Adrenal-related issues are seemingly epidemic today—many people complain of some degree of “adrenal fatigue” or “burnout.” This is hardly surprising given the incredibly stressful world we live in today. The unfortunate truth is adrenal-related issues are poorly understood today. Also, most health care providers still practice using outdated theoretical models from the 1950s, which fail to hold up in the face of modern stress physiology. In fact, the vast majority of so-called “adrenal issues” have nothing whatsoever to do with the adrenal glands themselves!
In this book I offer you a cutting-edge paradigm that will not only help modernize adrenal concepts for you, but also will help you better identify what type of “adrenal dysregulation” you have and what to do about it. You will be surprised at what you discover in these pages and thrilled by what you’ll learn!
Reviews & Praise
“Nora is absolutely brilliant, and this book is an important contribution to her body of work on nutrition, health, and the connection between body and brain!” ~ Thom Hartmann
(American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and liberal political commentator)
“…I have come to know Nora for the highest standards of excellence, a trait I value enormously, and her ability to synthesize vast reaches of knowledge into a protocol the average reader can implement immediately. Although she is best known for her work espousing the benefits of the Paleolithically based ketogenic diet, her knowledge and expertise extends well beyond the realm of what to eat to encompass a functional nutrition approach to managing and even reversing chronic health conditions that have become so ubiquitous in today’s stressed-out and toxic world. From time to time I am asked to endorse others’ written works. I typically say no in an effort not to show favoritism. However, because I know Nora to be an individual of unquestionable integrity and authenticity who vets every bit of research, it was easy to make an exception for her. Nora’s newest book, RETHINKING FATIGUE, helps advance the understanding of adrenal function beyond the work of Hans Selye, the scientist nominated ten times for a Nobel Prize and still regarded as the father of stress research…” ~ Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS
“Nora Gedgaudas’ Rethinking Fatigue is dense with fascinating, cutting-edge information that’s easy to understand and use. A brilliant new work.”
First, let me say that there are few books I’ve been as excited to see coming down the pike as this one, and I’ll tell you why. As a naturopathic physician, I can attest that it’s difficult to overestimate the enormous number of people for whom fatigue or “adrenal burnout” are frustrating and debilitating drags on their health. Yet, despite the prevalence of this miserable scenario, the medical model most doctors use to treat it is completely antiquated, stubbornly stuck back in the 1950s. Until now, that is, because suddenly all this has changed.
In one fell swoop, with the publication of Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It, Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT, has brilliantly and entirely revamped the way we look at fatigue from all causes.
For one thing, we learn that “adrenal” fatigue is often not adrenal at all. The adrenal glands, which mediate stress in the body, are but “hormone factories” doing the “bidding of the brain,” Gedgaudas explains, and to understand the whole picture we must look upstream to that organ, which is what’s really calling the shots. In other situations it can be autoimmunity that’s driving it all, the adrenal glands simply the unlucky target organs of what is essentially an immune problem, the wages of our toxic world. Cases like these and others — all of which Gedgaudas elegantly elucidates — shed light on why it is that so often merely taking handfuls of adrenal supplements doesn’t cut the mustard. Any doctor worth their salt will recognize all of this as cutting-edge thinking.
Written for a wide, popular readership with an obvious intent to help, the book is at once easy to understand — Gedgaudas has a relaxed, often wryly humorous style — but is never simplistic, providing just the right amount of detail to make it of great practical use.
And useful it is. This book is by no means a mere teaser! It contains extensive, solid information, not only about concept but also about concrete , effective actions one can take on one’s own in terms of such things as nutritional intervention, laboratory testing (some of which one can self-order), supplements (how and when to use them), and important sections on techniques like neurofeedback as well as other strategies one can accomplish in the privacy of one’s chambers.
Anyone familiar with Nora Gedgaudas’ previous book Primal Body, Primal Mind (arguably one of the best books out there about the paleo approach to nutrition and physical and emotional health) will once again recognize this author’s impeccable scholarship and characteristic inclination to think one level deeper than the rest of us poor slobs.
I’ll freely admit that Rethinking Fatigue is far and away the best collection of information I’ve ever read on the subject and the only work I’ve encountered that puts everything together into a clear, cohesive whole replete with instruction manual. If you get half of this wonderful book under your belt my bet is that you’ll know more than most practicing physicians. And if you, like so many other people, suffer from fatigue, my guess is that you’ll start to feel a heck of a lot better.
~ Dr. Chris Decker, Naturopathic Physician
Available soon on Barnes & Noble (Nook).
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