“The Adrenals are two small glands measuring approximately 5cm by 2.5cm each sitting on top of each kidney. Despite their deceptive size they pack quite a punch (well above their weight).”
Amongst their many responsibilities are the control of blood pressure, blood sugar, heart function, electrolyte balance of the kidneys, hormone function especially taking over the role of the ovaries during and after menopause, stress management (fight or flight response). When stress is excessive and prolonged many of these functions can be affected.
Stress, however, can be imperceptive in the early stages and we may not notice our stress levels are rising until the body begins to break down. Heart attacks are a great example of the insidious effects of prolonged stress. A nervous breakdown usually involves the gradual and/or sudden exhaustion of the adrenal glands.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to take care of these small but critically importance glands.
Managing stress, adequate rest and relaxation, appropriate exercise, proper diet and nutrition (see below) will go a long way to taking care of these little guys and helping you to avoid not only the otherwise negative consequences but to give a better quality of life and improved performance in all areas.
Medical Disclaimer:- These recommendations are the opinion of the Author Anthony William in the book “Medical Medium”.
Based on my own clinical experience I am of a similar opinion as the Author in most things but not all. In some cases I simply have not tested his recommendations, therefore, I cannot comment personally on their effectiveness.
The items are listed in order of their relative priority.
While this may be valuable for general application my suggestion in applying this information is to be tested to see which items will work best for you as all cases are unique. According to the Author EBV is often a contributing factor in this condition and advises following EBV Protocol as well.
This information is supplied for educational purposes and is your right and responsibility to apply it as you see fit.
- Licorice root: helps balance the body’s levels of cortisol and cortisone
- Spirulina (preferably from Hawaii): contains high levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and chromium, which reinforce adrenal strength.
- Ester-C: this form of Vitamin C lowers inflammation and soothes adrenal glands that have become enlarged from overexertion.
- Chromium: helps balance insulin levels, and augments the strength of the adrenal glands, thyroid glands, and the pancreas.
- Eleuthero (aka Siberian ginseng): enhances the body’s ability to react and adapt, which helps protect the adrenal glands from overreacting to stress.
- Schisandra: helps suppress kidney spasms, which in turn, reduces adrenal gland stress.
- Ashwagandha: helps balance the production of testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and cortisol.
- Magnesium: lowers anxiety and calms an overactive nervous system, reducing adrenal gland stress.
- 5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate): augments the strength of the central nervous system, which reduces strain on the adrenal glands.
- Cordyceps: renews the strength of the gallbladder and liver so these glands can more effectively process excess cortisol in the bloodstream.
- Panax ginseng: enhances the body’s ability to react and adapt, which helps protect the adrenal glands from overreacting to stress.
- Rose hips: lowers inflammation, soothing adrenal glands that have become enlarged from overexertion.
- Barley grass juice extract powder: increases the hydrochloric acid int he stomach, which strengthens the adrenal glands.
- Astragalus: strengthens the immune system and whole endocrine system.
- Lemon balm: replenishes the nervous system and helps regulate the production of insulin.
- Rhodiola: optimises adrenal function.
To your health,