Your hormone system includes the following functions but has many other functions as well. The Adrenals produce stress hormones that allow our bodies to respond to stress appropriately and also importantly allow us to recover and rebuild when the stressful period is over. It also controls production of our sex-related hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
In modern times, people live in states of chronic stress which may go on unabated for years. Emotional stress (death, divorce, financial, etc), dietary stress (junk food, chemical additives, GMOs, food sensitivities, etc), and inflammation (hidden and not, pain, infections) are the factors that may overload the system and lead to breakdown. Once the adrenals have been overworked and run down the body loses its ability to respond and recover the way it was meant to which can lead to a cascade of unwanted events.
Dysfunction within the Adrenals can lead to weakened immunity, especially in the gut, it can cause imbalances in brain neurotransmitters leading to depression, it can damage the body’s metabolism (fat loss), and it can upset the delicate balance of both female and male hormones. Both cycling women and menopausal women will find numerous symptoms affecting them that can be easily treated with a natural adrenal rebuilding program.
The most common complaints I see in my office are fatigue, depression and weight gain. You may be doing all the right things to feel better but once your metabolism is damaged it won’t work. You need to return normal function to the adrenals which is why this is most often the first place we will begin to work with you.
The Kalish Method
The Kalish Method is a functional medicine lab-based health approach focused on addressing five common conditions – weight gain, fatigue, depression, female hormone and digestive problems – through restoring the 3 main body systems: hormones, digestion and detoxification.