There is an epidemic of fatigue running rampant in our society. Every morning, hundreds of thousands of women wake up to find themselves exhausted, overwhelmed, and overstressed. Groggily turning off the alarm, they reach for coffee, soda, or some other promise of energy. They suffer through the day—irritable, on edge, forgetful, depressed, and craving sweets. And then, at night, they have trouble sleeping. Diet and exercise don’t seem to change things—if they even have the energy to follow these programs. So what on earth is going on?
In Are You Tired and Wired?, Marcelle Pick, co-founder of Women to Women—one of the first clinics in the country devoted to providing health care for women by women—and the author of The Core Balance Diet, focuses on the root cause of these symptoms: adrenal dysfunction. With all the stresses that exist today—from challenges at home and at work to environmental toxins to chronic health problems—the adrenal glands, which are responsible for providing the fight-or-flight hormones, can force the body to endure a constant flood of stress hormones that can ultimately lead to multiple health issues, especially severe fatigue. The good news is that through diet, lifestyle adjustments, and reprogramming of stressful emotional patterns this can all be fixed! Pick helps listeners identify which of three adrenal dysfunction profiles they fit—racehorse, workhorse, or flatliner—and then lays out an easy-to-follow, scientifically based program to help them restore adrenal balance, re-gear their metabolism, and regain their natural energy to live a happier and less-stressed life.
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I found it too unscientific and therefore simplistic. For example Herbals are recommended in dosages without explanation as to their purpose or application of proportions based on weight or age. Caution about other medications was occasional and descriptions of what to look for if they go wrong isn't included.
After being told by my chiropractor that my low back pain was caused by adrenal fatigue, I've been wanting to know more about it but all the info on the internet was too overwhelming. I'm so thankful for this book and all the information she provides! It described perfectly how I've been feeling - the irritability, anxiety, racing heart (after eating sugar) even when I'm so tired and just want to sleep. I was really surprised at first by how much emphasis she put on the mental and emotional aspects of adrenal dysfunction, but it all makes sense now. Can't wait to get the supplements she suggests and pair them with the healthy food I'm eating so I can get my energy back finally! I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who thinks they might be suffering from adrenal fatigue.
I really liked this book it provides insight from a medical practitioner perspective in detail most often what a doctor won't tell you. Moreover, this book gives advice on how to heal not only physical wellbeing but emotional. She also gives advice using real life examples that anyone can relate to. I am very pleased with the information provided and will be implementing it in my life.
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