Philip delivered a very popular lecture recently at the European Conference for The Weston A Price Foundation on adrenal exhaustion. Tiredness is a very familiar symptom to many people and a common factor in most long-term ill health.
In Chinese medicine, the energy of the adrenal glands is called the kidney Qi. It has been recognized since ancient times that the strength of this energy is the foundation of all health – and that the most common cause of its depletion is fear, overworking and overdoing it.
The body is designed to deal with very short bursts of stress. But today, many people have stress hormones circulating in elevated amounts on a near-constant basis. This soon begins to deplete the adrenals and if it continues over a prolonged period adrenal exhaustion is the result. What starts with a feeling of fatigue can, over time, be a leading factor in unstable blood pressure, digestive disorders, weight gain, immune depletion, cancer and heart disease – to name just a few.
You can read more about adrenal fatigue and Philip’s tips for nourishing the adrenals back to health in an article he has written here.