Adrenal Fatigue Podcast Ep 2 – Dec 2018
Interviewer: Hello, welcome to the adrenal fatigue podcast. I’m Casey Haakinson, a co-founder of unlimited health. Its supplement company that deals specifically with the condition, the syndrome known as adrenal fatigue. I’m here today as always with our main founder Greg Davenport. Greg how are you?
Interviewee: I Am doing great, happy holidays everybody.
Interviewer: We’re gonna get right into this, we’ve got some questions we want to cover again about adrenal fatigue. This is purely informational for all you folks out there and Greg we’ve got a question here; we’ll start off dealing with something just to give a little bit more context on this. Again, you suffered from stage adrenal fatigue, so during the course of your time with adrenal fatigue and trying to recover from it, can you shed some light on anxiety and how you dealt with anxiety.
Interviewee: Sure, it’s a huge component, adrenal fatigue is the overthinking, the constant or prolonged exposure to stress and for a lot of people it can move into depression. One of the things I think everyone has to understand is there’s no magical quick fix. Overcoming adrenal fatigue and anxiety for a lot of people is very tough because a lot of people don’t have help or like myself I didn’t ask for help. I would say for a lot of people dealing with anxiety you really need to ask for help from your network in order to lower your stress levels.
Basically in Western society I think we’re kind of told or expected to be able to do everything without having or showing any weakness. I really do believe asking for help or some time off is whats needed, especially if you have kids like me. I hired a babysitter so that I could sit in another room and just relax. It’s just simple tiny little things like that, which helped me a lot.
Interviewer: Okay, so that’s a great point, quick little follow-up on that Greg so you’re saying hey let’s not go the route of prescription drugs, let’s go the route of having your community, your inner loved ones, friends, anybody who cares about you really helped pull you through.
Interviewee: Yeah,100%, and keep in mind too I have been in the health sector for 12 years and I am not a doctor. Stress and anxiety is a product of the mind and there’s a study I always like to talk about. It was a book I read about happiness and in the study they took about 1500 people who were actually on pharmaceutical drugs. They had to be clinically depressed for five years and they cured 84% of the people involved in the study.
All they did was have the people show up to this office every day and they stood in a 360 mirror. you know those mirrors were like that surround you? and for five minutes a day in this 360 mirror that all they were instructed to do was to say positive things about themselves. 84% of that test group was able to get themselves off of the pharmaceutical drugs…
Interviewer: Wow ok that’s amazing,
Interviewer: It is amazing right? to say positive things to yourself, you don’t have to be in a 360 mirror you could do that while you’re brushing your teeth in the morning. Just say positive things to yourself.
Interviewer: Yeah it’s all about believing the person you’re looking at in that mirror. Ok, I have another question. I think this dovetails real nice with anxiety it’s food it’s what we eat you know to a certain extent gut health so specific question we got from Danielle from Instagram. She is somewhere between stage 2 and stage 3 adrenal fatigue. So she’s wondering how should I alter my diet, what should I do?
Interviewee: So I have a nutrition background, I talked about this in other videos, but do you know how many pounds of sugar the average American eats per year?
Interviewer: You know what, I’ll take a guess I’ll just say 50 pounds?
Interviewee: It closer to 160 pounds! Americans are eating an adult as far as weight is concerned in pounds of sugar every year. For those of you that are dealing with adrenal fatigue reducing sugar (will help with general health) will help your adrenals heal. What happens when you take in too much sugar is your body ends up having to produce extra insulin and cortisol to deal with that huge influx of sugar into the blood system and high doses is actually is toxic.
Its hard for a lot of people and people and they don’t even know how much they eat. so one of the most simple things you can do is get a free app called MyFitnessPal.com. You can log your sugar through there. Its simple and it does it for you. In general the average adult in America should be eating 25 grams of sugar or less per day. Thats hard for a lot of people if you just go to Starbucks and get some sugary coffee everyday. If you’re able to do it though, it will help all aspects of your life. from weight loss to healing your adrenals heal limiting or removing sugar from your diet.
Interviewer: Okay, and so that to you that’s the most important thing, tackle that issue first and then continue to move forward.
Interviewee: Yeah,I would say I would say as far as nutrition is concerned yeah I mean again we could have our long conversations on this go real quick. Actually one of the best nutritional pieces of advice I’ve ever received is from Jack LaLanne, guy invented a jumping jack. He said you should never eat anything that was food wise produced after the year, and processed food, like most people’s diets are today.
Interviewer:Okay, yeah that’s a really good point, okay another question this will be our final question and then we’ll wrap it up and then we’ll look forward to our next podcast. So Greg one last question not as well-known but what is HPA axis, what is the HPA axis.
Interviewee:Yeah, it kind of funny we’ve been getting that question a lot lately, I don’t know where that is coming from, but the HPA axis the H stands for your hypothalamus P is your pituitary gland and A is your adrenal. eyes back into question one about anxiety so what you have prolonged exposure to stress which creates that anxiety, the hypothalamus registers that and it sends a signal to the pituitary gland, the pituitary gland tells the adrenals to start to produce cortisol to help fight whatever that stress is.
Now the difference between you know, if we were out living in the plains or you know no tribe in the forest, if you had stress, you almost always had a physical response where your fight-or-flight was engaged where you’re either fighting off a you know a predator or you’re running away from it and in today’s worlds when you’re when we’re getting stressed it has more to do with paying bills, sitting in traffic, you know receiving or sending crappy emails, and that cortisol overtime builds up in your system and what one thing it does to is it ends up for a lot of people they start to accumulate abdominal fat which of course does nothing for your stress levels because as cortisol, it continue to rise and you’re not doing anything as far as physical movement to reduce that cortisol level.
It will reach a kind of a tipping point where the hypothalamus says hey we’ve got too much cortisol in the system and it’s it stops sending signals to the pituitary gland, which tells your adrenals to help fight back stress. So a lot of people and I experienced this massively was when that system breaks down a tiny stress like just you know somebody cutting you off in traffic or you know receiving a bad email or something like that would exhaust me more than it literally felt like I’d run a marathon, and that is what HPA axis is.
Interviewer:Okay, well that’s good it’s good to and just in your addressing that there’s all different sorts of other avenues that we can go with it and we have a lot of different subject matters that we can always cover with this, so however I do want to make mention we are both of our platforms that we’re all on Instagram and that’s @adrenalfatigue_, and so that being Instagram find us, follow us on Instagram ask questions we generate these questions from questions from Instagram. And then also Facebook or on Facebook as well that’s at adrenal relief that is our address for Facebook and then of course all will be as welcome to check out our blog our videos and our website and our website address at www.unlimited-health.com.
So those are areas, those are platforms and those are where you can find us. So that kind of wraps things up here for today, Greg as always wonderful talking to you about this syndrome and how we can all work together to fight this thing naturally any final thoughts before we wrap up.
Interviewee:I would just say if you guys have other questions or topics you guys want to dive into, you are free to comment, and as Casey mentioned touch us up on other platforms and we will dive into it.
Interviewer:It sounds wonderful, so thank you all for listening, again this is Casey Hawkinson for Greg Davenport, our company name unlimited health, our supplement adrenal relief, you have just listened to the adrenal fatigue podcast. Everyone have a great day and wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2019, see you soon.