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Adrenal Insufficiency is a nightmare. It is rare. It is a killer. Adrenal Insufficiency is a 'real' disease - not a condition or syndrome, and has no cure. It is treatable, but even with treatment, emergencies will occur and they can be fatal without immediate intervention. John F. Kennedy is one famous person who had Addison's Disease, as is 1970's pop-singer Helen Reddy. But there are many people in our everyday world that are victims of Addison's, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, and various other forms of Adrenal Insufficiency. Many have died - some in their sleep - from an "Adrenal" or "Addisonian" Crisis. This book is not meant in any way to replace medical treatment, but to help your body work with the medications and adapt the best it can to your new normal. If you were to be diagnosed with diabetes, you wouldn't think of taking your insulin but still eating candy, drinking pop and eating carbs, would you? You would make many changes to help the insulin work with your body, and to help your body be it's healthiest and best. That is what this book is all about. This book contains information on: - Adrenal Insufficiency v Adrenal Deficiency (AKA 'adrenal fatigue') - Diagnosis - What to Expect from your Doctor - More to Taking Care of Yourself Than That - Helping Family Understand - Who Needs to Know - Adrenal Crisis - Daily Care - Awareness - Daily Care - Diet - Daily Care - Supplements - Daily Care - Treatments - In Case of Emergency - Resources.
About the Author
Lisa Baker, CNC, RNHP, is a Registered Natural Health Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Counselor, and also holds a certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health. She is a member of the American Nutritional Association, the International Association of Natural Health Practitioners, International Institute for Complementary Therapists, and is a Registered Natural Health Practitioner by the IANHP. She is currently completing a Doctor of Naturopathy program. Mrs. Baker also has an adrenal illness which she was born with, and has a passion for teaching others to manage their lives and health to be the best they can be.