Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe the group of symptoms that are said to occur by people who are under long-term physical, mental or emotional stress. Supports of adrenal fatigue believe the problem begins when the many different stresses of life become too much for the body to handle. Our adrenal glands (the small organs located above the kidneys) usually produce hormones like cortisol to deal with stress. But when people are faced with long-term stress that becomes too much to handle, their adrenal glands can no longer keep up with the body’s needs. When this starts to happen, symptoms of adrenal fatigue may start to appear.
Ozone is a colorless gas made up of 3 oxygen atoms. Found in the Earth’s stratosphere, ozone’s primary purpose is to protect the Earth from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation by absorption. However, many researchers believe it has many therapeutic effects. In medicine, ozone is used as an alternative therapy that improves the body’s intake and use of oxygen while activating the immune system. Ozone therapy is used to treat diseases and conditions by disinfecting the area around them. Not only does this limit the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast, but ozone therapy also improves the body’s intake and use of oxygen and activates the immune system.
Hormones are special chemicals produced by glands in our body that act as messengers to tell other parts of the body how and when to work. Because hormones control nearly all tasks in the human body from digestion, growth, appetite, mood, immune function, to libido; a vast variety of symptoms can occur when hormones become out of balance.
As we trudge deeper into the depths winter, many people experience some degree of mood change. We feel less motivated, sentimental, anxious or depressed. For some, these changes are slight and manageable; they may simply feel a bit more fatigued, have a harder time waking up in the morning, or occasionally feel bummed out. With the cold and grey weather, a lot of people opt to stay home, which can lead to feelings of isolation. Although Denver winters can be beautiful, sunny and full of outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, and winter hiking, we become more sedentary. Winter has a clear effect on us -- and our bodies respond to that change.