In this post I list and explain the necessary steps to recover from adrenal fatigue (burnout) using the Kalish Method, including symptoms, testing and recovery steps.
I’ve been fortunate to learn and use this effective method since 2011 to help people from all walks of life to regain their energy, reduce stress and sleep better.
Take the short Adrenal Stress Questionnaire included below to assess your current adrenal stress levels and see where to start repairing your adrenal glands.
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Adrenal fatigue: get help, don’t suffer needlessly
Ever since completing my training with Dr Dan Kalish in 2011, I utilise his adrenal fatigue syndrome treatment method in my practice on a daily basis helping people of all ages, from stressed teenagers to adults in their 60s and 70s to restore their energy levels and zest for life.
It’s estimated that up to 80% of adults experience adrenal stress during their lifetimes, yet it remains one of the most under-recognised conditions/syndromes in Australia and other developed countries.
In fact, the most common cause of any fatigue is adrenal depletion. This means that because of some long-term period of stress, your cortisol levels became depleted (see information below).
Even if the stress was in the past you could still be suffering from depleted adrenals right now, having never fully recovered from the effects of that stress.
Unfortunately, most conventionally trained doctors are not aware and/ or don’t recognise the adrenal fatigue syndrome and thus are not mindful of existing methods of restoring the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis (see more below) and adrenal function.
Subsequently, many people suffer unnecessary for years with no relief or solution in sight.
In particular, many clients working in corporate environments who are under stress from working long hours, eating poorly and often skipping meals, lack of sleep and/ or rest, and not exercising enough (but not too much either!), are at a high risk of developing adrenal exhaustion at some stage.
What are the adrenals and their functions
Adrenals are small glands located above each kidney and they produce a number of vital hormones including cortisol, aldosterone, adrenaline, DHEA and sex hormones such as estrogens, progesterone and testosterone (sex hormones are produced in smaller amounts).
Cortisol is produced by the adrenals in response to any stress in the body – physical, psychological or emotional. Cortisol also has many other