A doctor once said to me, "You can never educate yourself enough on this illness. Read everything you can, because the medical community is ill-equipped to deal with this phenomenon. Their medical training resides on addressing concrete illnesses that can easily be read from a testing machine."
One prominent section that stood out for me in the book was the section on Adrenal Fatigue. It brought back a vivid memory. One day sitting at my past job I had a parent come in and help me for the day. As unusual nothing could be simply done and every little venture required a multi-tasking approach. By the time the day ended my volunteer turned before leaving and said, "Gosh, working here each day would cause adrenal failure." That stuck with me for quite some time.
For years preceding my illness I suffered from a constant agitated feeling. It was a simple tap of electrical flow that ran through my system keeping my body in overdrive. Many days I came home to rest only to find a small nap was unattainable as my body fought its way into relaxation. Days like this caused such jitters that I rose from my nap early, frustrated, just pushing on with my day until I could finally expire at night time. What I had not know then was that my body was setting itself up for Adrenal Fatigue. And, according to Dr. Colbert's book there are three stages:
In this stage long term stress produces high levels of coritsol for a long period of time. This decreases DHEA and ongoing release of ACTH from the pituitary. The adrenals begin to experience issues meeting the difficult demand for increased cortisol production. When this happens, the body looks for other ways to facilitate cortisol and will usually rob pregnenolone from the sex hormones. Hence why many fibromyalgia sexual hormones are usually low.
Thsi stage signifies a continuing decline in cortisol levels. There is a gradual change from increased to decreased stimulation. At this point, most patients have low cortisol levels in the morning, noon, or afternoon, but stabilize at night time. Once cortisol levels decline, this is a marker of midstage adrenal exhaustion.
This is the final stage of adrenal fatigue and is marked by failure of the cortisol to produce normal levels at any point of the day or night. The result is a hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis "crash." Night time cortisol levels also drop and cause imbalances in other hormonal systems. The body responds to emotional and mental stess as it would to any physical crisis. Alarm kicks in and the adrenal medulla releases adrenaline for added strength and energy. When this happens, the body experiences an inner collapse - fibromyalgia.
This book reminds everyone the importance of a well-rounded approach to conquering this illness. Hence, this website is targeted to not only food, but all the other aspects that keep your body well and in tip top shape.
In this concise, easy-to-read booklet you'll discover a wealth of usable information to help you win the battle against chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia once and for all! Learn biblical secrets on health and the latest medical research on how to break free from chronic pain and fatigue!
This book contains findings that your doctor may never have told you!
- Steps-from burned out to fired up
- Foods that harm-and foods and supplements that give life
- A walking program-just for you
- God's promise-to strengthen and comfort you You want to be healthy.
Dr. Don Colbert is a board-certified family practice medical doctor who specializes in nutritional medicine, treating over 17,000 patients. Since 1984, Dr. Colbert has helped thousands of patients regain good health and live pain free after years of suffering. A graduate of Oral Roberts School of Medicine, he has received extensive training in nutritional medicine. As a result, he has founded and developed his own nutritional supplement line, Divine Health Nutritional Products. Dr. Colbert also co-hosts Golden Eagle Network's "Your Health Matters" with his wife, Mary. They frequently lead health seminars at home and abroad, the address health and nutrition issues as guests on national talk shows and news broadcasts. Don and Mary make their home in Central Florida. - Christianbook.com