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Helping Your Patients Address a Healthy Response to Chronic Stress

Modern life presents a constant barrage of stress. Any type of stress – physical, psychological, chemical or environmental can cause similar responses. And whether sudden, constant or low-grade, all stress can lead to physiological responses that negatively affect adrenal health. Sixty-one percent of adults say that managing stress is extremely or very important, but only 35 percent say they are doing an excellent or very good job at it, according to the American Psychological Association 2013 stress survey.

This learning center is designed to offer you the most relevant and up to date information on how to address adrenal health for your patients.


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Focus and Stress

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. The psychological complaint of our age is “I just can’t focus.” I hear it from patients, friends, family members… and sometimes my own inner voice. The source of this feeling is far from mysterious. Never before have we been so bombarded with distractions. The ancient evolutionary drive to take in information […]

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Sleep and Stress

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Sleep is the best meditation – Dalai Lama(1) In health – and perhaps in life generally – one-way causality is rare. That’s why researchers are often careful to note association between phenomena, not causation. Which brings us to sleep dysfunction and a dysregulated hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. As you know, the HPA […]

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Plant-Based Interventions to Relieve Stress and Adrenal Dysfunction

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Stress may seem like a largely modern phenomenon, but in one way or another, it has been part of the human condition for as long as we have been human. So healers throughout the centuries, and across cultures, have paid close attention to plants that helped restore calm and resilience. (Or, as […]

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Ancient Ally : Ashwagandha

By Erin Stokes, ND Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an ancient ally that has been utilized and revered in India for thousands of years. In the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, this humble looking plant is considered a rasayana, a restorative tonic that increases health and longevity.[1] Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word, literally means the “science […]

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The Adaptogen Solution

By Kevin Lamberg We know from the ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) program conducted by the CDC that the impact of the modern diet is a formidable hurdle that hinders the best efforts of some practitioners to make long-term progress in the lives of their patients.[1] In conjunction with the impact of […]

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Neurotransmitters, Adrenals, Blood Sugar & Nutrition

By Jesse Davis, DC The adrenal glands are a primary stress response organ and play a key secondary role in raising blood sugar. Primarily performed by pancreas-originating glucagon, adrenal hormones, like cortisol, and neurotransmitters like epinephrine, contribute to raising blood sugar as well. Since glucose in the blood is critical for brain function, the body […]

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Adaptogens: A New Perspective on Weight Management

by Erin Stokes, ND I was talking with a group of practitioners on a webinar recently discussing a myriad of physiological changes that happen to many men and women in their 40’s and 50’s. One of the physiological changes that people in this age group commonly report is gaining abdominal weight that cannot be explained […]

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Chromium: Key Mineral for Insulin Signaling

By Jesse Davis, DC The history of chromium and the current state of knowledge of its role in human health and nutrition is an interesting and evolving one. The story revolves around its function in insulin signaling, where it “potentiates the action of insulin in vivo and in vitro” according to the National Academy of […]

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Stress Solution

By Erin Stokes, ND Stress. It’s such a common complaint that it’s rare to find someone who says they are not under stress. The American Psychological Association’s “Stress In America” ™ survey in 2014 looked at the relationship between stress and healthy behaviors (1). It found a clear correlation with stress negatively impacting sleep, exercise […]

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Unwrapping Stress Reduction Tips

Dr Doni Wilson’s Gift for Every Busy Practitioner & Stressed Patient By Kimberly Lord Stewart Interview with Doni Wilson, ND, licensed naturopath and author of the Stress Remedy Whether you and your patients embrace December holidays with joy or dread the overzealous pace of shopping, entertaining and visiting relatives, it’s simply exhausting. A little stress […]

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