|Ah, doctor. Google begs to differ!|
I asked questions at the end of the presentation. The doctor agreed that over-dependence on meds and preservatives in our foods can trigger a whole lot of other problems down the road. It is so easy for doctors to just prescribe pills. So I did some Google research on the topic of Adrenal Fatigue. In turns out that you can have saliva tests to determine your cortisol/DHEA levels during the morning, afternoon, evening and at night. It is possible to test your cortisol levels and then use a compounding pharmacy to have just the right mimimum prescription for your needs. This way you don't overmedicate.
Without adequate cortisol levels the sleep/rest and recovery cycle is not restored. We sleep well and restore our CORTISOL levels in the first hours of the night, and then need four more hours to restore the rest of our functions. Here are two of my Google finds:
Adrenal Fatique in Women
"One of the main goals of every caregiver should be finding a way to have enough rest. Everything depends on it," writes Gary Leblanc in Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness: Common Sense Caregiving, Expanded Edition (p. 110)
Here's to a good night sleep, you all!