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Adrenal Fatigue or Just Stressed?

Like most illnesses, stress lies on a continuum. It’s important to remember that stress is a healthy response to the body due to environmental triggers. The physiological effects are necessary for fueling the “fight or flight” response. Stress is supposed to be a short-term event, however. You encounter a threat, you respond accordingly. The threat goes away and your body rebalances.

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Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome

Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth (SBBO) is a relatively common gastrointestinal disorder caused by chronic low stomach acid and immune suppression and worsened by chronic constipation, high sugar intake, infant formula feeding, food sensitivities, as well as antibiotic or antacid use.

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Stress and Thyroid Function

One missing link in the thyroid debate is the impact of stress. Stress affects thyroid function in a variety of ways, from appropriate signaling and hormone binding, to actual T3 conversion and eventual detoxification of inactive metabolites

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