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By Dr. Larry Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thousands of people suffer from constant fatigue, unrelieved by rest and sleep. This is the main symptom of adrenal burnout syndrome. Other symptoms may include a craving for sweets, low blood pressure and blood sugar, irritability and depression. Low energy impairs every system of the body. Secondary symptoms range from impaired digestion to infections. Toxic emotions accumulate with adrenal burnout. The world looks bad, people are evil, and a hopeless attitude is not uncommon. The condition is also called adrenal hypofunction, adrenal exhaustion or adrenal insufficiency. Unlike fatigue, one’s energy does not return after a good nights rest. Burnout is a more serious derangement of the body’s energy system. The adrenals are the major glands the body uses to respond to stress. Its hormones raise the blood sugar and blood pressure, and promote energy production. Adrenalin (or epinephrine) is used for emergencies. The longer-acting anti-stress adrenal hormones are cortisone and cortisol. Aldosterone, another adrenal hormone, retains sodium and increases the blood pressure. Related closely to the sympathetic nervous system, the fight-or-flight response it is called. When the adrenals become depleted, the body is unable to handle stress. Most physicians do not diagnose adrenal burnout syndrome. Rarely, if enough tests are run, it may be called Addison’s disease, which doctors consider incurable. Recovery from adrenal burnout, however, is definitely possible. The condition affects both men and women, and even children as well. Some children are born this way and never experience plenty of energy. Burnout may develop slowly or be caused by a single trauma. John F. Kennedy experienced burnout during World War II. A Japanese destroyer rammed his patrol boat late one night, killing most of the crew. He never recovered from the shock. For the rest of his life, he needed replacement adrenal hormones. If he had found the right practitioner, perhaps they would not have been needed. Causes of Adrenal Burnout Excessive stress, an important cause of burnout, can be from many sources. Chemical toxicity and nutritional depletion are among the physical causes. Mental, emotional or spiritual stress may be a major factor. Financial, family or other stress may also contribute to burnout. Any excessive stress can deplete the adrenals, especially when weakened by poor nutrition. Working too much or emotional stress are two common causes. Excessive stimulation, especially for children, is another cause. Fast-paced, high-stress, fear-based lifestyles are a sure prescription for adrenal burnout. Other stressors in cities are noise and electromagnetic pollution. Cell phones, microwave towers and appliances like televisions, microwave ovens and computers give off strong electrical fields. Nutritional Deficiencies are a common cause. When under stress, the need for nutrients is much greater. Carbohydrates, when excessive in the diet, stress the adrenals. Diets low in protein may also create deficiencies. Inadequate or poor quality water affects oxygenation of the tissues. Most diets are low in nutrients required by the adrenals. These include B-complex vitamins, vitamins A, C and E, manganese, zinc, chromium, selenium and other and other trace elements. The reasons for this begin with how food is grown. Most food is grown on depleted
hatred. the water and the food. One may become addicted or very attracted to excessive exercise. hyperthyroidism and more often hypothyroidism. heart disease. These include habits of worrying. Unfortunately. Unhealthy responses to stress are another cause of adrenal burnout.soils. toxic substances slowly build up in the body. the news and movies full of suspense. Depression and apathy are common in adrenal burnout. This is an appeal of the drug culture. They are often sick. Other sources are dental materials and skin contact with chemicals. In most people. however. Less obvious stimulants include anger. loud music. in fact. arguing. Stimulants are attractive to one in burnout to provide temporary energy. nervous individuals and those with very active minds. Symptoms of Adrenal Burnout Low blood sugar and allergies result from low levels of cortisol. sexual preoccupations and other thrills may also act as stimulants. Irritability is common as one is less able to handle even minor stress. Processing and refining further deplete nutrients. sex. Chronic infections. Toxins may also be generated within the body due to impaired digestion. Later blood pressure rises as toxic substances build up in the arteries and kidneys. providing a negative energy with which to function. family and work. it either ferments or rots in the intestines. producing many harmful substances that are absorbed into the body. Chronic infections may develop. As a result. One may lose interest in friends. leading to adrenal burnout and many other health conditions. Habits like eating in the car or while on the run further diminish the value derived from food. these children are in burnout. sugar and alcohol are among the most common stimulants. be happy is a great prescription for adrenal burnout. Also. Cancer. By age three or four. Premenstrual syndrome and hot flashes often have to do with weakened adrenal glands. the organs of elimination do not function at an optimal level. Unsure if there is energy to get through the day. also contribute to the toxic load. They are the main source of these hormones after menopause. as they are especially prone to adrenal burnout. Low blood pressure and low body temperature may also result. The stage is also set for the development of degenerative conditions. Compulsiveness and OCD [Obsessive Compulsion Disorder] is associated with adrenal burnout. When food is not properly digested. Most of the world. Stimulants damage the adrenal glands. Many children today are born with weak adrenals due to their parents’ nutritional deficiencies. Elevated copper and low zinc related to adrenal burnout impair the immune system. Joint and muscle pain are other common symptoms. can also be a result of adrenal burnout. depressed and have difficulty in school. of dental and other origin. The adrenal glands produce oestrogen and progesterone. Stimulant use. Over-the-counter and prescribed medications add to the body’s toxic load. or becoming angry or afraid. Toxic metals and chemicals often play a large role in adrenal burnout. rage. Don’t worry. These act as adrenal stimulants. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases are end-stage results of toxic accumulation and energy depletion. Caffeine. allergic reactions to foods such as wheat and dairy products can damage the intestines and reduce the absorption of nutrients. This applies particularly to high-strung. Vigorous exercise. They whip the adrenals. Often secondary to adrenal exhaustion are glandular imbalances. anxiety may occur. many with adrenal burnout function on anger and resentment. Multiple chemical sensitivities is an extreme allergic condition associated with adrenal burnout. Everyone is exposed to thousands of chemicals in the air. both legal and recreational. functions on the negative energy of anger. loud music or .
Burnout occurs mainly in men. A number of natural therapies are often required. In fact. Myth #4. In fact. Mercury. This helps account for why they may give up hope or be incapable of holding a job or supporting a home. but it is just as common or more so than in men. Exercise requires energy and adrenal reserves that people in burnout do not have. crib death. they are often tired or stressed. This can be measured with mineral analysis. beryllium and others contribute to hundreds of physical and emotional symptoms. Exercise temporarily makes them feel better. Vital minerals are depleted or burned out and replaced by toxic metals. Recovery may involve improving emotions and dealing with psychological issues. many homeless people are burned out. it is common today in children and even babies. Myth #2. arsenic. Burnout occurs only in adults. Burnout only occurs in those in high-stress jobs. to stimulate the adrenals into activity. and raise the children as well. However. The unconscious goal is always the same. Children are being nutritionally depleted and toxic as a result of the ill health of the parents. Myth #3. Myth #6. failure to thrive. When the adrenals are weak. Psychological stress may be a cause and burnout can affect one’s emotions and behaviour. Myths about Burnout Myth #1: Burnout is psychological. Myth #5. in the long run vigorous exercise further exhausts their bodies. Myth #8. Burnout affects only physical health. one was not in adrenal burnout. chronic ear or other infections. ADHD and anti-social behaviour may all be symptoms of burnout in children. . often to a minimum in order to conserve their energy and allow their adrenals to rebuild. Minimal brain dysfunction. Recovery takes at least several years. income or educational level. Vigorous exercise is good for burnout. Panic attacks. However. Women have more sluggish oxidation rates to begin with. Many in burnout hold full-time jobs. bipolar disorder.other forms of excitement. Many are in single-parent homes or both parents work just to pay the taxes. If one recovers faster. Elevated copper enhances emotions. A vacation. While it may provide a boost. burnout itself is biochemical. it is more common in women. Vigorous exercise can be attractive to those in burnout. other toxic metals build up as well. regardless of occupation. Burnout is a breakdown of the energy system of the body. or a nutritional supplement will cause recovery from burnout. They may appear in good health. Many women now work outside the home. People in burnout have no energy and cannot work. In fact. mood swings and schizophrenia are related to copper imbalance. Some bury themselves in their work to forget how tired they feel. Burnout occurs in all groups. so burnout may be less apparent in women. lead. it also involves rebuilding body chemistry because it is a physical condition as well. Recovery requires a strong commitment to healing. copper builds up in the body. Myth #7. cadmium. However. This is due mainly to lifestyle changes in women. Most people never recover from burnout. As one’s energy level declines. They may require stimulants in order to keep going. People in burnout need to reduce exercise. a diet.
a hectic lifestyle can also be a result of burnout. The term is not overused. As one goes into burnout. However. Those in burnout are overtired which interferes with the restorative power of their sleep. Though many change their diets and get over their traumas. There simply is not enough energy available for others or for activities beyond those required for survival. Myth #10. toxin elimination will proceed on its own. Just because burnout doesn’t show up on x-rays or standard blood tests does not mean it is not real.Burnout affects every area of life. accident. raw foods or even chelating agents can be dangerous. Burnout can be measured and quantified using tissue mineral testing. a compensation for feelings of exhaustion. Eliminating them is helpful. Often. An interesting principle of health is that one can only regenerate during sleep in proportion to the energy one has. Like a dead battery. Friends. Myth #11. This is not how it works. which only worsens the situation. This may be one cause. The accumulation of toxins that occurs as the body can no longer remove them properly contributes to burnout. as vitality improves. The body is unable to regenerate its energy during sleep. the toxins remain. However. It may also not be related to any single trauma or activity. Whether one goes into burnout from an illness. Unfortunately. it can occur due to a single shock or just a few traumas that occur together. Cleaning out toxins will take care of burnout. In fact. Plenty of sleep will take care of burnout. In fact it is greatly underused. One must rebuild the entire energy system by balancing body chemistry and providing nutrients as well. lifestyle. . illness or injury as depleted and damaged cells proliferate. just fasting or detoxifying will not be enough. One will come out of burnout when one changes whatever factor or behaviour caused the burnout. the body does not recharge itself during sleep. Myth #9. complete program of rebuilding and nourishing the body must accompany any efforts to eliminate toxins. Often a combination of factors causes burnout. It can take a year just to replenish one mineral. energy is required to release toxins. This is possible. Relationships often suffer. the eliminative organs are compromised and toxins may be redistributed in vital organs. Excessive activity. overwork and a very busy life can be a way to stimulate one into action. A gentle. Myth #12. attitudes or behaviour. even if they have no cure. vital minerals become depleted and toxic substances replace them. divorce. If the energy system is weak. this is not so. Although one changes one’s diet. Myth # 14. burnout does not even set in until several years after a trauma. A onemonth or even six-month cleanse is nowhere near adequate. A large percentage of the population is in burnout and it would be helpful if physicians understood it better. overwork or other stress depends very much on one’s ability to handle stress. However. Myth #13. or make only a partial recovery. One may lose interest in everyone and everything. For those in burnout. Family and work are often affected. most people never recover from burnout. This is because the body lacks the vitality to properly eliminate toxins. extreme detoxification programs such as fasting. When such a person stops working and running around. family and employers are often unaware of what is occurring. Waking up tired after 8-10 hours of sleep is a primary symptom of burnout. Exposure to toxic metals or chemicals can be an important factor in burnout. Overwork for years causes burnout. A hectic lifestyle causes burnout. Burnout is an overused term without a scientific basis. They become part of the structure of enzymes and body organs and glands. they will feel just how exhausted and perhaps depressed they really are. rather than the absolute amount of stress.
like rebuilding a house. allowing all other interests and activities to become secondary to the commitment to healing. It sets the stage for all degenerative diseases. This needs to become one’s primary occupation or job for a while. If the process occurred too rapidly. This slows progress and is one reason correction takes several years. Also. Also. twenty or thirty minerals must often be replenished. Those in burnout need an overhaul. Myth #18. getting in touch is difficult due to toxins in the brain. Toxic exposure like lead water pipes can contribute to burnout. Burnout is degenerative exhaustion. However. a time-consuming process even assuming that one is ingesting all needed nutrients. Burnout is not an important medical problem unless the stress of burnout causes high blood pressure or another symptom. Lack of understanding of the problem by partners.Myth #15. one needs to get back in touch with oneself. Myth #16. It can even help understand the rise and fall of civilizations. Low energy by itself can impair communication. friends and others can also impair communication. One needs to commit to doing whatever it takes and devoting a few years to healing. one would become very ill. Constant wars as occurred in Europe can contribute to burnout. as in countries like India. To recover from burnout just re-establish close communication with those who are close to you. Repressive traditions can in time lead nations into burnout. The entire car stops working right when the power goes down. All illnesses start with fatigue. which can make them worse as they get in touch with all their problems. Burnout is new phenomenon. In fact. Also. Many people in burnout become overly introspective. there is little energy to work with. Each adaptation uses up energy so that when one begins correction. Recovery Recovery from burnout is certainly possible. power brakes and power windows. Eliminating toxins that have become integral parts of the organs and glands also takes time. Communication is also difficult when one is in burnout. because energy is a common denominator of health. Burnout is a serious medical problem. detoxification procedures . The process can be cumulative because children born to burned out parents continue the pattern until the entire group goes into burnout. If one recovers in months. one was not in burnout. a small recovery can feel like a cure when it is not. To get out of burnout. although symptoms may be vague and unrelated to a specific disease. It takes several years and usually requires a change in diet. not a tune up. can be a factor. making real communication very difficult. Nations often change over time. Layers of adaptations and compensations must be undone. Burnout can greatly affect one’s attitudes. nations that emphasize freedom and individual rights allow people to devise better ways of coping and maintaining their health. These produce odd feelings. outlook and perceptions. Myth #19. improving one’s lifestyle. Vegetarian diets or destructive religious ideas. New immigrants are often the more ambitious ones that are in better health and can help rejuvenate the population. Melting pot nations like America have an advantage in this regard. The body is like a newer car with power steering. Myth # 17. burnout is as old as humanity. One can recover from burnout in matter of months. This is the prescription for burnout in one popular book. Oppressive economic systems can contribute in some nations. low self-esteem and negative attitudes that often accompany burnout. nutritional supplements. It takes at least two years and often longer. Often. This is not enough for recovery. this is not enough.
pantothenic acid (Vit. Plan on nine hours of sleep for at least a few years. I prefer pancreatin and ox bile. Make the switch to organic food. Diet Diet is an important factor for everyone. parsnips. If other food allergies are present. yoga or Tai chi do not deplete the body. At times. Non-toxic alternatives are available for cleaning and as solvents. Follow good eating habits with regular. rutabaga. Kelp granules and nutritional yeast are excellent supplements for most people. Vigorous exertion depletes the adrenals. Deep breathing and stretching. E. Toasted almond butter. I recommend everyone avoid wheat. Eat protein with every meal. Chemical hair dyes. barley and oats. Zinc is frequently needed. not from the tap. . whenever possible. Reduce all sweets. Other nutrients may be needed depending on one’s level of toxic metals and other symptoms or deficiencies. sugar and cow’s milk dairy products except butter. They are rich sources of nutrients and kelp assists detoxification. Some people are also sensitive to gluten found in rye. Eat regular meals of excellent quality. onion and celery root). at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Rest and sleep are extremely important. At lunch and supper. Avoid Isolated soy protein as it is of poor quality and contains many anti-nutrients. Organic blue corn chips are fine.and attention to one’s emotional and spiritual health. sit-down. brown rice. Good quality water is an excellent investment in yourSelf. barley grass powder and various coloured vegetables. So-called drinking water or reverse osmosis are often not good as the filters used to make them may be dirty. Addressing all these aspects is the way to assure success. natural meats and poultry are the best sources of protein. Avoid vegetarian diets. Avoid all vegetable oils except for olive oil. carrots. relaxed meals. They are too yin. B5) and adrenal glandular substance [extracts] . A digestive aid is always needed. blue corn. Calcium and magnesium are often needed. upset blood sugar and weaken the adrenals. most are too sugary and they can concentrate food toxins. Nutrients and Lifestyle for Recovery Food supplements are necessary. spelt. Cooking with coconut oil is excellent and helps as well with weight loss. Use sea salt rather than table salt. but not wheat and spelt. Excellent starches are root vegetables (turnips. Avoid all juices. more may be needed. eat very little fruit and avoid all junk food. In my experience. Rotate your proteins and your vegetables so you don’t eat the same thing every day. Candida albicans infection and energy. avoid these foods for a while. goat cheese and nuts are other good sources. Drink high quality water. Distilled or spring waters are best. There is no substitute for adequate rest. quinoa and others. Avoid all extreme diets. Eggs. B. Excellent are green foods like kelp. Exercise to relax rather than to build muscles. You may have complex carbohydrates. Also rest after meals. Sleep is not a waste of time. Cleaning up your environment assists health recovery. Your body needs a variety of nutrients. C. I use hair mineral testing along with symptoms to assess these needs. strict vegetarians will never recover from burnout. Pesticides and herbicides are often extremely toxic. Gentle walking is beneficial. Replace toxic chemical products used around the house. Restriction is not a good idea. Other nutrients that are very important for adrenal activity are vitamins A. have three cooked vegetables. shampoos and toxic skin care products need to be replaced.
Rather than just existing as a programmed zombie. Love Without End by Glenda Green. The best type is an infrared electric light sauna. At work and at home avoid toxic exposure. seminars and therapies there are many. By staying home more. Inspirational books and tapes. Relationships can cause a lot of stress. Many couples become energetically incompatible. Journey Beyond Words and The Other Voice by Brent Haskell and The Real Self by this author. Find the love inside yourself first. One can put together a light sauna for under $300. Coffee enemas are excellent to assist detoxification through the liver. and not be blinded by fixed ideas. A course in Miracles. Slowing down is often necessary if you live a busy life. It is a nutrient and assists health in many ways. When one partner goes into burnout. They play an important part in every single case. This has nothing to do with love or caring. If you are in adrenal burnout. you can be more creative and productive. Sit in front of a window if it is too cold to go outside. Your present work and lifestyle may simply be inappropriate. Negative thinking is a bad habit that eventually tears down the body. There is no single answer right for everyone. In addition to traditional therapy. Use cell phones only when absolutely needed. Once or twice a week is excellent for prevention. Making these part of your lifestyle will enhance recovery. By resting more. It can take great courage to realize that by doing less you can accomplish more. Colonic irrigation and herbs for the liver and kidneys can help improve elimination. Searching for love outside of yourself depletes the body’s energy. Larry Wilson . Brush your skin whenever you bathe with a skin brush or loofah. Contrary to some propaganda. Mental. massage and reflexology can help reduce stress. Many techniques there are to help shift one’s thinking. use the sauna daily for no more than 30 minutes. Other detoxification procedures are also very good. half an hour of sunshine daily will not hurt you. Chiropractic. Burnout may result if you are awakening spiritually. Many methods can help one relax and tune in to the wisdom of the self. Detoxification Sauna therapy in particular will greatly enhance and speed up recovery.Ventilate your house and purify the air if needed. shame and feelings of laziness. I highly recommend A Course in Mastery. It is important to listen to the wisdom of the body. For a deeper exploration of self. it is often the starting point. meditation and visualization exercises may be most helpful. For spiritual orientation. Some area of life is out of alignment. you can relate better with others. Change often requires overcoming guilt. fear and anger place added stress on the glands. adrenal burnout may be the beginning of real living. Sleep away from these appliances. Dr. what is life about and why am I here. Click to read about these and how to build or purchase a kit. Consider different employment or work arrangements if you suspect your stress comes from your work. and you will find the right activities and companions. Emotional and Spiritual Health Often it is necessary to grow out of burnout.00. the other often does not understand. These and other books and tapes can help one rethink who am I. Many natural therapies help realign and rebalance the body. Turn off televisions and computers when they are not in use. Often very toxic is new construction. Spend some time in the sun each day. A key to recovery from burnout is improving values and attitudes. Worry. The Blessing of Burnout Adrenal burnout is always a wake up call.
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