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Adrenal Fatigue: When Your Stress Hormone Levels Are Too High

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: What happens to your adrenal glands when you're constantly stressed?
Air Date: 2/26/14
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Jacob Tietlbaum, MD
Dr T Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is Director of the Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Practitioners Network and author of the best-selling book, From Fatigued to Fantastic! He is also the creator of the popular free iPhone & Android application "Cures A-Z."

He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET.

Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. He lives in Kona, Hawaii.
Adrenal Fatigue: When Your Stress Hormone Levels Are Too High
Your adrenal glands are essential for multiple functions in your body, such as maintaining blood pressure and cardiovascular levels, slowing the immune system's inflammatory response and, most importantly, handling your body's response to stress.

So, what happens when your adrenal glands become overwhelmed?

When your adrenal glands begin to fatigue, your fight-or-flight reaction kicks in. When your body becomes overstressed, your adrenal levels and cortisol hormones skyrocket -- and stay there.

Ways to help bring these levels down include cutting out any excess sugar and taking herbal and nutritional supplements.

A highly recommended supplement is Sleep Tonight, a cortisol manager that contains ashwagandha and phosphatidylserine.

Dr. Holly and Dr. Jacob Tietlbaum discuss what happens when your adrenal glands become fatigued, as well as how you can naturally lower those levels and get your health back on track.