Your Adrenals—What They Are and Why You Should Care
Our adrenal glands, of which we have two, are part of the endocrine system, and act similarly to watch dogs in their attempts to protect us and react when they perceive us in danger of any sort. They help us cope with emotional stress, like what happens when someone you love is ill; they help with physical stress, like when we have to work long hours and don’t get enough rest; and they help us with mental stress, like when we are studying or having to prepare for a major event.
The adrenals help us “adapt,” and when they get overwhelmed by having to work too hard themselves, they get fatigued and eventually reach a point where they become exhausted. When they reach this point they are no longer able to regulate the hormones in our body (their watch dog role) and we may experience a variety of symptoms such as:
|fatigue||anxiety||abdominal weight gain|
|infections||cravings for salt or sweets||sleep disorders|
|heart palpitations||diminished sex drive||inability to concentrate|
|back pain||mood swings||premenstrual syndrome|
|menopausal symptoms||sinus problems||thyroid disorders|
As you can see from the list above, a well-functioning and not overburdened adrenal system is essential for good health, because the adrenals effect every other system in the body. How do we find out if your adrenal glands are exhausted? The answer is through saliva testing. Saliva testing is a state-of-the-art technology that helps us visualize what state the adrenals are in and what we need to do to help them recover, rehabilitate and rejuvenate if they are in an exhausted state.
When your adrenals recover you will notice
|increased energy||less anxiety||renewed and restorative sleep|
|increased sex drive||greater ease in losing weight||better mental capacity and clearer thinking|
|better moods||fewer food cravings||decreased frequency of to getting ill|
These are just a few of the benefits of adrenal health.
Contact Dr. D’Brant to get started on a more energetic life path today.