adrenal health

Our data show that over half of all women suffer symptoms of hormonal balance that are rooted in stress. Our lives are filled with chronic stress but our bodies aren’t made to handle it.

Cortisol, the major stress hormone, is often the villain. Excess cortisol can throw your whole endocrine system off balance. So if you’re suffering from fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, burnout or a host of other similar symptoms, you may have some level of adrenal fatigue.

Unfortunately, conventional medicine has been slow to recognize the pivotal role of adrenal health. But alternative doctors have discovered simple steps you can take to restore healthy adrenal function in almost all cases.

Your adrenal function is vulnerable to many factors, including stress, but the right diet, supplements and exercise can put it back on track.

Learn more about your adrenal glands, the destructive effects of chronic stress, the role of cortisol and adrenaline. And then find out what you can do to feel like yourself again.

Featured articles on adrenal health, fatigue and stress

What is "adrenal fatigue"?

Created by Women’s Health Network

Can stress cause weight gain?

Created by Women’s Health Network

See more articles on adrenal health, fatigue and stress

Is stress affecting your thyroid? Reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND Chronic stress has a profound impact on thyroid function. Learn more from Women's Health Network about how adrenal imbalance can lead to hypothyroidism.

The link between stress and forgetfulness. If you find yourself forgetting simple things regularly, don’t panic — it’s probably not early onset dementia! More likely, stress is interfering with brain function. It’s common in women, and it’s also easily remedied. Find out how.

Calming everyday anxiety in women, by Dr. Mary James, ND. Three steps to feeling less stressed and more peaceful. Anxiety may start small but can quickly gain traction if its underlying adrenal connection is not addressed. Learn more about everyday anxiety and use our three-step plan to feel calmer, happier and more relaxed.

Solving stress-related sleep problems naturally. If stress and tension keep you awake at night, Women's Health Network offers solutions for your stress-related insomnia.

The adrenal fatigue diet, Reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND. Our simple guidelines help you build an adrenal fatigue diet that supports your adrenals -- from the best time to eat, to the nutrients you need, to what foods to avoid.

How to boost energy – naturally, reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND.. Using herbs is one powerful method of recovering adrenal balance and boosting energy naturally. Here are 5 effective herbs and their benefits for energy.

Stress is sabotaging your sex life! 4 steps to refuel your desire. If you’re under lots of pressure, you may not notice the effects it’s having on your sex drive. In fact, physical intimacy may be the last thing on your mind when you’re stressed. But sex is one of the best ways to release tension and these four great tips can help.

How caffeine affects your adrenal health. Women with adrenal imbalance may find caffeine exacerbates their symptoms. Learn more about caffeine’s effects on the adrenal glands.

Solutions for stress, fatigue and adrenal issues. This article introduces the adrenal glands and the describes effects of adrenal hormones, particularly cortisol, when we’re under stress, with links to other articles in this section.

Revealing your hidden stressors. So many women (and practitioners, too) dismiss the effects of stress on their health. “I’m just stressed,” they say — but we want women to know that even small stressors can build up into a big health problem if you don’t take the time to recognize and counterbalance them. Take our Stress Quiz for a snapshot of how much stress you live with every day!