What is Adrenal Fatigue (AF)? Is it true that almost 80 percent of adults experience AF at some point throughout their lives? Why is it so under-diagnosed yet so prevalent? Why do our healthcare systems and insurance companies have trouble recognizing it?
Wait, do I have Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome? What can I do about it and who can help?
If any of these questions have crossed your mind, then I confidently recommend checking out Fawne Hansen’s e-book:
The Adrenal Fatigue Solution
In this e-book she evinces just how insidious this problem actually is. She takes us on a complete journey through the process of AF and answers every question with an unbiased, well-rounded approach. She stays true to the facts and science, yet provides simplified, detailed breakdowns of every phase, step and sequence.
I appreciated the emphasis placed on the importance of not only alleviating the symptoms of AF, but truly getting to the root of the issue. Afterall, we are not interested in merely a band-aid fix, right? We want reliable answers and to be cured of the undesirable symptoms that seem to plague so many of us. Some of the most common symptoms include: weight gain, unexplainable fatigue, poor sleep, chronic stress, low libido, and memory loss. Most of which tend to have a gradual onset. So then, how to differentiate between symptoms of AF, with those that we are expected to experience as we age? Hansen reminds us that “aging does not have to equate to disease and degeneration,” and that it is important we respect the “natural rhythms and cycles in our lives.”
4 Phases of Adrenal Fatigue
There are so many portions of this e-book that I find extremely helpful. I particularly like how she details the 4 phases of AF: The initial alarm phase, continued alarm phase, resistance phase and lastly, exhaustion/burnout phase. With this information we are able to determine where we are at and what the next appropriate steps should be. Whether it is testing cortisol levels, neurotransmitters, thyroid, etc. Or simply trying to incorporate a few more “wonder foods” like bone broth, fermented beverages and seaweeds into our diets. However, my favorite chapter is 6, “restoring balance to your life.” Here we are provided with detailed descriptions of various stress management techniques like Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation. It is also equally important that we learn to identify the stressors/negative influences in our lives and eliminate them entirely.
Throughout this book we realize that treating Adrenal Fatigue is not an impossible task. We can “influence our health, vitality, and longevity through simple, yet consistent lifestyle habits.” If you are ready to experience a healthful, vibrant life, then The Adrenal Fatigue Solution e-book is exactly what you’ve been searching for!
Book review by contributor: Courtney Spafford licensed Acupuncture Physician