The overlooked connection between fatigue, allergies, and sugar cravings

May 26, 2012
Volume 3    |   Issue 39

It’s springtime, which means it’s allergy season. For Alice, though, allergies seem to last year-round. But that’s not the only problem she has. She has a tough time waking up every morning. Her memory is starting to slip. And her libido is all but gone. The fatigue never seems to end. But she blames that on sugar, because she’s always craving it.

While most of these problems seem completely isolated, it’s quite possible Alice is suffering from a very common condition. In fact, you may relate to many of her symptoms. However, just because it’s common doesn’t mean your doctor is looking for it. This condition is one doctors almost always overlook.

The condition is adrenal fatigue. And the reason your doctor doesn’t look for it is because conventional medicine recognizes only the extreme of adrenal fatigue, which is Addison’s disease. But Addison’s disease is pretty rare. So doctors really don’t give it much thought. That’s unfortunate, as many people suffer from low adrenal function every day.

The condition is so common, it now carries a new name — 21st Century Stress Syndrome. The name comes from the fact that stress is the primary cause of adrenal fatigue. And we know how stressed we all are these days.

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The adrenals are a pair of glands just above each kidney. They are imperative for hormone production, as there are about 50 hormones that come from these glands. When you’re stressed, it kicks your adrenals’s production of cortisol into high gear. Cortisol is a stress hormone that in small doses is vital for good health. It actually regulates your immune system. So guess what happens when your adrenals produce too much cortisol over a long period of time? Exactly, it messes up your immune system. And you come down with all sorts of different, seemingly unrelated symptoms.

Fortunately, you don’t have to live with adrenal fatigue. You can reverse this condition simply by taking the right nutrients. The three most important are pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), licorice root extract, and adrenal gland extract.

The dosage for each of these nutrients varies depending on your condition. But in general, the dose for pantothenic acid is 500-2,000 mg twice a day. For licorice root, it’s 700-1,500 mg daily. And take just 200-400 mg of adrenal gland extract twice daily. If your condition is severe, you’ll need to take doses on the high end of these ranges.

And if you’re looking for all of these nutrients in one place, you can order Advanced Adrenal Factor from Advanced Bionutritionals. The typical dose for Advanced Adrenal Factor is four capsules daily. Before long, you’ll notice your memory is becoming sharper, your energy level increases, your sex drive goes up, and your sugar cravings come down.

Your insider for better health,

Steve Kroening

Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.

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