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James Wilson , Jonathan V. Wright
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January 1, 2001 1890572152 978-1890572150 1
This is an incredibly informative and reader-friendly book about a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated. ADRENAL FATIGUE: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome is a very empowering work cram-packed with vital information about a condition that very likely affects millions of people.

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  • Paperback: 361 pages
  • Publisher: Smart Publications; 1 edition (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890572152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890572150
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (352 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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933 of 971 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly informative and reader-friendly book. May 22, 2002
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This is an incredibly informative and reader-friendly book about a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated. ADRENAL FATIGUE: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome is a very empowering work cram-packed with vital information about a condition that very likely affects millions of people. Author Dr. James L. Wilson gives us both the bad news and the good news about this situation. The bad news is how this illness is devastating so many lives, how so many people are being left without hope, and why traditional (allopathic) medicine has failed to recognize or remedy this tragedy. The good news is that this condition can be diagnosed, can be treated, and that there is hope. And Wilson ought to know. With 3 doctorate and two master�s degrees all from different disciplines (including Human Nutrition, Naturopathic Medicine, and Bio/Nutrition), Wilson lectures extensively to physicians and is an internationally acknowledged expert on alternative, holistic approaches to health. Supporting Wilson�s claims about adrenal fatigue are his 25 years of clinical practice and a depth and breadth of research based on over 2400 scientific references. But don�t be daunted by the academic and scientific pedigree of the author; this book is a very easy read�deceptively so for the quality and import of the material.
The book opens with an overview of the function of the adrenals, and how they are prone to chronic fatigue given our hyper-stressed contemporary lifestyles. This is followed by a section on how to tell if you have adrenal fatigue, which includes a questionnaire, several simple at-home diagnostic tests that you can perform yourself, as well as thorough information on the availability (and usefulness) of different laboratory tests.
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331 of 344 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Alternative Book on Stress August 25, 2005
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The different books on stress on the market offer different visions on the causes of stress and the ways to fight it. Adrenal Fatigue offers a revolutionary different approach saying that the main reason behind stress is the stress of the body's adrenal glands, two peanut-sized glands on top of each kidney, that are crucial for regulating the body's temperature, hormones, mood and energy.

The book does not only offer a diagnosis but rather offers a complete lifestyle plan that is supposed to make the body relax and restore its energy. The suggested program is around three months long and includes changing one's diet by decreasing the intake of junk food and increasing that of organic food and vitamin supplements. The book is also strict on the importance of organizing eating and sleeping hours.

Even though the book suggests an alternative lifestyle that might sound harsh to many, its insight is very relieving for stress sufferers and if those manage to implement half of the book's suggested plan, they would notice an improvement in their health, restoration in their energy and reduction in their stress levels.

Even though in terms of style the book is sometimes needlessly long and in other times dry and written in a medical style, it offers self-tests as a means of diagnosis and these tests also determine the levels of stress among those who take them.

So far, this is the most convincing, cohesive and well-designed books on stress that brings together alternative medicine, diet and other tips that would certainly help doing away with stress.
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226 of 235 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Turned My Life Around May 30, 2012
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When I read this book, I quickly realized that I was a "textbook" case. I had suffered from classic adrenal fatigue since 1989 when I became very exhausted and it never lifted. Then I suffered many related symptoms of adrenal fatigue which Wilson describes so clearly in the book.

I have to say that the first benefit of this book was to realize that here was a doctor who understood me. I wasn't crazy and this is a known syndrome. That, right away, removed 50% of the suffering (which was the psychological component of not knowing what was going on.)

The rest took a while and involved actually implementing the many recommendations Dr. Wilson makes. Warning: It isn't 3-easy steps! If you have adrenal fatigue and want to get well it will take focus and commitment. And Dr. Wilson states that fact directly.

For those who are skeptical about the existence of adrenal fatigue, there is a lab test called the ACTH-Stimulation test which, in my case, positively confirmed the my adrenals were unresponsive to the pituitary signal of ACTH.

The number one key was to make Dr. Wilson's recommended lifestyle changes by changing my apply-more-pressure orientation to life. I had to learn to stop motivating myself through fear, anxiety and pressure and, instead, learn to have more orientation towards the simple pleasures in life. This took away a great deal of the stress which was preventing me from healing my adrenals. There were also many dietary, exercise and sleep changes I had to make.

Next, the nutritional supplement recommendations were tremendously helpful, in particular Siberian ginseng, ashwaganda, and licorice. Here are the two products I used which were formulated according to the author's recommendations in the book itself.
Adrenal DefenseTM
Adrenal BoostTM
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3.0 out of 5 stars provides good information. But due to my medical background
provides good information. But due to my medical background, it is a bit elementary for me.
Great for the lay person
Published 2 days ago by M. K.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very helpful- down to earth information and guidelines for treatment - I plan to give one to my doctor
Published 3 days ago by Joel Peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. My husband ticked almost all symptoms and ...
Excellent book. My husband ticked almost all symptoms and with the tips from the book is now on the road to recovery... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Stefanie Koepke
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend.
My mom has Addison's disease and I always had some of the symptoms and was never diagnosed with it. This book has given me a better understanding of what it may be.
Published 5 days ago by K. DeVitto
3.0 out of 5 stars Can read some on line.
Adrenal Fatique not something most doctors buy in to as they feel not enough past evidence that when it really is an issue. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Brach Schmidt
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not what I expected.
Published 10 days ago by L. A. Cathey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great informati
I have been working with an endocrinologist and chiropractor for six years trying to improve my health. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Shannon Hinsley
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read for stressed and fatigued individuals!
This book was very informative, and I recommend it for anyone who is dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or fatigue especially if the symptoms seem to appear for no major reason. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Michelle Wallmow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book contains a lot of very helpful, insightful information. I am very glad my doctor recommended it. I plan to pass it on to friends.
Published 21 days ago by Jane Messimer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book on Adrenal Dysfunction
This book explains the mysterious illness that doctors do not acknowledge but we all know exists. It has wonderful recommendations and truly wants to help the ready heal... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Amy J. Mannarino
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