7th to 9th August, 2014 06:30 am - 05:45 pm


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August 7, 2014, 2:05 pm

Rethinking Fatigue: the Adrenal Myth


What is frequently referred to as “adrenal fatigue” or “adrenal exhaustion” seems to be an epidemic complaint in our modern world, but are our failing adrenals really to blame? In 1956 Canadian endocrinologist, Hans Selye, often thought of as the “father of stress physiology” proposed a model of adrenal decline that advances predictably in stages. Although still widely taught today this model no longer proves true in modern stress physiology research, despite widespread acceptance of this now outdated theory by many alternative health providers. This talk seeks to bring the whole subject of “adrenal fatigue” into the 21st century and proposes that the vast majority of seemingly adrenal-related complaints have little, in fact, to do with the adrenal glands themselves.

Hall: Wheeler Auditorium Track: the Layperson Type: