Episode 36 Adrenal Fatigue with Dr. James Wilson

Dr. Risk is joined by Dr. James Wilson, who coined the term “adrenal fatigue”. Now a common topic among those have chronic stress and illness, it can still remain controversial in conventional medicine. Our society is continually sending us down a rabbit hole that leads to stress and we are ignoring the bigger picture of the damage it is doing to our bodies. Most people are finding they have to go outside their healthcare system to health from stress and adrenal fatigue. In his book "Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome" Dr.Wilson explains this syndrome, and helps you find our way out of the cycle. Join us for this informative episode.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • How did you get involved in writing about adrenal fatigue?
  • What is adrenal fatigue?
  • What are the adrenals? Are they important?
  • What causes it?
  • Do a lot of people have adrenal fatigue?
  •  Are there certain illnesses or situations that create adrenal fatigue more than others?
  • Are there certain age groups more susceptible, or races, genders?
  • Are there lifestyle factors that can lead to adrenal fatigue?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • How do the adrenals effect blood sugar levels?
  • Are there specific risk factors to developing adrenal fatigue?
  • How does someone know they have adrenal fatigue?
  • How can you get diagnosed with it?
  • Are there a lot of doctors resistant to recognizing adrenal fatigue?
  • Are there different levels that it can affect you?
  • Does the patient have to work on other things (like the stress) as well as recovering the adrenals?
  • Do you have recommendations for dealing with stress?
  • What supplements do you recommend for adrenal fatigue?
  • Does the time of day they are taken make a difference?
  • How long should they be taken?
  • I treat people with Chronic Lyme Disease that can take years to treat, would you keep these people on adrenal support throughout the entire treatment?
  • Are there lifestyle changes that make a difference to help recovery?
  • If someone is going through a stressful time or illness is there a way they can protect themselves from getting adrenal fatigue.
  • Is there a way people can find more information on your book?