Adrenal Exhaustion

The adrenal glands are two busy little hormone factories that sit atop the kidneys.  They produce epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), dopamine, glucocorticoids (cortisol, cortisone, corticosterone), mineralcorticoids (aldosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone), and sex hormones (androgens, estrogens, progestins).  This spectrum of hormones regulates “fight … Continue reading

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

In women susceptible to premenstrual syndrome (PMS), the menstrual cycle brings on mood changes – such as depression, anxiety, emotional reactivity, sadness, hopelessness, tension, tearfulness, anger, withdrawal, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, food cravings, binge eating, feeling overwhelmed or out of … Continue reading

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is the “you won’t like me when I’m hungry” syndrome.  It is a common dysfunction that involves a number of glands – primarily the pancreas, the adrenal glands and the liver. Consumption of concentrated sugars or sweets … Continue reading