Have you ever been to the doctor to ask about symptoms of adrenal fatigue – like fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, cravings, hair loss, hormonal imbalances, thyroid symptoms – only to be told: “You’re fine, there’s nothing wrong with you?” The dominant medical model has a tendency to overlook women's symptoms and tell us that it's all in our heads, but I have news for you: Your symptoms are not just in your head. You’re not crazy. Something new that doctors don’t recognize yet is going on.
In today’s episode of Natural MD Radio I discuss the controversial topic of adrenal fatigue and whether or not it is a real thing, and I bet you'll be surprised by what I have to say! What we erroneously call “adrenal fatigue” is actually a phenomenon properly called allostatic load – the wear and tear on your body that happens when you’re chronically exposed to an activated stress response. In an effort to protect you from this wear and tear, your dialed back adrenals now produce lower levels of cortisol and adrenaline.
“Your symptoms are not just in your head. You’re not crazy. Something new that doctors don’t recognize yet is going on.”
Tune in to this episode and learn the science of what's really going on in your body, why the medical system isn’t keeping up, and what you can do to get the care you need to take back your health.
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- Is adrenal fatigue a real thing?
- What is really going on
- Medical bias against women
- The scoop on chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
- Symptoms of “adrenal fatigue”
- What is allostatic load
- How to incorporate self-care into your daily routine
- My book: The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution
Links from the Show
- Get your copy of The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution + free gifts!
- Read my companion blogpost Adrenal Fatigue: Is It a Real Thing?
- Read my blogposts on thyroid health and iron deficiency
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