BEATING THE STRESS SYNDROME WITH NUTRITION Tuesday 3 June 2008 PDF Print COULD NUTRITION BE THE KEY FOR OUR STRESSED, EXHAUSTED NATION? According to an article in Optimum Nutrition magazine, written by a leading stress expert, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. As a nation, we are under more pressure than ever. We’re so busy working long hours and worrying about the credit crunch that we tend to let our health fall by the wayside. For many people, fatigue, loss of concentration and mood swings are all part of everyday life, considered ‘normal’ and typically attributed to a heavy workload, hormones, feeling ‘run down’ or general stress. What most people don’t realise is that these often-debilitating symptoms can be signs of Adrenal Fatigue syndrome, a condition believed to affect 80% of the US population at some point in their lives. Worryingly, the apparent vagueness of this condition’s symptoms means that many cases go undiagnosed and therefore untreated. In cases where Adrenal Fatigue has been diagnosed, treatment typically includes the use of antidepressants and counselling. But in the latest issue of Optimum Nutrition magazine, GMTV’s stress expert Liz Tucker BSc BA examines Adrenal Fatigue as a physiological, rather than a psychological, problem and reveals how nutrition can play a key role in treating, and indeed preventing, this complex condition. To find out more about Adrenal Fatigue and how diet can help this common yet often misunderstood health problem, read Adrenal Fatigue: the science behind the stress syndrome by Liz Tucker, published in the summer 2008 issue of Optimum Nutrition (available now). The article will be available to read in full on The Institute for Optimum Nutrition’s website at www.ion.ac.uk. Notes to editors: • The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is an independent, educational charity, founded in 1984. ION provides educational courses in nutritional therapy, ranging from home study courses to diplomas and foundation degree courses. • Optimum Nutrition is a quarterly magazine, published on behalf of The Institute for Optimum Nutrition by Mediamark Ltd. • Optimum Nutrition is available in selected Borders stores or on subscription. Please call 020 8614 7809 for subscription enquiries. Background information: Adrenal Fatigue is an increasingly common condition with a wide range of often-debilitating symptoms that can vary in duration and severity, including chronic fatigue, dizziness, lack of concentration, food cravings, hair loss, digestive problems, depression, skeletal or muscular pain and weight gain. Sufferers may experience any combination of these and other symptoms, making diagnosis difficult. For media enquiries please contact: David Nicolson at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition Email: Nicolson@ion.ac.uk Tel: 020 8614 7803 Web: www.ion.ac.uk The Institute for Optimum Nutrition Avalon House, 72 Lower Mortlake Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2JY This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Mediamark Ltd in the following categories: Health, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.