New This Week: July 30, 2012
Help Out Your Hardworking Adrenals
Optimizing Your Health, Part 5: Optimizing Adrenal Function
Our stress-fighting adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys, are actually two different glands in one.
The center of the gland (adrenal medulla) manufactures adrenaline (epinephrine). The outer part of the gland (adrenal cortex) makes several hormones called corticosteroids. They include:
- Cortisol. Pumped out in response to stress, cortisol regulates blood sugar and blood pressure, two key parts of our stress response, and also helps control immune function.
- DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate … a great word for Scrabble players). The most abundant hormone produced by the adrenal gland, its function isn't clearly understood. But one fact is well-known: DHEA-S declines with age, and many people feel better when levels are brought up to the normal range for a 29-year-old.
- Aldosterone. This regulates the balance of salt and water levels.
- Testosterone. The adrenal glands produce 1/2 of a woman's testosterone, maintaining libido and decreasing the volume in our pain system.
Chronic stress can exhaust your adrenals, leading to reduced levels of adrenal hormones. They can also impact many of your body's systems, including:
- Energy levels. You're tired first thing in the morning — and maybe all day, every day.
- Immune function. You seem to have recurrent infections that take a long time to clear up.
- Response to stress. You feel overwhelmed and unable to deal with stress, and "crash" under too much stress.
- Blood sugar levels. You have dropping blood sugars and intense irritability when hungry (i.e., "Feed me now — or I'll kill you!" is a thought you might be having).
- Blood pressure. You may have a drop in blood pressure and dizziness when you stand up.
Another sign of diminished adrenal function is that one or more of the above symptoms started suddenly after a viral infection.
Unfortunately, adrenal exhaustion doesn't show up on standard blood tests until you're practically dead. But if you have one or more of the above concerns, here's what you can do about it.
Love & blessings,
Yoga Boosts Cortisol — In a Good Way!
In a new study, UK researchers found that regular practice of yoga contributed to healthy levels of cortisol (an adrenal hormone) in women with fibromyalgia — an illness that often results in poor cortisol levels.
DHEA-S Might Help You Breathe Easier
Supplementing with DHEA-S can help support healthy airway functioning, reported researchers from the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in a just-published study.
Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids
A New Book From Dr. T
This is the third installment in Dr. T's growing family of books that take on America's problem with sugar addiction. Joining the original Beat Sugar Addiction Now! and Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook, Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids gives parents a 5-step plan for getting their children off sugar and keeping them off it for good.
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Adrenal Stress End
Helps Manage Stress and Stress-Related Fatigue
Adrenal glands are stress regulators. When working properly, they help your body maintain balance during stress and help you maintain your focus and sense of control. Adrenal glands also help maintain your energy levels. After extended periods of stress, your adrenal glands can become exhausted, which can quickly produce a feeling of fatigue.
Formulated by Dr. T, Adrenal Stress End is an all-natural formula that specifically promotes healthy levels of cortisol — the stress hormone. Its specially formulated adrenal extract results in superior absorption to help you stay energized even on the most stressful day.
Three Steps to Happiness! Healing Through Joy [Kindle Edition]
This is an eBook version, just released, of Dr. T's popular guide to happiness.
Having worked with thousands of seriously ill people over the last three decades, as well as recovering from his own bout with CFS and fibromyalgia, Dr. Teitelbaum learned not only the physical components of healing, but also the psychospiritual components. He was amazed to find that illness does not have to be something that drags us down, but rather can be turned into something that frees us. Basically, his life experience and his patients taught him how people can choose to be happy, no matter what!
Dr. T also found that another extraordinary thing happens when people follow these simple three steps to happiness. Remarkably, many of their physical problems often shrink away as well. The experience taught him the principle that healing occurs most effectively, for any illness, when both the physical and psychospiritual components are addressed.
In this short and simple book, Dr. T distills what he has learned in over 30 years in the trenches. Are you ready to be happy no matter what life has thrown at you? If you are, you'll find this amazing little book can make it easy!
For those who would like the book, but don't have a Kindle reader, you can buy a pdf version from EndFatigue.
How a Loving Momma Kitty Stops a Nightmare
Special thanks to my friend Jim Spears for sending this in…
This Week's Joke
A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while.
"I can hardly believe my eyes!" he exclaimed. "That's the smartest dog I've ever seen."
"Nah, he's not so smart," the friend replied. "I've beaten him three games out of five."
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