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Fatigue and Your Adrenals – Episode 40


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rethinking-fatigueAdrenal-related issues are seemingly epidemic today—many people complain of some degree of “adrenal fatigue” or “burnout.” This is hardly surprising given the high stress levels of modern life. But what exactly does this mean? What is the connection, really, between fatigue and your adrenals?

The unfortunate truth is adrenal-related issues are poorly understood. In addition, most conventional healthcare providers still practice using outdated theoretical models from the 1950s, which fail to hold up in the face of modern stress physiology. In fact, the vast majority of so-called “adrenal issues” have nothing whatsoever to do with the adrenal glands themselves! Nora Gedgaudas offers a cutting-edge paradigm that will not only help modernize adrenal concepts, but will also help individuals better identify what type of “adrenal dysregulation” they have and what to do about it. Nora outlines this approach in her latest book, Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It. Join Nora and Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist for what promises to be an eye-opening conversation about this modern epidemic.


Nora-Gedgaudas2Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on the Paleo diet and lifestyle. She is the author of the international bestselling book Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also a successful nutritional consultant, speaker, and educator, and is widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, television, and film. Her own popular podcasts are available for free download, along with articles and newsletters. Nora maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as a board-certified nutritional consultant and a board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist.

SarahSarah Pope writes the very popular The Healthy Home Economist blog and devotes herself to raising three healthy children with her husband using traditional nutritional principles as her guide. She has been the Weston A. Price Chapter Leader for Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL since 2002.



  • Anne Dicks

    I would like to listen to, Episode 40, your radio show with Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist. Can you help me with that, please?

    Thank you!

    Anne Dicks

  • patricia schlling

    I need information on Adrenal Insufficy. My doctors are treating me with prednisone and I am getting fat and having stomach pain. Help.

    • Marten

      Adrenals are the human battery, you have to balance sodium versus potassium, take adrenal homeopathic, adrenal liquitrophics, adrenal glandulars and licorice root extract, please eliminate toxic metal…..B complex is always good as vitamin A C and E….and don’t ever takes hormones, your health is your wealth, spend it wisely. Little changes can get big results

  • Michael Freed

    This is excellent. I got a copy of the Buteyko method of breathing and yes, it does work. Also, when Nora is talking about getting at the root causes of things, Arthur Janov’s Primal Scream therapy speaks to this. Although it’s very involved, the basics could best be described like this: if you’re feeling any kind of tension that constantly recurs, try to follow it down its rabbit hole instead of doing what you normally do. It exists in you as a form of energy, but one that saps yours, and if you feel it as its source, it can disappear. It always manifests as something phtsical; A rising of blood pressure, a fear or anger response. The problem is, when you try to follow it to its source, your symptoms will exacerbate. It isn’t fun when going through, but once you do, it’s like dropping a sixteen-ton weight you didn’t know you were carrying, and just the breathing method she mentions in this talk can start the process of getting you in touch with this repressed pain.

  • kelly

    neurofeedback did not work for us; we got great relief from Buteyko method because chronic inflammatory disease causes hypoxia; eliminating vitamin D helped most, the active metabolite is elevated by disease process & has detrimental epigenetic effects (this metabolite would be one to check before you get so disabled from autoimmune disease); diet is low-carb, no gluten, good fats;
    our toxic world creates 3-ways: similar epitopes of your own tissue, infections, & food proteins trigger your immune system & cross react…just doing its job…
    now we know we can’t let our guard down by vaccines & antibiotics, opportunistic infections get inside our cells & dysregulate the vitamin D receptor & the supplement does not fix it & can make you worse by immune suppression
    check out our FB page or website…free library of info for you & your doc at chronic illness recovery.org non-profit & all volunteers paying it forward

  • Lolita

    HI There
    Any advice on what foods to have & to avoid if you have RA.

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