Stress leads to
Adrenal, Liver, and Kidney Overload
The adrenals are the major gland the body uses in response to
stress. They are related to the sympathetic nervous system and
the fight-or-flight response. The hormones of the adrenal glands increase our blood
sugar, blood pressure, and energy production.
The adrenal hormone adrenalin, also known as epinephrine, is used for
emergencies. Cortisone and cortisol are longer-acting adrenal
hormones in responses to stress. Aldosterone is released to retain
sodium and increase blood pressure.
When the adrenals become depleted, the body is unable to handle
stress. This condition is called adrenal overload, burnout,
hypofunction, exhaustion or insufficiency.
The liver and the kidney are the organs that have to process the
results of the stress. They process the chemical and hormonal
aftermath of our mental, emotional, physical, chemical, and spiritual
When the liver and kidney become depleted and cannot process the
byproducts of stress fast enough, they store excess toxins in other organs,
in the muscles, and on the skin. This condition is called liver
and kidney overload, burnout, hypofunction, exhaustion or insufficiency.
Most physicians do not diagnose adrenal, liver, or kidney overload
syndrome. Burnout may develop slowly or be caused by a single trauma.
Symptoms of Adrenal, Liver, & Kidney Overload
- Craving for sweets, simple carbohydrates
- Weight gain
- Reliance on stimulants
- Low blood sugar
- Low or high blood pressure
- Lost interest in friends, family and work
- Poor immune function
- Chronic infections
- Autoimmune disorders
- Multiple chemical sensitivity
- Hormonal imbalance
- Cravings for sex
- Hot flashes
- Intolerance to cold
- Muscle and bone loss
- Skin problems
- Hair loss
- Heart disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- Bipolar disorder
Causes of Adrenal, Liver, and Kidney Overload
Family finances and relationships are a primary source of
stress. Other stress contributing to burnout may include any
mental, emotional or spiritual stressors. Pain or physical
limitations lead to physical causes of stress. Environmental toxicity,
medication side effects, and nutritional deficiencies are among the
Any excessive stress can deplete the adrenals, especially when
weakened by poor nutrition. Working too much, working in a bad
environment, or living in a fast-paced, high-stress environment can also
lead to adrenal burnout.
Environmental stressors include noise pollution and electromagnetic
exposure; (Cell phones, microwave towers and appliances like
televisions, microwave ovens and computers give off strong electrical
Unhealthy responses to stress are another cause of adrenal burnout.
These include habits of worrying, anger, fear or frustration. This
relates particularly to high strung, nervous individuals or those with
very active minds, as these groups are especially prone to adrenal
When under stress, the need for nutrients is much greater.
Most diets are low in essential nutrients required by the adrenals.
These include B-complex vitamins, vitamins A, C and E, manganese, zinc,
chromium, selenium and other trace elements. A high
carbohydrate diet, which is craved in times of stress, is hard on the
adrenals, liver, and kidney. Diets low in protein also creates adrenal,
liver, and kidney stress. As does dehydration from inadequate water
intake which affects oxygenation of the tissues.
Toxic metals and chemicals
Everyone is exposed to thousands of chemicals in the air, the water, and
the food we ingest. Dental fillings, food additives and
preservatives, certain ingredients in cosmetics and deodorants, artificial
perfumes, environmental pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are all
chemical toxins we are exposed to every day. Over-the-counter and
prescribed medications also add to the body's toxic load.
Stimulants damage the adrenal, liver, and kidneys. They push the organs
beyond their natural energy. It is like barrowing money from the energy
bank, eventually you have to pay it back. Caffeine, sugar, and
alcohol are among the most common stimulants.
Stimulant use can also be a result of adrenal burnout. Stimulants are
craved by people in adrenal burnout to provide temporary energy. This is
the attraction to simple carbohydrate food as well as legal and
Less obvious stimulants include anger, hatred, loud music, suspense
movies, the news, amusement parks, vigorous exercise, arguing, and other
When food is not properly digested, it either ferments or rots in the
intestines, producing many harmful substances that are absorbed into the
body and needs to be processed by the liver and kidney.
As part of the body's normal functioning, it creates toxic
substances. These substances are then quickly neutralized by
further processing. However, due to deficiencies in essential
nutrients, processes can sometimes become impaired and toxic substances
In most people, the organs of elimination do not function at an
optimal level. As a result, toxic substances slowly build up in the
body, leading to adrenal, liver, and kidney burnout and many other
- Lab testing
- Homeopathic drainage (Unda)
- Nutritional counseling
- Neurotransmitter (urine) testing
- Psychological and educational counseling
For treatment of stress
Contact Rosetta Koach, LMT, ND