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Chris Decker, ND
- Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
First, let me say that there are few books I've been as excited to see coming down the pike as this one, and I'll tell you why. As a naturopathic physician, I can attest that it's difficult to overestimate the enormous number of people for whom fatigue or "adrenal burnout" are frustrating and debilitating drags on their health. Yet, despite the prevalence of this miserable scenario, the medical model most doctors use to treat it is completely antiquated, stubbornly stuck back in the 1950s. Until now, that is, because suddenly all this has changed.
In one fell swoop, with the publication of Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It, Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT, has brilliantly and entirely revamped the way we look at fatigue from all causes.
For one thing, we learn that "adrenal" fatigue is often not adrenal at all. The adrenal glands, which mediate stress in the body, are but "hormone factories" doing the "bidding of the brain," Gedgaudas explains, and to understand the whole picture we must look upstream to that organ, which is what's really calling the shots. In other situations it can be autoimmunity that's driving it all, the adrenal glands simply the unlucky target organs of what is essentially an immune problem, the wages of our toxic world. Cases like these and others -- all of which Gedgaudas elegantly elucidates -- shed light on why it is that so often merely taking handfuls of adrenal supplements doesn't cut the mustard. Any doctor worth their salt will recognize all of this as cutting-edge thinking.
Written for a wide, popular readership with an obvious intent to help, the book is at once easy to understand -- Gedgaudas has a relaxed, often wryly humorous style -- but is never simplistic, providing just the right amount of detail to make it of great practical use.
And useful it is. This book is by no means a mere teaser! It contains extensive, solid information, not only about concept but also about concrete, effective actions one can take on one's own in terms of such things as nutritional intervention, laboratory testing (some of which one can self-order), supplements (how and when to use them), and important sections on techniques like neurofeedback as well as other strategies one can accomplish in the privacy of one's chambers.
Anyone familiar with Nora Gedgaudas' previous book Primal Body, Primal Mind (arguably one of the best books out there about the paleo approach to nutrition and physical and emotional health) will once again recognize this author's impeccable scholarship and characteristic inclination to think one level deeper than the rest of us poor slobs.
I'll freely admit that Rethinking Fatigue is far and away the best collection of information I've ever read on the subject and the only work I've encountered that puts everything together into a clear, cohesive whole replete with instruction manual. If you get half of this wonderful book under your belt my bet is that you'll know more than most practicing physicians. And if you, like so many other people, suffer from fatigue, my guess is that you'll start to feel a heck of a lot better. (One last thing: if you to need to download a free Kindle reading app so you can read Rethinking Fatigue on your computer [as I did!], just click here and you will possess it in a trice: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000493771.)