Category Archives: Adrenal Health

Adrenal Stress And Weight Gain – Are They Related?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP The stress response and how it causes us gain weight Belly fat, one of the first symptoms of adrenal dysfunction Changing your diet, the key ingredient for adrenal balance Balancing your life, where to start? The most important question so many of my patients ask me is “Why am I […]

Stress And Weight Gain – Are The Two Connected?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP I think we can all agree that over the years women’s lives have really changed – our cultural expectations, our feminist expectations, and our personal expectations all combined with advancing technology have dramatically changed our day to day lives. Think about our grandmothers or great grandmothers – they stayed home […]

Natural Treatments For Adrenal Dysfunction

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Restoring The Energy You Thought Was Lost In this article: Phytotherapy for adrenal health — the role that plant medicine plays within our body Medicinal herbs for adrenal imbalance — our suggestions Real support, not just a one-size-fits-all solution  Now let me ask you, does any of this sound familiar?  Do […]

The Effects Of Adrenal Imbalance – Stress Does Count

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP One of my patients recently said to me “I’m so tired of being tired!” and “I’m so tired of talking about being tired!” and “I’m tired of saying I wish I had the energy to…”  Then through teary eyes she asked “What’s wrong with me?”. This patient is like so […]

Adrenal Imbalance And Insomnia

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Our internal clocks can be disrupted by ongoing stress of almost any kind – and women today have ongoing stress of all kinds. In times of chronic unrelenting stress, women can experience adrenal dysfunction and eventually become cortisol dominant. High cortisol can actually change our normal sleep cycling and reduce […]

Eating To Support Your Adrenal Glands

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP Chronic stress is a major culprit in women’s lives, contributing to ongoing cycles of fatigue, poor nutrition, waves of exhaustion, mood swings, and hormonal imbalance. When I ask my patients what they think is the reason for their symptoms, their answers have one common thread:  too much responsibility that is […]

Adrenal Dysfunction

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP So many women come to see me suffering from overwhelming fatigue, sleep disruptions, fuzzy thinking, and irritability, inability to cope with stress, recurrent infections and low libido. Many women have seen healthcare practitioner after healthcare practitioner only to be told that there’s nothing that can be done to make them […]

Slowing Down – Will It Make A Difference?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Every day in my practice I talk with women about their health – so many different facets come up in conversation – the hot flashes associated with hormonal shifts, unwanted pounds, irregular periods, sleep disturbances, changes in libido, hair loss, fuzzy thinking, changes in energy – we talk about everything! […]

Symptoms Of Adrenal Fatigue

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Signs and symptoms of adrenal imbalance Every day a variety of stressors signal our adrenal glands to produce stress hormones. A wide range of physical and psychological demands like a stressful job, family responsibilities, relationship dynamics, lack of sleep, financial concerns, dieting and emotional distress trigger our adrenals to provide […]

Is It Me Or My Adrenals? – About The Book

Our Proven 30-Day Program For Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue And Feeling Fantastic   Do you wake up every morning feeling tired, overwhelmed, and stressed? Are you constantly reaching for coffee, soda, or some other promise of energy just to keep yourself going? Do you struggle through the day – sluggish, irritable, forgetful, depressed, and craving sweets […]

Your Foundation Rests On Adrenal Health

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP As the great balancer of more than 50 hormones in the body, the adrenal glands have a broad impact on your health and energy. The adrenals are primarily responsible for activating your stress (“fight or flight”) response, shifting energy away from restorative processes like digestion and toward the organs of […]

Psychological Symptoms Of Adrenal Fatigue

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP You’re irritable and quick to lose your temper. You’re prone to road rage or become extremely angry over little things. You feel as though you’re constantly on edge, ready to “lose it” at the least little thing. You feel listless, depressed, or emotionally numb. Your sex drive is low. You frequently […]

Natural Supplements For Adrenal Imbalance

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP In an ideal world, we’d get everything we need from a well-balanced diet, but no matter how well we eat, a stressful day can really burn through our nutrient stockpiles. So in addition to the small (but important!) changes you make in your eating and lifestyle habits, there are several […]

Testing For Adrenal Fatigue

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Conventional medicine is truly amazing at treating serious disease-state conditions, but when it comes to chronic health issues it does not have such a great track record. Unfortunately its focus on drugs also tends to suppress early-stage symptoms rather than treat their underlying causes. This is where functional medicine come […]

Natural Adrenal Support — How To Restore Healthy Adrenal Function

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP The first step is to have a full physical exam to rule out disease or other factors. In our experience, women with mild to moderate cases of adrenal dysfunction can see such life changing improvement through the following  steps: Dietary changes to improve your nutrition and reduce carbohydrates and stimulants. […]

Signs And Symptoms Of Adrenal Fatigue

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Introduction: a new diagnosis Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and stressed all the time? Do you need five cups of coffee or a constant infusion of soda just to make it through the day? Do you have trouble waking up, falling asleep, or staying asleep, no matter which herbal supplements you try? […]

Adrenal Health In Women

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP We’re all familiar with stress — it’s a constant element in women’s busy lives. But what we aren’t so familiar with is the body’s response to stress and the ways in which the stress we face today goes far beyond the kind of stress we faced as we evolved — […]

DHEA and Adrenal Imbalance

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Two months ago, Lisa, a 28-year-old mom, came to see me. She was so worn out from mothering two kids and working full-time she couldn’t get out of bed. Just driving to our practice took everything she had. Her tests revealed severe adrenal imbalance and, as so often occurs in these […]