Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, by James L. Wilson, ND, DC, PhD

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Learn about adrenal recovery and how it's key to fundamental well-being.

 

Product Description

This informative and reader-friendly book concerns a common, debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated. Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st-Century Stress Syndrome is packed with vital information about a condition that likely affects millions of people.

Adrenal recovery is a key to fundamental well-being:

  • Energy
  • Immune resistance
  • Vitality
  • Enjoyment of fife

Objective: Educational. (Click here for information on the difference between Educational and Marketing materials.)

Publication: 2001.

Pages: 361.

Binding: Softcover.

Dimensions: 6" wide x 9" tall x ¾" wide.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Wilson, ND, DC, PhD, has helped hundreds of people with adrenal fatigue regain their health and vitality during his 24 years of private practice. For the past 10 years, he has also lectured extensively to other physicians. Dr. Wilson is acknowledged as an expert on adrenal function as part of endocrine imbalance—and the resulting impact on health. With a researcher's grasp of the science behind adrenal function and a clinician's understanding of its human impact, he has helped many understand the physiology behind the condition.

Dr. Wilson holds masters degrees in bio-nutrition and experimental psychology. He received a PhD in human nutrition from the University of Arizona, with work in immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, and toxicology. He is also a Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Wilson was also one of the 14 founding fathers of the Canadian College of Naturopathic medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Canada. He is listed in The International Who's Who in Medicine (Cambridge, England) and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreward
Prologue: A Sorry Story of Adrenal Fatigue
Introduction: Why I Wrote This Book
How to Use this Book

PART 1: YOUR ADRENAL GLANDS AND YOU
How Adrenal Function Affects Your Everyday Life
What is Hypoadrenia and Adrenal Fatigue?
Crash and Burn: The Onset of Adrenal Fatigue
What is Hypoadrenia?
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Other Conditions Related to Adrenal Fatigue
Will My Doctor Treat Adrenal Fatigue?
What Causes Adrenal Fatigue?
Who Suffers From Adrenal Fatigue?
Primary Components of Lifestyle Leading to Adrenal Fatigue
Examples of Lifestyles Leading to Adrenal Fatigue
Examples of Life Events Leading to Adrenal Fatigue
Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
The Progression of Adrenal Fatigue
Disease and Health Conditions Associated with Hypoadrenia
Wy Medicine Has Not Recognized Adrenal Fatigue

PART 2: DO I HAVE ADRENAL FATIGUE?
Completing the Questionnaire
Instructions
Adrenal Questionnaire
Scoring and Interpretation of the Questionnaire
Approaching Your Doctor
How Did I Get This Way?
Health History Timeline
Tests for Adrenal Fatigue You Can Do at Home
Iris Contraction
Low Blood Pressure and Postural Low
Sergent's White Line
Laboratory Test for Adrenal Fatigue
Saliva Hormone Testing
Problems with the Interpretation of Standard Laboratory Tests in Adrenal Fatigue
Useful Methods of Interpreting Standard
Laboratory Tests in Adrenal Fatigue

PART 3: HELPING YOURSELF BACK TO HEALTH: TREATMENT OF ADRENAL DYSFUNCTION
The Good News
Lifestyle
Separating the Good from the Bad and the Ugly
Locating the Energy Robbers
Three Things You Can Do
Changing the Stress Inside
Reframing
Relaxation
Sleep
Take Short Horizontal Rests During the Day
Laughter
Physical Exercise
Food
The Connection between Adrenal Fatigue and Low Blood Sugar
Weight Gain and Cortisol Levels
When to Eat
What to Eat and Drink
Nutrients from Food: Proteins, Carbohydrates, The Glycemic Index, Vegetables, Fruit, Fats & Oils
Summary of What to Eat
What Not to Eat
How to Eat
Beverages
Don't Drink Me
Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Role of Allergies in Adrenal Function
Allergic Reactions to Food Vary
Tracking Hidden Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Methods of Detecting Food Sensitivities You Can Do at Home
The Problem with Skin Tests for Food Allergies
Food Sensitivities that are Not Allergies
Food Addictions
Eliminate All Foods to Which You are Allergic, Sensitive, or Addicted
Dietary Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
B Vitamins
Minerals
Trace Minerals
Fiber
Herbs
Adrenal Cell Extracts
Replacement Hormones
Cortisol as a Treatment Option
DHEA
Progesterone And Pregnenolone
Daily Program for Adrenal Recovery
Trouble-shooting: What to Do if You Still Need Help
The Road to Recovery
What to Expect
Frustration and Discouragement in Adrenal Fatigue
How Long Will This Take?
Keep a Journal
Lack of Sympathy for Those with Adrenal Fatigue
Reclaiming Your Life
Questions and Answers

PART 4: FUNCTIONS OF THE ADRENAL GLANDS
Anatomy and Physiology of the Adrenal Glands
Anatomy of the Adrenal Glands
Physiology of the Adrenal Glands
The Regulation of Cortisol
Actions of Cortisol - How Cortisol Protects the Body from Stress
The Regulation of Adrenal Sex Hormones and Their Precursors
Adrenal Fatigue and the Craving for Salt
The Stages of Adrenal Fatigue
The Alarm Reaction, a "Fight-or-Flight"
Response
The Resistance Reaction
Exhaustion
Human Response Patterns to Stress
Bibliography
Appendix A: Glycemic Index
Appendix B: List of Vegetables
Appendix C: List of Fruits
Appendix D: How to Take Your Own Pulse and Blood Pressure
Glossary
Index

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