By Jonathan Landsman | Natural News
Sitting on top of each kidney, the adrenals are responsible for producing four main hormones – catecholamines, aldosterone, cortisol and androgens – which help to deal with everything from stressful situations, digestion, gender traits to blood pressure regulation. Gaining weight usually involves overactive adrenals but, this can be avoided, even reversed, without the need for surgery or extreme diets.
Don’t become a victim of adrenal stress. Most people, living in the ‘modern’ world, are being hurt by nutritional deficiencies and too many environmental toxins. But, the fact remains, you CAN naturally restore hormonal function, lose weight and avoid years of suffering. Want to learn more? Don’t miss the next NaturalNews Talk Hour – this Sunday.
The costs associated with obesity are staggering
In January 2012, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Economics, the estimated annual healthcare costs of obesity-related illnesses were calculated to be $190.2 billion or nearly 21% of annual medical spending in the United States. By the way, childhood obesity alone is responsible for $14 billion in direct medical costs.
Lead author John Cawley, a Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University, said:
“Obesity raises the risk of cancer, stroke, heart attack and diabetes. For any type of surgery, there are complications with anesthesia, with healing [for the obese]. … Obesity raises the costs of treating almost any medical condition. It adds up very quickly.”
The problem here is that economists are great at calculating numbers and conventional medicine is great at ‘identifying’ or ‘treating’ disease – but the obesity epidemic remains unresolved. Even if you’re NOT obese – this is a problem that affects all of us because obesity raises costs in Medicaid – which results in higher taxes for society.
On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Dr. Christianson and Jonathan Landsman take a closer look at how to solve the obesity epidemic by improving hormone function and, specifically, adrenal health.
The 3 BIGGEST myths associated with adrenal health
Myth #1: Your adrenals are “fatigued.” More accurately, we need to understand that emotional and physical stress can cause insomnia, anxiety, weight gain, heart disease and adrenal stress – not fatigue. In truth, the adrenal glands work with several other glands, in what’s called the HPA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal) axis – which helps to regulate our energy levels and metabolism.
When our hormones are in balance – we feel great. But, hormonal imbalances usually occur due to work-related issues; eating too many processed foods, EMF pollution and poor sleeping habits – which lead to chronic inflammation, weight gain and disease.
Myth #2: Your adrenal glands need a drug. If that were true, then adrenal ‘fatigue’ – often diagnosed due to low cortisol levels – would simply be fixed by taking some herbs and cortisol pills. But, in most cases, health-related problems are NOT resolved this way.
Besides a more natural diet, one of the best ways to restore adrenal function is to get 30 to 60 minutes of sunlight exposure – every day. Limit your exposure to artificial lights (i.e. computers or T.V.) – especially 1 – 2 hours before bedtime.
Myth #3: Adrenal stress is just part of life. Put nicely, that’s a bunch of baloney! A healthy diet is one of the best ways to effectively restore hormonal balance and eliminate the threat of stress-related disorders.
Oddly enough, just the simple act of thoroughly chewing your food can have a tremendous ability to calm the nervous system. And, on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Christianson will reveal how to achieve optimal hormonal function.
This week’s guest: Dr. Alan Christianson, an expert in thyroid and adrenal disorders
Learn how to achieve optimal body weight and dramatically improve your health – Sun. Nov. 30
Dr. Alan Christianson is a naturopathic medical doctor, specializing in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid and adrenal disorders. He is the author of the soon to be released “Adrenal Reset Diet”, the bestselling “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease”, and “Healing Hashimoto’s – a Savvy Patient’s Guide.”
As a child, Dr. Christianson was an avid reader of his family’s encyclopedias and medical textbooks, but his body was a source of struggle. Cerebral palsy left him with seizures, poor coordination, and eventual obesity. But, with acquired knowledge and persistence, he complete reversed his condition and, now, trains doctors internationally on the treatment of obesity and hormone-related issues.
Lose weight naturally! Don’t fall into the trap of believing that optimal weight is impossible to achieve. With improved eating habits and stress management techniques – you CAN quickly see results. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Alan Christianson will talk about how to naturally balance hormones and achieve optimal weight.
This article originally appeared on Natural News.
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