The adrenal glands secrete Cortisol, a hormone with an incredible strong impact on metabolism and disease. When Cortisol rises due to stress, it brings its ‘sister’ hormones with it: epinephrine (adrenaline), nor-epinephrine and insulin. Together, these four hormones cause severe metabolic disorders in all those individuals affected by chronic stress, and they can cause weight gain and hormone imbalance. They can also cause what some authors call Adrenal Fatigue.
When we face numerous stressors, this hormonal system loses control and bad things start to occur: cell injury, insulin increase, high sugar, hormone decline, thyroid suppression, metabolic imbalance, excessive hunger, cravings, FATIGUE, weight gain. Individuals can develop obesity, weight loss resistance, poor immunity, Adrenal Fatigue, infections, allergies, DEPRESSION, poor sleep, mood disorders, low thyroid function, body aches, low hormones, low libido, poor sleep, low muscle energy, decreased brain chemicals, pains, bowel malfunction, tender muscles, tender joints, morning weakness, addictions, cough, PMS, mental fog, poor memory and feeling wasted. Malfunctioning adrenals can waste your hormones AND your thyroid: one may affect the others,
and they are all related and affecting one another. We teach all this in our office.
WARNING SIGNS. You can’t see your metabolism, you can only see or feel the reflections of its disorders. Weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, low sex drive, pains, poor sleep, high sugar, depression, indigestion, heartburn, headaches, etc., are like reflections of a sick metabolism, just like erupting volcanoes and earthquakes are reflections of deep pressures we can’t see. Therefore, sit, think, review your signs and symptoms. May be it is time for a check-up, for a comprehensive metabolic-hormonal-nutritional check up.