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Sharing the Science, December 1, 2012
December 01, 2012

Could Adrenal Fatigue Explain your Symptoms?

Do you have weight around the middle that just won’t budge?

Is your circulation poor, your blood pressure low, or your sex drive lacking?

What about random things like hair loss, indigestion, chronic colds, unexplainable anxiety, or an onset of horrible PMS?

Do you have a sudden onset or worsening of allergies asthma or skin conditions?

Do you rely on stimulants, crave salt, or feel better with fats?

Do you have dark spots on your face, forehead, neck or shoulders?

Do you get rashes, or other skin conditions?

Would you be surprised if I told you all of these things are related?

The fact is that all of these symptoms point to your adrenal glands.

What are the Adrenals?

The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys (you have two) and the best way to understand them is as glands that manage survival and the body’s ability to cope with stress.

The adrenals respond to any type of stress, and any magnitude of stress, whether it is physical, emotional, psychological, physiological, environmental, dietary, or infectious stress.

It’s no wonder, then, that many people’s adrenal glands are getting quite a workout every day.


November Research Round-Up

Fermented Brown Rice Kills Cancerous Cells

Brown rice fermented with Aspergillus oryzae (commonly called FBRA) has been previously shown to inhibit the onset of chemically-induced cancerous tumors in the colon of animals. This month, researchers proved that this supplement can cause cancerous colon cells to undergo apoptosis (programmed cell death), suggesting that the supplement is not only beneficial for colon cancer prevention, but could also contribute to healing colon cancer. Read more...

Chasteberry for PMS

In the latest news (not even off the press yet), a review of chasteberry in randomised clinical trials concludes that the herb is effective in treating premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and latent hyperprolactinaemia. Read more...

Omega-3’s Improve Outcome after Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Researchers looked at the dietary habits, weight, and body composition of males who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer. They also studied the outcomes of those patients and monitored for postoperative complications and their length of stay in the hospital. Read more...

Brain Activity Changes Dramatically during Sleep

For the first time, researchers showed that brain regions "switch" their connectivity between morning and evening. That is, the areas of the brain that preferentially communicate in the morning are different from those that preferentially communicate in the evening. Read more...

Protein Truffles


3/4 c cooked quinoa, cooled
1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut (or an extra 1/4 c cooked quinoa)
1/3 c nut butter
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
10 drops vanilla (or cherry, raspberry, or english toffee) stevia, or an extra 1/2 Tbsp honey
dash sea salt

Chocolate Coating
1/4 c coconut oil, melted
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/4 c agave or honey (or 40-60 drops liquid stevia)


Mix together quinoa and coconut. In a separate bowl, mix together nut butter, cocoa, sweetener(s) and salt. Combine the quinoa mixture and nut butter mixture well. Roll into 15-18 1-inch balls and cool in freezer.

Meanwhile, melt coconut oil, and mix with cocoa and sweetener. Line a container with parchment paper. Remove balls from the freezer, and dip each in the chocolate to coat. Place on parchment paper. Top each ball with a sprinkle of cocoa or shredded coconut for good-looks, and place in fridge to harden.

PS- I make these without the chocolate coating, too

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