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November 2, 2020

Do You Really Have Adrenal Fatigue?

with podcast guest

Diana Walley & Kristen Burkett


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Diana Walley and Kristen Burkett are master nutrition therapists and board certified in holistic nutrition. As nutrition therapists, Diana and Kristen are passionate about empowering women to break out of traditional healthcare boundaries, take charge of their health, and live their most vibrant lives through holistic healthcare.

In this episode, we talk about what adrenal fatigue means, the most common symptoms of hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction, the benefits of cortisol and its role in our bodies, how modern life affects our hormonal balance, and so much more!


  • Adrenal fatigue vs HPA axis dysfunction
  • The most common symptoms of HPA axis dysfunction
  • What causes the seemingly disconnected symptoms of HPA axis dysfunction?
  • The benefits of cortisol and its role in our bodies
  • The role of evolution in our bodies’ stress response and hormone regulation
  • How our modern lives and stressors impact our hormonal balance
  • The relationship between visceral fat and cortisol
  • Why salivary cortisol testing alone should not be used for diagnosis of adrenal fatigue
  • The connection between adrenal fatigue and sex hormones
  • The S.H.I.N.E. protocol for managing cortisol and HPA axis dysfunction
  • How over-exercising negatively impacts your body


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