“The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can’t live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions. With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones.” – National Institutes of Health

Sounds like a pretty important body part to keep healthy, eh?

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I picked up the book, The Adrenal Reset Diet (affiliate link), because for years I’ve heard various people say that adrenal imbalance is the root cause of a myriad of issues from fatigue to weight gain. Author Alan Christianson, NMD lays our a solid plan to correct adrenal imbalance including shopping lists, menus and recipes.

Like most diets, much of the plan is common sense. But there are some startling suggestions that go completely against the grain. For example, the author asserts that eating fewer calories isn’t necessarily the answer to losing weight. He also suggests that eating carbs in the morning is a bad idea. This means no oatmeal for breakfast!

What I love about this book is that Christianson doesn’t just tell you what you should be eating, or doing, he explains the science behind his suggestions.  He suggests that unripe bananas are healthier than ripe bananas because they are “high in resistant fiber, which lowers appetite, stabilizes blood sugar and helps weight loss.” (p. 216)  Interesting, eh?

All in all, the plan Christianson lays out seems sound.  It’s worth trying.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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