 days break for 3 days then once or twice a week, depending on how I feel till I take once a week for a few months.

For diet, I started blending various leafy and root vegetables, include 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, and one apple each morning and drink a blend of herbal teas during the day including pine pollen, ashwanganda and other herbs and spices (I just brew a teaspoon of a few each day and drink whole day rather than put in food). I add 3 teaspoons of B-complex, 1 teaspoon of MMS, 2 tablespoons of Omega 48 blend, 1 teaspoon of Ascorbic acid to the flask and drink the mixture the whole day at work. I am so glad it was caught early and already I see some results, though its early days.

Also, I started deep breathing exercises each day, sniffing basil or lavender essential oils once a day before going to bed.

My bowels are now moving well each day which a huge relief. My fatigue is slowly going away. I started climbing stairs for exercise and skipping. The pain I felt past month in the heart while exercising is going.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Windy & Breezy (Central Florida) on 11/24/2016

I cannot define chronic use of Stevia, but the word "chronic" in medical terms refers to the duration of the problem, such as:

Chronic disease: A disease that persists for a long time. A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear. Eighty-eight percent of Americans over 65 years of age have at least one chronic health condition (as of 1998). Health damaging behaviors - particularly tobacco use, lack of physical activity, and poor eating habits - are major contributors to the leading chronic diseases.

Chronic diseases tend to become more common with age. The leading chronic diseases in developed countries include (in alphabetical order) arthritis, cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke, cancer such as breast and colon cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and seizures, obesity, and oral health problems. Each of these conditions plague older adults in the US (and other developed nations).


Adrenal Cortex, Licorice Root
Posted by Wendy (USA) on 08/09/2016

Yes, Hydrocortisone Cream can do this.

Yes, I had a friend that used Topical HC and got swollen, but she used it a lot and for years. She got better, but had to stop using it for a few months before we could see a difference.

Me, however.......

on the Flip side, it can Also help with Adrenal Fatigue in the final stages...

but I can't take it anymore, it makes me feel weird, Almost Panicky.

Different times in my life I had too much Cortisol due to first getting OFF the birth control pill, then after having a baby, and now...menopause.

I did not know it at the time, but the HC actually helped me lose the weight I gain after each "Super" Episode I call it, since there was EXTREME Panic Attacks with each incident.

I would Balloon up (from my OWN Cortisol) and then would be overweight for a long time and tired....now looking back, I had begun to use the HC for my rosacea right around each AF incident, and then the weight came off....hmmmm, I never put it together till AFTER I learned about Adrenal fatigue.

I did not get Moon face from the cream, only my OWN Cortisol, oh and THIS time, I am Moon Facing for a LONG Time because Menopause takes a while, I say a prayer every night: "Please make this go away..."

I Truly believe it will, only I must wait until the Menstrual FINALLY Stops, for THIS is the "Big One! " the AF that comes from the change of Life.

Hope this helps someone out there.

Right now, I am just using Vitamin C for it.

(the AF)

Wendy in California. age 52 8/8/16


Supplements
Posted by Christine (Perth, Australia) on 07/15/2016

It is important to take sea salt and NOT table salt. I used to feel terrible thirst for over 15 years and water would not quench it. Even fresh orange juice (from our trees) would make me even more thirsty. It is only when I started having Himalayan sea salt - a bit on my tongue followed by water - that I recently noticed that I don't have that unquenchable thirst any more. I definitely increase the salt on my tongue whenever I have fruit etc. as I start to get a lot of saliva in my mouth.


High Cortisol Remedies
Posted by Martin (Philippines) on 10/08/2015

Please update on this. I too have too much cortisol. Thanks!


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Julianne (Ps) on 10/07/2015

Stevia plant grown and used raw is one thing. You are all talking about an extract from stevia. There aren't studies done on the extract. And like everything else, the processing matters. Most are poorly produced allowing chemicals to be added to our toxic load.

Blood tests are unreliable and show that moment in time. Many other tests can show where our bodies are along side of blood work ups.

Saliva testing for for cortisol levels should be considered.

Thanks for the maca suggestion.

mind body work is helpful, too.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by L (Nc) on 08/10/2015

I stay away from ALL sweetners! I remember a day way back when they said splenda, sweet N low, etc was great. Yeah not so much, your body may take something for 4 yrs once a day or more, some may not, however, In time you will read somewhere somehow it is not good for you. train your body & mind to do without. There is alway an ingredient to help preserve the stevia from drying out, clumping etc......none are any good, give it time.


Supplements
Posted by Cate (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/07/2015

To anyone else looking in to this, there is an excellent book by Lynn Farrow about iodine and adrenal/hormonal health, and a website or two- even a FB page- dedicated to iodine and how to deal with adrenals before slowly coming off synthroid et al., by using Lugol's.


DHEA Pregnenolone
Posted by Laura (Brooklyn, NY) on 04/06/2015

Hey Bill/Robert...thanks guys for your quick replies. Will take your advice and have it checked....you guys are the best and so is this site.


DHEA Pregnenolone
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 04/06/2015

Hi Laura...Regarding menopause there are several ways to think about this. First you can take nutrients to help balance your hormones such as DHEA, Melatonin, pregnenolone etc. Taking lugol's iodine helps to make all hormone receptors more efficient in the body. Borax also helps to balance hormones.

Secondly, you could also decide to take natural hormone extract for your adrenals. And since the thyroid might also be affected then natural thyroid hormones might also be worth considering.

As to dosages for natural hormones etc, let me just say that ORH is right -- you should really be advised by a naturopath or health professional who is hormone-literate(who does more than just give you steroids) because no two people will ever have the same symptoms and you may have other disguised problems as well. Hormones are tricky, so monitoring and dosage adjustments from a knowledgeable health professional is really the way to go. The reason for this is that you will really need to be monitored for a while in order to eventually find the correct dosages that will successfully help to resolve your own individual problems.


DHEA Pregnenolone
Posted by Robert Herny (Ten Mile , Tn.) on 04/06/2015

HI U LAURA, , , , , , , , , let me say that you addressed two smart folk. The problem is that neither know squat about hormone modulation and would just be pissin in the wind. My wife and I have been into hormone modulation for some 10 years with the help of an Anti-Ageing doctor trained in this field. There are lots of tests to see where you are and me, nor Bill, nor Mama, have a clue. You have to be tested .

To get into hormone modulation you have to be tested, tweaked and re-tested every 6 months or so. Your body changes with time.

Sorry to be so blunt but that's just me. When my wife went into menopause she was a crazy woman and driving me crazy. Finally , I told here to see a doctor and she did. It was an Allopathic doctor and it was Kentucky windage. " How do you feel" AYSM? Finally she went to an AA doctor who tested her to see where her hormones were and adjusted her hormones and we have lived happily ever after.

I wish you well.======ORH===


DHEA Pregnenolone
Posted by Laura (Brooklyn, NY) on 04/06/2015

Hi Bill/Mama to Many...I am curious to know what are your thoughts on using hormones like Dhea/pregnonolone? I am now stepping into menopause with thyroid/adrenal issues and even though the thyroid seem to be under control, the adrenal is giving me problems....I have heard a few people rave about dhea and how it helped the adrenals so much during this transition but I am a skeptic and am also very cautious about what I put into my body. Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million for all you do on this site.

High Cortisol Remedies
Posted by Prioris (Fl, US) on 09/27/2014

Is this Cushing's Syndrome ?

Are you taking any medications for anything ?


High Cortisol Remedies
Posted by Norma (Illinois) on 09/26/2014

About 7-8 years I was diagnosed of producing too much cortisol, I did all the salavia tests, urine and blood work and that was my diagnosis, I then had a ct scan done and on @ of my adrenal glands I had a small mass, dr told me usually they remove the adrenal gland but I had a mass on each of my adrenal glands therefore could not remove them as a person has to have an adrenal gland to survive. Dr wanted me to go to the state of Maryland to a hospital for testing, said it would not cost me anything, hospital would write it off, the reason they were so interested in my case because usually when someone produces too much cortisol, they have high blood pressure, high sugar, cholestoral etc, and all of my readings were normal and some were excellent. I decided against going, felt like I would be a guinea pig and I feel fine. Are there any supplements I can take that would help this, I am concerned about the masses but also know there is nothing they can do. My local doctor said I could have been born with these masses on my adrenal glands and if he were me do not worry about it, just continue to have blood pressure and sugars tested regular. Any opinions on this. Thank you.

Sea Salt Drink
Posted by Bodulica (Barrie, Canada) on 06/17/2014

It is characteristic for people with adrenal fatigue that liquids go right straight through them. Taking too much liquids simply washes out your minerals and we all lack them.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Jean (Shelton, Washington) on 03/22/2014

I've been using Stevia for over 7 years and consider it a Godsend as I am sugar addicted. Raw stevia should be consumed rather than the processed "white" version but it's not that easy to find and with all the stevia sweeteners on the market making it's even more confusing. Most of the stevia at the supermarkets are mixed with other sweeteners that are not that good for you. 100% stevia is the most important thing to look for and if you can find raw stevia that would be best. It's very difficult to overdo stevia as a tiny amount is very powerful. We don't all respond the same way to foods and it's often difficult to determine what your sensitivity actually is without going through an elimination diet. For adrenal fatigue, attention to what you eat and when you eat it is most important so a trusted source (and they don't all agree) is important to locate for that type of advice, after it's determined you actually have adrenal fatigue...


Testing for Adrenal Fatigue
Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 03/11/2014

One raw adrenal I see has an ingredient - Raw Adrenal Tissue (bovine). Is this the ingredient you used?


Testing for Adrenal Fatigue
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 03/11/2014

Hello Bee from New York,

Re Adrenal fatigue testing;

Yes the whole endocrine system can be evaluated. I had one done fifteen years ago by an alternative MD via Saliva test and sure enough the adrenals were very low. The MD put me on glandular supplements of "raw adrenal" and in a matter of weeks I could tell the difference. I still take the raw adrenal glandular supplements a few times weekly.

I had used raw adrenal caps earlier in my life and they helped then too, but had not been tested at that time for whether the adrenals were deficient; just a shot in the dark.


Testing for Adrenal Fatigue
Posted by Bee (New York) on 03/11/2014

Hi, I am wondering if I have adrenal fatigue as for many years I have had huge amounts of stress that I didn't address until about two years ago when I was diagnosed with hbp... doing all I can to keep that under control but no matter what I do keeping stress at bay is very challenging...

Is there any way to test for adrenal fatigue or get it checked somehow? Do not want to go the conventional doctor route either....Besides what can be done about that? I just started on B vitamins and doing calming exercises and all types of calming .. I also use magnesium and lemons and essential oils... Thank You

Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Madonna B. (Cypress, Tx) on 02/10/2014

I have used liquid stevia to sweeten my coffee for over a year now and have not had any side effects. I don't think it wise to make blanket statements about side effects. It would be better to make clear that the effects were for that individual.

I personally have had no dizzyness or any other discomfort. It should be taken into consideration as well that if one has eliminated all processed sugars in favor of stevia, you may possibly experience withdrawal symptoms as your body adjusts (which could possibly include dizzyness).

It's also important to note that there are numerous companies producing stevia extracts now and probably not all equal in quality. Just my 2 cents.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Kelly (Missouri) on 11/10/2013

Have the people on here w/ adrenal insufficiency had all the labs on DHEA, cortisol, ACTH, etc... that must be done to have conclusive proof that one has this disorder? Before using any medications or supplements, one must get a thorough exam and blood work by a physician. Speaking of the Stevia, I drank about 10 packets a day, and my dhea and cortisol were at near zero. I went off the Stevia and they numbers went up some. Still I have secondary adrenal insufficiency.


Juicing
Posted by Anji (Santa Barbara) on 10/16/2013

Hi Jaquelynna, I just stumbled upon your response.

I seem to be improving more and more continuing not doing any calorie restiction but not overeating either. I basically eat mostly raw, tons of greens, fruits, some nuts and seeds, chia pudding and natto (not raw), flaxoil... I feel very healthy. There have been several shifts for the better in my digestion, sleep and mood. It seems important that I make sure to eat a minimum of 1600 kcal but I end up around 1800 in average. I'm 5'8" and my waist is 29". I don't push losing weight- not weighing myself for sanity sake- even though my ideal is 1-2 inches smaller, because it's not worth ruining my wellbeing. One thing that makes me sleep like a baby is eating lots of apples. I don't know why but they do.

I've also started to go to sleep early, at 9pm every night to prioritize my health. It's been over a year now that I'm back to sleeping like I did as a child. no more waking up at 2am once or twice a week and not being able to go back to sleep.

I also don't go out to night clubs or overly stimulating activities at night. And I even enjoy reading a book with my hubby instead of a movie. Calms the nerves and keeps cortisol down. Sleep is sooooo important and for free!

Best, Anji


Juicing
Posted by Jacquelynna (Ohio, Usa) on 10/07/2013

I love to hear about your experience, this is helpful. I totally agree that food restriction is stressful for the body. For more information read Diet Recovery 2 by Matt Stone. Really interesting read on deprivation and caloric restriction's effects on the body/mind.


Lemon and Baking Soda Alkalizing Drink
Posted by Renee (San Juan Capistrano, California) on 08/23/2013

Hi I would like to know how to make the lemon and baking soda alkaline drink? I am suffering with adrenal burnout and a lot of body aches and painful inflamation, I'm 37 years old but feel 90 because of my chronic fatigue, any helpful suggestions to help ease the joint pain?

EC: Ted's Alkalizing Recipe:

  • 1 lemon or lime
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Half a glass of water

Take the juice of 1 lemon or 1 lime ( which is approx 2 tablespoons of juice), add to half a glass of water. Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda until the fizzing stops.

Taken twice a day on an empty stomach.


Supplements
Posted by Terese Guay (New Gloucester, Maine) on 07/19/2013
5 out of 5 stars

MOST people do best on Natural Desiccated Thyroid, the typical synthetic meds are T4 only and may not be able to convert. Natural Desiccated Thyroid has T3. I feel so much better on it and using it for T3CM protocol, every cell and every organ in our body needs T3!!! STTM YAY!!! An answer to prayer for me:)


General Feedback
Posted by Terese Guay (New Gloucester, Maine) on 07/19/2013

Hi girls, I'm sorry for all your problems. For me I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and mainly on synthetic thyroid hormone and I eventually crashed like most people who take Synthetic T4 and the Drs were telling me I was fine because of the inferior TSH lab, well I was not, I was very Hypothyroid and since they left me like that for about 6 years I had adrenal fatigue also. No Dr told me that I found out by reading on the STOP THE THYROID MADNESS site, it's the best site. I haven't found anything better. I'm doing better and I don't have a fever anymore and my BP is closer to normal. I have better energy. Im on the way to recovery one day at a time. STTM site is all based on research and patient presentation. And yes those mercury amalgams caused me to get Hypothyroidism and you have to get them out safely!!!! And since I've gotten them out my feet aren't in pain anymore. STTM has links to an Adrenal support group and Natural Thyroid group etc. And most of all they have listed the right labs to find out if your hypothyroid and for Adrenal labs to see where your at with your cortisol etc I hope you find help their!!! And my daughter who is Hypo with adrenal fatigue I'm helping her and her TSH lab always comes back normal. Terese :)


Lemon and Baking Soda Alkalizing Drink
Posted by June (Port St Lucie, Florida) on 07/03/2013

Yves, How did you find out that you were metal toxic?


Coconut Oil
Posted by Gwen (Ma) on 06/25/2013

If it can't get past your gut, ie be a good fit for ingestion, it stresses the organs. Learning to do Health Dowsing often helps people find what actually fits and in what dosage. Everyone is individual.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Gwen (Ma) on 06/25/2013

Licorice, deglycerized, is nice for GI mucosal lining and throat soothing, is a great herb, and if you research it, is really not an herb to take loads of for a long time. It's tough on the liver. Consider in conjunction with well researched natural protocols that provide needed nutrients, natural ant-inflammatory support ( Zyflamend?) and safe gentle ways to optimize eliminative supports ( liver, digestion, respiratory, kidney, skin, with immune support but not stimulation. Look around carefully, cross reference carefully!!!!


Coconut Oil
Posted by Gwen (Ma) on 06/25/2013

Great post. It's so important to differentiate between adrenal fatigue, with elevated cortisol levels, and the advanced adrenal insufficiency, where the adrenals are more burned out, and hardly making any cortisol and all. Some things, like Ashwagandha I find, as an Acupressurist, Herbalist, and Health Educator, to be remarkably helpful as an adaptigenic herb for overall health and reactive stress response. But also a lot of the research attests to the Ashwagandha LOWERING cortisol levels, which is very contraindicated with individuals with adrenal insufficiency.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Jolene (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on 06/06/2013

Dyana - have you tried the Maca Root that others have recommended and the whole food dietary changes? Good luck. It's hard to deal with this and other similar conditions.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash ) on 05/16/2013

Hy top white was my most recent bad experience on strawberries, but had a bad experience with the RAW brown colored stuff once before but only had one pack that time. Just felt ill that time. NO lingering misery all day and night and day.

I've always been hyper sensitive to everything and only recently been able to venture into new things.

I rarely eat out or buy prepackaged food or anything with color or dye or additives , breads make me feel like puking. Allergic to semolina in all pasta, pizza, chinese food, sensitive to most fruits, SOYyeast, berries(because of mold and fertilizers), most peanut butter, jelly, most juice, pop and many vegetables... Canned goods are a no no... Frozen foods, blah... If I freeze something... Triple bag it. Can taste refridgerant, don't eat much meat, don't add much seasoning. Rarely milk or cheese, vinegars, wine almost never(but mini cup for communion) , no alcohol, no packaged teas, sauces, most coffees, all creamers, sensitive to soaps, perfumes, make up, shampoo skin creams sunscreens hair control products dyes holds permanents lotions conditioners flowers plants grass molds synthetics, rayons, nylon, some other fibers. Aloe vera , fish oil, olive oil , oils in chips crackers cookies cakes , baked goods , most pies, mushrooms, margarine marshmellows, smoke from woodburning, vitamins, any medications, scented candles toothpaste, oils on nut mixes.. Molds on dried fruits, bleach, no kiwi melons or ripe bananas petrol products and solvents and cleaners.... Dust, pet dander and dirt.. Doughnuts are poison and LARD IS BAD.

But for the most part, I haven't had to take shots or meds to counter any allergy attacks in years. I can have some things once in a whlie and be okay... Like birthday cake with ice cream and a pop, two days in a month. The water cure helped me the most after years of agony. I've been forced to LEARN or suffer. WHAT DOESN'T KILL US MAKES US STRONGER


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Heather (Easley, Sc - South Carolina) on 05/15/2013

Joy and Heather: I'm curious what brand of Stevia you were on? Not all Stevia is created equal. In fact, many of the stevia brands that are even carried at Whole Foods actually have aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in them... Back in the day when I used to use aspartame I know it gave me headaches and made me very dizzy. Just a thought.


Supplements
Posted by Loren (Queens, Ny) on 05/10/2013

Hey Joy... You seem to be one courageous gal. Keep it up. At least you are on the right track. I always pray that sick and hurting people find their way to not only TBN but so many shows out there that can provide so much hope for them regardless of what they are facing. Take care and God Bless.


Supplements
Posted by Loren (Orlando, Ny) on 05/10/2013

Thank you so much for your response. I will certainly give it a try. Thank you again.


Supplements
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, USA) on 05/10/2013 2075 posts

Most Raw Glandulars are derived from hormone free, grass fed (free range) cattle in New Zealand or Brazil/Argentina; what we might label as "organic livestock". The manufacturers of the products do not compromise their integrity on the possibility of any livestock that are sick or infected by a disease. The sick animals are not slaughtered and entered into to food production line, they might, however be used as pet food, feed additive, or fertilizer.

Also, most of these Glandular are processed in a way that would kill any harmful organism; and the process of digestion in the human body (stomach acid) further diminishes any possibility of getting sick. So, I suppose no one has ever gotten ill from taking these Raw products.


Supplements
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/09/2013

Thank you for the encouragement.

I quit my protocol until my blood pressure goes back down. Back to square one. For me a setback is a step up eventually!

I had that liver cysts removal surgery that wasn't a success and while they tried to get me off the morphine onto vicodine, I got horribly ill and I asked for the phone.... You guessed it. The lady that prayed for me just went through surgery and knew exactly what to pray. It was awesome! I sat up watching TBN that night... Peaceful... And relieved. WHEW!

I hope you find all your answers without setbacks... Love, JOY


Supplements
Posted by Loren (Queens, Ny) on 05/09/2013

Thank you so much Timh for all that information. At least now I feel ok to try them. Do you have any recommendations for adrenal supplements that are not tainted with mad cow disease etc. This is my biggest fear. Thanks a million


Supplements
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, USA) on 05/09/2013 2075 posts

Loren: Raw Glandular products are digested as intact proteins that will specifically nourish the identical organ or gland to which they were originated, i.e. Liver, adrenal, kidney, etc. I have been using glandular products for many yrs with noticeable results. I can't speak specifically for adrenal but I would recommend go ahead and try them PLUS other nutritionals or herbs for adrenal like Pantothenic Acid, Tyrosine, and Ginseng.


Supplements
Posted by Loren (Queens, Ny) on 05/08/2013

Hey Joy.... Thank you so much for your response. I have been reading your posts with interest.... You seem to have a lot going on. I love when you said things were so bad that you called the prayer line.... So reminded me of myself. Keep those posts coming. We all can learn a lot from them. Thanks again, God bless.


Supplements
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/08/2013

I had Adrenal Cortex Extract injected into my hip weekly when I was at my worst..... It did seem to help in the 80's. I use betafood which has critter components and at first I used 10 a day for a month, felt a lot better. Not sure about my Adrenal supplement. Causes me bloat and burps and once that is over, seem fine. I used a bottle of KELP and it made me feel good.

I would reccommend you read, what your doctor may not tell you about menopause, even if you are not menopausal.... Just for all the medical information. John Lee was an Ob/gyn who loved his patients enough to go agaisnt the status quo. This book covers it ALL........ Love, JOY


Supplements
Posted by Loren (Queens, Ny) on 05/07/2013

Hey EC... I really need your input on how safe and effective are adrenal glandulars? I am suffering from adrenal fatigue and am looking into using them but I dont have a clue how they work. Also, a few of my friends are using supplements for poor adrenals/low thyroid from a company called biotics. Any thoughts on this? Thanks guys. Awaiting an early response.

Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/05/2013

I was sitting here reading posts wondering why I was so dizzy and thinking about what I ate or drank today... Forgot about the stevia on strawberries in yogurt until reading this post. Two days in a row. I usually don't eat stevia.... Problem solved.... Stevia causes dizzyiness. Thank you!


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Heather (Greenville, Sc) on 05/04/2013

My experience with stevia was a bad one. I tried it for a week and it made me very dizzy. Stopped it and the dizziness stopped. I would take precautions with stevia especially if you are hypoglycemic.


Adrenal Cortex, Licorice Root
Posted by Aimee (Tampa, Fl) on 04/27/2013

Thank you, Bill, for the Maca tip!!! It worked wonderfully for me. One thing that I think helped, as well, was that I had already made drastic diet changes for about 4 months prior- removed gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar/artificial sweet, eggs, & peanut products from diet. These are very allergenic and mess with the endocrine and hormonal system.


Dessicated Adrenal Tablets
Posted by Lloyd (Charlotte, Nc) on 03/15/2013
5 out of 5 stars

My adrenals were determined to be low from a saliva test after my alternative MD believed my fatigue was due to adrenal depletion. Results of the test were that he was correct. I had been under severe stress for years and the effect was lack of energy which no amount of vitamins, herbs etc could seem to help. My MD put me on dessicated addrenal glandulars, two with each meal.

In a month I was feeling my energy level totally return. Maintance was two a day as directed by another alternative MD (many years later).

Also in the first saliva test, my testosterone levels were also low so small "drops" were prescribed. That level also improved. With the two: adrenal supplementation and testosterone supplementation, I'm in great shape in terms of energy level, now into my mid 60s.


Juicing
Posted by Anji (Santa Barbara, Ca) on 01/04/2013

I think that the person who posted on juicing didn't fast but added juice to their diet. I don't know since she hasn't written back. It's been a long time since I posted the reply. And I want to mention that I used to cleanse or fast often before 2012. But this year I never skipped a meal and ate when hungry. I also went for therapy and learned that my anxiety/ low adrenals might be connected to perpetually worrying about the future and the past. I always thought of myself as positive. But there was lots of mind chatter going on, also. My thyroid seems to have normalized since my basal body temperature has come up to normal and I'm not anxious hardly at all anymore. One other thing I've added to my diet is natto, the unfrozen organic kind. I think it has helped to normalize my hormones, also. Reg. the juicing. I have 1 glass fresh most mornings. Another thing that happened with lower stress and never starving my body, is, that I lost those pesky #15 lbs, got down to my ideal weight and don't gain easily like I used to when my body was deprived and holding onto every morsel once I ate again. I think food deprivation causes adrenal stress. To all you fellow yoyo dieters. Watch out, you might be exhausting your adrenals and get further away from achieving your ideal weight!


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Newton (Sao Paulo, Brasil) on 12/17/2012

Dear David, the article cites on page 2: "... 6 g - 8 g. Were added to 4 to 6 oz of coffee consumed 2 - 3 times a day". That's 12 to 24 grams daily which is a huge amount! Any sweetener at such dosage would probably have some colateral effects...


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/27/2012

To Terry and Lisa re Stevia consumption. "Chronic" as discussed in the article I cited is certainly greater than the modest once a day use which Lisa practices (in her coffee in the morning). The article does not state quantity, but I can imagine what the patient told her doctor: She likely substituted stevia for sugar and if she was a heavy sugar user then she might be consuming an equilavent amount fit to meet the required sugar volume. I'm just guessing but could that be 40 drops a day? 50?

But if used in moderation which is Lisa's practice then the outcome would be without the negative that may be associated with heavy consumption.

Also, to Lisa: Do you have a source for a similar study as that which I cited that could demonstrate heavy consumption (40 drops daily or more) does NOT produce any symptoms? I'd like to read it.

I also use Stevia. Just a few drops, say in Oatmeal in the morning. But as a user, I also welcome information that puts me on notice as to possible overuse.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/24/2012

Hi David, Thank you for at least providing the source of this information posted by Sweetie. My problem with this source is, it is an isolated case of one 32 year old Caucasian woman. It is also rather vague just citing, "On persistent interrogation, patient admitted to daily consumption of sweetener stevia for over 9 months. " This is too ambiguous for me to take seriously.

I have consumed it daily for probably 4 years now to sweeten my one cup of coffee I drink in the morning. Stevia comes highly recommended by very notable doctors and those from the alternative health field as I said in my response to Sweetie.

The study also does not define what chronic is, as stated in its conclusion: "This case report indicates that chronic consumption may induce edema, hypertension and hypokalemia... " I would need the definition of "chronic" before I would become alarmed about this isolated case. I would also like to note the word "may" in there. Honestly, chronic use of anything is most likely going to lead to problems! At any rate, thanks for the source. Lisa


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Terry (West Chester, Pa) on 11/24/2012

Please define "chronic use of stevia".


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/23/2012

Re use of stevia and in defense of "Sweetie" and in response to Lisa. If you google "stevia 11 B Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase" or just the terms Sweetie used you will find the source you want. It is the Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Disease, 2012, no 2. p. 49-52, the full text on line. Very impressive to demonstrate potential "chronic" use of stevia can produce edema, hypertension and hypokalemia. That last one is a decrease in potassium which the ingestion of stevia can induce, says the scientific article. Many problems with loss of potassium as everyone knows... heart, muscle issues etc.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Art (Vancouver Bc., Canada) on 11/14/2012

Are you sure you are? I thought it was splenda that was causing all the damage not stevia. Where did you get your info? Stevia is a natural sweetener not artificial. Take care, art


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/12/2012

Hi Sweetie, I'm very curious where you have found this information. All the information I have researched on stevia is how it does not feed candida, raise blood sugar levels, cause weight gain or rob the body of minerals.

What exactly do you mean by continual overuse of stevia affects the adrenals? Actually, continual overuse of anything is going to create an imbalance in the body. And the statement, "It is safe, but in small occasional use. " That's ridiculous. I use it daily and have been for about four years now. Donna Gates uses it to help kids who have ADD/ ADHD and candida to overcome their desire for sugar. Certainly, we know that sugar use leads to many problems.

There are many who I consider quite erudite in the alternative health/ health fields who advocate its use. I won't list the many as that would be overkill but among the many are well-known figures such as Dr. Oz, Dr. Weil, Dr. Mercola and David Wolfe.

Best to you, Lisa


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Sweetie (Somewhere, Florida) on 11/12/2012

Just want everyone to have a heads up; I have found that continuous overuse of stevia affects the adrenals. Stevia can block the enzyme (11-beta-HSD hyroxylase) that breaks down cortisol to cortisone metabolites. Levels of cortisol can rise and cause blood pressure problems and others. Avoid the use of stevia in any quantity. It is usually safe, but in small occasional use.


General Feedback
Posted by Stella (Denmark) on 10/26/2012

Can someone tell me if this tin can be ingested in small amounts like it has been suggested of TED, can this be taken in small amounts to recover from adrenal fatigue?

250 Grams of Stannous Chloride Tin (II) Chloride (Hemihydrate)


Adrenal Cortex, Licorice Root
Posted by Kat (Charlotte, Sc) on 09/02/2012

Bill- How much of the Maca root do you take daily? I have thyroid issues and AE. I am about at my wits end. I used to live in St. Pete. And I may be moving back there. Can you recommend a person or place to go for treatment there? Thanks!


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Tommy (Orange, Ca) on 06/12/2012

Going through this as well. Aside from taking whatever the supplement may be, it may be equally important to stop the coffee, sugar, alcohol, and the uncountable number of junk foods, some of which are touted as health foods. I suspect vegetables with a good source of protein along with some grains and a little fruit is the core diet.

Exercise should be more along the lines of yoga and deep breathing since that will provide the oxygen and circulation to various body parts; I suspect hot yoga would not be good - probably depends on your overall health, age, etc. Quality rest is obviously a factor.

Adaptogens will help but with herbs it is always a good idea to talk with a professional because there may be other conditions that would be adversely affected by the herbs. For example, deer antler may boost energy but if you are depleted, however it may be too "hot" for your current condition. Bottom line - I'd talk to an herbalist or an acupuncturist trained in herbs so that you can take something that is suitable to your overall condition. Acupuncture may provide you with a little extra help in making the changes. Homeopathics may be helpful as well and I don't think there is much downside to them. Almost always, there is some kind of mental or emotional thing going on as well, so look at how you are living your life and then follow the advice that you would give someone else if they had your lifestyle or habits.

Lastly, you have to be patient with yourself and accept the exhaustion as a sign that you are being asked (or maybe told) that it is time to change.


Sea Salt Drink
Posted by Jennifer (Chicago, Illinois, Us) on 06/07/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I, too, had a serious problem with thirst (would wake up every 90 minutes at night to guzzle a quart of water). I had been limiting my salt intake because I was sick in other ways and was trying to "eat healthy."

Randomly, I would eat a burger or a soup and sleep through the night and feel better. Finally, I realized it was the sodium! I increased my salt intake dramatically and that IMMEDIATELY solved my 2 year thirst problem. Hope this helps somebody!


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Gayla (Tampa, Fl) on 05/13/2012

To Bill from St. Petersburg-- It was great to read your post. Finally, someone who seems to understand Adrenal Exhaustion and the body in the Tampa Bay area. I have AE and wonder if you know of MD, DO, or other heath practitioner in our area that could help me. Not a just a pair of adrenal glands, low thyroid, low hormones, etc. But, as a whole person that would like to heal as well and naturally as possible.


Cortisol Replacement Therapy
Posted by Tom (Midland, Texas) on 04/05/2012

Connie; I agree that nutritionals should be the first line of treatment for Adrenal Insufficency. Personally, I've had to deal with this issue in conjunction with a Hypothyroid condition (low basel temperature) followed by the stress of 3 operations.

Once I'd identified my situation I first started taking Bovine Thyroid 3gn/day, 6 gm/day vitamin C, and recently started taking 2 Licorice Root Extract 380 mg tables in the morning and at noon. This seems to be helping. I have also started Raw Bovine Adrenal 300mg (4.6 gn) which also appears to be helping. I'll give it 3 weeks to stabilize my hormones before I add anything else.

After reading "Safe Uses of Cortisol" I am considering taking 2. 5mg of Cortisol 4X day if I don't see the Adrenal Insuffency moderate on my current regimen.

Tom


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Napua (Dublin, Ca) on 03/21/2012

Adrenal is a perscription herb remedy from Otho Molecular products. You can only get it by a perscribing Dr. or nutrionisist. You can get adrenal cortex online, but not Adrenal. Not that I have seen anyway.


Dessicated Adrenal Tablets
Posted by Jay (St Petersburg, Florida/u.s.) on 03/15/2012

How many did you take per day? I got mine from a chiropractor too but he wants me to to take 10 per day for the first week and it seems like a lot. I just started yesterday, I took a total of 7. I'm going to up it today to 8 and try that until I get to the recommended 10.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, USA) on 03/04/2012 2075 posts

Jacquelyn, I would work not just from the source pathway of energy (glands), but all along it for a holistic cure. What I mean is try some energy supplements like L-Tyrosine, Iodine, Pyruvate, Malic Acid, D-Ribose, Inosine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Co Q10 or Ubiqinol, Coenzyme 1 (NADH), Dimethylglycine (DMG). Of course I wouldn't use any of these without first using therapeutic levels of vitamin/mineral supplement. Coenzymated or "activated" B-Vitamins are preferred over standard B's.

Be careful w/ Licorice as it increases Aldosterone levels which causes the body to retain sodium; it's advised to ALWAYS increase Potassium and decrease Sodium intake while using Licorice. Rotate the tonic herbs: Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Dong Quai, Fo Ti, Astragalus, Rhodiola, Sarsaparilla, Cordyceps Sinensis, among others. Stinging Nettles and Avena Sativa recycle otherwise useless Testosterone metabolites (which can cause enlarged prostate in men) thus raising T levels that one may find hard to achieve through other boosting methods like DHEA etc.

H2O2 may help but I would do only min dose of 5 drops 1X day. NADH constantly recycles Oxygen, but it is one of the more pricey supplements.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Jacquelyn (Ocala, Fl) on 03/02/2012

LICORICE: I'm in a DIRE state of adrenal exhaustion due to serious stages of Systemic Lupus. Sys. Lupus is probably the most serious adrenal exhaustion disease in existence. I have tried EVERYTHING over the last 15 years. Regular Dhea definitely gives alot of cortisol but also testosterone which I dont want. It can get as many unwanted side effects as chemical steroids which I've also tried to avoid throughout my illness. I do take 7-keto but with little results.

MY QUESTION: I recently have gone to LICORICE which I prefer... But I must take ALOT of capsules to get any benefit. No side effects that I've noticed but how can I get the BEST results from Licorice?? WHAT COMPONENT is in LICORICE that seems to soothe my adrenal inflamation and severe exhaustion?? And HOW DO I GET THE BEST OF THE BEST of what I need??

I'm looking at long term use and want to avoid any side effects from long term. I have no high blood pressure issues normally, thank God. So I hope to keep it that way. ANY HELP WOULD BE SO APPRECIATED... My condition really is desperate. ( I've spent years in Western medicine and Holistic and have tried EVERYTHING for all my symptoms.)

I also tried Maca years ago when it became popular but didn't see results. Rhodiola Rosea as well as Magnolia I've also tried. Was on all three for a couple of years. Maybe I didn't give them a long enough chance. Thanks greatly....jacquelyn

Multiple Supplements
Posted by Cfs, Rrf Adrenal Faitgue Sufferer. (Brisbane, Australia) on 02/22/2012

Hi, the feedback is fantastic and thanks to all for your info knowledge and help.

I have been professionally diagnosed with CFS and adrenal fatigue. I'm 25, male, extremely athletic and motivated, but hit this stumbling block and my system keeps crashing every 3months or so. I will most likely have to go back to part time work soon as my condition has worsened.

DIET, SUPPLEMENTS, REMEDIES THAT WORK.

I find the symptoms of adrenal fatigue caused by diet or physical elements (such as what supplements to take) have become easiest to manage.

I take the following (BEAR IN MIND ANYTHING ORGANIC IS BETTER IF AVAILABLE)

****REMEMBER IT TAKES WEEKS-MONTHS-YEARS OF A GOOD REGIME TO SEE BENEFITS**

This is by far the most important.

NUMBER ONE REMEDY

Taken at least once or twice especially towards the end of the day when the body is tired before bed with magnesium will help sleep.

1-3 times a day alkalizing drink-

1 LEMON and 1 LIME juiced with pulp,

ACV 1 teaspoon to larger tablespoon,

Combine together in a large jug,

HALF TEASPOON BAKING SODA or double this if you are already balancing with potassium.

{ADD CRUSHED/POWDERED 250MG MAGNESIUM CITRATE (ONLY ONCE A DAY)}

ADD WATER 1 GLASS OR TWO AND DRINK FRESH. *Filtered or distilled water is best with added Sodium Bicarbonate and Macrobiotic Sea salt, leave 1000ml sit over night for super spring water.

Make sure you walk at least 30mins a day at least!!!! Even if you are tired and if your hypo don't run walking creates serotonin or helps it makes you relaxed and sleepy for night you will sleep amazing have less stress. 30min or more of walking a day is a absolute must

NUMBER TWO REMEDY

You must drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your kidneys flushed, Having 10 glasses of water a day should be a minimum, and homemade super spring water is the ultimate.

These 2-3 remedies are the foundation, they are cheap so when you are not working or low on money or plain can't be bothered because you're over taking a fridge full of remedies remember to continue these DO NOT STOP!!! Ever!

NUMBER THREE

Stay the hell away from sugar, bread and high glycemic index foods!!!! Stay away from oils and saturated fats except coconut oil, your liver needs to get rid of toxins not be working to get rid of oils in your diet.

Eat 6 times a day with nourishing simple meals.. find something that works for you and your taste..

EXAMPLE DAY (what I eat during the working week) portions are about the size of my fist or smaller.

I have been eating like this for 6months all my life I have struggled with weight I lost 34kgs/85lbs and I'm now 96kgs/ 240lbs all over 6months to a year.

1st meal Breakfast 100g precooked chicken/fish/steak from dinner last night

2nd meal premade Greek salad (I make enough for a week), cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, celery, olives, salami

3rd meal Lunch healthy homemade fried coconut rice (I make enough for a week) I only use coconut oils. Brown rice is better but not a must. Mix in vegetables or ham or whatever you like!

4th meal almonds

5th meal Dinner, Roast meat or tuna salad if I'm lazy, or sometimes I just enjoy seasalt and pepper roast pumpkin and other vegetables alone

6th meal a banana (helps me sleep) or tuna or somekind of seafood if I need to lose some more fat

More stuff essential supplements

Liquorice root tea/supplement every now and then maybe once daily is great.

DHEA read ted's part on this

Chromium is a must research on earth clinic.

I find a good routine for everything else apart from above is 5 days a week try be strict on yourself, on the weekend don't stress be happy don't worry about your supplements, diet etc, the body needs a break physically and mentally. Have fun and eat healthy if you can but just don't be strict on weekends and you'll find you will be able to stick to a strict schedule.

Take your multis as you need them.

VITMAIN D3 1000IU OR HIGHER daily liquid capsules

VITAMIN A (if you have eyesight problems) continue and lessen once sight or blurriness in vision improves slightly I have found this the best for me.

B vitamins help look into this research it on this sight find out what works best for you

I take Vitamin B12 injections weekly-monthly or as needed it gives me the boost I need to get through slumps and I take a B complex.. Make sure you take granulated lecithin if you are taking lots of B's as it will deplete choline stores. I think Aspirin with B's may help absorb them better maybe with seas salt too.

I have to go to bed now, If anyone has Questions or wants help johnny.healthylife(at)gmail.com


Book Recommendations
Posted by Kay (Destin, Fl) on 02/20/2012

Dr Teitlebaum is a Fantastic doctor and a great humanitarian; his website (EndFatique. com) offers a very good FREE diagnostic program (and a very extensive one too for a reasonable fee) that is effectively sorts out fatigue issues of all types/causes... and it provides specific treatment recomendations for BOTH natural products and RX's, (AND various alternatives for people on a tight budget). The results can be printed out easily, along WITH a professional referral letter to your personal doctor containing his diagnostic criteria/results and the various treatments he recommends for YOU specifically. This alone can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in Dr visit & referral fees; and is extremely helpful if you have complex issues! If you already have some lab tests, you can plug that data in as well!


Workaholics Anonymous
Posted by Jasonmchicago (Chicago, Il ) on 01/22/2012

Totally agree there's psychological aspect. I read the book of late psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler "Tensions can be reduced to Nuisances" Brillant work. It helped a lot.


Supplements
Posted by Jasonmchicago (Chicago, Il ) on 01/22/2012

I agree that everything is part of the whole body. I have adrenal fatigue in addition to a bunch of other stuff. My chiro said it best "There's only one disease. The Brain is not controlling the body properly." I couldn't agree more. I recently found a vitamin kit online that is smell sensitive. The vitamins are numbered 1-20 and I did NOT look at the individual names just to see if what I was deficient in (by smelling you can tell)... Was what went along with my diagnosis (Lyme, low DHEA, adrenal, thyroid, etc. ). And guess what the vitamins that I needed the most based on smell were all the B-vitamins except for b12 because I was taking 5grams a day of this already. I especially needed B5 pantothenic acid.

Anyway I also take Rhodiola and 5htp for good nights sleep. Sleep is so important and that's one way for the adrenals to get restored.

What I've learned (which is contrary to modern medicine) is that when people are in chronic pain... There are usually MANY, MANY systems out of whack. My gut, adrenals, immune system, joints, neurological, etc. This affects that which affects this which affects that. Slowly but surely I'm addressing each and am feeling better. Am I at 100%, no. But it took years to get to this "messed up" stage and it's going to take some time to get out.

I also maintain a positive attitude and try to meditate and read psychoanalytic books that help with stress. It's a slow process but I already am feeling much better than I have in over 2 years! Good things can happen, you just have to be committed. :) and positive no matter what!


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Bill (St. Petersburg, Fl) on 12/31/2011

These are all great recommendations (the list pasted from that site), but I don't think they'll be enough to get you back on track if you truly have adrenal exhaustion. I would do some research into Maca root. This is an amazing plant from Peru that is an "adaptogen". Adaptogens are wonderful natural compounds that actually help your body get back to balance, whether your endocrine system is overactive or underactive. Really amazing stuff.

Maca is a good one to try for adrenal problems because the regulation of your adrenal hormones entails more than just the adrenal gland - it requires proper functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands as well. (Referred to as the "HPA" axis. ) These glands all communicate to one another and work in concert to produce the right amount of a myriad of different hormones - all at the right times.

In my own experience, Maca root has helped immensely...

Best of luck!


Adrenal Cortex, Licorice Root
Posted by Bill (St. Petersburg, Fl) on 12/31/2011

Sarah, Applying cortisone cream for a long period of time can absolutely throw off your endocrine system. Your skin, being the body's largest organ, absorbs things fairly well into your system, so topical steroids can be quite potent. Your body will naturally start reducing its own production of cortisol because you're getting an outside source of it.

So if you've been applying it for a long time, you want to taper off, not go off cold turkey. I didn't know this and for years dealt with a host of serious side effects from adrenal insufficiency.

One of the best ways to get your system balanced again is to take an adaptogen called Maca root. It's one of the only substances I know of that actually resensitize your hypothalamus. This is crucial because your hypothalamus governs how much hormones (of all kinds) you should be manufacturing. It works amazingly well at balancing the endocrine system.

Best of luck to you.


Lemon and Baking Soda Alkalizing Drink
Posted by Jacquelynna (Cincinnati, Oh) on 11/29/2011

How did your metal detox go wrong? I am toxic for heavy metals and considering taking action, but being cautious... would love to hear about your experience.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Laura (Phila, Pa) on 11/28/2011

Hi Coco, how do you apply coconut oil, just rub it into your skin over the liver area and for how long do you keep it? I tried to take it internally, but get pain in the liver area, I guess my liver needs a detox, and hopefully it would also help with my adrenal issues. Thanks!

Workaholics Anonymous
Posted by Bond00 (Methuen, Ma) on 11/03/2011

Just tried p-boost after reading some reviews about it. Worked good but pretty pricey. The trial was free but you have to pay for the shipping which was quick. Anyone know any coupon codes for p-boost.com?


Dessicated Adrenal Tablets
Posted by Yellah (Belton, Mo) on 11/03/2011

My exhaustion was caused by adrenal fatigue, after taking dessicated adrenal tablets from Standard Process for 4 months I was able to move to the maintenance tablets, drenamin. It was amazing how much better I felt. It's worth a month of tablets to see if that is your problem, I got mine from my chiropractor, make sure you get a reputable brand.

Lemon and Baking Soda Alkalizing Drink
Posted by Yves (Ottawa, Canada) on 11/02/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to thank Earth Clinic and Ted for the Lemon/Baking Soda Alkalizing drink.

I became deathly ill about 4 years ago after a metal detox gone wrong. I managed to slowly recover however have had chronic insomnia and low energy since then, along with other problems that persist.

I did a Lemon and BS drink about 30 minutes ago and I feel great. I feel like I have blood going to my brain. I actually felt the adrenal glands starting to "pump".

I will continue and hope to resolve my insomnia and fatigue problem.

Juicing
Posted by Anji (Santa Barbara, Ca) on 10/13/2011

How long did you fast for? Was it on and off or the whole time? What kind of detox did you do and what sleeping aid did you use? I have Adrenal fatigue and am just about to go on a juice fast and I've been working with a chinese doctor with great results. He recommended the juice cleanse. I am excited to see someone else get results with juicing. It gives me hope that I am on the right track.


Juicing
Posted by Carol (Haverford, Pa) on 10/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

The #1 thing that helped me gain energy back was juicing. I used apples, celery, carrots, spinach, wheatgrass, and sometimes beet, and ginger. I also detoxed. It took about a 3 months to feel almost back to normal. I also made sure I got plenty of sleep and took sleep supplements.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Heather (Asheville, Nc, Usa) on 08/13/2011

Dyana, Adrenal fatigue does not happen overnight and most sources say that it takes a few years worth of lifestyle changes, including diet and rest. Hope you start to notice a difference soon.

Blessings, Heather


Advice Needed
Posted by Kelly Risse (Catawissa, Mo) on 07/24/2011

I lost a vast amount of weight for 2 years. Towards the end, I started taking my glucose at the nurse's office at school. I did not know it, but I was diabetic, type 1. Very unusual at age 42. That is why no one could figure it out. It was adult onset and I was very thin, not overweight. Get a glucose test done ASAP.


Supplements
Posted by Randy (Myrtle Beach, Sc) on 07/14/2011

Hi. This is my first time post on this site but I have been perusing this site for quite some time and find this site extremely valuable to people like me and others who want to find alternative measures to ones health issues. I also tried Licorice for my adrenal exaustion but also am concerned about the risks for longer term use. Licorice DID help me but I believe I have found something else which is helping me just as well and has similar methods of action in that it keeps the level of cortisol in your system longer since I suffer from low cortisol. It's a TCM herb called Rehmannia and apparently does not have the risk of raising blood pressure like Licorice can. Apparently it is a very commen herb in TCM given to people with adrenal and kidney issues.

Just a bit of background about my issues. I have been suffering from atypical depression and adrenal exaustion for quite some time. I believe my depression stems mainly from my sub optimal adrenal function. I "used to" drink 3 to 4 cups of stong coffee every day just to get me going. I gave up coffee totally about 4 months ago and it's been a stuggle ever since but I know the caffeine is the worst thing I can have for my low functioning adrenals. The stimilating effect kept my depression at bay but certainly not a long term solution to my problem. I'm really just sick and tired of being sick and tired and any other input would be greatly appreciated. No I am not suicidal so relax LOL.

I would like to ask Ted a few questions if he has the time to answer. Number one, why is it when I take a high B-complex or even just Brewers Yeast that it makes my fatigue and depression worse? Could it be a particular B-vitamin in the complex that makes it worse? Higher dose Vitamin C has the same effect with me. It could be from a detox reaction but I have read that higher dose C can lower cortisol? Is this correct? I certainly don't want lower cortisol. Also, I have a question about melatonin. My circadian rythem must be out of whack. I haven't had a good 8 or 9 hours of sleep a night for many years and the crazy thing is.. Even though I am fatigued during the day I don't feel like I need any sleep if that makes any sense. I'm willing to try melatonin to see if it helps but I also read where even taking 1mg is many more times the amount of melatonin that is secreted normally at night to sleep. Should I try this at a very low dose and only for a short time as to not down regulate normal production of it? My other question has to do with sleep deprivation and it lifting depression. I tried this a number of years ago and it worked for me albeit only for a very short time. Ted do you know the mechanism of action for this? Increased cortisol, or dopamine, or norepinephrine or all 3 that lifted my depression? It was like a light switch went on in my brain.. It was intantaneous and no I am not bipolar nor manic depressive. Ok just one last question.. Sorry... I guess it has been more than a few LOL. Cold Showers DO seem to help give me more energy and relieve my depression but do they exaust the adrenals further for someone like me with adrenal exaustion? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Randy


Coconut Oil
Posted by Dyana (Chesterfield, Missouri) on 07/01/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Bully!! I have adrenal fatigue and have been stuffing down the coconut oil along with steamlining my diet and I DO NOT feel any better! Started this diet of meats, veggies and fruits (all organic which is breaking the bank). I'm sure it's very good for you but it is no magic cure... No better energy within 3 hrs that's for certain... For me anyway

Advice Needed
Posted by Bella (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/10/2011

I had the same condition and used a Chinese Herbal formula for digestion - they have a few out there, do an internet search to suit your problem (eg. Abdominal swelling, pain, diahorrea or constipation, unable to digest meat/protein properly, unable to digest wheat... ) It stopped my diahorroea and I have put on 10kg.


Workaholics Anonymous
Posted by Natallia (Des Plaines, Il) on 04/30/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I've had adrenal fatigue for years, tried a lot of cures with no success until I was recommended Workaholics Anonymous 12 step program. As appeared to be I was work anorexic as a result of constantly running around on adrenalin and then crushing by getting burned out. I couldn't do anything without getting hyperactive. The program taught me that it's a psychological problem and gave me tools and support for recovery. It's a self-supporting fellowship, free of charge.

Supplements
Posted by Ljeanbeans (Ashland, Wi) on 04/09/2011

Tried to change the subject of this message, but I can change it from SUPPLEMENTS. I never got a cortisol or saliva test, but I am sure that I have been suffering on and off with this for a couple of years. The symptoms, sleeping half the day, drinking pots of coffee with no result, aching joins, night sweats, brain fog etc. This resulted from a long period of stress and anxiety coupled with a processed foods diet.

I had a swollen Thyroid a couple years ago, as well. Kelp with natural iodine really helped that. Iodine is what your body makes thyridozine out of, and your body mistakes flouride for it.

The book, "The Mood Cure" really helped me to understand. All of these different hormones, including sarotonin, are made in the body by converting different amino acids.

L-Tyrosine supplements almost basically cured my adrenal symptoms within a couple of days. I was also told that I had polycystic ovaries, causing my menstruation to cease. This came back and has been regular since. Half of your sex hormones are made in your adrenal glands until old age, when all of them are instead of your genitals.

L-Tyrosine and L-Carnitine are amino acids that are listed as ingredients in popular energy drinks. This is why they give such an energy effect. It is nourishing.

I just wish I knew of specific foods that are rich in these. I've just done my best to get free-range meats and eat all natural and do some healthy yoga-type exercises.

But, I've been under a lot of stress lately and haven't taken L-Tyrosine. I can tell I need to again.


Advice Needed
Posted by Esprit64 (North Yarmouth, Maine) on 03/25/2011

Hello: I went for years spending money on top-of-the-line supplements and foods wondering why excellent nutrition wasn't working to restore my health. It's possible that because of conditions you have, nutrition is going from your mouth to the toilet without any stops in-between. Please consider checking out the following and eliminate them as the source of your problems: gluten intolerance (or possibly Celiac), leaky gut syndrome, food allergies. Gluten intolerance manifests in many ways: distended belly after eating offending foods, aches and pains in joints/muscles, etc. You can find ample information about these conditions on this website.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Coco (Teaneck, Nj) on 02/26/2011

Hi Bill, thanks for your answer. I am absolutely sure I have no allergies. This is the detox. I have to cut down. All my pains in nerves and lower back are gone first time in 10 years. I feel still anxious after waking up at the morning and need a few hours to calm down. Again the pain is gone and I am on 2 table spoons of coconut oil only about a week. Nothing will stop me to continue, doesn't matter how long it will take. The rash/pimples/ are around my lower back and liver area where I am using it twice a day topically. I believe I am experiencing cleaning. So that's great. Thanks for your advice on the other suplements I hope I can find a decent company-seller who is selling organic as many do not.. Hope to hear from you again.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 02/25/2011

Hi Coco... I wrote a much more in depth explanation on the benefits of coconut oil here which might help you:

Coconut Oil Benefits

The only reasons why you might have had such a skin reaction to the coconut oil are:

* Allergy or sensitivity to VCO.

* The skin problems could also be an expression of your detox using VCO.

* An inabilty of the liver to clear out the trash and toxins from the blood which will have an effect on the skin. Your liver is under stress in other words.

When I had systemic candida in my own body, I had psoriasis, eczma, tinea cruris, bad athletes foot as well as a whole host of other awkward problems. And when I cleared up the candida successfully -- everything, including my skin ailments, just disappeared. These were just symptoms or expressions of my own candida problems caused through my acid blood and weakened immune system.

By all means cut down the VCO dose if you think it will help. But I would also simply try and improve your blood quality and blood alkalinity by supporting both your liver and kidneys more. The easiest option for you here is just to take Milk Thistle(1500 mgs twice a day) and Chanca Piedra(1000 mgs twice a day) at mealtimes. Adding Alpha Lipoic Acid(300 mgs twice a day) and Selenium (200 micrograms/day) would also greatly aid in supporting your liver, blood and kidneys. This remedy is essentially a powerful triple anti-oxidant and anti-pathogen remedy which will work to revive the kidneys and liver.

As well, it would also help you if you alkalized your blood(outside mealtimes) using Ted from Bangkok's lemon/lime and Baking Soda remedy. You can check out his alkalizing remedies here on EC:

Ted's Alkalizing Formulas

Finally, since most problems are related to diet, I would try eliminating all dairy products, all wheat products like bread and baked products, sweetners like aspartame, sugar and glucose as well as eliminating MSG (monosodium glutamate) products from your diet for a while to see if this helps you. All these foods tend to greatly acidify the body and weaken the immune system as well.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Coco (Teaneck, Nj) on 02/24/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Hi Bill, your informations are just absolutelly correct. I started one week ago with coconut oil internaly 2 tblspoons a day and also topicaly around my back, hips, liver as there is my pain located. The pain is gone but the skin is itchy and I noticed a pimple-rash on the skin. Do you think I should go lower with the dosing or continue?Thanks for your input.

Advice Needed
Posted by George (Denver, , Usa) on 02/19/2011

Had a similar situation but unable to connect the dots went on with my life as a vegetarian since meat seemed to give the most distress. As it turned out it was poor food combining with meat that was the problem. Not that I didn't have a serious digestive problem but the lack of knowledge about the proper combinations of foods to eat or not with each other, brought on a wrongful action. I did go back to meat 13 yrs later when my body begged for it. I did however still have poor digestive ability. To get to the main point, my neck was out of alignment at the 1st and 2nd vertibrae causing my brain stem to touch and suppress the nerve signals going to my entire digestive tract. That touching shut down the whole system. 20 years later saw a NUCCA chiroprator. After adjustment hungry again for first time in decades. May want to get your neck and spine aligned.


Advice Needed
Posted by Ellamo (Trinidad, Ca) on 02/14/2011

I am having many symptoms around my digestion... Feeling like I'm not digesting my food or absorbing enough nutrients. I am having a hard time keeping weight on. I am wondering where to begin? Does anyone have any suggestions in terms of doing a parasite cleanse versus a liver flush? Which I should do first and will this tax my adrenals? I have adrenal problems and am concerned about this... Thanks!

Cortisol Replacement Therapy
Posted by Connie (Slc, Ut) on 09/30/2010

Hi Y'all; My opinion about cortisol replacement is that it is not recommended. (only for dire situations) I suggest to folks considering this protocol, try nutrition and supplementation first. Certainly, reduce and discard toxins and allergens as best you can. Some foods may be problematic at this time, but may be reintroduced with improved digestion. There are many known allergens listed here at EC. (some people are sensitive to sulfur in foods and supplements). Improve digestion: B-complex with addition of sublingual methyl B-12 (for production of HCL). Iodine for concentration of chlorides (acid) in stomach. Individual needs will vary. It could be as low as 2mg daily for sensitive individuals. (maybe less, maybe more). Vitamin C;highest concentrations in the body are located in the adrenal glands. Balance Electrolytes; sodium, potassium, chlorides, bicarbonates, magnesium, and calcium. (high difficulty here, individual needs vary greatly. There is a narrow range for chlorides, although needed, and calcium is usually not to be supplemented because it will be properly placed when the other electrolytes are balanced). Consider Glandulars, ("Mad Cow" cause is entirely dubious). Consider Herbs: many choices, Licorice is very effective, off and on, but it does "waste potassium", so test with caution. Cortisol replacement, even in physiologic amounts, increases the need for the full alphabet of nutrients, and can raise the glucose too high for many individuals. Please reduce stressors and increase nutrients first.

Thank You, Connie

Book Recommendations
Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 09/28/2010

I don't have this book and haven't read it, but based on the excellent info on this person's site which also is in the book and the fact I did my last post's research at this site, someone might want to look into the book itself.

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/book/


Supplements
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio) on 09/21/2010

I agree with treating the whole body... For me using 3 T. Of coconut oil a day... Kelp... Bee pollen (pantothenic acid)... aceola powder (vitamin c)....1/2 lemon squeezed in hot water first thing in the morning and before bed... Raw garlic (adaptogen)... And tumeric (helps cleanse the liver and great for adrenals and helps decrease toxic estrogenics in the body)... And himalayan sea salt all seem to help me remineralize and rebuild my immune system. I might also add that unsulphured black strap molasses also helps to provide the minerals... In addition to kelp and sea salt... All great for remineralizing!


Sea Salt Drink
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio) on 08/18/2010

Thanks for your experience on lowering fluid intake. How has your health improved????

Because of water retention I try to drink plenty of water but someone else suggested NOT drinking too much water because it does mess with the sodium/potassium ratios just as you've stated! Another solution is a sea salt bath WITH PEROXIDE which helps the body detoxify... Or the baking soda bath WITH PEROXIDE! For whatever reason they seem to provide more energy and clarity throughout the day... Quite possibly balancing the lower sodium to potassium rations perhaps indicative of Adrenal issues! The recipe is 1-2 cups of Baking Soda or Organic Sea Salt to 1 Quart of Hydrogen Peroxide.... Also taken from the curezone ask Moreless forums!


Supplements
Posted by Terry (Qulin, Mo) on 08/08/2010

Here is the rest of the list of products: iodine, dhea, tyrosine, dandelion root tea, milk thistle extract (silymarin) sole from himalayan salt.

One of the most important things is to sleep 5 hours straight without raising your head above your body. It takes 5 hours to completely recharge your adrenals. When you get up they quit charging and start working. The most common problem is going to bathroom a lot at night. If you have this problem, no caffeine 5 hours before bedtime, reduce fluids 2 hours before and take bee propolis.


Supplements
Posted by Terry (Qulin, Mo.) on 08/07/2010

I had adrenal exhaustion was a truck driver for 14 years studied alternative medicine for 15 years. Doing great today. Almost every one makes the mistake of trying to treat the symptoms like adrenal exhaustion and what you must do is treat the whole body. We are very complex and systems are dependent on each other. You must treat the hypothalumus and the thyroid and the parathyroid the adrenals and the liver. I will give you a list of herbs and supplements to do all the above and will let you research them and why they are so helpful. Herbs-cordyceps, full spectrum licorice and maca, fresh royal jelly Vitamins- vit c, b-complex, panothenic acid



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