Saturday, March 26, 2011

Adrenal Recovery: Basics

RECOVERY from low adrenal function : BASICS
Also known as adrenal hypo function, adrenal exhaustion, adrenal burnout, or adrenal insufficiency

Basically you need to
nurture yourself. You have been taking more out than you have been putting back in. Be kind and patient with yourself. You are worn out. You have taken a long time to get to this point and it will take a time to heal.

You will need a positive attitude, lots of rest and relaxation, a good diet, to avoid anything that stresses you physically or emotionally, moderate exercise, and plenty of nutrients, pure water and fresh air. It is amazing our body’s ability to heal when given some time and good care.

With consistent lifestyle changes and diligent effort you can expect your adrenal fatigue to heal in:
4 to 9 months for minor adrenal fatigue
12 to 18 months for moderate fatigue
Up to 24 months for severe adrenal fatigue

With severe adrenal failure when the body no longer produces cortisone (Addison’s disease) a fairly normal life will only be possible with an adequate replacement dose of cortisone. (This would be similar to a diabetic needing to take the right amount of insulin to replace what their body no longer produces.)

Since the adrenal glands are the master controllers for the entire endocrine system, their low function will result in the rest of the system to also function at a low level. Consequently, it is common for people with low adrenal function to have low thyroid problems. (The thyroid function may only be mildly low, but will compound the low adrenal problems.)


  1. If you have hypothyroid, I personally recommend desiccated bovine thyroid . It has great potency unlike any other products. I am very pleased.

  2. Sounds like a good recommendation.

  3. Oh no not bovine, porcine :O :) The prescription only like Armor and Nature-throid