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Next week we will cover Seven Causes Of Adrenal Fatigue.
Adrenal Fatigue Test
These are the two simple home tests that you can do for adrenal fatigue. All you need is a flashlight.
1. The holding your breath tests.
One good indication of adrenal fatigue is the ability to hold your breath for long periods of time.
If you cannot, you probably have an adrenal issue. Why? Because the oxygen in your lungs is connected to the adrenals, and so if you have really good adrenals you can hold your breath for like a minute or longer.
Dr. Berg talks about perfect adrenals: “There is a guy who came to my office who is 80 years old. I have a machine that measures the adrenals and he had a perfect score. I asked him, “What did he do his whole life?” He took first place in the Olympics when he was like 20 years old for water polo, and he was able to hold his breath for at least three to four minutes, he can hold his breath now for three minutes underneath the water, so his adrenals are really tough.“
If you have an adrenal case, you are huffing and puffing when you are going up stairs, you run out of air real quick. You cannot hold their breath.
2. The iris test.
The iris is kind of like the aperture of the eye. The aperture is just an opening in the camera that allows the light to go in at a certain level, just like the eye.
How it is done. Look into the mirror. Shine a light into the eye and you will see the little black part in the center, that is the pupil. The other part, which is kind of the colored part, is called the iris.
If there is a real bright light, the iris contracts and constricts the amount of light going into the eye. It controls the light.
If you shine a light into the eye, the iris, normally should contract.
What is controlling that is something called the autonomic nervous system or the sympathetic nervous system. It is part of the nervous system that is intimately involved with flight or fight and the adrenal.
The iris is contracting, constricting, and relaxing. When that contracts it makes the pupil, the little center part, get smaller or larger, depending on what is happening. When you shine light in there, normally the iris, the outer part, is supposed to contract and hold that position for at least one to two minutes. If that contraction cannot occur, that means the adrenal glands are weak, and you will start seeing the pupil get bigger and smaller like a wave, it will not be able to maintain the very tight contraction.
The small little pupil should get smaller and maintain that smallness by keeping the light held steady. If it starts to get weak and start to open up, which a lot of times it will within about 10-15 seconds. The iris actually fluctuates, then we know the adrenals are weak because the entire nervous system that controls that is weak.
If you can hold that constriction and keep this thing constricted for at least a minute, then your adrenals are good.
Now that you know you have weak adrenals the next step to do something about it.
Next week will cover the Seven Causes Of Adrenal Fatigue
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, Two Simple Tests for Adrenal Fatigue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYfUCMCBYGE
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting, is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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