CYP21a2, RCCX & Adrenal Function: A Completely Different Perspective

The label “adrenal fatigue” has been debated and deconstructed, endlessly for decades. Adrenal fatigue, or adrenal burnout is a term used by alternative healthcare practitioners as an attempt to make sense of an array of symptoms pertaining to fatigue, exhaustion, and everything that is associated with those symptoms. Practitioners utilize various cortisol hormone tests, as

RCCX: A Link to Complex Illness & Why Its Important

Individuals with joint hypermobility often present with complex symptom presentations, including: MCAD (mast cell activation disorders), POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), autoimmune diseases and dysautonomia, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ME/CFS, mental and behavioral conditions and emotional and sensory processing disorders. Variability of the RCCX cluster provides a very appealing and viable

High Histamine Rollercoaster: Implications of This Potent Neuro-Immune Modulator

Histamine is a powerful molecule. When it is activated, it has numerous physiological effects through its various histamine receptors. Understanding the various roles that histamine occupies, confers new insights into the implications for dietary, immunological, gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, endocrinological, neurological, and inflammatory mechanisms. 4 histamine receptors have been identified, and each exert different effects. Histamine is released by

Exploring The Stress Response: HPA Axis, Nutrition, Emotions & The Limbic System

Endocrine dysfunction is becoming increasingly more common. Thyroid conditions are epidemic. Adrenal exhaustion is all too common. There are a plethora of approaches to healing, restoration and regeneration of the endocrine system. However it should be pointed out that correcting these issues are often complex, take a good deal of patience and attention to detail.

Eliminate Your ‘Nutritional Debt’: Reduce Stress & Achieve The Highest Level Of Health Possible

The greater your level of stress, the greater the nutritional demands upon your body. The weaker your nutrition practice, the larger a nutritional deficit exists. Health is very much about keeping enough nutrition in “the bank” so that your health doesn’t become bankrupt. For many people however, they run up nutritional debt for a lifetime,

Electrolytes & The Adrenals

Adrenal fatigue has become a standardized term in the alternative health world. And with good reason too. Excess adrenal output and diminished adrenal output can both be primary issues that can derail a person’s health. I have seen the benefit of taking adrenal glandular extracts, nutritional supplements that inhibit or increase sympathetic nervous system output,

The Truth About Salt

While your typical “table salt” is the most infamous salt perhaps in popular culture, there are many health benefits to the purer ancient forms of salt. It’s true that most commercially sold table salt can be extremely detrimental to your bodily functions. Most forms of table salt contain dangerously harsh chemicals added by manufacturers for

Thyroid Health

Last week I wrote an article on how hypothyroidism can be directly caused by depleted adrenal glands. We looked at causative factors such as: Toxicity such as mercury and fluoride Nutritional Deficiencies Elevated Cortisol and CRH due to stress How Do You Know if You Have a Possible Thyroid/Adrenal Issues? Weight Issues: Either Difficulty Losing