If you suspect you have low cortisol, test adrenal function at home! You might be inspired to (finally) make some changes if your test results are not optimal.
The true value of testing adrenal function is to confirm you’re exhausting yourself with too much work and worry! And not enough sleep!
If testing will help you change this, then test!!
Don’t self-diagnose and try to treat the adrenals if there really is no issue that some sleep and the Paleo Diet will resolve. If you do begin herbs and lifestyle support, retest every few months to record progress.
One caution from my years in the clinic with hundreds of adrenal fatigue clients: many adrenal glandulars will be too stimulating. I personally tolerate herbs much better than glandulars. So observe if a glandular (or any other supplement) makes you anxious or speedy. Rest and repair is what you’re after – not just “energy” whic
h makes you override and ignore your fatigue.
Test Adrenal Function At Home
I wrote this article for Delicious Obsessions‘ wonderful blog, suggesting three ways to test adrenal function at home: The Ragland’s Test, the Pupillary Reflex Test and a Saliva Test you can order online.
All the details are on Delicious Obsessions, so click over and read more, and enjoy Jessica Espinoza’s amazing website. I interviewed Jessica on my Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast in October 2014. Listen in here to hear us chat about life, chickens, Hashimoto’s, and weight loss!