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 […]

Taking DHEA: Q&As

DHEA is the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. It plays a role in many organ systems and can have huge impacts on mood, mental cognition and sleep quality. Interest in DHEA spiked in the early 90s, when researchers found that serum levels would reliably drop in line with age; there was widespread […]

Common Hormonal Imbalances: The ‘Top Six’ That I See

As explained <a href=” http://http://www.blueprintfitness.co.uk/meat-saturated-fat-and-steroid-hormones/”>here</a>, steroid hormones are involved in everything we do and have startling effects on our vitality, sleep patterns, mental health and libido. As far as systems go, you’ll struggle to find something in your body that is more vital than your steroid hormones. If they are balanced, you are likely to […]

Meat, Saturated Fat and Steroid Hormones

When people think of steroids, they often think of failed drug tests and controversial allegations surrounding Olympic athletes. However, they are thinking of a specific sub-group of steroids, those we call anabolic androgenic steroids, which can be used to enhance muscle mass and increase recovery times. The reality is that we have more that 50 […]

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 […]