This is an important topic as our collective understanding continues to evolve…
Since the term “Adrenal Fatigue” was coined in the late 1990s it has become somewhat controversial.
Allopathic medicine tends to think it doesn’t exist. Functional Medicine is starting to understand low cortisol situations much more completely, and is largely moving away from using the term itself. Research has clarified that most situations that result in low levels of free cortisol are NOT caused by a tired adrenal gland. In actuality, the problem has to do with proper brain signaling necessary to regulate the stress response. In this sense, Adrenal Fatigue is likely to actually be “in your head.”
Precision Analytical’s Medical Director (Carrie Jones, ND MPH) did an interview about this issue with Mike Mutzel. If you’d like to listen in, view this video.
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