Adrenal Fatigue from The Downsides of Following a Low-Carb Diet

The Downsides of Following a Low-Carb Diet

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Adrenal Fatigue

This condition is also known as "HPA axis dysregulation," according to Kresser. “The main hormone that gets dysregulated in adrenal fatigue is cortisol, and cortisol has been shown to increase on a low-carb diet,” he said. “This means that a low-carb diet is a potential adrenal stressor in susceptible individuals. Combine that with a stressful job, inadequate sleep, and over-exercise, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for adrenal burnout.” For this reason, Kresser suggests making sure to consume an adequate amount of carbs if your lifestyle is particularly stressful or if you have already been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue.