Guest article by Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Adrenal “Burnout” is a subject you’ll be hearing a lot more about. This week we have another guest article by traditional Naturopath Glen Depke, who shares some valuable information about this common condition.
Adrenal Fatigue Got You Down?
By Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Do you have challenges with sleep, low sexual desire, weight gain in the midsection?
How about digestive challenges, endocrine challenges, poor immune function, low energy, poor muscular/skeletal health, poor mental clarity, inflammation, poor detoxification and/or blood sugar challenges?
If you answered yes to any of these, then it’s very possible you have adrenal insufficiency.
The adrenal glands are two walnut shaped glands that sit right above the kidneys. It is amazing the benefit that these two glands provide for the body and the amount of challenges that can be created when they’re not functioning optimally. In addition to the laundry list of problems mentioned above, adrenal insufficiency can affect thyroid, pancreas and ovary function, metabolism of fat and protein, regulation of weight, mucosal tissue integrity, detoxification processes, immune system function, pro and anti-inflammatory states, cellular energy, glucose balance, bone and connective tissue turnover, muscular integrity, quality of sleep and mood, memory and learning ability and overall neural connectivity.
Wow…that is quite a lot of work for these two tiny little glands! Equally amazing is how often the adrenals are completely “run down” due to the demands of modern life.
Adrenal insufficiency is one of the major imbalances I consistently see with clients in my practice. Is this a surprise? Hardly. Our mental and emotional states deeply impact the adrenals.
At Depke Wellness we do not treat the adrenals; we simply recognize adrenal imbalances and provide the necessary recommendations that will allow the body to balance and heal from within. Your body has an innate ability to heal itself—all we have to do is provide balance and get out of the way.
I have found that the best assessment tool for adrenal imbalance is an adrenal saliva test kit. The saliva test assesses levels of cortisol– the main adrenal hormone- at different points of time throughout the day. It also measures DHEA, another important adrenal hormone that has implications for well-being. These measures provide important information that allows you to address your imbalances properly and reach your goals of health and wellness.
For information on adrenal test kits please visit the Locations and Services link on my website, www.depkewellness.com And if you have further questions regarding the subject of adrenal insufficiency please visit www.AskDepkeWellness.com and post your question under Adrenal Insufficiency. I will be more than happy to address your questions personally.
Wellness for the World,
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