This website is dedicated to the millions of thyroid patients who are being ignored and left to suffer unnecessarily, and to healthcare practitioners, who want to better serve those patients.

Adrenals – Links to Web Pages

Adrenal Extremes – Could you be on your way to Cushings or Addisons disease?
“When constant stress prevails or other health problems lead the adrenals to work on overdrive, underdrive, or to eventually reach exhaustion, we can suffer dramatically. At the extremes, theres Cushings syndrome (an overproduction of the stress hormone cortisol) and Addisons disease (an underproduction of cortisol)…”

Eighteen Overlooked Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
“More and more alternative health practitioners are beginning to recognize how widespread adrenal fatigue (hypoadrenia) is in the general population. In mainstream medicine, doctors refuse to recognize there is a problem with the adrenal glands unless you meet the diagnostic criteria for Addison’s disease (extremely little adrenal function) or Cushing’s disease (hyper adrenal). These diseases together affect less than 2% of the population, but some experts believe that upwards of 80% of the population suffers from some level of adrenal insufficiency. Besides the usual symptoms of overwhelming fatigue and inability to handle stress, the symptoms listed below provide a more complete picture of adrenal fatigue and are often overlooked even by alternative practitioners.”

Adrenal Fatigue – “How To Age Rapidly, Or Not!” – An Exploration of Cortisol
“Let’s take a look at a major contributor to the aging process and what it can tell us about slowing the ravages of time on our health. The factor we will explore is cortisol, a hormone that controls dozens of vital functions in the body. When cortisol levels are too high or too low, rapid-aging processes accelerate.” by Pauline N. Harding, MD, who is residency trained in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Family Practice, and licensed as a Nutrition Counselor.

Adrenal Fatigue and the Safe Uses of Cortisol – Kyle Grimshaw-Jones ND
This five page educational article is written for health professionals and their clients, in the hope of stimulating interest and discussion in this vital area for the alleviation of human suffering. The author is a naturopath, not a doctor, and does not claim definitive knowledge in this area. This article is a summary of Safe Uses Of Cortisol (3rd Ed) By William McCormack Jefferies; Your Thyroid And How To Keep It Healthy By Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield And Adrenal Fatigue : The 21st Century Stress Syndrome By James L Wilson, and other research and personal experience and observation of the author.

Adrenal Fatigue Diet
Dr Lam’s Adrenal Fatigue Diet

Adrenal Glands – How To Find Them
“The definitive test for adrenal fatigue is a saliva test for cortisol levels at different times of day, at least four. However, there is a simple test you can do on yourself or have a friend do on you. It is possible for most people to find and feel the adrenal glands, especially when they are swollen from trying to keep up with undo demand which leads to adrenal exhaustion. If your adrenal glands are easy to find, then you probably have adrenal fatigue.”

Adrenal Glands
Excellent information about the workings of the Adrenal glands. Shame about the eye wateringly garish colours rendering the site nearly unreadable. Still, you’ll be able to read it all at your convenience from the inside of your eyelids…

Adrenal Hormones – what you should know
What you should know about your adrenal hormones.

Adrenal Physiology & Diseases : Everything you need to know about adrenals
This website lists everything that can go wrong with adrenals and explains why. This should be read by everybody.

Adrenal Testing : Genova Diagnostics Europe
Diagnostic Laboratory Testing

Safe Uses of Cortisol
Some key points and comments raised by Janie from the Stop The Thyroid Madness website on the book “Safe Uses of Cortisol” by William McKJeffries (3rd Ed).

Cortisol Boost 101 – A Doctor’s Detailed View
An extensive and detailed article about Cortisol.

Cortisol Levels, Thyroid Function and Aging
How Cortisol Levels Affect Thyroid Function and Aging : Interview with David Zava, Ph.D.

more from wiki

Hypoadrenalism advice
from NHS source

Is stress making you fat? Adrenal balance and weight loss
Adrenal Health on the Women to Women website

The Physiological Effects of Stress on the Body, Seven Key Stages
The key seven stages of adrenal stress shown in salivary adrenal stress index tests, from Dr Poesnecker’s website

Hormone Deficieny Tests, the Hertoghe Clinic
A series of questionnaires so you can see whether further testing ought to be considered.

Understanding your Adrenal Test Results – Dr Sarah Myhill
Dr Sarah Myhill’s “Wiki” health pages explains what your adrenal test results mean.


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