Adrenal Glands

You have two adrenal glands. They’re located on top of each of your kidneys. They’re part of your endocrine system.  Your adrenal glands are responsible for numerous hormone-related functions in your body. What most people don’t know is that the adrenals can be responsible for effecting blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Two of the most important hormones released by the adrenal glands are aldosterone and cortisol. Aldosterone helps control your blood pressure by managing the balance of potassium and sodium in your body. Cortisol works in conjunction with adrenaline and noradrenaline to help regulate your reaction to stress. Cortisol also helps regulate your metabolism, sugar levels, and blood pressure.

STRESS will affect how your adrenals work.  If you are under stress a lot, good or bad stress, your adrenals can burn out or fatigue.  The signs of adrenal fatigue are lower body obesity, difficulty getting up in the morning, high levels of fatigue during the day and high energy in the evenings, a weak immune system, cravings for salty foods, extreme irritability, high blood pressure, and high sugar levels.  Abnormal signals result from nerve blockage of the spine and can disrupt the amount of hormones that are produced.  For example, if too much cortisol is produced your cells become insulin resistant resulting in increased blood sugar = Diabetes.  We can check your adrenals very easily through blood pressure.  If your adrenals are fatigued, your adjustments with DSF supplementation will help to regulate them back to normal.

Dr. Mayo’s Wife Gets Help From An Adjustment

In the early 20th century, Dr. Charles Mayo, physician, surgeon, and co-founder of the famed Mayo Brothers Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, brought his wife for treatment to Dr. BJ Palmer’s office in Davenport, Iowa.

Dr. Mayo had taken his wife to other physicians, including doctors in Europe, all distinguished diagnosticians and specialists. The specialists had agreed upon a diagnosis of osteochondromatosis of the knee. They had tried everything medical to heal Mrs. Mayo, but all treatment had failed.

When Mrs. Mayo saw Dr. Palmer, spinographs were ordered. Dr. Palmer also performed readings with the neurocalometer and neurocalograph. Dr. Mayo asked why spinal X-rays were being taken. Dr. Palmer explained that he was going to locate the vertebral subluxation which could be the cause of her sickness. Then Dr. Palmer gave Mrs. Mayo an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment to release spinal cord compression from the vertebral occlusion in her spinal canal.

Dr. Mayo could not believe that Dr. Palmer only adjusted his wife and nothing else. Dr. Palmer said to Dr. Mayo, “You bringing her here proves your methods have failed”.

Mrs. Mayo received chiropractic care for several months and became well.

Dr. Palmer explained that while medical doctors are concerned in knowing everything about effects; chiropractors are vitally concerned in the cause which originates in the backbone and chiropractors know how to correct it.

60-80% of Mayo Clinic patients were then referred by “someone” on the staff.

Holistic care wins over medicine. What we do here is unique because we get to the CAUSE. We don’t just patch up your symptoms!

“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease”