Episode 30: Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?
Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 30 of The Ancestral RDs podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Today's episode is a bit of a rant, but it's an important one. Is Adrenal Fatigue a real condition? Or is "diagnosing" someone with adrenal fatigue a dangerous fallacy? You'll want to listen to this episode if you've ever questioned this issue. And we were able to answer one listener-submitted question today, so please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Laura wrote a guest post on exercising with adrenal fatigue, and the internet blew up. Listen to our discussion/rant about this controversial topic! I'm currently seeing a naturopath for hormonal imbalance (low thyroid) and she suggested a protocol to support my adrenals before moving into thyroid replacement territory. I also believe I have hypothalamic amenorrhea (my lack of period after coming off birth control 9 months ago was my initial reason for seeking help). I want my cortisol levels tested to see which phase of adrenal fatigue I'm in. I've had a full thyroid panel done but no saliva test yet.My question - Is the adrenal support supplement I'm taking good for stage 2 adrenal fatigue? I am now working hard to reduce stress, but my history is one of under eating, over exercising, and a very active job. I sleep 8+ hours nightly, wake refreshed, but my energy decreases through the day. Any other recommendations to balance my hormones, get my cycle back, and continue healing adrenal fatigue? Links Discussed: Laura's Guest Post: Exercising With Adrenal Fatigue Laura explains: Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? Get Your Period Back: 5 Tips For Recovering From Post Birth Control Syndrome Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue (free eBook!)