Surely if there’s an underlying cause of our widespread weariness, we should know about it?
“The reason doctors don’t flag it is because they’re taught in medical school that the adrenal glands are either working perfectly well or not working at all, which is a condition called Addison’s disease,” explains Dr Peter Dobie, integrative GP and adrenal fatigue specialist. “However, an increasing number of doctors, myself included, believe there’s a grey area or intermediate zone of adrenal function where the adrenals are working, but not as well as they should be.”
The adrenal glands produce around 50 different hormones, which influence everything from how we handle stress to our metabolism, inflammatory response, blood glucose levels, blood pressure and our fluid and electrolyte balance.
“The adrenal glands have fundamental functions in the body and are primary to our immune system function, our reproductive function and even our neurological system. If they become exhausted, it can initiate a domino effect where many other systems start to go down,” explains Dr Sherrill Sellman.
Dr Sherrill Sellman naturopath and women’s natural health expert, is author of ‘Hormone Heresy: What Women Must Know About Their Hormones’, and ‘What Women MUST Know To Protect Their Daughters From Breast Cancer’. Dr Sellman will be visiting South East Queensland and we are hosting TWO events, one at the end of july and first week in August, so make you get along to hear her talk on all things hormonal, male and female. DOWNLOAD this flyer for more details.