Overcoming HPA Axis Suppression (Formerly Known as Adrenal Fatigue)

HPA Axis Suppression: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments by BodyLogicMD The hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis—the complex relationship between the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenals—is something that few people think about, or even know about. However, chronic daily stressors as well as serious life changes can cause problems with the HPA axis and lead to symptoms … Continued

Are You Too Tired to Read This? (Adrenal Fatigue)

Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? Do you feel exhausted even after eight hours of sleep? Do you feel “burned out” or “stressed?” Do you push yourself with caffeine and sugar? Do you lack energy to parent or work your normal job? Do you have a “second wind” … Continued

How the Holidays and Stress Could be Affecting Your Health

The holidays are notorious for bringing unwelcome guests: stress, fatigue and depression. But by setting realistic expectations and planning ahead, there’s a lot you can do to keep your holiday season merry and bright. Stress is a natural part of life, but chronic stress is not, and should not be simply endured as a regular … Continued

Catching the ZZZ’s

Lack of sleep is one of the more common problems experienced by many adults. Adequate sleep is such a rare commodity.  How often do you find yourself struggling to fall asleep, stay asleep, or just plain missing  a good night’s restful sleep? Many important processes take place as we sleep. Regeneration and synthesis of neurotransmitters, … Continued

The importance of iron to your thyroid

I see a lot of patients with thyroid conditions. While it is extremely important to evaluate all hormones especially the adrenals, it is also very important to evaluate iron status in the body. Most of my patients that come to see me with a thyroid condition have never had their iron levels evaluated. The most … Continued

DHEA: The Other Stress Hormone

The art of what I do involves assessing the whole health picture of an individual as relates to hormone balance. I enjoy explaining what is going on to my patients. When I reach the part about DHEA, eyes begin to glaze over. Nobody seems to have heard of DHEA. Where did our health teachers go … Continued

Running on Empty

How many of you just feel plain exhausted or running on empty? Life demands never seem to give you a break and day after day keep challenging you. How do you meet those demands….high test caffeine, sugar, quick gimmicky concoctions that promise you energy for so many hours. How well is that working for you … Continued

Adrenal Fatigue: The Interaction Between Stress & Your Hormones

It’s my belief that inferior doctors treat disease and superior physicians prevent it.  I see patients come to the hospital who are dying from conditions that could have been prevented, from things that could have been treated early and never were. As an emergency room doctor, I developed an interest in anti-aging therapies from seeing … Continued

Adrenal Fatigue

I recently wrote and article about adrenal fatigue awareness. In this I explain what is Adrenal Fatigue, what are the symptoms, how common this is, as well as how to treat. Many people and doctors as well have never heard of this syndrome. Most of us will experience some degree of adrenal fatigue in our lifetimes. … Continued