The Hidden Causes of Adrenal Fatigue in Athletes

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In my Acupuncture practice I see a fair number of people suffering from symptoms of Adrenal fatigue, exhaustion and burnout.  Adrenal fatigue is a nasty set of symptoms stemming from a hormone imbalance in the body.   lack of quality sleep, afternoon tiredness, decreased sex drive, thinning hair and nails, weight gain, low grade depression or anxiety, headaches, or dry skin can be a result of the adrenal glands either overproducing or underproducing cortisol.   I prefer to call adrenal fatigue adrenal dysregulation as the real issue is production or underproduction of the hormone at the...

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Knee Pain Part I: The Anterior (Front) Knee

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Knee pain can be a real pain, especially if you’re super active and depend on your knees to stay in shape and have fun.  Before you get panicky and start worrying about surgery or continue to exercise on a knee that could be damaged by further activity it’s a good idea to get a proper assessment.  This post will cover the most common and treatable injuries of the anterior (front) part of the knee to be followed by later posts covering the lateral, medial, and posterior portions. Begin by identifying the exact area of the pain and the activity associated with aggravation of the injured...

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