The Health Show Episode #9 – How Adrenal Stress Impacts your Health
Wow .. what a great turn up and interest in our latest Health Show. We had the largest audience to-date, therefore it’s not hard to believe alot of people are suffering out there from a range of adrenal stress symptoms.
Adrenal fatigue is estimated to affect around 80 percent of people in the world. This was one of the manyany reasons we choose Adrenal Stress as our topic for this Health Show. A lot of people feel deflated, frustrated and overwhelmed with symptoms and a lot of time they don’t understand why they are happening to them. But we think there’s hope.
It’s our opinion adrenal fatigue and stress can be managed and solved with some techniques we use in Systematic Kinesiology, by testing for nutritional deficiency and reviewing your diet.
Watch our most recent show to learn how to recognize and address Adrenal Stress –
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The Health Show was filled with some much information today and the half hour flew by so quickly, we didn’t get a chance to demonstrate the iris contraction test.This is an easy test that you do at home or with a friend.
This measures your body’s stamina in response to light stimulation. If your stamina is decreased, this test plus your overall symptoms may indicate that your adrenals are having difficulty supporting you through stressful events.
Here’s what you’ll need to take the test:
- Weak (not too bright) flashlight or phone light
- Dark room
In a dark room, sit or stand in front of a mirror for about a minute to allow your eyes to adjust to the light. “Then shine a flashlight across one eye (not directly into it) from the side of your head. Keep the light shining steadily across one eye and watch in the mirror with the other. You should see your pupil (the dark circle in the centre of the eye) contract immediately as the light hits your eye. This occurs because the iris, a tiny circular muscle composed of small muscle fibers, contracts and dilates the pupil in response to light. Just like any muscle, after it has been exercised beyond normal capacity, it likes to have a rest.
The pupil normally remains contracted in the increased light, the pupil will not be able to hold its contraction and will dilate [open back up] despite the light shining on it. This dilation will take place within 2 minutes and will last for about 30-45 seconds before it recovers and contracts again. Time how long the dilation lasts with the second hand on the watch and record it along with the date. After you do this once, let the eye rest. If you have any difficulty doing this on yourself, do it with a friend. Have a friend shine the light across your eye while both of you watch the pupil size. (Source: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome)
To find out if you are suffering from Adrenal Fatigue and to get tested visit your local Systematic Kinesiologist.
We hoped you enjoyed our latest show and we would love your feedback.
Mark your diary – On Wednesday 19th July on our next Health Show we will be covering digestive problems and the leaky gut. We hope to see you there and if you have any questions just post in the comment below.