If you are being treated for hypothyroid yet you are still having problems, that is because your adrenal is not working in concert with your thyroid.

The Adrenal gland is a tiny gland sitting on top of your kidneys.  It has multiple functions.  It is part of the endocrine system.  The endocrine system works as a team.  If the adrenal gland is not healthy, the entire endocrine system will be out of balance.

The adrenals are a major component of the body’s defense against stress, and this includes any type of injuries or infection.

Hydrocortisone is the most important of the hormones produced by the adrenal cortex.  Cortisol is converted to hydrocortisone after absorption hence it’s effects are qualitatively the same.

Is Hydrocortisone a steroid?…….Yes!  Then I won’t take it.

Is your FEAR, False Evidence Appearing Real?

"Physiologic" (smaller) dosages VS "Pharmacologic" (larger) dosages.

  • “Physiologic” dosages implies one that promotes normal function.
  • “Pharmacologic” dosages is one in excess of normal requirements and therefore, one that might alter normal function.
  • “Physiologic” dosages, must be administered to patients deficient in this hormone on a proper schedule.
  • “Pharmacologic” dosages, the amount administered to patient with a normal level in this hormone.

Are you cortisol deficient?.......

  • Maybe in the morning?
  • Maybe at noon?
  • Maybe mid afternoon?
  • Maybe at midnight?


Are you cortisol excess?.........

Hormones are a double edge sword; cortisone is, let’s find- out:

The major clinical reason why this important adrenal gland is over looked is because the standard test to evaluate adrenal function measures the non-utilizable hormones in the blood, instead of testing the utilizable form of the hormone found in saliva.

In our clinic, we use the state of the art adrenal stress index (ASI).


ADRENAL STRESS INDEX – is state of the art in evaluating adrenal function. This measures the normal fluctuations of salivary cortisol during a circadian cycle.

This dynamic assessment allows the evaluation of hypothalamic – adrenal function under real life conditions. The circadian abnormalities observed help diagnose subtle and often undetected problems.

It also measures the DHEA & DHEA-pool which reflects the adrenal capacity to produce androgens.

During chronic stress, androgens output may decrease while cortisol levels increase.

This differential response, in any clinical observation is the common underlying reason for a variety of chronic conditions:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Candida Overgrowth Syndrome
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Auto-immune Disorders
  • Acne
  • Fibrocystic Breast

Hydrocortisone is not the problem…….it is the abused.

Finally, the uses for which they are given are directed towards restoring normal function rather than altering normal function.

The relative frequency of clinical significances of low adrenal function as a cause for unexplained, multiple chronic illnesses, and as a possible contributing factors in many of these, provider another area of treatment promise.

Comparative Advantages & Benefits
Adrenal Stress Index vs. Conventional



Real Life Adrenal Function Evaluation

Can be collected under real life situations; at work, at home, etc.
Hormone values reflect real life physiological conditions and responses.

Serum collection requires clinic visit and creates apprehension due to anticipation of venipuncture. Only approximates real life conditions

Ease of Collection

Saliva is easily collected by the patient.

Serum tests require clinic staff and disruption of routine schedule of patient.

Minimal Biohazard

Patient collects sample with minimal biohazard to clinic staff

Serum collection is hazardous to clinic staff. Especially with AIDS and Hepatitis

Time Specific

Multiple saliva samples collected at different times allows evaluation of hormonal stress response and circadian rhythm.

The routine single serum sample doesn’t allow circadian rhythm evaluation, i.e. no real time component.

Bioactive hormonal fraction

Salivary cortisol reflects the unbound bioactive hormone level to which living cells are subjected. This is the hormone level that needs to be evaluated.

Routine serum hormone testing total hormone level not the bioactive fraction. Total levels are crude estimates of unbound Bioactive hormone.

Jefferies, W., M.D. -Safe User of Cortisone Charles C. Thomas. Pub: Springfied IL 1981

Diagnos-Tech Labs, Inc. Kent, WA – Brochure and literature

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