Because many doctors are unfamiliar with adrenal fatigue, and because a successful recovery from adrenal fatigue is largely in your own hands, it is imperative that you learn all you can about
Remember, YOU are your own best "primary care provider", and your own education is the key to a healthier lifestyle.
Alan Christianson, NMD
The author, diagnosed with MS, discovered that adrenal fatigue was at the root of her physical condition, and was able to eliminate the symptoms of MS by treating her adrenal insufficiency. Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue is a well-organized compilation of what she learned about adrenal function. While not as "deep" as Dr. Wilson's book, she has covered all the important points and references all the current research on the subject, making it a much quicker and easier read. Her chapter on lab tests is excellent, discussing each test, what optimal values are, and what higher or lower levels mean in regards to adrenal condition. This book is another "must-have", and has become my first choice recommendation for introducing people to adrenal fatigue. She has also written a book specifically about her recovery from MS, titled The MS Solution: How I Solved the Puzzle of My Multiple Sclerosis.
A 3-Step Program to Restore
Thyroid, Adrenal, and
and Feel Better Fast!
This is an excellent introduction to hormone imbalances of all kinds.
All hormones are interrelated, and this book will help you sort out your
symptoms so that you can determine which symptoms are adrenal, which
are thyroid, and which are sex hormone related (estrogen, progesterone,
testosterone). They have great diagnostic quizzes, and then outline
treatment strategies for each hormone group. This is an easy read, and a
great starting place if you're new to learning about health related
Read the first chapter of Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled here!
This is a comprehensive resource for those dealing with adrenal fatigue.
It is currently the best book on the market for understanding the
physiology of adrenal function, and the protocol for adrenal
restoration. You might as well buy this one, because your brain won't
be able to hold it all the first time thru!
Read the first chapter of Adrenal Fatigue: the 21st Century Stress Syndrome here!
by Diana Schwarzbein, M.D.
While not specifically about adrenal fatigue, information in this book will be an important part of your healing process. Discussing all the components of a healthy lifestyle, such as eating healthy, sleep and the physical effects of stress and stress-related illness, Dr. Schwarzbein explains not only why you are so tired all the time, but why you can't get rid of that extra belly fat. An excellent explanation of how your hormonal imbalance causes degenerative diseases and accelerated aging, this book ties together the connections between adrenaline, cortisol, insulin and other metabolic hormones, and explains how you can make changes that will prevent or reverse diseases likeType II Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease, and how you will lose weight as a result of healing your metabolism, and why it won't work to try to lose the weight BEFORE you get your hormones under control. This book outlines 4 different plans for recovery, depending on your current metabolic condition:
This is the best book for understanding the connections between insulin/blood sugar issues and adrenal fatigue.
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