A New Diagnosis

Do you:

  • Feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and stressed all the time?
  • Need five cups of coffee or a constant infusion of soda just to make it through the day?
  • Do you have trouble waking up, falling asleep, or staying asleep, no matter which herbal supplements you try?
  • Do you find yourself feeling constantly irritable or on edge?
  • Do you feel that you need to exercise to stay in shape even though you’re exhausted when you do?
  • Do you feel as though everything you eat turns to fat?
  • Are you always hungry, frequently craving sweets, or tempted by “carbobinges?”
  • Are you plagued by irregular or painful periods or PMS?
  • Are you struggling with perimenopause or menopause: lowered sex drive, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and hot flashes?
  • Do you find yourself feeling forgetful, “foggy” or unable to concentrate?
  • Do you find that you do better when you’re always on the go?
  • Do you find that you actually enjoy adrenaline rushes and feel a little bored without a crisis to handle?
  • Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or despair?

Sound familiar? If I’ve painted a picture you recognize—in yourself, in your family, among your friends and colleagues—you’ve just gotten a good look at adrenal dysfunction, a distressingly common problem in which overworked adrenal glands produce too much cortisol, the stress hormone.