Dianna Martino - Holistic Naturopath & Coach

Holistic Adelaide Naturopath

Adrenal Fatigue


Adrenal Fatigue (also known as Adrenal Exhaustion) is a condition of varying levels of exhaustion due to prolonged stressors in one’s lifestyle. People often say “I have never been well since…” and this may indicate that their adrenal glands have not sufficiently recovered from an acute or traumatic event or illness.

Do you have Adrenal Fatigue?

  • Do you have a decreased ability to cope with stress?
  • Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning?
  • Are you tired for no reason?
  • Do you use coffee and sweets to get you through the day?
  • Do you crave salty or sweet foods?
  • Is your memory less accurate?
  • Do you have an afternoon slump around 3-4pm?
  • Is life just not fun?
  • Do you have weight gain in the abdominal area that will not shift?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you may have some degree of Adrenal Fatigue. This condition is often triggered by a long period of stress or one major stressful event- such as a severe illness (e.g. glandular fever, depression), death of a loved one, or a conglomeration of stressful events occurring within a short space of time.

Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys. They secrete the ‘stress’ hormone, cortisol, amongst other hormones, which enables your body to handle stress. When you go through periods of prolonged stress with little to no recovery periods, your adrenal glands can become exhausted, and they lose their ability to produce sufficient cortisol.

What constitutes stress? Your adrenal glands play a role in responding to stimulus to maintain balance in your body. This stimulus can be mental, emotional, physical, chemical, environmental- basically anything that you can perceive and anything that you do! Negative thoughts, poor food choices, alcohol, drugs, toxins, illness, physical injuries and life events all have the potential to contribute to adrenal fatigue.

Recovery from adrenal fatigue is a wholistic process, taking into account your lifestyle, the way you cope with stress, relationships, nutrition and the right supplements. At  Natural Help we use a number of means to help get you on the road to recovery and optimal energy, and your treatment may include the proven and exclusive Adrenal Fatigue Program invented by Dr. James L. Wilson. For more information on Adrenal Fatigue and Dr. Wilson’s recovery program, visit: