What are the Adrenal Glands? | #AshWednesday

What are your Adrenal Glands? How does someone know if they have Adrenal Fatigue?

Lance Dreher, PhD discusses why Adrenal Glands are so important for dealing with stress and what signs indicate adrenal fatigue on the latest #AshWednesday

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- Hi, I'm back again with Dr. Fitness to talk more about adrenals. Lance, I heard that adrenals are involved in the hormones somehow.

- In a lot of hormones, 50 different ones.

- 50 different ones?

- The ones we focus on primarily when it comes to adrenal glands is adrenaline.

- What is adrenaline exactly?

- Adrenaline is a stress hormone, makes your heart beat go up, right. It also increases alertness by releasing glucose from the liver, makes you wanna run, makes you see better, more clearly--

- Fight or flight.

- Right, then you have an increase in cortisol.

- What is cortisol?

- Cortisol is a stress hormone, it helps you make new energy from the breakdown of proteins though. And also because cortisol, when we think of cortisol, we think of cortizone, takes inflammation down so the pain you have usually when you're under stress, fight or flight, literally the joints don't hurt because of an increase in cortisol. To take a person who's under a lot of stress but then not moving around, they're constantly putting out adrenaline, cortisol, adrenaline, cortisol, what happens then?

- The adrenals are getting burned out. How do you know if you have adrenal fatigue?

- Well one of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue is craving salt. So if you crave salt, most likely you're adrenal glands are toasted and that's because the adrenals are involved in mineral balance in the body, sodium, potassium, salts.

- Which is what's in that.

- Exactly, so if you're craving it, it means you're probably deficient in it. One of the best things to do for that is to take the adrenal cocktail by Jigsaw. You want to be able to absorb this efficiently and quickly, the best way's on an empty stomach.

- So pretty much anyone who experiences stress at any time needs adrenal cocktail.

- Yeah, people my age for sure, baby boomers.

- And you can feel it.

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