The Adrenal Reset Diet
Today, people talk freely about their adrenal glands being shot or fatigued, and there is growing industry of supplements called adrenal tonics. Meanwhile, conventional doctors claim there is no such thing as adrenal fatigue. Who is right, and more importantly, how can you thrive under the stress of modern life? The adrenal glands are two small lumps of tissue on top of our kidneys. They produce cortisol and other various hormones, which control our energy, weight, and stress response. There are situations in which these glands stop working, the main example being adrenal insufficiency, also called Addison's disease. Addison's affects about 1 person per 100,000 and is caused when the immune system destroys the adrenal glands. Those who believe in adrenal fatigue say it is a mild version of adrenal insufficiency caused by stress.