Adrenal Fatigue Remedies

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Adrenal Cortex, Licorice Root
Posted by Lisa (Coto de Caza, CA) on 06/05/2009
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First, see if you can find a doctor who believes in adrenal fatigue and do the cortisol saliva test. Alternative DR's, DO's, ND's are a good place to start. Prescription cortisol will help a lot.

If that doesn't work, try Adrenal Cortex 250 mg, 1-2 each in morning and 1-2 each at noon. It's important to take twice a day to keep the levels up through the afternoon

If that doesn't work enough, add Licorice root, 450 mg 1-2ea, 2 times per day. Licorice will help keep the cortisol that you do have, circulating longer.

I've been taking the Adrenal cortex for a few years, but adding Licorice root did make a positive difference. I didn't feel an "over abundance" of energy like a stimulant, but the afternoon "crash" doesn't happen and I can get a lot done.

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.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mandandi (Gaborone) on 04/11/2017
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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.


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 Cortex, Licorice Root
Posted by Ravi (Dallas, Tx, Usa) on 05/07/2010

Sarah

Yoga, Yoga, Yoga: It does wonders, believe me. I am the living example. No topical cream, no pills to swallow. Be regular with yoga workout, ideally soon as you wake up.

regards
Ravi


June's Remedies
Posted by June (KC, KS) on 09/07/2008
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Hi, I am surprised to see so little feedback on adrenal fatigue, so I thought I would add my experience. I was diagnosed with adrenal burnout several years ago, but I suspect I have suffered from this problem since childhood.

I read not too long ago, I think on a coconut oil website, that studies show abused children often grow up to suffer adrenal problems, which makes sense in my case.

Anyway, emotions and past trauma are definitely things to consider in your healing program and I have done quite a lot in this department. It does help.

As far as supplements, I take a lot of B vitamins and I think they help. A nutritional consultant/chiropractor I worked with for a while had me taking cortisol tablets, but I never felt they helped.

The naturepath I work with now has me on green drink powder. I think more than anything this really helps me. I have tried several kinds and what you want to look for are the organic ingredients. Some taste better than others, but I find each brand takes getting used to. Most companies are adding berries and stevia as sweetener, so they really are quite delicious. I think the greens really fortify my body and help with the adrenal issue.

One of my adrenal symptoms is heart palpitations which can be brought on by stress and poor choices in diet. Sometimes they come out of nowhere, it seems. I usually can control them with an electrolyte mix...similar to what Ted has recommended here. My recipe is: 2 heaping tsp Calm (powdered magnesium citrate), 6 capsules potassium citrate (emptied) and 1 tsp natural sea salt (the kind that looks like sand). Put ingredients in a quart jar and add 1/2 cup hot water. After mix stops bubbling fill nearly full with cool water.

This mix helps me almost immediately. I take as little or as much as I need. (Too much, though, can cause the runs from the mag. citrate.) I usually take a couple shot glasses full a day and the jar lasts me several days. I leave it sitting on my kitchen counter. My naturepath recommends you have an electrolyte drink every day. I think it's smart.

The other thing I know is really important for me is detoxing the body. And my naturepath has said this is very important. I have just realized, too, that fibromyalgia, which I had for 9 years, is caused because the body is not draining properly and toxins get backed up in the system. I have felt extremely bogged down at times, as if I am carrying lead weights, and I will sweat for 20 minutes and feel completely different and have complete relief! I have a steam cabinet, which is fabulous! You can also use your bath tub, just add epsom salt, h202, vinegar, iodine, etc...anything to help the body detox and that works for you.

I am also reading more about parasites and the diseases they cause. I think Hulda Clark has done a lot of research in this department and I'm going to try her parasite cleanse, too. Also going to make my own black walnut hull tincture. Look online for the recipe, if you are interested.

Back to the adrenals...I have done so many things and taken so many supplements it is hard to really pinpoint what made the biggest difference. But I can tell that my work with the naturepath who uses top grade supplements, including many homeopathics, really is beneficial. Expensive, but beneficial.

I also sleep a lot: 9-10 hours is best for me. I take sublingual melatonin to help me fall asleep. I avoid sugar as much as possible and try to be gluten-free. (very important for people with blood type o.) And I've spent a lot of time (and money) in self help/spiritual programs which are so very important.

I hope my information has helped.

Juicing
Posted by Carol (Haverford, Pa) on 10/12/2011
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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.

Multiple Supplements
Posted by Jean E. (Berwick, Pennsylvania) on 11/30/2008
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I was diagnosed as having adrenal weakness and a slower thyroid. I was through dr's after dr's. most saying that I had nothing wrong with me. I ended up seeing an herbal doctor. she had me on many herbals and no unkfood, and vitamins.
The things that I take now are the ones that I need to take or I can hardly function. B vitamins complex 50 mg( that is a combination of all the b vitamins, 50 mg of each one )

Vitamin C 1000 mg- 500 mg twice a day, possibly three times a day

calcium/magnesium at 1200 mg of calcium and 600 mg of mag.

a potassuim tablet -I think 99 mg a day

vit A and Vit E. these you can only have a certain amount a day, so buy the highest mg you can. they aren't allowed to sell them at anything higher than a certain amount so you will ok with that much.

I have to limit my stress, chores a day and exercise. If I'm tired I go to sleep, so what if the laundry isnt done or the dishes are left. I need more sleep than the average adult. When I keep up with these things I am way better, but too much overtime and not keeping up with my vitamins drags me way down. I have lately been getting away from my routine and it is showing. I have had to quit many jobs because of this So if you find a set of things that work...stick with it,

Stress upsets adrenal sufferers more and things that are small seem to be huge, but to us, we can't help it. the b vitamins and c vitamins and calcium/magnesium do help soooo much with this.

I would like to hear from others with this condition. Thanks

Workaholics Anonymous
Posted by Natallia (Des Plaines, Il) on 04/30/2011
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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.

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


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 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.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Gail (North Bend, WA) on 04/13/2008
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I have been experiencing hypothyroid symptoms as well as adrenal exhaustion symptoms for 6 months. My Medical Doctor did blood and urine tests as well as an MRI because I was experiencing headaches, low body temperature, extreme fatigue, earaches, muscle and joint pain. All tests came back normal. Liver function normal, thyroid normal, B12 normal, iron normal. Naturopath did allergy testing, autoimmune and thyroid tests. Thyroid TSH, T3 and T4 all were in optimal ranges. No allergies to foods. Negative to autoimmune test. I began on my own taking nutritional support for my Adrenals. I purchased a book and took all the recommended supplements for Severe Adrenal Fatigue. My morning temperatures were consistently in the lower 97 degree F. I ate well, eliminating junk food and sugary foods. My morning temperature dropped into the 96 degree F range. In desperation, I began taking Virgin Coconut oil, starting with 2 teaspoons on day 1, then 3 teaspoons on day 2. 3 Tablespoons on day 3. After 4 days of VCO 3 tablespoons a day I was able to do light exercise. Before that I was barely able to make it through a day. My legs felt like lead. I worked 4 days a week at a sitdown job and would be in bed for 3 days. After 9 days of 3 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil a day I had nerve zapping in my right leg and right shoulder at night. Since that time I have had no nerve zaps and the pain in my left shoulder due to Adrenal Fatigue is 98% better. I have been able to exercise vigorously. If I reduce to 1 tablespoons a day my body aches. At 3 tablespoons a day I have energy and have no body aches. My morning temperatures have gone up a degree, 97-98 F. I've been taking Virgin Coconut Oil for a month and a half.

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.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Adrenal Fatigue (Kenedy, Texas) on 08/06/2008

Does anyone else suffer from Adrenal Fatigue? I found these suggestions at this website and thought they might help someone also suffering with this:

http://healwithhope.com/learn_about/adrenal_fatigue.htm

"Lying down during your work breaks (preferably at 10 a.m. and again anytime from 3 to 5 p.m.)
Sleeping until 9 a.m. as often as possible
Laughing
Exercising
Minimizing stress
Taking negative people out of your life
Eating regular meals
Chewing well
Doing something fun each day
Combining unrefined carbohydrates with protein and oils
Avoiding junk food
Eating five to six servings of vegetables each day
Taking calcium and magnesium supplements
Adding sea salt to your diet
Taking 2,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C each day
Supplementing vitamin E with mixed tocopherols
Taking B-complex supplements that are high in B6 and pantothenic acid
Adding licorice root extract to your dietary supplement regimen

Dietary changes to enrich your nutrition and reduce carbohydrates and stimulants. We also recommend the addition of high-quality nutritional supplements, including essential fatty acids from fish oil.

Stress reduction, including moderate exercise and taking more time for yourself. It's helpful to make a list of your stressors, especially those that are constant.

Get more rest. Your body needs time to heal.

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 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.


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


Lemon, Ginseng
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio, Usa) on 02/27/2010
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Vitamin C is great for adrenal issues. Lemons are high in vitamin C so I use 1/2 in water first thing in the morning and before bed. I also use ginseng which seems to help as well. I use the liquid ginseng that you drink with a straw, they are very small viles that you get at the Health Food Store. B vitamins are also critical and I use the liquid multivitamin which contains all of the B's!


Multiple Supplements
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 11/30/2008 509 posts

Hello Jean,

I don't have your problem but I remember a patient with a sluggish thyroid who was on Vitamin Bl2 injections. When she started coming to our clinic she was taking 2 gr. Synthroid daily for her sluggish thyroid. After talking with her about her eating habits and her other problems, I suggested that she get rid of bleached flour problems and switch to whole grain products including whole wheat flour for making any breads or gravies at home. I also suggested that she get a good Stress tab (Vitamin B complex + vitamins C & E) and take one of them at mealtime and bedtime instead of the one a day that the bottle recommends. When she returned a couple of weeks later for her Bl2 injection, she requested that we repeat her blood chemistries and her thyroid test, which we did. The next day I got a call from the lab and quickly called the patient to inquire if she had doubled her thyroid dosage and started a potassium supplement since her last test, and her answer to both was no and asked me why I was asking her about them. Her thyroid test had gone from low normal reading to a hyperthyroid level and so had her potassium. We solved the potassium level problem by questioning if she was using a salt substitute, which she had started and most salt substitutes are potassium chloride, so we decided she needed to stop that and go back to salt. She was also instructed to stop her thyroid medication for a week & restart it at 1/2 tablet daily and return 21 weeks later for repeat labs, which were looking great. An hour or two of reading in a pharmacology text concerning problems caused by vitamin/mineral deficiencies revealed that B vitamin deficiences cause a sluggish thyroid. So my suggestion is whole grains will help with the vitamin E and magnesium, increasing fruits and vegetables will increase potassium levels and the stress tablets will junp start your thyroid. I also recommend that anyone with health problems stop all carbonated beverages because they stress the kidneys, and anything that stresses the kidneys are going to create problems elsewhere also. Hope you find this information helpful. Google "excitotoxins" and learn all the names they hide monosodium glutamate under and work on eliminating both of the two major excitotoxins our processed foods are so laden with by reading ingredient labels carefully and stop buying anything containing them. You are pretty safe in buying unseasoned frozen vegetables, unless they came from some of the fields that Dr. Mercola says has been using MSG on the crops in the fields for at least a decade. I have found a couple of brands of canned vegetables that list 3 different names for MSG in their ingredients lists, so I have boycotted those brands in my household. If canned vegetables list anything beyond the vegetable, water and salt, I leave it on the shelf. I pretty much stick with frozen or fresh vegetables that are not seasoned with anything but salt.


Multiple Supplements
Posted by Pamela (Houston, Texas) on 12/01/2008

I have had this problem several times off and on so bad I couldn't get out of bed. I will share with you what has helped me. Used the same vitamins your herbalist had you on except a lot more potassium. Plus I added lugol's iodine several drops a day. But that is what my body needed. Dr's Brownstein book recommends 25 mg to 50 mg. (1 drop equals 12.5mg)I believe is what the book said. The book is name Iodine why you need it and why you can't live without. Then I also used licorice. Which really kick my adrenals in (big help). But if you use licorice all the herb books say you need to supplement with potassium as it depletes it. But for me it is worth it to be able to move around again. I did find a product which I don't think I can mention it combines all these things in caps. lot easier to deal with. Plus it has adrenal cortex extract in it which feeds the adrenals and l-tyrosine. I know how you feel I hope my experince helps some.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Andrew (Delta, British Columbia) on 09/08/2008

Response to Angela,

Actually, your chiropractor is not being honest with you. You can purchase dessicated adrenal cortex from a large number of vitamin suppliers. Go to iherb.com and do a search for adrenal cortex.


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 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.


Dessicated Adrenal Tablets
Posted by Lloyd (Charlotte, Nc) on 03/15/2013
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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.


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.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Kingston Kate (Gulf Breeze, Fl) on 11/23/2018

According to an article on BabaMail.com, Vitamin B Complex and Magnesium (2 essential nutrients) will stimulate you adrenal glands and balance your blood sugar lever! Also, cut ALL stimulants and irritants out of your diet, with specific references to caffeine and sugar!!! I know, I know! Very hard to do for us coffee lovers, but switching to a chicken broth or something similar (turkey broth anyone?) All this helps take the load off of your adrenal glands. It's very worth the try, and can help a great deal.


Supplements
Posted by Tom (Manhattan, New York) on 07/23/2010
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Though I haven't been properly diagnosed, I suspect that I have low adrenal function... low sex drive, depression, motivation, general lack of energy, severe sensitivity to alcohol or coffee. Taking Rhodiola & Vit C, magnesium seems to help and recently (on occasion) taking low dose of 7 Keto (precursor to DHEA) I add just a fraction of a 100mg pill which would amount to 10 to 20mg, (some doctors just recommend 5mg) to my cereal... The effects are quite positive, especially to my mental state. I've read that high doses can result in heart palpitations and that one should take rest periods.... I take it with the Rhodiola (a half of a 500mg pill) added to cereal with a tablespoon of ground chia for omega 3 to ease the absorption.


Sea Salt Drink
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio) on 07/03/2010

Severe Adrenal Fatigue Remedies

An acquaintance of mine just posted this on another forum and I had to provide the info here. After a few days of the watercure...I seem to be doing much better. Here is his testimony!

What makes anyone do anything for 9 months without results? I guess it's knowing at the core, the protocol contains an obvious TRUTH. How can a high mineral, vitamin and live carbon drink NOT make you better?

My story is unique from what I've seen. For years, I'd been drinking too much water, up to 2 gallons in extreme heat, and had an almost unquenchable thirst to boot. I knew something was seriously wrong. Every time I'd try the protocol, it would make my thirst worse. I knew there was something I didn't understand, yet I didn't know what. I tried several variations of kelp & ingredients, but figured that it was something more fundamental, something not related to the drink.

Over a period of 9 months, I began deprogramming my mind from the lies I'd been fed for years. One of the most fundamental, was the inaccurate perception that you can have too many vitamins & minerals (you can; if it's synthetic). That meant the iodine in kelp, vitamin d & a whole other host of things. It took a serious illness to break down one that stood in my way; 'too much salt'. We've all heard this, it's common health knowledge that you should only have a limited amount of salt each day. I was bound by this through years of programming. Besides, whenever I'd eat salt, it would always taste pleasant, yet bland.

Last week I got very ill through fault of my own. I had just moved out the country and by chance, happened to have some sea salt in my bag. During this time I couldn't eat, and felt very thirsty, yet when I started eating the salt, the thirst subsided quickly. I ate more salt, but my past beliefs kept telling me "don't have too much, it's bad for you". However my body's response told me otherwise. As I got better I thought there maybe something in this. I added large quantities of salt to everything, my drinks, food, I even ate it straight into my mouth. Eventually the salt no longer had it's bland taste, it became too strong to eat. My body was telling me I gotten enough. The thirst problem, which had affected me for around 5 years, had gone... Let me repeat that, without changing anything else apart from the salt in my diet, a health problem that affected me for 5 years of my adult life, disappeared overnight!

I was elated. Then I got even more excited. I recalled the sodium/potassium ratios balance in the body and had a great feeling that reason the drink hadn't been working had something to do with it. The recommended diet (high vegetables), when followed strictly, made me ill. It knocked me out almost to sleep. On the flipside; junk food alleviated this and made me feel much better. I thought it could be because of two things, the drink and diet were too high in potassium and my stomach acids were very low. Junk food was the opposite, it was very high in sodium and easy to digest. I reasoned that if I pushed up my sodium amount, not only would I be able to start eating much better and increase my stomach acids (which is made from the chloride of salt), but the drink would start working and I would get the coveted energy rush everyone talks about.

I knocked up a tablespoon of AN kelp, mixed with lemon juice to eat separately. I added a tablespoon of BSM & 1/2 a lemon, but I didn't have any lime water to hand. I also added as much extra salt whenever I felt a thirst to balance the potassium. When I carefully began to take it over a period of 2 hours I soon noticed a slight tingling in the back of my head. The slight tingling suddenly became a spark. My brain started to clear up, focus increased and I became very aware... In that moment, I realised that 9 months of hard work had finally paid off. The drink started working! I was almost in tears. I knew that at last, I was digesting large quantities of minerals. The real repair work had begun...

At last I can say; "the protocol works". Thank you Moreless, for you have changed my life and all those that contributed to it. Thank you to everyone else on the forum for everything you've written and I've attentively read. The regulars and non-alike. Thank you to Weston A. Price, the author of Nutrition & Physical Degeneration for originally exposing the uncommon truths to me. Thank you for my creator for giving me a brain to allow me to endure the hardships, the intelligence to figure out, giving me the faith to proceed and tenacity to stick to it when all around doubted.

I hope anyone reading this, who's been having trouble will keep researching, spending time figuring it out. There's much that's gone into reaching this point today, the hardest being changing of bad habits and creating new ones. I remember coming to the testimonial forums many times just to keep me going and moving forward. I hope my journey helps you.

Although my journey back to health is far from over, I feel incredibly blessed. I'm in my mid 20s, I'm already very successful for my age and this will allow me to give so much more back to humanity in the years to come.

EC: Hi Faithinhealing,

Can you let us know what forum your friend's testimonial was published? If something has been copied, we need to provide the reference.

Thanks!

Supplements
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 11/04/2009 383 posts

Adrenal fatigue: There are a couple of supplements that help adrenal fatigue, and calcium is not one of t hem. They seem to worsen the condition and promote blood clotting, but also restricts blood flow from that also. The other supplements besides vitamin C, magnesium, is the vitamin E, chromium 1000 mcg, and DHEA. Tin deficiency tends to occur with adrenal, but the dose is very low, usually 2 mg-5 mg of Tin chloride. I doubt they sell that, but it seems to help depression that goes with it. The iodine supplement is taken along with the vitamin C 500-1000 mg, 1-2 drops for lugol's solution. During the afternoon, a quick pickup, might be taking some betaine HCl, which adds energy to the body if taken during that time. If there's still problem I have other remedies up my sleeves also. It's important to eat lighter meals during lunch and drink plenty of water during that time, so that the energy of digestion is not depleted from lack of water. It requires the body less energy if water is drank during the lunch hour plus lighter meals. Water acts as a catalyst and allow the food to be better digested.


Multiple Supplements
Posted by Maria (Nd) on 08/02/2020
5 out of 5 stars

So thankful for this info and the vitamins and amounts that help. I'll be adding some to what I take. And

I have had Adrenal Fatigue for many years now, but it only started getting better when someone with Adrenal Fatigue recognized my symptoms and told me he had it too and he told me what he takes...

Electrolyte Stamina from trace minerals. Been a life saver. Took six tables three times a day with meals at first and weaned off as I got better. Three or four once a day is what I take now.

I also take now take a raw multivitamin called Raw Prenatal from Garden of life.

And learning that my iron was low and causing me more fatigue, I started taking the ionic iron from trace minerals. Can feel the difference within 30 min. Usually I take one dose once a day, 1.2ml or 1/4 tsp. Easy to take in juice. Orange juice or anything high in vitamin C aids in your body utalizing the iron. Milk and dairy inhibits absorption of iron so just don't eat at the same time.

And then rest and sleep and de-stressing my life has been a lifesaver too.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Angela (Tonasket, WA.) on 08/14/2008

I found out thru muscle testing with my chiropractor that my adrenal gland wasn't working well. Call that adrenal fatigue or not, I don't know, but she gave me a supplement called adrenal, desiccated (that says it's only sold thru health care professionals unfortunately.) that has really seemed to help me already. I'm only half way thru the bottle so far, but I'd reccomend it. My chiropractor is also a nutritionist by the way.


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 Marsh (Colorado) on 06/08/2021

This is interesting. To stay off sugar due to a few points away from pre-diabetes, I began using Stevia. I started getting heart palpitations and calf cramps. Interestingly, the only way to avoid them is by taking magnesium supplements, pink Himalayan salt and a banana daily. The body is amazing, but when it becomes unbalanced, one realizes the importance the blessings of good health.


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


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.

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

Coconut Oil
Posted by Maria (Nd) on 08/02/2020

I don't know about coconut oil helping Adrenal Fatigue but Electrolytes have been a life saver for me for over 4 years now. I notice a big difference between if I take them or not and can I can get much worse if I haven't taken them for like a week.


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:)


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.


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Posted by Ron (Miami, FL) on 12/29/2008

I am a 63 year old man and all my life I have been stressed to the point of exploding . I have always had a seething burning anger and have always had a low opinion of the human race. This began when I was 8 years old and continues to this day. Anger, hate, and bitterness have been my constant companions my entire life, now it has poisoned my body. For many years I have been told my hands were ice cold and my temps indicated I had weak adrenals but until now I never realized how it could affect my health. This has been brought to my attention my a constant atril fibulation problem that I think was created by my adrenal fatigue. I am starting a program of licorice vitamins and minerals as well as adrenal extract.I look forward to adrenal solutions and atril fib connections on this board. I have no other choice than to get my mind purified and put all the negative thoughts out of my mind that have poisoned me for years.

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Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 02/20/2010

Well said Cindy, agree completely. For over 100 hundred years we have had Modern Medicine and The Germ Theory. And yet, despite all the "advances" made with stem cell research, genome theory, antibiotics, vaccinations, antiobiotics etc, there are still no cures for Alzheimers, Malaria, Cancer, AIDS, Lupus, Parkinson's disease, Obeisity, Diabetes, measles, flu or even the common cold. Where are the outright cures?

I find it very odd that all the pharmaceutical companies seem to invent these days are just fancy anti-inflammatory and analgaesic painkillers, that are not really designed to cure the ailment, but are specifically only ever designed to take down inflammation and remove the pain no matter what your problem or disease happens to be. And all this with the possibility of such awful side-effects.

If I didn't know better, I might also suspect that this drug design practice might fit in very well with their business profit model -- after all, if you are cured quickly by a drug, then noone buys it anymore do they? So, poor profits. But if you can design drugs whereby, even though they don't cure the problem, people will still become heavily dependent on them from the emotional comfort factor -- and will take these drugs for the rest of their life, then this will be very profitable indeed for the drugs companies involved.


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.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Bt (Cincinnati, Oh) on 04/03/2010

Actually iHerb says "However, modern adrenal extracts are manufactured in such a way that they do not contain significant levels of adrenal hormones. Therefore, it is difficult to find any justification for their use along these lines.


Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
Posted by Angela (Lynchburg, Va) on 04/06/2010

That reason is precisely why you need to get a quality supplement thru a good source. My chiropractor wasn't being dishonest, the bottle was simply stating the fact that you cannot find this quality brand on a shelf in the drug store. There are also vegetarian forms with herbs that they recommend. Also, I have since found a natural food store,(run by a naturapath mind you) that carries the brand.)

Whatever the supplement, you need to make sure of your sources. A lot aren't even digestible, or are toxic if taken in excess. Most natural ones of quality are hard to overdose on, and are fully assimilated.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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.


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