STRESS AND ADRENALS

STRESS AND ADRENALS

Stress can be short-term or prolonged, and prolonged stress can lead to adrenal exhaustion, which in turn can affect the thyroid gland. Other health problems can manifest such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, high cortisol levels, (fat around the middle as one symptom of high cortisol), insomnia, gastrointestinal disease and cancer.

Why is it that some people can cope with an enormous amount of stress, and others can only cope with very little before they become ill? An imbalanced response to stress can create and worsen the condition. By that I mean the importance of eating a balanced and highly nutritious diet to support and help repair the body, so that it regenerates itself. Exercise, yoga and meditation can also help at this time.

Stress depletes the 'B' vitamins, which supports the nervous system, and can deplete vitamins and minerals, further at a time when they are needed so badly. A deficiency of vitamin 'B6' can lead to insomnia and hair loss. Make sure to include lots of green leafy vegetables with your meals.
We need to support our adrenal glands in order to avoid burn-out, and Vitamin 'C' can help with this, together with Vitamin B5 (calcium pantothenate), adrenal glandulars, magnesium, along with various other supplements.

Sometimes it is not until we have reached burn-out that we realise how far we have allowed stress to overtake our lives, and I really believe that if you can take a check on yourself before this happens, then you are in a stronger position to reverse something that can result in quite serious consequences. I would not advise self-prescribing, but to seek nutritional advice on dosages from a qualified practitioner.

Check whether you relate to any of the following symptoms:

Are you feeling anxious, restless and tense?
Are you constantly saying, 'I have a million things to do!'
Do you find yourself 'chasing your tail' and never quite catching up?
Are you experiencing hair loss or alopaecia?
If you suffer digestion problems - have they worsened?
Are you under or over-eating?
Do you have mood swings, memory or concentration problems?
Are you suffering low energy or headaches?
Do you have dilated pupils?
Has your blood pressure and heart-rate increased?
Do you work more than 40 hours per week?
Do you have financial problems?
Have you suffered the loss of a close family member or spouse or friend?
Do you sleep less than 8 hours per night?
Are you menopausal?
Have you suffered a job loss?
Do you have relationship difficulties or issues with work colleagues?
Are you suffering a serious illness?
Are you experiencing divorce?
Are you mentally and physically exhausted?

Thank you so much for helping me clear up my long term acne problem. The de-toxing diet that you put me on worked so well. After the first week I decided to be brave and come off the antibiotics that I have been taking for some four years, and to my great pleasure, my skin looked better than ever. This is the first time for about fourteen years that I have not treated my face with some form of tablet or cream. I am so happy! Thanks once again for your help…

Ms A H - Middlesex

My daughter and I visited you in sheer desperation as she had had M.E. for two and a half years. She was so tired and depressed I wanted to try one more thing. After visiting you we excluded many things including wheat. Two days later she started to improve. One month later she was so well we agreed to let her go back-packing to Australia. She is back now, well and happy. On the odd occasion she eats wheat she becomes tired and lethargic until the wheat leaves her system. In September she will be able to take up…

Mrs J L - Surrey

Thank you so much for your work with my son. He was 4 when I brought him to you and had recently been doing longer days at Nursery. He had seemed run down, darker under the eyes and colds were harder to shift. His whole back and the back of his knees were covered in extremely dry skin, it was like sandpaper. He also had impetigo developing around the corner of one side his mouth. We had tried antibiotics to my regret, as they only seemed to make matters worse. Then we came to you. Within 2 days…

Mrs S R - Surrey

My problem was constipation. I am 27 years old and have had the disorder for at least 10 years. I was overweight, felt tired all the time, listless, unmotivated, my skin was in poor condition and mentally I was drained. Doctors kept prescribing 'Fybogel' to relieve my symptoms and told me I would have to take it for life.... Over three months later I have no more problems going to the toilet, have lost over one stone in weight and maintained it. I feel a new person. I have started circuit training, running and weight training and still have…

Ms L L - Ashford

I feel much better without the dairy products. All the pain in my legs disappeared after just a couple of days. I'm very glad I met you - it has helped me (and my boyfriend), more than we ever thought.

Ms N A - Surrey

As a teenager I had continuous problems with Anorexia and so to a certain extent, food and my stomach have always been the centre of my world. My symptoms included regular diarrhoea and abdominal pains (Irritable bowel Syndrome), faintness, acute thirst, fatigue and lack of energy, all of which eventually resulted in depression and a series of panic attacks. When I first met Ann Shaw, I had dark circles under my eyes, pale skin (which had a hint of green!) and absolutely no energy. She immediately tested me for various food intolerances and we discovered that dairy products, wheat…

Ms S G - London

For several years I have suffered from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) and for the last three years I have been under the care of a consultant rheumatologist. I am delighted to tell you that after six months of following your advice, my consultant rheumatologist has just said that I have no need to visit her again as my latest set of blood tests have proved that the diet is controlling the Lupus and I am now symptom-free. I am very pleased with the result and grateful for all your help!

Ms J P - Surrey

Thank you so much for what you have done for me. Goodness knows what I'd be like now if I hadn't come to see you. The weight is still coming off, slowly but surely, and my strength and willpower amaze me!

Ms A B - Shropshire

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me come off anti-depressants and for treating my depression in a natural way. Thanks to your precise diagnosisrecommendations, I feel back to my old self! The depression lifting is the most obvious positive outcome from your advice. However, I have also experienced an increase to my energy levels, a boost to my digestive system, relief from itchy skin and no more mouth ulcers! Family and friends have also commented on how healthy I look. So thank you very much for helping me get back on…

Mrs J S - Surrey

I really had several problems when I first saw you, ranging from lethargy to most upsetting skin erruptions. Having followed the detoxification programme these problems were resolved and, as a bonus, I lost a stone in weight! Not bad for someone over sixty.

Mrs J P - Surrey

I suddenly had loads of energy, no diarrhoea and I lost a stone in weight. I feel better now than I've felt in years. I have a full time job as a teacher and live a normal, busy, active life - all of which is down to my change of diet and ultimately to Ann Shaw. Thank you!

Ms S G - London

I am writing to let you know of my miraculous improvement! On the 30th December I developed a cold/healing crisis which I managed to overcome without any chest infection, antibiotics or steroids. I feared the worst when the cold started as my chest had been full of mucus for eight months and I just dreaded to think what I would be like. It cleared and it was better than it had been since last March! I have been able to cut down the Ventolin and hope to cut it out completely…

Mrs J C - Yorkshire

After 18 months of sleepless nights and tears and fights at mealtimes and little help from the doctors, we turned to Ann. She allergy tested our daughter and found that she was intolerant to dairy and soya and also deficient in Zinc. We followed Ann's advice and within 3 nights our daughter was sleeping through, her appetite has improved considerably and we now have a much healthier, happier little girl.

Ms C H - Surrey

I had to write to tell you I am feeling wonderful - "the works". Just want to say a big thank you. (This patient suffered Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Mrs S D - Surrey

I had visited several doctors with many symptoms, before I stumbled across your leaflet. I had been offered anti-depressants and counselling and I was really starting to believe it was all in my head. I dread to think where I would have been now, if I hadn't made that first appointment with you. Only a few months ago I was sick, depressed and confused. It was obvious to you that I had a problem with candida, yet so many doctors before had failed to see it. A simple diet with vitamin and mineral supplements was all I needed for…

Ms A A - Wimbledon (via Bali)