Feeling Tired ………….?

……………. having trouble getting up? Feeling run down and stressed? You could be suffering from adrenal fatigue! Never heard of it? The term was coined in 1998 by Dr James L Wilson to describe the symptoms produced by “sub-optimal adrenal function”. Dr Wilson is described as “an expert on endocrine imbalances and their impact on health ….” and is “a scientist as well as a physician”. Another of his claims to fame is that  he is one of the founding fathers of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Go to his website http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/ and you will be able to buy lots of “cures” for this condition. For example, Adrenal Power Powder is available for the bargain price of $58.95. A quick look at the list of contents suggests it is no more than a mixture of vitamins and minerals, most of which would be readily available in a normal balanced diet. The very small print tells the more observant reader that “This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” That’s just as well because according to the Endocrine Society, an organisation which represents 14 000 USA endocrinologists, the disease does not exist. “Adrenal fatigue” is not a real medical condition. There are no scientific facts to support the theory that long-term mental, emotional, or physical stress drains the adrenal glands and causes many common symptoms.

So, invent a disease, sell a cure (which isn’t a cure), and make lots of money.