Bad Reactions to Licorice Root: The Three Types

A herb used medicinally for milennia, Licorice remains the go-to herb to support the adrenal glands. Unlike adrenal extracts and adaptogenic herbs, Licorice boosts flagging cortisol levels without stimulating the adrenals in any way, making it ideal to boost energy during the day without ruining sleep at night. Licorice Root contains glycerrhizinic acid. The active […]

Why Did I React Badly to Acupuncture?

A centrepiece of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture stands out as one of the most enduring forms of medical treatment. It’s history of use spans 2,000 years and has become an accepted form of treatment across the globe. Some conservative mainstream doctors remain dismissive of its benefits but, as far as I am concerned, the jury […]

Why is My Cortisol Low?

Cortisol plays an important role in our health and well-being each second of every day, yet few individuals understand exactly what it does. Even fewer understand why cortisol levels drop, making a low test result all the more confusing. A brief outline on the hormone may help. Cortisol is a steroid hormone, specifically a glucocorticoid, […]

What Mainstream Doctors Say About Adrenal Fatigue – Are They Right?

Mainstream medicine and ‘alternative’ medical community rarely see eye-to-eye. This is particularly true in regards to adrenal fatigue. In this area, holistic practitioners are more likely to assess any impact that adrenal health may be having on the individual. Mainstream doctors are not trained to consider the function of these organs in consultations, and this […]

Adrenal Fatigue, Adrenal Burnout or Adrenal Imbalance?

As one of few practitioners that specialise in adrenal health, it comes as no surprise that my mailbox often contains enquires from individuals who think they may have adrenal problems. They are usually right. While the wording used by various people makes no odds to me, the different phrases employed demonstrate the lack of agreement […]

Adrenal Fatigue is not Addison’s

There are few things more frustrating than not being taken seriously by your GP. While no-one minds being contradicted by a knowledgeable professional who has taken the time to consider your personal situation, an outright dismissal based on ignorance tends to get under then skin. This dismissal occurs repeatedly when individuals approach their doctors to […]

Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It?

Reduced energy, impaired thinking, libido, hypoglycaemia, poor sleeping patterns and difficulty in losing weight all stand out as common problems in adrenal fatigue. On a basic level, this condition (sometimes called adrenal insufficiency) comes as a results of the adrenal glands failing to meet the demands placed upon them and occurs following a period of […]