Health and Wellbeing Podcast Episode #15 with guest Lisa Costa Bir
In this episode Lisa and I chat about Adrenal Fatigue – what it is, what symptoms it can cause, what’s actually happening in the body, and how to test for it.
Adrenal fatigue is something many people experience varying symptoms of at some stage, but the condition is often poorly understood and at times passed off as a ‘fake’ condition. In this episode we address this.
Check out Part 2 – what you can do about it, here.
Lisa is a Naturopath, lecturer and writer as as well as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. Lisa has an interest in treating thyroid and adrenal health. Her practice is in Caringbah in South Sydney.
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0:00 Intro and disclaimer
1:25 What is Adrenal fatigue and what are the different stages?
3:21 Adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome.
5:16 Triggers of adrenal fatigue (in particular the many forms of stress)
5:52 Inflammation as a form of stress
8:40 Adrenal fatigue affecting ability to heal from injuries, illnesses and infections, e.g. Blastocystis and H. pylori
11:39 Is adrenal fatigue real?
12:36 The role of the neurotransmitter orexin in causing fatigue.
14:17 Testing for adrenal fatigue
18:20 Using test results for targeted treatment
19:17 What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue
21:10 Blood sugar level imbalances a big part of the adrenal fatigue picture, and can also mimic the symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
22:13 Looking at other hormones in adrenal fatigue (e.g. progesterone) and other tests that may be helpful
26:13 More about the role of inflammation in adrenal fatigue/HPA axis dysfunction
30:11 How to get in contact.