When the HPA Axis is over-activated, it can lead to destructive imbalance. This axis regulates your body’s health from body temperature to satiety, fluid retention, metabolism, and beyond! It regulates three glands: the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce steroid hormones including the infamous stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is the main culprit of the adrenals that drive imbalance in inflammation, immune system, drive belly fat or excessive fatigue when levels are off, and regulate sleep and energy levels.
In this episode, Ali will elucidate the connection between adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome, increased food sensitivities, digestive disturbances, depression, anxiety, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, and stubborn weight loss. Often when searching for a solution with an ongoing health condition, people will pick at layers of the symptom rather than understanding that managing this axis can resolve an array of chronic conditions.
If you think you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue, tune in to learn how to support adrenal recovery for an overworked HPA-axis!
Also covered in this episode:
- Signs and Symptoms of adrenal fatigue
- Hormone panels available to diagnose adrenal fatigue
- Herbs and supplements to re-regulate the HPA axis.
- Food-As-Medicine recommendations for adrenal fatigue
- Ali’s Adrenal Rehab Elixir