Face it – most of us have too much on our plates. We are stressed out not only by our jobs but also our financial situation, relationships, children and our health. Over time, without some form of treatment, this will lead to a decrease in the available pool of cortisol and other stress hormones that should be on standby to help in these stressful situations. The majority of patients who come see me in my practice have an underproduction of cortisol and other adrenal hormones, sometimes called “adrenal fatigue.”
As summer comes to a close, we are all gearing up for the fall and winter months ahead. Here in Phoenix that means a much-needed reprieve from the stifling summer heat – finally! Elsewhere, colder temperatures and drier weather and flu and cold season are right around the corner. Similarly, the ever-dangerous Ebola virus has made its way into the United States and Enterovirus is wreaking havoc all across the country as well. How can you protect yourself from contracting any of these illnesses and what can you do to treat these conditions naturally?