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Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment


Adrenal fatigue symptoms causes
solutions explanations all coming right up. Hey I’m doctor Ekberg with Wellness For
Life and if you like to truly master health by understanding how the body
really works make sure that you subscribe and hit that notification bell
so that you don’t miss anything. Adrenal fatigue you’ve probably heard about it
you probably maybe thought you had it but is it real and what does it do and
what can you do about it so we’re gonna talk about all those things first of all
what are the adrenal glands what do they do well
adrenal goes with adrenaline it’s a stress hormone so the adrenal glands
help you cope with stress they’re tiny thumb sized almond sized glands that sit
on top of the kidney they are connections of the brain essentially
they’re neural tissue because they have to act really really fast when they
respond to stress there is no time for delay they have to do what they do
really quick they help you cope with stress is that a good thing yes even
though too much stress is not a great thing inability to respond and cope with
stress is devastating so if you can’t respond to stress then any little amount
of stress will wipe you out completely and in the extreme inability to respond
to stress then you’re basically a sitting duck you’re standing in the
street and a bus comes at you and you can’t do anything about it you don’t
can’t generate the resources to get out of the way fast enough so stress
responses are essential they are what helps you cope with life so what does
what else does it do it helps you maintain blood sugar and there’s this
hormone called cortisol that you also probably heard about cortisol raises
blood sugar it helps your body generate blood sugar whenever your blood sugar
goes low so the more unstable your blood sugar is the more your adrenals have to
to compensate so if you have what most people get on a high carb diet you get
what’s called a roller-coaster blood sugar so your body likes the blood sugar
really nice and stable in that mids region but then it goes up and when it
comes crashing down you have hypoglycemia and as soon as you have
hypoglycemia you lose focus you get lightheaded you get tired cranky
irritable and now your body has to make cortisol so you’re whipping your
adrenals to work really hard and the more unstable your blood sugar is the
harder and the more often they have to work they also handle minerals they make
hormones that regulate minerals so when they can’t quite keep up when they’re
tired when they get fatigued then they they can’t keep the minerals in the body
so you’re losing minerals through the kidneys primarily sodium potassium and
calcium then they also indirectly help regulate sleep sleep has a lot to do
both as a cause and effect of adrenal fatigue because your sleep hormone
called melatonin is inversely related to cortisol so whenever cortisol is high
melatonin is low whenever cortisol is low melatonin is high so melatonin helps
you go to sleep and therefore cortisol has to follow a certain pattern
throughout the daily cycle so cortisol is supposed to be the lowest in the
evening when you’re ready for sleep if the cortisol is low your melatonin is
high and you have the ability to fall asleep again melatonin is your sleep
hormone then throughout the night because you don’t eat anything the
cortisol rises to maintain your blood sugar in the absence of food and as the
blood sugar and as the cortisol rises the melatonin false and the melatonin is
lowest in the morning and cortisol is the highest in the morning when you’re
ready to wake up and that allows you to wake up rested and full of energy and
then the cortisol drops throughout the day until it’s the lowest when you’re
ready to fall asleep again so when all that works then cortisol and melatonin
work together to regulate your sleep but when your adrenals don’t work and when
you have blood sugar curves and when you have stress your cortisol levels are
going to be all over the place and consequently so is your sleep so that’s
what the adrenal glands do and that’s a little bit about what they cause so in
the medical world they don’t really recognize adrenal fatigue because the
adrenal gland has an enormous reserve capacity so it’s not going to result in
a pathology until that adrenal gland is about 80% destroyed but it’s going to
start creating problems and symptoms long long long before you have a
full-blown disease so the the two extremes of adrenal disease one is
called Cushing’s and that’s where you have like an adrenal tumor you have
something that’s just over producing cortisol all day long and now the
symptoms are a huge belly it’s a hanging belly you get a big hump on your back
cortisol burns off protein so you get skinny little spindly legs you get a
flat butt and you’re also burning losing protein in the skin you’re losing
collagen so you get stretch marks and you bruise very very easy so those are
extreme cases of overproduction and then in the case of Cushing’s but when you
have a lot of stress leading to adrenal fatigue you’re also typically going to
have a very high cortisol so if any of those things that I mentioned for
Cushing’s apply to you then you probably have a high
cortisol level because of high stress and if that continues year after year
decade after decade in some people when you burn out your adrenals completely so
they can’t keep up and do any sort of cortisol then you have what’s called
Addison’s and now your adrenals are completely wiped out and that is not a
fun place to be because now you have a complete inability to deal with stress
you’re basically a sitting duck any form of stress any form of activity
if you try to do work more than 20 minutes it just wipes you out and you
get physically ill your body breaks down so that is not a place you want to get
to so that’s why it’s so important to understand these mechanisms about
adrenal fatigue and understand that it is very real and you want to deal with
these symptoms before they become a major problem the causes are stress
excessive stress the body is designed to deal with short-term stress to fight
flight 2 to deal with life but we’re not designed for long term stress and when
we talk about stress we remember the chiropractic triad of health that stress
can be emotional it can be chemical and it can be structural so you could have a
bad posture you can have you could sit in a bad posture you could have
subluxations you can have poor movements in your joints in your spine and this is
all a form of stress you can have emotional stress you can have life
events you could have a lot of work stress but you can also have a mind that
just won’t shut up when that thoughts are just racing Racing racing and it’s
like they just take you over and you don’t know how to slow them down or stop
them that’s emotional stress chemical stress is stimulants and toxins and
pesticides and all of the chemical stuff that don’t belong in the body allergies
anything that the body reacts to and a structural emotional chemical level
whether it’s excess or lack can create stress in your body that results in
adrenaline and cortisol and starts wearing your adrenals down so work and
thoughts will definitely do it sugar is another thing because we talked
about that here so sugar and unstable blood sugar as a result of sugar and
carbohydrate consumption such as starches and breads and cookies and
waffles and pasta they will create this rollercoaster and as long as your
adrenals are working you may not notice this hypoglycemia too much but you’re
still stressing your adrenals so more reasons to lower your carbohydrates
another thing people don’t realize is exercise people think oh exercise that’s
always good not necessarily if you have adrenal fatigue then you don’t want to
exercise hard you don’t want to get your heart rate over 110 120 you don’t want
to start panting because now you’re putting more cortisol demands on the
body and you could actually be relatively healthy and exercise too much
and develop adrenal fatigue because you’re just working your body so hard
anytime that your heart rates is up in above 130 130 and up you are depending
on cortisol for energy production so most people who go to boot camp they go
to the gym and they think they’re doing themselves a good thing may not
necessarily be so if you sustain a heart rate over 130 for 45 minutes
you just put a major stress load on your body so while exercise is good we want
to understand how to exercise properly and you can check out our video on
exercise and anaerobic and aerobic exercise right here and another major
reason is if your thyroid isn’t working because if your thyroids slows down now
everything in your body slows down your digestion your metabolism but also your
healing ability the the speed and the ability to heal slows down so the
recovery of the adrenals are lessened if your thyroid is low so this these two
things together can ex start explaining why adrenal fatigue is so widespread in
our office we find that a majority of people have some level of thyroid
impairment and of course we know that most people eat a lot of carbohydrates
and they have a lot of work stress and they have racing minds so some level of
adrenal fatigue is probably affecting the vast majority of our population and
even though it’s not going to result in Addison’s in most cases it is creating a
lot of health problems some of the symptoms sleep problems fatigue
lightheadedness fatigue in the morning and salt cravings so most of those are
self-explanatory the salt cravings is because you’re losing minerals tired in
the morning is because you’re not getting your deep sleep and you’re
waking up with too much if your cortisol is all over the place then you’re not
waking up rested because you never got the full rest and you don’t have the
right blood sugar to get your day jump-started and here’s an interesting
one lightheadedness especially if you bend down and stand up quickly this is
like one of the cardinal signs that people can can tell if they have this so
if you lay down or you sit down and you stand up quickly or you bend down and
you stand up quickly and all of a sudden is like you have to hold on for a little
bit that is adrenal fatigue because when you lay down then you don’t need so much
blood pressure to get the blood to the brain because blood flows horizontally
without so much effort and then if you quickly stand up
then gravity is going to pull all the blood to your feet and it’s going to
rush out of your brain and in order for you to not go unconscious your adrenals
have to make adrenaline which is a vasoconstrictor to raise blood pressure
so that the brain can maintain its blood supply and this has to happen in a
fraction of a second and if it doesn’t happen that fast because the adrenals
are tired then it takes a few seconds before you can get enough adrenaline
going to that use that your blood sugar your blood sorry your blood pressure is
stabilized so let’s talk about solutions then there’s sort of self-explanatory
now that we have talked about the causes and the mechanisms and all about how
this works so this is going to be real simple solutions if you have stress if
you have racing thoughts is meditation you got to find a way to take a break
from your day and empty your head and this can be such a relief if you can
slow down your thoughts if you can empty your mind for just a few minutes a day
this can be a lifesaver so check out some more videos on guided meditations
we have one we’re gonna make several more create stable blood sugar so again
start eating whole food eat something like a paleo diet or a keto diet so that
you don’t get all these blood sugar swings get regular sleep in the
beginning this is going to be tough because you have trouble sleeping in the
first place but create a regular habit for yourself and stick to it and if you
do these other things before long you will be able to sleep and that’s going
to be an absolute necessity in order to create the stability that you’re looking
for so pick a time sleep from from 10 to 6 or from 11 to 7 or however much sleep
you need but try to get it regular and stick to it supplements in our office we
have certain supplements standard process
makes something called dren Amin there’s another one called dren atrophic that
helps the body sort of support the adrenals and recover they do love
minerals they do love real vitamin C so get it from whole food
don’t rely on ascorbic acid that’s not the type that it’s looking for and
long-term though what we find is most adrenal problems are secondary so if you
fix the thyroid if you fix the other stuff and the blood sugar and the sleep
then rarely do the adrenals become the primary problem they sort of resolved by
the time that we’ve handled the other stuff that’s our clinical experience in
in our office and another thing you want to do is stop whipping the adrenal
glands every moment of every day with caffeine and stimulants so some people
think that caffeine is bad but there’s all these other stimulants and energy
drinks that they say oh well this gives you energy no it doesn’t it whips your
adrenals they they whip them further into oblivion so you’ve got to cut back
on all caffeine and stimulants to give the adrenals a little bit of rest so
there you have it in a nutshell and realize that there is no substitute for
restoring the body to health there is no quick fix
you’ve got to undo the things that caused it you have to develop a healthy
lifestyle and you have to give the body what it needs so please share this video
with as many people as you can because a majority of their health issues could be
related to the things that we have talked about and if you’re new to this
channel and you enjoy the sort of contents make sure that you subscribe
and hit that notification bell so that we can keep this content coming your way
and save more lives and get better health thanks for listening you

Randall Smitham

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Dr. Sten Ekberg Posted on August 17, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    After watching this video you will probably want to watch these videos about how to relax your mind and body to help your body heal https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpTTF6wMDLR7jXHPe31_-XqZ2WOPUMz_O

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  2. shawn a Posted on May 4, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Can you still have adrenal fatigue even with a normal cortisol levels (saliva test)?

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  3. All-Integral Love-Expansion Posted on May 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    really nice and claryfying info, thx. yet high carb certainly and scientifically proven is not the cause for blood sugar instability or even insulin resistance. rather the causes here are isolated high fructose mixed with fats and other highly processed foods, additives and combinations as well as sedentary lifestyle etc 🌞🍀

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  4. Boo Mae Posted on May 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Please help me. I think I may be in the last of this. The doctors say we don't know what is wrong. Looked up my blood work and this is my problem. I can't barely get up to go to the bathroom. I how is not Addison dieases already. I will do whatever it takes please. I am not able to exercise or move…💔 where can I go? On a fixed income with Medicare.

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  5. ashley anthony Posted on May 7, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Very good excellent details pertaining to blood sugar levels associated with adrenaline and mood changes

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  6. Jeannette Grondin Posted on May 8, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Awesome video! Perfectly presented thank you! This is so much that I am going through. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and this explains things so very well. I can so relate

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  7. Jon Wesley Braswell Posted on May 9, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    I gotta cut out my bulletproof coffee . Too much caffeine. is decaf ok ?

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  8. Travis Burns Posted on May 9, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    After 5 months of overexercising and overstressing I barely can sleep…

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  9. Vickey Efremidis Posted on May 10, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Subscribed… thank you very much 🌻

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  10. Sasha Klim Posted on May 10, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    For me just walking at a normal pace, my heart rate is at 120s.

    It wasn’t always like this. I suffered from a major panic attack back in December 2018. Since then, my heart rate when walking/standing is a huge difference compared to when I’m just laying down on the couch and resting.

    I’ve tried everything. Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, so many herbs and supplements. Nothing seems to be fixing it. I have developed severe worry and anxiety over my heart/blood pressure, etc.

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  11. Mercedes Martínez Posted on May 13, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks to you. This video is an excellent class, like those at my Faculty of Medicine, many years ago… Im Clinical Nutritional from Peru

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  12. Cameron Sims Posted on May 16, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Do you know of any links between adrenal fatigue/Addison's and guillain barré syndrome? My girlfriend has been semi diagnosed with both, and are in the process of trying to find out. She has very low cortisol levels in blood tests and failed a synacthen test just the other day. I'm hoping the doctors are getting to the bottom of the adrenal side, but could it be linked to her GBS in anyway? Or possibly be the cause of it? Thanks in advance if you have time to reply!

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  13. خضر جسين Posted on May 18, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Please inform all of the studios to the Arab to our urgent need for

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  14. Helena Chen Posted on May 19, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Coffee is an adrenal stressed, how about bullet prove coffee? People in Keto diet recommend it.

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  15. عواطف من كل الطوائف Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I have bad habits one of them I have a lot of gluten . And I don't to asleep early

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  16. Alejandro Alatorre Posted on May 22, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Awsome

    I've shared it

    Thanks for your great videod

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  17. Marsha Garling Posted on May 26, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I read that having a virus or Lyme can tax your adrenals. Is this true?

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  18. Roza Ispanovic Posted on May 26, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Never heard better explanation. Thank you

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  19. N J Posted on May 30, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    😘 You soooo smart! Since I have metabolic syndrome & T2 Diabetes I can imagine we can just throw this in the mix too. Oh, stress levels go through the roof for an hour every morning and evening from driving in Houston traffic. It’s gotten pretty ugly these past few years. So yeah, guess I’m gonna have to start meditating since I don’t really sleep either! Let me head on over to that video now….

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  20. Laura Croft Posted on June 3, 2019 at 12:30 am

    "THE MORE UNSTABLE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR IS THE MORE YOUR ADRENALS HAVE TO CONPENSATE". YES!!!

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  21. Mazen Al-Sakkaf Posted on June 4, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you doc for highlighting this issue

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  22. triedhardbutblessed Posted on June 5, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Another extremely impressive video! I already watch it couple times on different days. Looks like I got addicted to Dr. Ekberg's videos. I'm not surprised at all. Who doesn't smell or doesn't like a pure hard work, or a Great! Amazing job ?! Thank you so much again and many blessings Dr. Ekberg !

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  23. Soumya Duraipandian Posted on June 7, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Very nice explanation👌🏻💐👍🏼

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  24. susan5780 Posted on June 7, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Wow doctor thank you much..you are so refreshing to lisen to..thanks you are the best..

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  25. Edward Russell Posted on June 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you Dr.!
    You are a life saver, literally🙏🏽

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  26. eva isa Posted on June 8, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks a lot Dr.

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  27. Aminta Ane Posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    🤗🤗👍 love all your vidéos. Good job

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  28. Lucile Fievet Posted on June 12, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Very interesting

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  29. Justin Boger Posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Great video. I am smarter than I was 5 minutes ago now.

    Reply
  30. BethyKable Posted on June 13, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Explaining these health problems is so helpful but it's equally helpful to give us SOLUTIONS to fix them. Thank you.

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  31. Abel Lizandro Posted on June 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks a million, doctor, you’re a blessing from the Lord

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  32. Yolanda Russell Posted on June 16, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I really need this Doctor in my life… he is confirming everything I thought and couldn't put into words .

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  33. Pip Posted on June 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks so much!! Seems Blood sugar plays the lead role in health. We grew up not knowing because DRS were ignorant. High blood sugar is connected to endless disorders or diseases. So appreciate you Dr Sten!

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  34. For Peace Posted on June 18, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Thank you
    best To know today for a better tomorrow

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  35. Max Powers Posted on June 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I wondering if I have an adrial problem, I'm a 32 year old male I suffer from excessive facial sweating really bad. I get hot in like 10sec doing normal everyday activities. I've lost 75lbs and the sweating wont stop. Also my resting heart rate is just over 100. I've been eating keto for 6 months, I dont drink caffene and I go for walks and try to sleep enough but I usually don't feel rested when i wake up. My blood pressure is under control now but the sweating won't stop.

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  36. doaa abdelazeem Posted on June 21, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Thanks doctor

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  37. Storm Meridian Dee The Broccoli Fox Posted on June 23, 2019 at 1:09 am

    This information is completely backing up everything I've been expressing to my PCP, who completely dismisses me. The only thing is he says my thyroid is within "normal" function, though I've never actually seen the numbers, so who knows. As for exercise, well my body is a broken piece of garbage anyways, but if I have to try not to get my heart rate over 120, I have a big problem because it can get that high from me just sitting here being stressed out like I always am, so I don't know what to do about that. I'm so agitated now, but at the same time, I feel validated, so thanks for that.

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  38. Sarah Gee Posted on June 24, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Nice explanation Dr.

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  39. Bobby Lindsey Posted on June 24, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks Red Foreman from That’s 70 Show!!!

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  40. francisco ramone Posted on June 29, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    i have been experiencing this for 3 years, how long does it take to recover from adrenal fatigue? thanks doc

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  41. carol moore Posted on June 30, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Wonderful info!! Thank you!!!

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  42. NCC1701A Posted on July 2, 2019 at 12:34 am

    I suffered from AF for years. The only treatment that saved me was:
    1/ took 12 months off my stressful job
    2/ started keto with intermittent fasting
    3/ using adaptogens herbs
    4/ enjoy outdoors activities
    5/ i am woman, fit, 53, 112 lbs 5”4 with no illnesses or metabolic issues.
    I have found energy that I have never had before. I spent all my time off on the couch 🛋.
    My body action mode, adaptation mode were out. I had ran out off resources physically and mentally. I was incapacitated for such a long time. It has taken me a whole year to recover .
    I did it all by myself, people around me thought that I was lazy , or making this up. Sadly , our system isn’t recognizing how bad it is and how many people are discriminated against.

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  43. ummhurairah99 Posted on July 4, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you.

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  44. Great Bread Posted on July 6, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Don't get married!

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  45. Coaching With Kelly Posted on July 6, 2019 at 9:59 am

    You left out thermal stress

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  46. Mechel C Posted on July 8, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Dr Ekberg, My endocrinologist just told me my adrenal are asleep from having 80mg of steriods every month for 10 years. Have u heard of thos reason??? If so how do i get my life back.. thank u

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  47. Archer 1 Posted on July 10, 2019 at 4:13 am

    you are soooooooooooooooooooooo good

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  48. Linda Charron Posted on July 10, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    You described my mother when you explained Cushings and Addisons. Unfortunately either were known to us.

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  49. L C Posted on July 12, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    will that neck hump go away??

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  50. Hari Chand Posted on July 14, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Dr Sten Heart Felt thank you for the information you provided. God Bless you.

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  51. Sofia H Posted on July 16, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Omg this is all about me. Jesus! You are describing me doctor. Wanna make an appt for sure!

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  52. Trunk Treasures Posted on July 19, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Amazing teacher 👍

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  53. Orlando Posted on July 23, 2019 at 2:36 am

    One question that came to mind during this video is the bodies reaction to stress from fasting and cortisol production, especially prolonged fasting of 3-5 days?

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  54. Ella Larkin Posted on July 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you for this explanation. I have subscribed to your channel. One point though – why do you and channels like yours always recommend meditation, but do not recommend prayer? Genuine prayer is the most effective thing in the world. When people stopped praying, they had to spend years paying and talking to psychotherapists, and it was very often a waste of money.

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  55. Ally Mantikas Posted on July 28, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Is an a1c of 5.2 bad it used to be 5.6 and 6.0 ?

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  56. Andrew Bradbury Posted on July 30, 2019 at 10:56 am

    As I'm trying to understand diabetes type 2 more, you are making everything clearer and clearer for me of how I can beat diabetes with a healthy Keto diet thanks Dr Sten. What you teach in all your videos are GOLD.

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  57. J J Posted on July 30, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Eye opening explanation of everyday life problems! Thank you very much Dr. Ekberg!

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  58. n nick Posted on July 31, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Sometimes when I stand up too quickly, I not only get lightheaded, I lose my eyesight for a minute and my arms convulse and I have to brace myself against a wall. Is this related to adrenal fatigue?

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  59. Telli Posted on July 31, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Hello Dr Ekberg. I'd like to understand one thing . Does adrenal fatigue mean low or high cortisol level on your body? Thank you

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  60. Nicolas Bauchet Posted on August 1, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Exeptionnaly clearly explained ! You said it all! Thank you!

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  61. carol luther Posted on August 3, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Thank you for the video very informative.

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  62. Richard Rosales Posted on August 4, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Iodine. Mineral
    Dude For thyroid

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  63. chizpa305 Posted on August 4, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I have been feeling very tired in the past few days. I sleep for long portions of the day and still don't have enough energy to get up. One thing I find interesting is that I have a bit of a heavy breading with frequent sighings, and I feel as if my heart is beating a bit fast too even when I am relaxed, laying down on my bed. But I feel very comfortable on my bed. I have just woken up from sleeping for a couple of hours in the middle of the day and I could go back and snuggle in my bed again, but it is annoying because I want to have energy. I am 30, slim and athletic, I don't have a stressful life, I exercise…

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  64. abdull m.m Posted on August 8, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Thank you so much Dr

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  65. Sagar Agnihotri Posted on August 10, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    thank you doctor

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  66. Ziggy Marr Posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Diagnosed w off the chart sibo,gained 35lbs past 2 yrs, crave sugar,panic attacks,and when trying to jump start metabolism even by just walking or light weights I get dizzy..my morning cortisol level is normal,my fasting blood sugar is 90 my a1c is 6.1.so I'm pregnant diabetic n insulin resistance w fat stomach, but the dizziness is scary n foggy

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  67. Franklin Taylor Posted on August 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Was found to have a tumor on my left adrenal gland 1.2 cm big. Found during a coronary calcium scan. No one is alarmed, but I have those symptoms you mentioned for cushings disease. Always battling inflammation in one form even though I have weaned away from carbs this year. A1c is down at 5.4 and am 6' and 195 and working past that plateau weight problem.

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  68. Barty Fufkin Posted on August 18, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I think I messed up my adrenals through smoking for 35 years where every puff sent a signal to produce adrenaline. I'm on a long road to recovery and Dr Ekberg has helped immeasurably with my health decisions.

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  69. Lovely Girl Posted on August 18, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Wow! Amazing lecture,you explained it very well😊

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  70. Luweeh Katuray Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:34 am

    now i understand i have this problem

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  71. sharon smit Posted on August 20, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Never better explained, thank you for sharing this wisdom.

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  72. ViperLee 44 Posted on August 21, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Sad if the human body only did what it's supposed to do….. Take in fuel IE food and Burn it for energy…… The body goes nope store it for later as fat. And the Brain goes but I need energy now 😑 And so the battle goes on…… Sad

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  73. Cobweb Cat Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Ignorant GPs in UK will deny to your face adrenal fatigue isn’t a thing. They say it doesn’t exist. Thanks for this video. You & I know know it exists.

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  74. myra francois Posted on August 22, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I cannot thank you enough for this and the other videos I watched after finding you today. The explantations offered were extremely educational and clarified the reasons why I need to fix the issues. Knowing the damage I am doing to my body scared the bejeezus out of me. You have truly made a difference in my commitment to regaining my health.

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  75. Paula Imperato Posted on August 24, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing great information.

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  76. Raving Cyclist Posted on August 27, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Very eye-opening. I have done 8-9000 miles per year cycling for the past decade. High heart rates. I have leached a lot of minerals out of my spine causing compression fractures. I also have some adrenal fatigue symptoms. Fortunately, I have been on a low-carb intermittent fasting regime for more than a year. I don't cycle at all anymore and do easy treadmill aerobics now. Working on those osteoblasts.

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  77. Jan D'haene Posted on August 28, 2019 at 12:09 am

    This video is an eye opener to the importance of healing and ptevention without the need of symptomatic treatment like medicine and or surgery.

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  78. Holisticliving Radhika Posted on August 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for this very detailed video! A few things that have helped with this issue which is enhanced for women during menopause when the estrogen is reduced is Ashwagandha an Ayurvedic remedy a bit in warmed nut milk or regular milk before bedtime works wonders to relax and fix sleep issues.

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  79. Mark Garnado Posted on August 29, 2019 at 7:55 am

    How old are you Doctor?

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  80. Angel 123 Posted on September 1, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    You know you got problems when half your subscriptions are doctors.

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  81. sketchart photo Posted on September 2, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    thanks for this excellent video!!!!
    adrenal fatigue is real!
    chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia is adrenal fatigue.
    for me……inter. fasting 14/10 really helps with the controlling the sugar levels part of the equation.

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  82. Daniel Hedlund Posted on September 3, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Really interesting video! My brain doesn't want to shut up, so I tried to drown it with really high volume on the car stereo. It doesn't work, I probably have to test your methods instead …

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  83. Mickaël Posted on September 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks a lot for all of your content, it is very helpful!

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  84. fish stick Posted on September 4, 2019 at 12:24 am

    So i have terrible panic attacks. I was trying to find a cause because i only started having them 4 months ago. I was thinking it was adrenal fatigue because ive had unbelievable amounts of stress in the last year of my life and i also lift heavy and hard in the gym. All of which can give a person adrenal fatigue. But can you get panic attacks from fatigue? I also have the tiredness and sleep issues.

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  85. Jackie Ellison Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks so much

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  86. maira hussain Posted on September 8, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Can adrenal fatigue cause pots, my heart rate is always always high .my thyroid is OK .but however I have all the symptoms of adrenal fatigue

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  87. David Kelly Mitchell Posted on September 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Extreme high doses of Predisone to counteract GVHD after an allogeneic bone marrow transplant for Leukemia burned my adrenals up. It's been 10 years now and it's worse than ever. Someone can holler in a restaurant and I just collapse. I can't take any stress. I'm also exhausted after 12 hours sleep. Before the transplant I had tons of energy and couldn't wait to start the day doing something productive. Quality of life has dwindled to point that I'm not really sure it's worth living. I'm too chicken to kill myself so I guess I'll stick it out. What irritates me most is when family members accuse me of being lazy. They just don't understand. They go by what you look like.
    I also lost all renal function and went on dialysis from the shock of Graft vs. Host disease. Fortunately half my kidney function returned. Talk about feeling like crap. Wait till your kidneys quit working. I just wish there was one single doctor in this huge medical city I live in that has experienced what I have and then they might understand.

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  88. Linda Leavell Posted on September 16, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Wow I can't believe it have a very flat butt spindly legs I'm worried about cortisol thing I lost my son last year a brother and a cousin and I'm always upset angry stressed I love your videos they're going to help me I know it I just have to follow your advice 🙂

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  89. Andy Jordan Male Posted on September 22, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Wish you all the best.Jesus bless. Please everyone read the Gospel 1Corint 15:1-4,Rom 3:25, John 3:16 & Ephes 2:8-9.

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  90. SerendipiDee Posted on September 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    If cortisol and melatonin are work inversely to one another, what about taking oral melatonin along with adaptogens to help break the negative cycle (along with low impact exercise)?

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  91. khadija chaar Posted on September 27, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Great explaining Dr I like your video thank you very much

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  92. Dave N Japan Posted on September 27, 2019 at 6:42 am

    And I was just about to have a butter coffee there at the end" ☕

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  93. Moti Inbar Posted on September 28, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Does it worthwhile to take COQ10 supplement ?

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  94. Marta Velikova Posted on September 29, 2019 at 4:28 am

    You explain everything very well, thank you.

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  95. vivoslibertos Posted on September 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Caffeine – They whipped them further into oblivion.
    You rock Doc. Thanks for the enlightenment.

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  96. Alejandra Briones Posted on October 1, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Your video is excellent! So clear to understand and easy . Thank you so so much !

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