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How to Beat Adrenal Fatigue Naturally


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If you have chronic fatigue, aches and pains, fibromyalgia, depression or any other non-specific symptoms that your conventional medical doctor has been having a difficult time solving, you may have Adrenal Fatigue. Dr. Vivian DeNise, Integrative Physician at Patients Medical and Elisa Haggarty of Culinary Farmacy explain what Adrenal Fatigue is, why it happens, what foods can help you feel more balanced and how to treat it naturally, safely and effectively.

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How to Beat Adrenal Fatigue Naturally

  1. 1. Dr. Vivian DeNise andChef Elisa Haggarty
  2. 2.  A holistic medical center Full-service
  3. 3.  Discover health, rediscover vitality Focus on the root cause Integrate modern medicine, holistic practices, and natural supplements
  4. 4.  Our goal  Promote healing and prevent disease
  5. 5. Physicians collaborate to approach each patient holistically.
  6. 6. Result:Gain health and nutritional wisdom that can be applied for years to come.
  7. 7. Founder, Dr. Warren Levinbegan practicing his ground-breaking holistic protocols in 1974.
  8. 8.  Conditions Treated  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Multiple Sclerosis  Osteoarthritis (OA)  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)  Diabetes  Heart disease  Crohn’s disease, IBS, IBD  Alzheimer’s disease  Lyme disease  Thyroid disease  Auto-immune diseases  Many other secondary medical conditions
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  12. 12. Introducing our speakers: Vivian DeNise, DO ABAARM, FAARM Integrative Internal Medicine Holistic Pediatrics
  13. 13.  Completed her medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Certified in Integrative Medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
  14. 14.  Specialties include  Balancing Adrenal Function  Detoxification  Hormonal Imbalances  Nutritional Deficiencies  Thyroid Disorders  Weight Loss  Gastro-Intestinal Problems  Women’s and Men’s Wellness  Pediatrics  And many more!
  15. 15.  Allergies Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Cancer Chronic fatigue Chronic pain Depression Fibromyalgia Headache & migraine Hypertension Immune dysfunction Infertility Irritable bowel syndrome Osteoporosis Stress disorders Weight gain Weight loss
  16. 16. Introducing our speakers: Elisa Haggarty of Culinary FarmacyCertified Holistic Health Coach &Natural Foods Chef
  17. 17.  Received Professional Holistic Health Coaching training at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition Training at The Natural Gourmet Institute
  18. 18.  Studied over 100 different dietary theories Uses food, stress management and other techniques to help women live an abundantly rich life!
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  21. 21. … but you may not know why.Or how to start feeling good again.
  22. 22. Our philosophy is to determine the root causeof the symptom, so that we can help you get back on track.
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  26. 26. Feeling the need to sleep.
  27. 27. Lack of energy and motivation usuallyin response to:  physical exertion  emotional stress  lack of sleep  boredom  “other”
  28. 28. Fatigue can be a single symptom, a cluster of symptoms or a clinical syndrome such as chronic fatigue syndrome or cancer.
  29. 29. Symptoms of fatigue can be dividedinto 3 separate categories: Physical Cognitive Emotional
  30. 30.  Reduced activity Low energy Tiredness Decreased physical endurance Increased effort with physical tasks and with overcoming activity General weakness Heaviness, slowness, or sluggishness Non Restorative sleep Sleeplessness
  31. 31.  Decreased concentration Decreased attention Decreased mental endurance Slowed thinking
  32. 32.  Decreased motivation or initiative Decreased interest Feeling overwhelmed Bored or “low” Aversion to effort
  33. 33. All these symptoms can overlap making it difficult to disentangle the complex of “co-morbidities”.
  34. 34. Environmental Diseases Occupational Vitamin andPsychological Fatigue Mineral Deficiencies Medications Physical
  35. 35. Endocrine InfectiousNeurologic Rheumatologic Heart Disease Cancer
  36. 36.  Diabetes Hypoglycemia Hypothyroidism Adrenal Fatigue
  37. 37. A phenomenon due to oxidative stress andmitochondropathy  Oxidative stress occurs at the cellular level  Imbalance between free radicals and anti- oxidants
  38. 38.  Infectious  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Fibromyalgia  Lyme Disease  Hepatitis C  HIV / AIDS
  39. 39.  Fatigue must be present for ≥ 6 months A decrease of functional activity and somatic symptoms and pain not attributable to a specific diagnosis or disease In addition at least 4 of the following must be present  Sore throat  Impaired memory or cognition  Un-refreshing sleep  Post-exertional fatigue  Tender glands  Aching stiff muscles  Joint pain  Headaches
  40. 40.  Central Nervous and Hormonal Imbalance  Imbalance in neurotransmitters  Cortisol Deficiency  Disturbance of Circadian Rhythms Infections Immune System Abnormalities  Allergies
  41. 41. Is defined as chronic diffuse pain in absence ofinflammatory or structural musculoskeletalabnormalities. In addition, fatigue, sleep and mood disturbances are also present.
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  43. 43. 4 Major Categories1. Physical Stress2. Chemical Stress3. Thermal Stress4. Emotional Stress
  44. 44. 1. Overworking or shift work2. Lack of sleep / insomnia3. Athletic over-training
  45. 45.  40 million people in the US have some kind of problem with sleep Accounts for more than 50% of doctor visits each year Affects 25-40% of all children and adolescents
  46. 46.  Chronic stress Caffeine Carbohydrates before bed Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Sleep Apnea Alcohol or Drug Abuse
  47. 47. Not only causes fatigue but also Deficits in memory Decreased concentration Depressive mood Irritability Decreased libido or Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  48. 48. In one study, Severe Fatigue was reported by 11% of Adolescents in the 11-14 year old age 17% of the 13-16 year olds
  49. 49.  Environmental pollutants such as  Insecticides and Pesticides  Heavy Metal Poisonings such as Mercury, Aluminum Food Additives and allergies Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies Medically prescribed drugs
  50. 50.  Eating fish or shellfish Dental work such as Mercury amalgams Breathing contaminated vapors or skin contact with: antiseptics, bactericides, batteries, cosmetics, fabric softeners, floor wax and polish, paints, tattoo inks, perfumes, etc.
  51. 51. Aspartame = AsparticAcid + phenylalanine + methanolAccounts for > 75% of adverse reactions to food additives reported to FDA.
  52. 52.  Numbness  Visual disturbances Muscle spasms  Hearing loss Weight gain  Palpitations Rashes  Headaches/migraines Depression  Dizziness Fatigue  Seizures Irritability  Nausea Tachycardia Insomnia
  53. 53. Some commondeficiencies include Iron deficiency (anemia) B12 deficiency
  54. 54. B12 deficiency may cause Muscle weakness Fatigue Tingling of extremities Mental Fogginess Memory Problems Mood Swings Feeling of apathy Lack of motivation
  55. 55. Lack of Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) can lead to adrenal exhaustion and ultimately to destruction of the adrenal glands.
  56. 56.  Caffeine Synthetic Estrogen supplementation* Sleeping pills*Synthetic estrogen is NOT the same as Bio-IdenticalHormone Replacement Therapy.
  57. 57.  Brewer’s Yeast Calf Liver Chicken Liver Peanuts Split Peas Pecans
  58. 58.  The adrenal glands are the second biggest store of Vitamin C in the body. If there is an insufficient amount of Vitamin C, there will be insufficient amounts of adrenal hormones made, leading to immune deficiencies.
  59. 59.  Statins such as Lipitor, Crestor deplete CoQ10 Oral contraceptives Antidiabetics such as the Sufonylureas, Biguanides, Metformin Anti Hypertensives: Hydralazine, Thiazides, B blockers, Clonidine, Methyl dopa Psychotropics: Phenothiazines, Tricyclic Antidepressants, Haloperidol
  60. 60.  Meloncholic depression is associated with hypercortisolism secondary to CRH Atypical Depression is associated with pathologic reduction of mediators and a decrease in the hypothalamic CRH
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  63. 63. Your Resiliency Energy Endurance Your Very Life …depends on your adrenal health.
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  65. 65. Secretes Epinephrine (adrenaline) Norepinephrine These are secreted in crisis situations.
  66. 66. Zonareticularis DHEA (S) Zona fasiculata Cortisol Zona glomerulosa Aldosterone
  67. 67. Hypothalamus - CRH Anterior Pituitary ACTH Adrenal Cortex Cortisol
  68. 68.  Essential for maintaining blood sugar levels in the proper balance Powerful anti-inflammatory Decreases the effect of white blood cells Direct effect on the heart and blood pressure Influences behavior, mood, excitability Regulation of adrenal sex hormones
  69. 69.  Difficulty in awakening in the morning Lack of energy Increased energy to do everyday tasks Decreased sex drive Decreased ability to handle stress Increased time to recover from illness, injury or trauma Light headed when standing up quickly Mild depression Less enjoyment or happiness with life
  70. 70.  Increased PMS Symptoms increase if meals are skipped or inadequate Thoughts less focused, more fuzzy Memory less accurate Decreased tolerance Don’t really wake up until 10:00AM Afternoon low between 3:00 and 4:00PM Feels better after evening meal Decreased productivity
  71. 71.  A careful history and physical from a physician Blood Tests Salivary tests
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  75. 75.  Proper amount of sleep Proper nutrition including a lot of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes Meditation, Yoga, prayer etc. for stress relief Mild to moderate exercise
  76. 76.  Vitamin C  Cordyceps B complex  CoQ10 Ashwaganda  Lipoic Acid Carnitine  N-acetylcysteine Rhodiola  Omega 3 Ginseng
  77. 77. We’ll address questions about Dr. DeNise’s fees and insurance policies towards the end,but now is the time to ask your adrenal fatigue questions!
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  79. 79. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”Hippocrates
  80. 80. • Health started for me with a bout of depression and anxiety.• I learned to question the advice given to me and the prescriptions handed to me.• No one in the medical community inquired about my diet- my lifestyle.• I encourage you to find out what works for YOU and never doubt that food has an amazing capacity to heal us.
  81. 81.  Individual Heath Coaching Programs 4 Week Sugar Boot Camp Health Supportive Cooking Classes Workshops/Cooking Demos 10 day Whole Foods Winter Detox*Ingredients to success: whole foods cooking,local, seasonal, fresh, plant based, cleansingand mind set shifts
  82. 82.  Food has a profound capacity to both cause sickness or promote health. Everyday, 3 times a day, and over 1,095 times a year we have the ability to change the expression of our genes. The most essential component of health, is restoring energy…the naturally occurring energy that our adrenal glands provide.
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  84. 84.  SUGAR Consuming foods you are allergic/sensitive too (corn, yeast, wheat/gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, alco hol are the top offenders) Stimulants (coffee, chocolate or cacao) Refined and processed foods = nutrient zappers Stress Toxic environments
  85. 85. Ingredients  2 heaping tablespoons of cashew butter (can use almond butter)  1 tbs tahini  1 heaping tablespoon of carob powder  1 tablespoon of coconut oil  1 tbs coconut nectar or natural sweetener  3/4 cup coconut flakes  dash of Himalayan sea salt  2 tablespoon of hemp seeds or flax seeds  Cinnamon to taste  1/4 cup sesame seeds for coating
  86. 86. All you need is a food processor, or high speed blender 
  87. 87.  Regulating blood sugar with balanced meals it the key to adrenal health. My formula for optimal blood sugar success (on the plate) FAT, FIBER & PROTEIN = stable blood sugar and less adrenal stressFat: tahini, coconut oilFiber: hemp seeds, flax seeds, sesame seedsProtein: almond/cashew butter, hemp & flaxseeds
  88. 88.  Don’t believe the hype that fat is bad or even that saturated fats will lead to coronary heart disease. Fat does not make you fat (hint…sugar is the most common culprit in weight gain). Fats, and especially saturated fats are essential for blood sugar balance and hormone regulation. Fat breakdown & assimilation happens in the small intestine (gut) and so it takes the longest to digest.
  89. 89.  Is a Medium Chain Fatty Acid which help to inhibit the growth of yeast (candida) and they not stored as fat in the body. MCFA’s create heat or thermogenesis in the body and boost metabolism. MCFA’s help boost immunity. It has Lauric acid and is found in breast milk. MCFA’s are needed for proper utilization of the essential fatty acids! They work in tandem! The heart draws on the MCFA’s in times of stress.
  90. 90.  A really great alternative to chocolate. Why avoid raw cacao you ask?  Cacao is a stimulant- containing theobromine which is a relative of caffeine.• When rejuvenating the adrenals, we want to remove stimulants• Carob is stimulant free, high in calcium, magnesium, Vit. A and D.
  91. 91.  Both very high in Omega 3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory. Both have dietary fiber (flax more so) and both have protein. Using hemp and flax seeds helps make your meals/snacks more nutrient dense.
  92. 92.  Your adrenal glands keep you hydrated. If you are constantly thirsty- that is a sign you are off balance and you have weak adrenals. Salt (unrefined Himalayan or Celtic) helps to rehydrate your cells, electrifies your cells and contain countless trace minerals.
  93. 93.  If you want to take control of your health, naturally- all you have to do is ask. I am offering each of you a free one hour health breakthrough consultation! Find out how to create your unique culinary farmacy !
  94. 94. It’s time to nourish your adrenal glands!Value? Renewed sense of health Improved energy and mental clarity Boost immunity Become a culinary master of clean eating Kick cravings Feel more rested, balanced, leaner 
  95. 95. What you get! Accountability and expert guidance Access to a private Facebook group for support 10 day Meal Plan (guess work taken care of!) Resources Packet shopping list and reminders 3 online tele-seminars (recorded mp3 files) Options for taking the detox at your pace Video food demonstrations Recommended supplement list Top 5 ways to detoxify beyond food
  96. 96. Normal Registration rate $197 For YOU: $147 Tonight: $127Nourish your adrenals without the stimulants,sugar, and decrease inflammation by removing allergens like: wheat/gluten/soy/dairy!
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  99. 99. Questions?Ask me now!
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