Recommendation: The Adrenal Fatigue Solution

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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/09/07/how-to-combat-stress-from-adrenal-fatigue/Several years ago, I experienced a physical, mental and spiritual crash and burn. While I’d had mental and spiritual struggles in the past, this was my first significant battle with all three at once and, most significantly, with a severe physical crash. This “crash” included multiple medical issues, severe digestive problems, significant sleep struggles, and inability to cope with any level of stress. Adding the element of struggling physically to my mental and spiritual struggles nearly sent me to the point of no return.

AFS SymptomsAfter much research and study along with many, many doctor visits as well as no small amount of dead ends and frustration, I discovered a couple of diagnosis to contend with if I were to become healthy again. One of those diagnosis – and likely the most significant – was adrenal fatigue syndrome (AFS).

The Adrenal Fatigue SolutionAt the time, no single and easy-to-understand and use resource existed to give me advice on how to recover from this syndrome. My answers came through a large variety of resources, all of which came only after days and months of my own research and asking questions. I wish I had had a resource like “The Adrenal Fatigue Solution” by Fawne Hansen.

The Adrenal Fatigue Solution” gives solid information on what adrenal fatigue is and how to heal from it. The book starts by explaining some necessary medical terms and then moves into giving very practical advice for healing from AFS.

Don’t skip the first half even though the terms may be difficult to grasp initially. My experience has found that knowing these terms helps tremendously in healing because, over time, you develop a more detailed knowledge of what’s happening in your body. This comes in handy when doing follow-up research and talking with medical professionals. In this respect, knowledge truly is power.

I could go on about how the information in this book is helpful, but I’ll simply say this: If you suffer from constant fatigue, high levels of stress and sleep problems, The Adrenal Fatigue Solution will help you regardless of whether or not you receive an official AFS diagnosis. And at just $19, it’s well-worth the cost simply for the time it will save you in having to research this information on your own. In addition, the book’s web site and blog offer a tremendous amount of helpful information.

DISCUSSION: Feel free to ask any questions about AFS or any stress-related issues you may be having.

Note: I did receive a free PDF copy of The Adrenal Fatigue Solution but was not required, only requested, to provide a review.

13 thoughts on “Recommendation: The Adrenal Fatigue Solution

  1. The symptoms of this condition are very similar to the ones my wife experiences on a daily basis. She has been diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), and has learned how to manage with the, at times, debilitating symptoms. Some days are good days while others she barely has enough energy to function.

    I Googled both terms, and there is a definite relationship in the conditions. Do you experience the effects of adrenal fatigue? What approaches have helped you battle through it?

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    • Yes, I do, Chris. I have to stay diligent in many areas to keep from going backwards. Battling AFS comes by doing a lot of small things. I have to take quite a few supplements regularly and be very strict with my diet (no gluten or dairy for starters). I also have to make sure I get enough, regular rest, which I've discovered is more than most people need/take. I exercise regularly (usually 5 times a week) but need to be mindful of when I need a break (like today when I'm sore from my workouts earlier in the week and feeling "extra" fatigue). I also need to watch the stress levels, and this is one reason I work from home and spend a lot of time there by myself. My husband has been a tremendous partner in this, and his support and encouragement has made a big difference. I also go to the chiropractor monthly and have gotten acupuncture, both of which help. Yoga helps too, but I struggle staying consistent with that. Those are some of the basics. I welcome more questions/discussion, Chris. I feel so much better than I did 5 years ago, and I am so very grateful for that healing. Let me know if I can help in any way!

  2. I might have to check this out, as I've heard a lot about adrenal fatigue. It's so problematic because the symptoms, at least to me, are so amorphous and universal. I mean, how do I know if I have an unusual level of fatigue? But I guess most of the symptoms miss me. It's my general understanding that adrenal fatigue seems to be more common in women (or maybe I'm wrong about that observation), and it's also influenced a lot by exercise. Heavy lifting and walking seem to be the best exercises as far as adrenal fatigue is concerned – while medium or high intensity cardio is harmful.
    I remember you posting on this awhile ago, and I can remember it really sparking my interest then as well. Thanks for this list of symptoms – it's helpful to see them all.

    One question: how does coffee play into all of this?
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    • Adrenal fatigue is very hard to diagnose. Fortunately, what helps recover from it is largely just good sense for a healthy lifestyle anyway. In other words, incorporating what the book says about recovering from AFS works as a generally good plan for establishing a healthy lifestyle. I believe more women are affected than men, yes, but I think it's becoming pretty prevalent in men too with the busy lifestyle so many are leading with no relief from the stress and constant pushing. Ah, the coffee question. Well, the use of caffeine and other stimulants to have more energy is one indication of adrenal fatigue. And, eliminating them is an important step among many in recovering from AFS. On a personal level, the coffee issue is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, areas of contention I have with my AFS struggle. I really enjoy coffee, and it has a lot of health benefits. At the same time, I know it can be harmful, especially with AFS. Great question! Learning about AFS has helped me so much on my road to recovery from depression and other struggles, so I highly recommend learning about it if you have a busy and stressful life. I think everyone would do well to work toward as healthy of an adrenal system as possible.

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