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Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms: Is it your Thyroid or Adrenals?

What is Adrenal Fatigue?Adrenal fatigue is probably one of the most under appreciated and misdiagnosed conditions out there (next to the thyroid, of course!).  The reason for this is simple: Most doctors don’t even believe that adrenal fatigue exists (1) as a medical condition or diagnosis.  So if you want to actually be diagnosed and treated for this condition …

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adrenal fatigue testing: is it even necessary?

Adrenal Fatigue Testing: Is it Even Necessary?

While it is possible to test for cortisol, is it even helpful?  The answer is both yes and no which is why this topic deserves a deep dive into adrenal fatigue and cortisol testing.  In this article you’ll learn: Why adrenal fatigue is so controversial and why many doctors do not believe it exists. Why testing cortisol is not …

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5 Reasons to avoid salivary cortisol testing and what to use instead

5 Reasons to Avoid Salivary Cortisol Testing & What to Use Instead

Is salivary cortisol testing worth the price tag? There are many ways to check your cortisol level and the salivary method has gained popularity over the years but is it the best way? In this post, we are going to discuss why you may want to hold out on getting your salivary cortisol levels checked, a different …

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Do cortisol blockers actually work for weight loss?

Do Cortisol Blockers Actually Work for Weight Loss? What to Use Instead

You can tell by the title of the article that cortisol blockers may actually not be as effective as you would hope… We all know that excess cortisol can lead to weight gain so the idea of “blocking” cortisol may sound enticing as a potential weight loss treatment.  But does it actually work? Well, not necessarily, at least …

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Cortisol and Weight Gain Connection

The Stress, Cortisol and Weight Gain Connection (& How to Stop it)

Can too much stress increase cortisol and lead to weight gain? The answer is a definite yes.  Stress influences multiple systems in the body and may lead to the dysregulation of one of the most important hormones in your body – cortisol.  Learn more about the influence stress has on cortisol and other hormones in your body and …

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The Best adrenal fatigue supplements

The Best Adrenal Fatigue Supplements + How to use them

Fatigue, exhaustion and low energy… These symptoms are incredibly common nowadays and they all may be pointing to a specific hormone imbalance commonly referred to as adrenal fatigue.  But instead of focusing on the word adrenal fatigue it’s better to focus on the hormone cortisol and how you can directly impact this very important stress hormone.  Once you …

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The best cortisol test

Cortisol Testing: How to Diagnose and Treat Adrenal Issues

Weight gain, crushing fatigue, the inability to sleep… These are only some of the symptoms associated with adrenal problems and yet this condition is ignored by so many physicians and Doctors.  In addition, there is much confusion regarding which is the best way to actually evaluate your cortisol levels and which is the best cortisol test.  This post …

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