How Chronic Stress Impacts Your Health And Drives Adrenal Dysfunction

Episode 774 1h 16m


In small doses, stress can be beneficial. However, experiencing too much stress for too long, creates an intense demand for hormones like cortisol and adrenaline to be released. This can lead to adrenal fatigue, or adrenal dysfunction, which could result in burnout, fatigue, weight gain, and so much more.

In today’s episode, I talk with Drs. Elizabeth Boham, Izabella Wentz, and Rangan Chatterjee about the link between chronic stress, cortisol, and adrenal dysfunction and how to choose joy to reduce stress.

Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing.

Dr. Izabella Wentz is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and a licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009. She is the author of three books on Hashimoto’s: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause, Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology, and Hashimoto’s Protocol. Her latest book is Adrenal Transformation Protocol: A 4-Week Plan to Release Stress Symptoms and Go from Surviving to Thriving.

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. He hosts the biggest health podcast in Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which Apple has announced as one of the most downloaded new podcasts of the past year. His first book, How to Make Disease Disappear, is an international bestseller all over the world and has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.

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Ep. 774 - How Chronic Stress Impacts Your Health And Drives Adrenal Dysfunction