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#033: Dr. James Wilson on Adrenal Fatigue

March 14, 2014

In Episode #33, Jesse interviews Dr. James Wilson on the topic of topic of adrenal fatigue. In 1998, Dr. Wilson coined the term “adrenal fatigue” to identify below-optimal adrenal function (mostly resulting from stress) and distinguish it from Addison’s Disease.  However, after more than 15 years, not everyone in the medical community believes adrenal fatigue is a real medical condition.  Dr. Wilson respectfully disagrees.

[In a future episode, we’ll hear from someone on the other end of the is-it-real-or-isn’t-it spectrum.]

In the course of his career, Dr. Wilson has helped both the public and other physicians understand the physiology behind and treatment of various health conditions. He is an acknowledged expert in alternative medicine, especially the areas of stress and adrenal function. His book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome has sold over 400,000 copies, and along with its companion website, offers comprehensive help for people experiencing stress and adrenal fatigue.

Dr. Wilson has three doctorates and two master’s degrees, all in different health-related disciplines. He received his Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the University of Arizona, with minors in Immunology, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and research in Cellular Immunology. His doctorates in Chiropractic Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine are from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). As one of the 14 founding members of CCNM, now the largest Naturopathic College in the world, Dr. Wilson has long been on the forefront of alternative medicine. For over twenty-five years, he was in private practice in Canada and the United States.

Decades of working with thousands of patients, consulting and teaching almost as many doctors, along with careful research inspired Dr. Wilson with the belief that the healing powers of the body can do wonders when given specific, targeted help with precisely formulated dietary supplements. He realized he could use his knowledge and experience to help many more people during his lifetime by creating dietary supplements that truly promote health. To achieve this goal, he began formulating dietary supplements designed to effectively target specific imbalances brought about by stress, inadequate nutrition, poor digestion, and diminished immune and endocrine function.

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Because neurotech is generally commercially unavailable, and highly specific to a particular research niche, neuroscience researchers tend to build their own equipment.  Open-Ephys gives this community a platform to share and exchange their work, to avoid redundant design and building of equipment.

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Read the original article here.

What You’ll Learn

  • The signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue
  • The lifestyle choices that impact adrenal health
  • Why doctors miss the adrenal fatigue diagnosis
  • Practical ways to test for adrenal fatigue

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  1. Marc says:

    Hi Jesse,
    Interesting podcast. Do you know where we can find the book that the australian doctor wrote who climbed Machu Pichu after recovering from Adrenal Fatigue?
    If you have Dr wilson’s direct contact number i’d like to connect with him?


    1. Jesse Lawler says:

      Hi there Marc — glad you enjoyed. I expect you’ll be able to get a hold of Dr. Wilson via his website: (This is what we used to contact him initially.)

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