By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© May 2014, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Addison’s disease is a severe adrenal shutdown that causes fluid loss, sodium loss, fatigue, exhaustion and can cause death. Medical doctors always treat it using adrenal hormone replacement therapy, usually cortisone therapy in the form of hydrocortisone, Prednisone or similar drugs.
For many years, I believed this was the only treatment for this rather devastating condition. However, in the past few years I have worked with a number of individuals who were given a diagnosis of Addison’s disease.
In every one of these cases, the condition disappeared with a complete nutritional balancing program. Cortisone therapy was not needed, and the clients were able to wean off all the drugs. In fact, drug therapy got in the way, at some point.
This leads me to believe that either:
1. The diagnosis was mistaken OR
2. At least in some cases, Addison’s disease is really just an extreme form of adrenal exhaustion or adrenal burnout syndrome. I do not know that all cases of Addison’s disease will respond to nutritional balancing programs. So far, however, those that have come my way have responded very well.