burnout, adrenal burnout, workplace burnout, adrenal 

Burnout and the HPA Axis

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

What is Burnout? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), burnout is “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” The WHO further describes burnout via these three aspects:1 Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion Increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related […]

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lifestyle changes, adaptacin, adrenal, stress 

Lifestyle Changes Eased with Adaptacin™ – Insights by Kelly Engelmann, CFNP

Posted Kelly Engelmann, CFNP Blog

During this interview, Kelly Engelmann, CFNP, shares how she uses Adaptacin™ in her practice to buffer stress and improve compliance with lifestyle changes necessary for patient health.* She also discusses the benefits of Adaptacin during perimenopause.* Kelly Engelmann is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative […]

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Contegra, thyroid, adrenal, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, Suntheanine, Stress 

Your “Desert Island” Go-To Stress Solution

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Imagine yourself stranded on an island. You are likely experiencing lots of stress, leaving you feeling “wired and tired.” Where are you? How will you find food and water? How will you find shelter? Will you need to build it? “What was that noise in the bushes?” Is a predator lingering around the corner, looking […]

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better sleep, cortisol, melatonin, GABA, glutamate, norepinephrine, serotonin, stress 

5 New Ways to Get Better Sleep

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

We’ve all heard of different ways to get better sleep, ranging from room darkening curtains to various remedies. We try one thing after another, hoping to catch a few more Zzzzs. Despite all our efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports over 35% of the population continues to get less than the […]

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exercise, stress, stress management, stress reduction, fitness, women's health 

How Exercise Lowers Stress

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Regular exercise is thought to be beneficial for a variety of mental and physical health outcomes. Stress is considered anything that negatively influences the body’s homeostasis.[1] While exercise is a healthy and often stress-relieving activity, vigorous physical activity causes the body to mount a stress response. Cortisol is glucocorticoid hormone which plays a major role […]

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adaptacin, sanesco, supplement, adrenal support 

Adaptacin™: Clinical Pearls from Nurse Practitioner, Kelly Engelmann

Posted Kelly Engelmann, CFNP Blog

I love Adaptacin™ and I am excited to share with you how I utilize it in my clinical practice. While there are many products that provide adrenal support available on the market, and I use many of them, I prefer Adaptacin™ because it is so effective.  I have seen superior outcomes with symptom reduction and […]

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thyroid, stress, cortisol 

Chronic Stress and Hypothyroidism

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Chronic stress may induce changes in thyroid hormone activity that contribute to hypothyroid symptoms. Stress may contribute through altering important thyroid hormone transporters and enzymes. Weight gain or inability to lose weight, cold extremities, depression, poor memory and focus, and hair loss are common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. Serum TSH and T4 levels are […]

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healthy-generations 

The Keys to Healthy Aging: 8 Tips for a Long, Healthy Life

Posted Sharon Norling, MD, MBA Blog

Healthy aging is key. Living a long life has been a human obsession since before Ponce de Leon’s 16th century search for the Fountain of Youth. While numerous pills, potions and elixirs have been tried and failed, new longevity research reveals how you can extend your life further and remain healthier longer than you ever […]

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oxytocin - cuddle chemical - mom and baby 

Oxytocin: The Cuddle Chemical

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

What is Oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone and neuropeptide formed in the hypothalamus.[1] Oxytocin has been used in medicine since 1911 to help induce uterine contractions during pregnancy.[2],[3] Oxytocin’s role in pregnancy and delivery has been well studied, but there is an increasing body of evidence to support its role in the stress response and […]

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panax ginseng 

Panax ginseng: A Fatigue-Fighting Adaptogen

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

The History of Ginseng American ginseng and Chinese ginseng (Panax quinquefolium and Panax ginseng) are two species of plant commonly referred to as simply ginseng or Panax. Ginseng has been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine to combat fatigue, promote emotional wellness, resist physical stress, and alleviate various ailments.[1] The plant was first […]

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