Tag: stress

Emotional Stress and Your Patients’ Gut Health

By James Wilson, DC, ND, PhD Today’s society seems ever-focused on the high—high tech, high speed, and high stress, that is. Stress permeates all areas of life: job (or frustration with unemployment), finances, family, daily commute, even sleep. All of these areas affect your patients’ emotional state, which directly affects their gut and digestive system… Read More »

Human Response Patterns to Stress: Paths to Adrenal Fatigue

Written by James L. Wilson, DC, ND, PhD Many of my patients who suffered from the effects of adrenal fatigue and chronic stress often asked: “How did I end up this way?” The descriptions given below are snapshots of the most common patterns of adrenal fatigue I have seen clinically over the past twenty-four years.… Read More »

How to Build Your Own Stress and Adrenal Fatigue Healthcare Practice by Dr. Wilson

Curious about building your own adrenal fatigue practice? James L. Wilson, ND, PhD – an expert in alternative medicine for over 35 years – provides an easy step-by-step guide on how to build a practice that’s oriented towards treating adrenal fatigue and stress-related illnesses. In this presentation by James Wilson, DC, ND, PhD, you will… Read More »

Autoimmunity, Inflammation and Adrenal Function

Written by Erik Bakker, ND. Republished with permission from Dr. James Wilson and AdrenalFatigue.org   Many people see inflammation as a disease process, but inflammation is a natural response of the body’s immune system—a process that brings the necessary resources required to a specific area to fight an infection or heal an injury. However, an unneeded… Read More »

General Adaptation Syndrome: When Stress Takes Over

By James Wilson, DC, ND, PhD Stress can be a real killer. How do we learn to deal with it in a healthy way? To answer that, first let us look at general adaptation syndrome and the role the adrenal glands and their hormones play in activating it. General adaptation syndrome is the pattern of… Read More »

Moving Beyond Holiday Stress with Healthy Social Connections

We see the negative effects of stress in almost EVERY patient who visits our office, especially during the holidays. Can you relate? While stress itself can be a positive force that pushes us to evolve and grow, in excess or (as is often the case) not effectively managed, stress can quickly deteriorate health. From family… Read More »

Interpreting Cortisol Lab Tests in Adrenal Fatigue

By James Wilson, DC, ND, PhD Steroid hormones occur in more than one form in the body, but most lab tests only measure one. This scenario further complicates the problem of proper interpretation of lab data related to adrenal fatigue diagnostics. Cortisol, for example, takes on three forms in the blood: 1) Free, unattached to… Read More »

The Role of DHEA in Adrenal Fatigue & Loss of Libido

By James Wilson, DC, ND, PhD DHEA is one of the androgen hormones secreted by the adrenal glands and is the precursor to several other sex hormones. During adrenal fatigue, DHEA levels often become depressed. A saliva test can determine whether a patient’s DHEA levels are below normal. I usually recommend measuring DHEA-S levels with the saliva… Read More »