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Paleo & Adrenal Fatigue: How Primal Living Can Restore Your Energy

What is Adrenal Fatigue? The adrenal glands are small endocrine (hormone-producing) glands that sit on top of the kidneys. The hormones produced by the adrenal glands help to control blood pressure, stress reactions, and potassium blood levels, to name a few. The adrenals are also responsible for producing hormones like cortisol—the stress hormone—as well as estrogen, progesterone, and other steroids. They also release adrenalin in response to stress. When the amount of hormones produced by the adrenal glands increases or … Continue reading

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What Is Adrenal Fatigue?

The hormones cortisol and adrenalin are stored in the adrenal glands and released into the bloodstream when activated by stress. Together, they stimulate the fight or flight response. The evolutionary perspective suggests that during our 2.5 million formative years in the Paleolithic, acute rather than chronic stress was the norm and we evolved to handle stressful situations that resolved quickly. A typical historical scenario might have been the sudden confrontation with a predatory animal. In response to such acute stress, … Continue reading

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When Paleo Doesn’t Cut It: My $1500 Lab Test Results

TMI alert! This post is about my body and its functions, so if you're not into that kind of thing, stop reading now. But since we all have bodily functions, and many of us are on the same diet, and many of us are still having symptoms and seeking answers, I thought I'd share my illuminating recent findings from the $1500 worth of testing I just had done with my naturopathic doctor. Why I Did The Tests In my last … Continue reading

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