Posts Tagged ‘cortex’


Monday, April 23rd, 2012

RADIO HEALTH PEARL #470    …brought to you by the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center.

A regular topic of discussion in the natural health industry is the weakness of our adrenal glands, also called Adrenal Fatigue.

The adrenals are small pyramid-shaped organs on top of our kidneys. They consist of two parts and each makes very specific hormones:

• The outer layer is called MEDULLA and produces the hormone DHEA. DHEA helps both testosterone and estrogen production.

• The inner layer is called CORTEX and this helps produce CORTISOL. CORTISOL is better known as our fight-or-flight or stress hormone.

The adrenals can only produce a certain amount of hormones and it balances that between daily amounts of DHEA and CORTISOL.

Adrenal Fatigue happens when the body is forced to make much more Cortisol than is programmed. Such is the case in most people’s daily stress. And because the adrenals can only do SO MUCH, they produce less DHEA, resulting in fatigue.

There are plenty answers to restore that balance. Some of those are available at …the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center, on North 19th Avenue.