Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe the group of symptoms that are said to occur by people who are under long-term physical, mental or emotional stress. Supports of adrenal fatigue believe the problem begins when the many different stresses of life become too much for the body to handle. Our adrenal glands (the small organs located above the kidneys) usually produce hormones like cortisol to deal with stress. But when people are faced with long-term stress that becomes too much to handle, their adrenal glands can no longer keep up with the body’s needs. When this starts to happen, symptoms of adrenal fatigue may start to appear.
Around the world, approximately 38.4% of people will be diagnosed with cancer within their lifetime. The universality of cancer is staggering, making research for treatments and cures a well-recognized priority. Among the many drugs and alternative treatments undergoing clinical trial is a surprising plant most commonly known for its decorative use: mistletoe.
As we trudge deeper into the depths winter, many people experience some degree of mood change. We feel less motivated, sentimental, anxious or depressed. For some, these changes are slight and manageable; they may simply feel a bit more fatigued, have a harder time waking up in the morning, or occasionally feel bummed out. With the cold and grey weather, a lot of people opt to stay home, which can lead to feelings of isolation. Although Denver winters can be beautiful, sunny and full of outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, and winter hiking, we become more sedentary. Winter has a clear effect on us -- and our bodies respond to that change.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is an ever present, common diagnosis amongst children (and even adults) these days. Its symptoms vary from patient to patient, but generally, lack of attention and focus, hyperactivity and impulsivity, behavioral problems, and sleep troubles are some of the hallmark symptoms of ADHD.