Adrenal Fatigue

Based in Wellington, this Naturopath considers Adrenal Fatigue as one of the most pervasive, under diagnosed health conditions affecting people today. Life in the 21st Century is filled with one stress after another. Anxiety about your job, an argument with your spouse, a poor night’s sleep, travel, family illness, financial worries, even a positive experience like a new job or marriage all contribute to stress. Luckily, nature has provided us with adrenal glands, little organs responsible for helping your body respond to stress, cope with it, and survive it. How you bounce back from the stress of an illness, a devastating accident, heartbreak, or disappointment depends on the health and efficiency of your adrenal glands.

Adrenal Fatigue can wreak havoc with your life. In the more serious cases, the activity of the adrenal glands is so diminished that you may have difficulty getting out of bed for more than a few hours per day. With each increment of reduction in adrenal function, every organ and system in your body is more profoundly affected. Changes occur in your carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, heart and cardiovascular system, and even your sex drive. Many other alterations take place at the biochemical and cellular levels in response to and to compensate for the decrease in adrenal hormones that occurs with Adrenal Fatigue. Your body does its best to make up for under-functioning adrenal glands, but it does so at a price.

You may look and act relatively normal with Adrenal Fatigue and may not even have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of unwellness, tiredness or ‘grey’ feelings. People suffering from Adrenal Fatigue often have to use coffee, tea and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day. Younger people may rely on “energy drinks”. Some adults may rely on the regular, even daily, use of alcohol in the late afternoon or evening to “unwind”. Others may take medications such as sleeping pills, anti-depressants or rely habitually on paracetamol for tension headaches which may be caused by stress.

I have spent many years with a focus on fatigue and adrenal fatigue in my practice.  The experience I have gained from this long term focus is proven with my good success rate in assisting people to regain their health and vitality.  I use a targeted adrenal programme along with dietary and lifestyle interventions to achieve health and wellness naturally.

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I have struggled for several years with severe Adrenal Fatigue, searching for help from many practitioners.  Last year, I came across Cush Reid, who has helped me tremendously in bringing me back to a state of better health and the journey of making some life style changes to combat the fatigue, and restore the adrenal glands.  Cush is trained in a number of health restoring techniques including Body Talk, which has also been of huge benefit.  This, combined with her knowledge of natural health products to assist my recovery, has been invaluable.   Andrea – Wellington