Layman's explanation of anatomy and physiology, including, herb suggestions which strengthens, nourishes improving energy and stamina
SYSTEM: Glandular (Endocrine)
NUMBER: Two orangish glands
SHAPE: Triangular (See Adrenal Glands Title Page)
SIZE: 1.8 ounce 1/2 inch height X 3 inches in length
LOCATION: One adrenal gland lies on top of the kidneys on either side of the back midway up.
FUNCTION: Called the flight or fight gland. Helps the body cope with trauma, stress or threatening conditions.
Produces cortisone and adrenaline plus other hormones (including: testosterone, progesterone and estrogen)
Regulates and balances fluids, hormones, sugar levels, energy heart rate and minerals.
KINESIOLOGY: 2 to 3 inches above the naval on torso on either side of the spine on the flank of the back. (see page Adrenals-7*** coming soon)
Large or pulsating pupil can indicate possible adrenal exhaustion.
REFLEXOLOGY: Right below pad of foot straight down from the second toe from the pinky (see page Adrenals-6*** coming soon)
BODY INDICATORS: Gaining weight around the stomach and butt area.
Darkening of skin where rubbed.... like waste band of pants or bra; where the skin rubs like inner thighs or underarms.
When the adrenals become really weak for a long time, you might notice thinning of pubic hair.
HELPS TO IMPROVE FUNCTION: Less stressful lifestyle. Meditation. Vitamins and minerals are essential.
DETRIMENTAL TO ITS HEALTH: Stress, stimulants such as coffee, tea (black or orange pekoe), caffeine, sodas, sugar and some medications.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS/HEALTH CONDITIONS:
Anxiety, GAD Generalize Anxiety Disorder, Diabetes, hypoglycemia, sinus problems, weakened immune system, nervousness and Cushing's Disease.
Weak adrenal cortex, hypoglycemia- (low blood sugar), and diabetes. Typical night person-(wants to sleep in mornings, but can stay up late at night, usually has a mid afternoon lag in energy getting a second wind in the evening.)
Addison's Disease, retains sodium (salt), sometimes allergic to citrus and tomatoes which indicates a Pantothenic Acid (B-5 deficiency)
MAIN MINERALS: Potassium, Organic Sodium (not salt), GTF Chromium, Magnesium and Calcium
HISTORICALLY USED FOR:
High in Potassium and Sodium
High in Potassium
Builds and nourishes adrenals
Stimulates adrenal glands
|Licorice root||Nourish and stimulates (caution not for those with diabetes or chronic high blood pressure)|
My favorite source of potassium, fresh is preferred but capsules will suffice.
|HERBAL COMBO||HISTORICALLY USED FOR:|
|Adrenal Support||Bovine hormones works for the adrenals|
|Mood Elevator||My personal favorite nourishes and soothes adrenals as well as liver.|
|Nervous Fatigue||Soothes the adrenals. My second choice|
|HY-C or HY-A||Usually suggested for hypoglycemic's|
|Pro-Pancreas (formally P-14)||Usually suggested for diabetics|
|Fatigue/Exhaustion||Energy while you build adrenals|
|OTHER SUPPLEMENTS||HISTORICALLY USED FOR:|
|L-Tyrosine||Relieves excess stress on adrenals (amino acid)|
Floaters can indicate low blood sugar.
It is best when working with one gland to nutritionally support all glands. Therefore, I suggest Mastergland to be used as a base for any other supplement to help prevent weakening or stressing other glands.
Adrenals produce fight or flight hormones. If you are experiencing anxiety, I suggest abstaining from coffee, tea, caffeine, heavy metal music, video games and scary/ high impact movies. Any of these can over stimulate the adrenals
To test adrenal function take blood pressure while lying down, wait 5 minutes, take blood pressure again while standing, blood pressure lower while standing strongly indicates hypoactivity of the adrenal glands.
Symptoms of Addison's Disease: under active adrenal function which symptoms include weakness, fatigue, digestive disturbances and discoloration of skin pigmentation where skin is rubbed such as bra, belt or top of arms and legs or in skin folds.
Symptoms of Cushing's Disease: Rapid obesity, osteoporosis, dryness of the skin, weight gain usually in neck, upper arms, upper legs and trunk of the body.
|QUESTIONS TO ASK||YES INDICATES|
|Do you get charley horses||A possible lack of potassium?|
|Are you a typical night person?||A possible lack of B-5|
|Do you get energy dips during the afternoon?||Very weak adrenals, I suggest Mood Elevator concentrate|
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