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Lisa rebuilds her health as she learns how to read the symptoms her body gives her as she has gone through the journey with adrenal fatigue and MTHFR gene mutations. Now she is able to play 18 holes of golf and tennis on the same day!
My name is Vince, I'm from Medicine Hat, Alberta, and I've been with Dr. Lam's Nutritional Coaching program for a year. It'll be eight months since I first started and I heard about Dr. Lam through a friend at church who had gone through similar problems.
For about two years before finding Dr. Lam I was experiencing severe fatigue and exhaustion daily and some poor digestion, very sensitive, highly sensitive all sorts of things, foods and vitamins. I was very underweight. My body was stuck and burnt out in a catabolic state.
Hi, my name is Karen. I'm 62 years old. I live in the Wellington National Park on the East Coast of Australia. I would like to share my story and give this testimonial in the hopes of inspiring and giving some hope to those suffering from Adrenal Exhaustion or Adrenal Fatigue.
Hi, my first name is Dwight. I live in Arkansas in a town called Clinton. Ever since I was in my early 20s, I knew there was something not quite right with my system. I was run down, I didn't have a lot of energy, just wasn't quite right.
My name is Thea. I learned about Dr. Lam about 6 years ago, when I began having issues with my heart, and I was not satisfied with anything that the medical establishment provided me with as far as answers.
Hello, my name is Mira, and I'm from Stockholm, Sweden. And I have been on Dr. Lam's Nutritional Coaching program for about a year and a half now, and I'm still on the program. I have been working with Dorine, Dr. Lam's wife.
For years, I struggled with debilitating symptoms. Dizziness, weakness, insomnia, anxiety, brain fog and even depression. Researching my symptoms I found that they were all indicative of something called Adrenal Fatigue.
In adrenal exhaustion, this is the time that the adrenals are no longer able to keep up with the increasing demands of the hormones and it basically starts to fall apart. What is different from this stage, as compared to the previous stage is that the symptoms become so severe that oftentimes it's almost impossible […]
The ovaries, adrenals, and thyroid are intimately co-dependent hormonally on each other for optimal function. If the adrenal glands are weak, there is often concurrent thyroid malfunction and menstrual cycle irregularity.
As we enter stage three of the adrenal exhaustion stage, where there are four phases, things become more serious. There are 8 common problems associated with the stage and signs and symptoms that we can see and we will go through them one by one.
Stage 3B is also called Hormonal Axis Imbalance. The common symptoms include insomnia, myalgia, weight gain, joint pain, exercise intolerance, brain fog, sugar intolerance, baby borderline diabetes, dry skin, feeling cold, slow metabolism, inability to lose weight, PMS, endometriosis, irregular menstrual cycle, fiber cystic breast disease, anxiety, depression, and accumulation of fat at the waistline.
Discover the breakthroughs in peptide therapy and its potential in aiding weight loss. Dive deep into the science behind how specific peptides can influence metabolism and reduce appetite. Learn how this innovative approach might be the key to unlocking your weight loss journey.
Do you struggle to relax and relieve stress? Sound healing is an old idea that’s making the rounds of alternative spaces at the moment and for good reasons. Here’s how you can use this practice as an easy and safe way to encourage deep relaxation and feelings of wellbeing.
Has Hashimoto's thyroiditis thrown your weight journey off track? Discover how this prevalent condition interferes with your body's hormonal harmony, setting the stage for weight gain. Tune in to uncover the secrets of Hashimoto's and gain expert insight on weight management strategies tailored just for you! Don't let your thyroid dictate your life – regain control and transform your body with our practical and empowering tips. Ready to take on the challenge? Hit play and start mastering your weight with Hashimoto's today!
Ready to ditch synthetic hormones and explore the world of natural birth control? You're in luck! Join us as we delve into the safest and most effective alternatives to hormonal contraceptives. Our comprehensive guide showcases the top options available today, empowering you to make an informed choice for your body and your health. So, if you're on the hunt for a natural solution to birth control, look no further. Hit play and let's embark on this enlightening journey together – your perfect alternative awaits!
Have you slipped off the diet wagon? This isn’t the time to blame yourself or to decide that it’s a sign you should go back to your poor eating habits. Here’s what you should do instead that will put you back on the right track again.
Menopause making an early appearance? If you're experiencing symptoms but feel like you're too young for the change, you're not alone. Tune in as we unravel the mysteries of early menopause and identify key risk factors to watch out for. Empower yourself with knowledge, protect your health, and learn how to face this life transition with confidence. Don't let early menopause catch you off guard – hit play and arm yourself with essential insights to tackle the unexpected twists and turns on your menopause journey!
Do you have joint pain that moves and can’t find a cause no matter what tests your doctor does? It’s important that you not ignore this symptom or automatically assume that it’s due to age or poor health. Here’s an unexpected cause of joint pain that you should consider.
Adrenaline rushes can help you survive dangerous situations. But this system is inherently unbalanced and when your adrenaline levels spike for no good reason, it can also be very dangerous to your health. Here’s how to tell if your adrenaline is out of balance and what to do about it.
Are you under a lot of stress? Do you struggle with morning and afternoon energy slumps? Then it might be because your cortisol cycle is unbalanced because of chronic stress. Here’s how that works and what you can do about it.
Do you suffer in summer? Find that your body just doesn’t seem to cool itself as well as it used to? Then you might be suffering from temperature intolerance, a common but troubling issue that’s related to adrenal and thyroid gland issues. Here’s what you should know about it.
Do you have a CBS gene mutation? This little-known condition is more common than you might think and can wreak havoc on every aspect of your health and well-being. Here’s how to tell if you have this mutation and what to do about it.
Are you fatigued and wondering if your adrenal glands are to blame? Adrenal insufficiency can cause fatigue as well as other troubling symptoms. But if you get tested for this condition and your results are normal, then here’s another potential cause you need to consider.
Is your body super sensitive and reacting badly even to foods or lifestyle changes that should improve your health? This can occur because of reactive metabolites and your body’s struggle to get rid of them. Here’s what might be causing this issue and what you can do about it.
Are you struggling to live your life while having panic attacks? These episodes usually are harmless but can make you feel as if you’re going to die. Nobody should have to live like this. Here’s a guide to what could be causing them and what you can do about them.
Does your heart rate sometimes or feel like it’s skipping a beat? This is known as heart palpitations. Learn here about some potential causes for this symptom and what you can do about it once you’ve seen your doctor and got a clean bill of health.
Have you ever tried breathwork exercises? They’re a simple and natural way to help relieve stress and bring about feelings of relaxation and almost anyone can do them. Read here to learn a few of the most effective breathwork techniques you should try today.
Are you concerned about the environmental and social damage done by food wastage? Then you need to learn about upcycled food, a new trend for upcycled food that’s helping to solve these issues. Here’s how this trend can benefit your health, the planet, and people around the world.
Mental health issues are on the rise and it’s more important than ever that you take care of this vital part of your health. Fortunately, there are easy ways to achieve this goal, and you should start here with strategies to boost your serotonin and dopamine levels.
This vitamin produces essential energy needed for cells to grow and maintain themselves. It works as one of nature's most powerful antioxidants by defending the body from damage to your system. It's also great for antiaging and cardiovascular health as well.
Do you have low testosterone levels but aren’t sure about the most effective strategy to correct them? Testosterone replacement therapy is an option, but before you try these expensive and potentially dangerous medications, then why not try these natural ways to raise your testosterone levels safely and without side effects?
Are you stressed and suffering from all the side effects of ongoing high cortisol levels? This state can cause weight gain, sleeplessness, dangerous levels of inflammation, and affect your mood, so here are some easy and natural ways to fight it.
This mineral has a significant effect on insulin as it improves blood sugar levels, sensitivity to insulin, and lowers appetite. It can also help curb sugar cravings and is used widely in weight loss programs.
Intermittent fasting isn’t a new idea and has been going on for centuries for a variety of reasons. Lately though, it’s become a health craze. If you’re wondering whether intermittent fasting is healthy for the female body, then read here all about it.
Are you sick of not sleeping well or struggling to wake up for work? Your circadian rhythm governs when you feel sleepy and wake up and it can be extremely difficult to reset. If you’re struggling with your sleeping patterns, then here are some ideas to reset your circadian rhythm.
This supplement is considered a superfood as it contains all 9 essential amino acids and also supplies the daily need for iron, vitamin C, a variety of antioxidants, and minerals. It has properties to combat bad breath and is used as a binder of heavy metals. It's good as a strengthener of the immune system and controller of cholesterol levels. It also helps improve blood sugar levels, reduce respiratory inflammation, and increase aerobic endurance.
Are you concerned about your weight or about your blood sugar levels but just can’t give up your morning coffee or tea with sugar? Then how about trying one of these natural sweeteners that will actually improve your health rather than harm it?
Colostrum is one of the most potent sources of immune factors that can benefit both the gut and the immune system. It aids in the growth of good gut microbiome and helps restore the humoral immune response. It also slows down the production of proinflammatory cytokines. It's a simple yet gentle supplement that has many gut-healing properties.
Are you losing your hair? Hair loss can occur in both men and women and cause a lot of stress and emotional upheaval. Fortunately, there are natural ways to slow hair loss and promote healthy growth using products you probably already have at home!
This antioxidant improves insulin sensitivity and has a positive effect on blood sugar. It's also touted to contribute to weight loss as it lessens the body's fatty production. It reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's degeneration and prevents neuronal cell death in the brain. It's also great at bringing blood pressure to normal limits and maintaining heart health.
Digestive enzymes can help with energy conservation as it makes it easier to break down nutrients in the food you eat. Therefore helping your body conserve energy, especially if you're struggling with adrenal fatigue. Digestive enzymes can help reduce bloating and abdominal discomfort.
Do you get a sore throat all the time? Whether it’s a sign that you’re getting sick or just irritation, a sore throat can be annoying and impact your health. Here’s how to soothe it, safely, naturally, and with products you probably already have at home.
Many people suffer from fatigue from low thyroid function these days. And yet taking medication for this condition doesn’t always help. If you’re still struggling despite thyroid medication, then here’s what you should do next to improve your health.
The adrenals need certain vital nutrients, without this vitamin, they won't be able to make their reproductive or stress hormones. Make sure to have an adequate intake of this less well-known vitamin to ensure good adrenal health.
Do you drink coffee to help boost your energy levels? Almost everyone drinks coffee these days and it’s one of the most socially acceptable addictions in the modern world. If you’re using coffee to fight against fatigue on a regular basis, then you might be putting yourself at risk of these serious health concerns.
This supplement is effective in helping heal and detoxify the liver. It has been used as an herbal remedy for a slew of ailments in cleansing and repairing the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder. The fermented liquid form is the best way to take this supplement.
Do you have a muffin top? Tried almost every fad diet and spot-toning strategy you can think of but still have fat protruding over the top of your jeans? Getting rid of this fat deposit can be difficult, but you can do it with these simple lifestyle changes.
Have you heard of oil pulling? Chances are that you may have dismissed this slightly strange practice as another health fad that doesn’t really work. But medical practitioners and dentists are in agreement, there’s actually some very good reasons to try oil pulling for yourself.
This clay from volcanic ash helps with detoxification and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is known for relieving the body of toxins, GI distress, diarrhea, stomach cramps and nausea. It's also great at cleansing the liver, kidney, skin and intestines.
This important amino acid that is found in your body has several important functions in your body. It stabilizes the cell membranes, is one of your body's natural antioxidant, supports detoxification, and improves liver function.
Ginger has many benefits, including how it helps digestion, reduces inflammation, burns fat, and improves adrenal fatigue. Watch this video on how ginger can change your life and the different ways of preparing it for ultimate health benefit.
If you're gripped by abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation and have been to multiple doctors without help, listen to this episode about the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and how to manage the symptoms of it.
You might be taking this supplement thinking it's benign, but depending on your constitution and genetics, it might not be right for you! Listen more to what you need to look out for before taking methylfolate.
It's important to keep your liver healthy in order to keep up your metabolism and hormone balance. Wondering how to do a liver cleanse safely? Make sure to watch this video for the best tips on helping your liver clear toxins safely.
Memory decline doesn't have to go along with getting older. Controlling the factors that contribute to memory decline, such as reducing stress, staying active, and eating a healthy diet, are all good steps. And knowing your risk factors is key. You can also try these 8 research-based practices to keep your mind sharp.
Your hormones have a huge effect on your brain, and hormone changes in menopause can make you more vulnerable to memory decline. Many doctors recommend hormone replacement therapy to stop the decline, but before you try that, here are five tools to protect your memory post-menopause.
There are several phosphatidyl supplements on the market - in particular phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine. But what are these supplements? And what's the difference? One is great for the liver and intestinal health, and the other helps anxiety and depression. Could they help you?
Metabolite build-up can show up as aches and pains in your joints, or brain fog and fatigue, but really it is a problem with your detoxification circuit. But radical detoxification can sometimes make things worse, or even cause an adrenal crash. Here's expert advice on how to do things the right way.
Overstimulation can take a lot of forms, from insomnia and waking constantly at night, to nervous jitters, to heart palpitations and feelings of panic. But these symptoms have one main thing in common. They come from an overactive stress response. Here's what you can do.
If you feel the need to eat just an hour after a meal, when you are supposed to feel full, it could be that your blood sugar levels are to blame. It is tied to your cortisol levels. Here's a quick tip on how to balance your blood sugar from the experts, and where it fits in the big picture.
New and worsening chemical sensitivities and allergies are common with AFS. But why? It has to do with how your body responds to substances it sees as a threat, and what happens when there's not enough cortisol to modulate the response. Here's why.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, is the hormone your body pumps out to get you more energy, to get you ready for "fight or flight." But it is also the hormone responsible for morning sluggishness and the afternoon slump. And more coffee will not help. Here's why.
Your GI tract is one of the most critical body systems. In addition to controlling the flow of nourishment to your body, many of your neurotransmitters are made here, controlling mood and emotions. Here are the best supplements, diet changes, and stress-reduction tips to keep your gut in good shape, direct from the experts.
With the pandemic, keeping your immune system in the best shape it can be is on everyone's minds. The immune system is so closely connected to other systems in your body, though, that it's hard to know where to start. This video discusses four key ways to keep your immune system in tip-top shape.
There's a reason so many people with AFS have brain fog - it can be caused by almost any NEM imbalance. But how do you get your clarity back? Here is a quick overview of brain fog and some tips for what you need to focus on to get it to go away.
So much of your health is tied to your gut - from autoimmune disorders and allergies to fatigue and IBS. Gut bacteria even make and respond to the same neurotransmitters as your brain. And, certain gut bacteria have been connected to weight loss. These 5 essential steps will help you get and retain better gut health.
In women, it might look like PMS, irregular periods, or inexplicable hair loss. In men, low libido and fatigue are often more prominent. But both are caused by hormone imbalance. Trying to fix hormone problems often doesn't work, however, unless you resolve the underlying cause first.
The thyroid is the basis of your body's energy level and metabolism - it is pretty important. But its hormones are complicated, testing is often misleading, and getting the wrong supplement dose is both easy and disastrous. Here is an overview of what to know before your next thyroid appointment.
We hear so much about diet, exercise, and will power when it comes to weight loss, it is exhausting. Yet often the real cause goes unnoticed. And addressing the real cause first is necessary to actually succeed in making the weight go away. This is what you need to focus on before you can start melting off the pounds.
You've heard about the hazards of inflammation, but do you know why your body makes it in the first place, and what can happen when it starts spiraling out of control? Your Inflammation circuit involves your immune system, gut, and microbiome. Here is an expert summary of what happens when each of these systems goes out of control.
Fatigue is something our culture glorifies ignoring. TV abounds with images of exhausted people, clutching coffee, setting alarm clocks, and working harder still. Yet from the perspective of doctors who have seen the worst fatigue can do, this is downright crazy. Fatigue is a sign your house is filling up with smoke. Here's how to look for the fire.
Women's monthly hormone cycle is driven by the shifting balance of these two critical hormones. But if these get out of balance, it can cause serious effects on your health. Find out what the shifting balance of estrogen and progesterone does for you, and which might be to blame when something goes wrong.
Estrogens are all around us - in pesticides, in chemicals, in household products, and in our own adipose tissue. We have more estrogen than we did a few decades ago, and it's creating a health crisis. However, there are certain steps you can take to reduce your exposure to this ubiquitous hormone. Find out how.
Conventional medicine has a well-developed model for explaining how your body deals with stress. But what happens when you have symptoms the conventional model can't explain? The accepted explanation is missing something big. Something that makes the many symptoms of AFS make sense. And we're here to tell you what it is
If you have AFS, it is likely that your adrenal glands have been in trouble for a while. At the Dr. Lam Coaching, this is our specialty. Here are some of our tips for taking better care of your adrenals, as well as some advice on what not to do on your road to recovery.
Your body is built to deal with stress, and some is good for you. But over time, too much stress can damage the systems built to cope with it. Here is the expert description of how this happens, and how the problem of coping with stress can spill over to your other systems.
Easily gaining - and difficulty losing - weight around the middle is one of the most common symptoms of AFS. But if your adrenals are already compromised, your most basic efforts towards weight loss could be doomed to failure. Find out what step you need to take first.
You probably already know the adrenals produce cortisol, and problems with this organ are the main agent of adrenal fatigue. But you may not know what happens when this hormone is too high, too low, and how your adrenals self regulate. Find out the essentials of how this key organ works.
Adrenaline is one of the few hormones in the body with no opposing hormone, and no quick way to calm it down when it gets out of control. You could be having surges of this chemical without knowing it, and it's worse when you already have AFS. Find out what to do to avoid these precursors to panic attacks.
Trouble falling asleep and waking in the middle of the night are common problems, and both come with adrenal fatigue. But not all forms of insomnia are created equal, and not all are caused by the same thing. Knowing what is causing your sleep problems, though, can be the key to fixing them.
The NeuroEndoMetabolic Stress Response, or NEM, is a critical model for understanding how your body handles stress. It shows where symptoms come from and what you can do to stop them. But perhaps one of the easiest ways of understanding how NEM activation works is through the stories of real people who have been through adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue is complex. It's often fraught with unexpected reactions to things that are supposed to be good for you, and medical professionals that don't know what is going on. That's why it's so important to get advice from someone who has been there. Learn more about this and other key steps to dealing with this complex condition.
From years dealing with AFS, we have learned a lot. So much, in fact, that all the details can be overwhelming when you are first starting out. But there are three essential facts that everyone needs to know when they are facing AFS, and they can make a huge difference in how you choose your treatment.
If you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, you need to watch this. Dr. Lam and Dr. Carrie go through 3 very common adrenal fatigue recovery mistakes that they see in their coaching recovery program. Make sure you learn these mistakes so you don't make them yourself and hurt your recovery process.
Is your relationship healthy or toxic? Stress from a bad relationship can be mentally and physically draining and cause numerous health problems such as AFS, GI disorders, anxiety, depression, inflammation, and hypoglycemia. It’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure your relationship can stand the stress test.
New studies have shed light on how much your eye health is linked to your diet. Find out which nutrients and habits are critical for healthy vision and for preventing many eye disorders. Some of the most common vision problems can be reduced with these vision-boosting foods.
Natural remedies are making a comeback, and this syrup made from an ancient fruit tree is one that can boost your immunity and help you fight off colds, flu, and other infections. Plus, it tastes delicious! You can buy it at natural health stores or make it at home.
DHEA assists to make testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and corticosteroids. When you are in your 60's you have 80-90% less DHEA and hormones in your body. The decreased levels of DHEA can interfere with the NEM Stress Response and how the body responds to stressful events. Watch this video on whether you should be supplementing DHEA or not.
Pregnenolone, the mother of all adrenal hormones, is a supplement frequently given by doctors for adrenal fatigue and low lab levels. Is it harmful? Is it useful? When is the most appropriate time to take it? Watch our video for the details!
Your friend recommended a supplement that worked great for them, but when you try it you have an opposite reaction and get worse instead! Those with advanced stages of adrenal fatigue might have paradoxical reactions to supplements. Find out which supplements are common culprits!
Those in advanced stages of adrenal fatigue might feel more anxiousness and feelings of wiredness. Instead of trying quick fixes with medications, it's important to get to the root of the problem. Find out how to calm your nerves naturally.
If you have Adrenal Fatigue it's key to have education of the basics. In the next 4 weeks, we will be going through the stages of Adrenal Fatigue and the nuances of what you might be feeling in each stage. Today, we'll start with stage 1. Stay tuned also for next week!
Lying in bed for hours and still you're unable to fall asleep? There are many causes that you need to think about. Watch this video for more information on why you're unable to sleep and how you can overcome it!
Last year a record 28.5 million people traveled on an airline during the Thanksgiving weekend. Airport travel can be stressful and exhausting. Find out how Dr. Lam makes his travels a little more comforting.
Inflammation is a naturally occurring response to stress in the body. The process by which your body fights off whatever is causing it harm or stress. Listen as Dr. Lam and Dr. Carrie explain why inflammation can be good and bad for you.
If you were to go to your doctor and ask them if you have adrenal fatigue syndrome, they might just give you a blank stare. Find out why Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is not a medical diagnosis and what you can do instead if you have symptoms like it.
As you're surrounded by food, family, and stress, adrenal fatigue sufferers need to be more aware of their environment and what might cause them to crash. Watch this video of Dr. Lam and Dr. Carrie Lam on how to prevent yourself from spiraling downhill during this holiday season.
Those with Adrenal Fatigue should think twice before making a new year's resolution that could cause more problems. Watch Dr. Michael Lam and Dr. Carrie Lam as they talk about the most popular new year's resolution and how not to make the most common mistake.
Do you find yourself eating very often and having the feelings of "hanger" when you don't eat? This is a very rampant symptom we see in Adrenal Fatigue. Watch how Dr. Michael and Carrie Lam explain the reasons for frequent hunger and how you can help it.
Everybody knows that stress is inevitable. But there are specific ways you can cope with it to make it manageable! Watch this video on the top 9 tips of managing your stress so that life that is stressful becomes stress-free.
Do you find your child looking fatigued or having frequent infections especially when they're stressed? Watch Dr.Lam and Dr. Carrie Lam talk about their experience with adolescents with Adrenal Fatigue.
A common complaint of Adrenal Fatigue sufferers is loose bowels. Are you taking supplements that could be causing it? Watch Dr. Lam and Coach Justin give advice on ways you can help counter the loose stools.
Those with adrenal fatigue might feel symptoms of low blood sugar from time to time and feel the need to snack often. This video talks about healthy snacks to take and what times to eat optimally to prevent symptoms of hunger.
Feeling irritable, having anxious thoughts, and having restless sleep? You might be having neurotransmitter imbalance. Watch Dr. Lam and Dr. Carrie talk about how to improve this imbalance through the gut and environment.
Wonder why you keep forgetting things even if they're important? Feeling tired despite trying to sleep well? Want to get rid of the haze in your mind? Watch this video on what might be causing your brain fog.
Last week, you found out the cause of brain fog. This week, you will see how to correct the brain fog and attain clear thinking again. However, beware that it's not an easy road and you could get worse unless you have the right instruction. Watch more to know how to safely rid yourself of the hazy mind.
This week is Part 1 of 2 of Heavy metal poisoning, where you will find out the symptoms that rise up when you have it. Take note, you might have these symptoms and not even know it as heavy metals can gradually creep into your body. Watch to find out more!
Collagen is vital to many structural components in our body. However, your body changes when you have adrenal fatigue syndrome. Watch this video further to see if collagen is beneficial or not for AFS.
When you undergo stress, your immune system also plummets. Colostrum is a supplement that has been shown to be very soothing and gentle nutrition for those with sensitive bodies. Watch this video for more information on how and when to take it.
Most people may not understand that sleep, as well as the gut, are all interrelated. Now many of our body's neurotransmitters which regulate sleep are made in the gut, where many of its precursors are.
Sleep is controlled by autonomic factors that keep your heart pumping and your breathing going. Breathing is one of the bridges of the autonomic nervous system that actually allows the body to relax when it wants to and to take in a deep breath when it needs to.
When people have a problem sleeping it could be due to a variety of factors including metabolic issues, cortisol issues, neurotransmitter issues, as well as commonly the autonomic nervous system issue in the setting of adrenal fatigue.
Food causing inflammation is a new concept in the medical world. We don't use to think of foods as inflammatory but it has become very clear that the wrong food, in the body, can lead to a series of inflammatory responses.
Progesterone's main action is to oppose estrogen, a pro-growth type hormone. In the world nowadays, where we are filled with chemicals and environmental toxins and hormones, it is impossible for the woman or the man to escape hormonal exposure.
Testosterone, like HGH, as well as DHEA and pregnenolone, are part of a family of what we call anabolic hormones. HGH, by the way, means growth hormone. The HGH effect is very similar to testosterone effect in the sense that they all promote the body to grow.
When your body encounters stress, the body's fight or flight response kicks in for survival. The fight-or-flight response is meant to only last for a short time. Find out how these responses cause different symptoms in your body.
Many people experience the necessity to increase their thyroid medication for their hypothyroidism after they've been starting on the medication for some time. There may be an underlying problem that could be causing this besides the thyroid.
Leaky bowel and leaky gut are oftentimes due to inflammation at the gut level. And when this happens, food tends to stay in the body and causes a lot of inflammation. Learn how to improve your leaky gut in this video.
Systemic candida is a very difficult and challenging issue to resolve. One of the most common clinical mistakes is that people try to basically eradicate candida thinking that will be a process that will lead to total recovery.
Electrolyte imbalance symptoms can occur even when lab results are in the normal range because what is normal for a healthy person may not be normal for adrenal fatigue sufferers. So what is happening?
Joint pain of unknown origin is a common and very perplex problem that many people face. It is often written off in conventional medicine, however, pain is a signal that the body sends us to tell us something is wrong.
In this video, we are going to talk about a somewhat common symptom of adrenal fatigue that is seldom understood, and it is the presence of low back pain without any history of trauma, and the presence of a normal examination.
Have you ever felt the need to have stimulants like coffee in order to get your day going? You wake up not really refreshed and it's only after you take your coffee that you feel that you are off and running.
When a person is under stress the system that is responsible for overcoming the stress rests with the adrenal glands. However, some people do feel a sense of adrenaline rush when they are under stress. How does this come about?
Brain fog or foggy thinking is a common complaint and symptom of adrenal fatigue. In this video, we are going to be going through why, and what the mechanisms are of this very, very common complaint and it is important to know because memory, cognitive functions, are such a critical part of our daily life.
Endometriosis is a medical condition where the endometrium or the inner lining of the uterus is inflamed. It is caused oftentimes by a hormone overload, especially with estrogen. Why is it important and how is it related to treating fatigue?
Fibrocystic breast disease, like fibroids, and PMS, menstrual irregularities, are all a part of the continuum of estrogen excess in the body. Fibrocystic breast disease tends to be one of the first systems of estrogen dominance.
The menstrual cycle in a female is supposed to come on a regular basis - usually anywhere from 28-31 or 32 days. In the case of severe adrenal fatigue, when the body is going through a resetting or slowdown period, the body is not interested in reproduction. As a result, the menstrual cycle can become irregular.
As you know, carbohydrates, protein, fat — these basic food groups that enter our body by the way of our daily meals are broken down by the body to generate energy. If you have adrenal fatigue, your body may not be able to tolerate carbohydrates.
Coffee, tea, and energy drinks are so prevalent in society today, it's acceptable to fill your body with these. Although they are natural in the sense they do exist in nature, they are never designed to be in our body that many people put them in.
Having abdominal fat, or central obesity, or what we call "muffin top" is getting very prevalent nowadays. It is related to obviously metabolic imbalances, such as lipid dysfunction. Most people call it the "spare tire" and almost everybody has it when they reach middle age. The question is why?
One of the common problems and complaints and symptoms of adrenal fatigue is the GI tract not being balanced. Irritable bowel-like symptoms with alternating diarrhea and constipation can be experienced, but it is more biased to constipation.
Requiring only seven basic ingredients, our recipe of Thanksgiving holiday trail mix gives you a perfect way to celebrate the occasion with your loved ones. And as you might already know, when we make a recommendation, it's not just about the taste but nutrition as well. Find out the complete recipe here!
If you are searching for healthier food alternatives, then turmeric is an ingredient you shouldn't overlook. This exceptional golden spice isn't only good for creating appetizing dishes. A turmeric miso soup can deliver immense health benefits for you. Learn the recipe right now and enjoy the soup during cold winters!
There are a lot of good breakfast smoothies out there, but not all of them are the favorite breakfast of one of the foremost doctors in the field of adrenal fatigue. This ultra-nourishing smoothie recipe is Dr. Lam's own breakfast of choice, and has helped him sustain energy all day long through his own battle with AFS.
Winter's coming. You can feel it in the air and in your bones after you've been outside for a while. And what better way to chase away the cold than with a warming bowl of vegetable chowder? Not only is it the perfect pairing for a cup of hot tea, but it is great for your health too.
Are you in a mood for some delish Mexican breakfast? Try this Mexican inspired spinach scramble that will make your morning egg more scrumptious than ever. It's not all about the taste as the scramble contains protein along with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and lycopene. Just enough kick to make you go wow! Learn the recipe here.
The salad you don't want to miss out on! This recipe of Apple Walnut Ambrosia isn't only going to tingle your taste buds but is also packed with healthy nutrients such as omega-3, fiber, and tanginess you will come to appreciate. Good salad recipes are hard to come by, check it out right now and plan dinner accordingly!
This curry-inspired vegetarian meal packs the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric with cancer-fighting cauliflower and complete protein from rice and chickpeas. The curcumin in this recipe, in particular, has been found to fight cancer and MS, improve insulin resistance, and even work as natural pain relief. Try a meal that will make you feel amazing.
Omega-3 fatty acids have tons of benefits, from reducing inflammation, to improving heart health, to helping to resolve anxiety. But it can be hard to get enough from supplements alone. Fortunately, this recipe is here to your rescue. Discover a sweet and savory way to get more omega-3s in your diet.