3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 37
These pieces have caught your attention throughout the week. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.
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Adrenal Fatigue and the Athlete
If you are falling flat in your training, you may need more than a diet tweak or a different workout plan.
The Top Ten Ways to Test Your Body
If you don’t know what’s going on inside your body, then how do you know you’re not one of those people who are healthy on the outside, but unhealthy on the inside?
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 73
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: pull ups, the athlete's manifesto, the adrenal system, and more!
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7 Approaches to Fixing Your Adrenal System
Here are seven articles about the signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue, along with solutions and strategies for getting back on track.
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Find Your Off Button: How to Use Yoga for Better Rest and Recovery
Our bodies evolved to make us stronger and less vulnerable during times of danger. As athletes, we pump this system daily. The downside? Our bodies are not so good at turning off this system.
What You Need to Know About Hormone Testing: Which Test to Get and Why
You know you need to pay more attention to your adrenal health and hormone levels, but which test is a good test? Blood levels or saliva? Here are my suggestions for the bests tests.
How Meditation Can Heal Your Adrenal System
There are tons of studies examining the benefits of meditation on adrenal hormones, blood pressure, heart rate, and mood. Here's some science and some types of meditation to try.
The Top 3 Supplements for Improved Adrenal Health
My focus today will be on the top three supplements that can help nearly everyone, including myself, heal or maintain their adrenal health.
Healing the Adrenal System: The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy
Studies have shown massage can lower cortisol levels and increase dopamine and serotonin. In my own quest to heal my adrenal system, I decided to sit down and talk with a massage therapist.
How a Serious Athlete Should Handle Fatigue
We've all felt great one day and then sucked the next, and peaking for competition is one of the most challenging things in training. Here are aspects of recovery you may not have considered.
Healing the Adrenal System: Acupuncture and the HPA Axis
In an effort to treat my own adrenal derangement, I have been investigating alternative medicines and treatments. My first stop of the road to recovery via holistic therapies is acupuncture.
Join Me on My Journey to Heal My Adrenal System
My adrenal system is all jacked up. There, I said it. I'm going to document my tests and the various healing modalities I try out, so you can learn alongside me how to get healthy.
What You Don't Know About CRH Can Kill You
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is the "master stress hormone." When this hormone goes awry it can impact everything, from your weight, to your health, to your behavior.
Understanding Our Adrenal System: Epinephrine (Adrenaline)
We've all experienced an "adrenaline dump," but what actually is it? Let's look at adrenaline - also known as epinephrine - how it works, why we have it, and what can happen when it goes awry.
Understanding Our Adrenal System: Norepinephrine
I am going to explain adrenal chemicals one by one, so we can understand the complex mechanisms of adrenal function and how to maximize our athletic performance. First up - norepinephrine.
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