To diagnose adrenal fatigue, we will first conduct saliva testing. This will provide information on adrenal hormone function as well as hormone levels.
Your adrenal glands are responsible for your responses to stress. Levels of the main adrenal hormone, cortisol, rise and fall during the day due to fluctuations in the stress response. Cortisol output by your adrenal glands is a very reliable indicator of your adrenal function. It tells us how well your body is dealing with stress.
The Cortisol/DHEAS Saliva Test measures the levels of the stress hormones DHEAS and cortisol in your saliva, and provides an evaluation of how cortisol levels differ throughout the day.
Saliva hormone tests can also uncover biochemical imbalances that can cause conditions such as chronic stress, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, chronic fatigue, obesity, diabetes, depression, insomnia, and many other chronic conditions.
The test involves simply spitting into a test tube four times during the day — Morning (8 AM), noon, evening (4 PM) and night (11 PM to midnight).
Once the sample set is complete, you mail the tubes back to the lab for analysis in the mailing envelope that is included with the test kit. Both you and your doctor will receive copies of the results, usually within 2 weeks.
Based on these findings, we will follow Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal Fatigue Supplement Program which combines suggestions about lifestyle, diet, rest and body-mind techniques with specific recommendations for dietary supplementation.
Together they create a comprehensive Program for adrenal fatigue that effectively supports and promotes healthy adrenal function, vitality and stress hardiness.
Doctor Wilson’s Original Formulations are supplements including: Adrenal C Formula, Adrenal Rebuilder, Super Adrenal Stress Formula and Herbal Adrenal Support Formula (or its alternate Herbal HPA).