Mainstream medicine is slow to recognize adrenal fatigue, leaving many people struggling. You don’t have to wait you can order your own adrenal testing, here.
Cortisol is a life sustaining adrenal hormone essential to the maintenance of homeostasis. Called “the stress hormone,” cortisol influences, regulates or modulates many of the changes that occur in the body in response to stress.
Why does stress matter in restoring muscle health? It’s important to remember that pain is a symptom and most often results from a combination of physical, mental, dietary deficiency and emotional factors.
If you have restless sleep, or have a hard time drifting off at night and waking up in the morning, you may be interested to see where your cortisol levels are, it could be adrenal burnout.
- Morning fatigue or trouble waking up
- Decreased libido
- Muscle weakness
- Poor focus
- Bone loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- Belly Fat
- Cravings for sugar
Our adrenal glands govern our stress response, by secreting hormones relative to our stress levels. They actually help control many hormonal cycles and functions in our body. When the adrenal glands are overworked, the body prepares for disaster, by storing fat and calories.
You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of un-wellness, tiredness or “gray” feelings.
People experiencing adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, colas and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day.
This is an ongoing cycle until we take steps to correct this adrenal imbalance. Don’t guess test take steps to be proactive and break the cycle and find out if you have adrenal stress today!
What is the Salivary Adrenal Stress Profile
The salivary Adrenal Stress Profile monitors the impact chronic stress has on the functioning of the adrenal glands’ cyclical release of cortisol and DHEA.
Why Should I test the Adrenal Glands functioning?
Since stress and the inflammation can cause are major underlying factors in so many chronic diseases, checking the circadian deviation from the normal amounts rhythmically secreted can be a window into how well the body is managing this critical component of chronic illness. Both Cortisol and DHEA affect carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism, their dysfunction can be reflected in not only lower energy levels, loss of libido, and weight gain, but increasing emotional liability and resistance to disease.
Who Should Be Tested?
Anyone who has been struggling with a chronic condition is a candidate for adrenal testing. More specifically, anyone complaining of the above chronic issues should be considered appropriate to be tested. It’s not just for those whose complaints are referable to a chronic fatigue syndrome or repeatedly : “ coming down with something” multiple times a year.
Adrenal fatigue is often associated with chronic illnesses: Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Menopause, Allergies and Sleep Disruptions to name a few.
What are the benefits?
Knowing where your cortisol levels are currently, and keeping them within a healthy range for your body can have many positive effects. The benefits are numerous, not just in determining and possibly lowering your cortisol count. Can be taken in the privacy of your own home.
How does this work with structural balance therapy?
During the healing process there are several factors that have to be considered. The amount of damage, location, type of tissue injured, general health of the client, preexisting conditions, medications, nutrition, and hydration all influence the time needed to repair injured tissue. Reducing inflammation with lifestyle and nutrition allows the body to isolate the injured area, clean up debris, and mobilize supplies necessary for repair.
Testing is combined with lifestyle and nutrition guidance helping you take steps that make the most impact to help restore Healthy Adrenal Function.
The goal of my practice is to help you with solutions that will help you improve muscle health and prevent chronic pain. Integrating structural balance therapy with lifestyle and nutrition is a balanced approach to optimize your health. See more on my philosophy on care.