Thyroid disorders are on the rise. Current statistics show that approximately 200 million people worldwide are affected by some form of thyroid problem. 1 in 10 Canadians will be diagnosed with a thyroid disorder at some point in their life. The scary part is that, due to insufficient and incomplete testing practices by medical doctors, about 50% of those with a thyroid disorder are walking around without a clue that they even have one.
Stressed? Tired all the time? Have to peel yourself off the ceiling every time you hear a loud noise that catches you off guard? Can't pull yourself out of bed in the morning? Crave salty food or sugar like it's nobody's business? Carrying some extra "sumthin sumthin" around your midsection that just won't go away? Have you been to the doctor to try and figure out why you just don't have any "get up and go" yet all tests have come back negative and there are just no answers for you? You could be suffering from what I call the "silent epidemic" that is sweeping the modern world thanks to our ever increasing levels of stress. That silent epidemic is ADRENAL FATIGUE.
As each and every year goes by, and as technology has made modern-day life and commerce a 24-7 requirement, there are more demands on us and our time than ever before and we are paying the price with our health. Adrenal Fatigue (aka Hypoandrenia or Hypoadrenalism) has been one of the most widespread health issues for the past half a century, yet also one of the most under-diagnosed. Despite being described in medical text books back in the 1800's, and despite the development of the first effective treatments in the 1930's, most Western trained medical doctors simply just don't believe that the problem exists. Heck, when I was diagnosed by my naturopathic doctor back in 2010, I mentioned it to my family doctor at a routine visit and he literally laughed out loud and smacked his leg saying "there is no such thing". Yes there is. And while adrenal fatigue may make you feel like you're constantly on an uphill battle to feeling well, it can be treated and you can feel like your blissful and energetic self again.
Jill Taylor is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She is the mom of two pretty awesome teenagers, s very dramatic dog, a hedgehog and a snake (yikes!). Jill assists her clients in achieving true wellness through thoughtful and compassionate dietary and lifestyle coaching. Feel free to visit the "Contact" page to get in touch. Jill would love to hear from you!