Archive for September, 2010

Adrenal Fatigue: Natural Remedies

September 28th, 2010

If you have consistent low energy, especially upon standing, and have been unable to find a medical cause, you may want to check the possibility of adrenal fatigue.

Your adrenal glands not only give you bursts of energy for your “fight or flight” mode, but are responsible for increasing the flow of blood when you need to put out energy, such as just standing up from a lying or sitting position. With adrenal fatigue, which is common after long periods of extreme stress or for people with easily stressed personalities, the adrenal glands are unable to produce adequate quantities of its hormones, particularly cortisol.(1) Unfortunately, it is an often overlooked medical condition.

We had a friend who had passed out upon standing up and thereafter was consistently having difficulty just getting the energy to stand.  The lack of blood to his head was causing dizziness and lightheadedness.  He went through 6 months of medical testing at the hospital with no conclusive results.

In only 5 minutes, you can easily do a self test with a home blood pressure kit to see if you have adrenal fatigue.

Finally, a different doctor did the Ragland’s blood pressure test on him and in less than 5 minutes discovered the cause to be adrenal fatigue.  With the Ragland test, you take your blood pressure while lying down and resting.  Then, stand up and immediately take your blood pressure again. The systolic pressure (the first number) should go up about 10 points.  If it stays the same or drops, you probably have adrenal fatigue. (2)

Here are some lifestyle factors that contribute to adrenal fatigue.

As I mentioned, an easily stressed personality overworks the adrenals, but these common lifestyle factors also contribute to it, provided by (3): Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Readers Choice Awards Part 1 2010

September 12th, 2010

Our most popular post of the year is back—the bi-annual Reader’s Choice Awards!  Here are the top posts so far this year in each category as chosen by you, our Readers!  Enjoy!

2 Minute Reflections

Lifestyle: Enjoyable or Tolerable?

Merton Quotes on Self Esteem and Forgiveness

Personal Reflections

No Need for Guilt

Planning for Life

Reader Questions

Guilty Feelings to Self Esteem

Discerning Compatibility in Relationships

Relationship Issues Question and Answer Part 1

Why Doesn’t God Heal Me?

Does Love Have to be Earned?


Physical Reflections

Probiotics: Which Should You Take?

Natural Lupus Treatment and Lifestyle Changes Part 2

Six Body Detox Ideas for a Safe, Easy Body Cleanse

Natural Osteoporosis Treatment

Arthritis Treatment

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