How I Almost Died From Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Glands

Adrenal Glands

One of the reasons I write so much about adrenal fatigue is because it almost killed me. Yep, I almost died from the reactions my body had to this all too common condition. Let me tell you what happened.

That’s the adrenal glands in the photo above. They are walnut sized glands that sit on the kidneys. Very active little glands, they produce a quart of hormone every day — unless you have adrenal fatigue.

There are several ways adrenal fatigue can lead to poor health. One is the lower back issue that I often write about here, another issue I’m all too familiar with from personal experience. You can find more about that subject in my free book Back Pain Secrets.

The issue that nearly killed me was a blockage in the bowel. This was from a progression of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. According to the doctors I had inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. There are two varieties of IBD, Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. I had Chron’s. Of course, the medical community says this isn’t curable, but they are wrong, I’m living proof.

The blockage I had caused a lot of pain as well as damage to the intestines which I had surgery to repair. I was very lucky though, a blocked bowel can very quickly lead to death. And, yes, all these conditions respond favorably to adrenal fatigue treatment.

The happy ending to my story is that I met a holistic healer who not only cured me from my condition, but who took a liking to me and taught me all his amazing secrets. I used to sit in his office for hours watching him work and listening to him educate his clients on how to get healthy and stay that way. This is also your good fortune since what I write about is mostly from what I learned from my good friend “Dr. G.” Sorry, I won’t even ask him to lend his name to what I do, but I’m happy to refer anyone who wants to see him in his Oakland, CA office.

There is a lot more to the problems that adrenal fatigue can lead to. I cover some of that in my book Adrenal Fatigue — Get Your Life Back, as well as on here at

You can get Adrenal Fatigue — Get Your Life Back as an instant download so you can get started in finding great health. Here’s the link again:

Whatever symptom you’re experiencing I’m sure you can turn it around by following the suggestions in my book. As always, I do guarantee that you will find the answers you are looking for or your money back. You can also email me to ask any questions you have about the book. You can use the contact tab above, or the email you get when you order.

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Meet the Author

Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

11 comments… add one
  • Shari Monson Mar 20, 2012, 8:05 pm

    Hi Kalidasa,
    I have been diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue by my doctor (believe it or not). He has given me 3 saliva tests over the last 4 years, but I’m not getting better. Tired all the time.

    He is suggesting that I try the HCG diet this summer. I am a professor who takes summers off, so I have time to do it. Do you have an opinion about whether or not this might help?

    I met you on when I ordered your latest book. Thank you for being willing to help with this frustrating (and increasingly debilitating) disorder.

    Shari Monson

  • Kalidasa Mar 21, 2012, 12:30 pm

    @Shari Monson He might be suggesting this because the HCG diet has been shown to bring up the adrenals. I don’t have experience with this, but it does seem like it could be worth trying. If he is going to give you the HCG shots you may have a better chance, the oral method doesn’t seem to work as well. However, I would suggest that you try some calming herbs to bring the HPA axis into line — the stress hormones cause a loop where the hypothalamus sends help signals to keep those same hormones being released. That puts you into a permanent state of fight or flight which keeps most everything from working right for you.

  • Megzmom Mar 23, 2012, 9:35 pm

    Why are you against DHEA supplements? I’m taking that as a compounded cream along with Progesterone and Bi-estrogen cream for HRT (.25MG every morning, 1 day off per week). Also, from the previous post, what is the HPA axis?

    Thank you so much!

  • Kalidasa Mar 26, 2012, 9:55 am

    @Megzmom, DHEA is a very powerful supplement that can have a big effect on hormones. Even 7keto DHEA can cause problems like it did for a doctor friend of mine who was using it to treat her adrenal fatigue.

    The HPA axis is the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands. They communicate with each other in a loop that can keep people stuck in fight or flight if not treated.

  • Megzmom Apr 1, 2012, 10:40 pm

    I bought your book from Amazon before I found your web site. I think I’m in Phase Three of Adrenal Fatigue, and I’m excited to try your Protocol. My question: Do I take the Whole Dessicated Adrenal for a month BEFORE I start the rest of the Protocol, or do I do both at the same time? Sure am TIRED of being TIRED!

    Thanks for your help!!!

  • Kalidasa Apr 2, 2012, 11:25 am

    @Megzmom, You take it first, then the herbs and supplements. Not everyone needs the whole desiccated adrenal, but it will give you more energy at any rate.

  • Diane Powers Jun 2, 2012, 7:04 pm

    Hi my name is diane. I have been having allegic reactions. I have a thyroid problem. I take 100 mg of t3 & 30 of t4
    I for amonth have severly dry and cracking face,red face,where it gets hot like abad sunburn. Went through a bad divorce lots of stress. This reaction os driving me crazy. I too from time to time do sublinquil drops. Any help will do diane

  • Diane Powers Jun 2, 2012, 7:07 pm

    Also do dhea drops w/ alittle testo..sorry forgot to add

  • Kalidasa Jun 3, 2012, 1:32 pm

    @Diane, It sounds like you are having a strong hormone reaction/re-balancing happening. With the stress and medications it is hard for me to figure out what is happening. Part because I don’t study drugs and their reactions very much, and part because of how your body is trying to find balance. Most people I see with hypothyroid symptoms get treated for adrenal fatigue first. The thyroid almost always comes back up once the adrenals come up. Of course, there are plenty of cases where the thyroid has a problem on its own.

  • Dianne lackey Jul 13, 2017, 8:14 pm

    I had Cushing syndrome. A tumor on my adrenal. Had it 9 years. They could not figure out what was wrong. Well they took one out and I have not been able to find anything to help my fatigue. Please help
    Thank you. Dianne

  • Kalidasa Aug 23, 2017, 2:02 pm

    With only one adrenal gland it is very important for you to eat right and avoid stress. I can help you with stress on a phone session, and the main info in how to treat your adrenal glands is in my book. Email me directly if you’d like to talk.

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