Identifying and Healing Adrenal Gland Fatigue
The symptoms of partially blocked kidneys are numerous. Although there may not be inflammation or nephritis, there can be lower back pain or a minor aching sensation in the region of one or both kidneys. Other potential problems include edema, weight gain and the inability to loose it, mild to severe headaches, adrenal gland stress and skin rashes ranging from dryness to dermatitis and eczema.
Vitamin E's most important function is as an antioxidant that is, it keeps oxygen from forming with toxic peroxide, instead giving red blood cells pure oxygen, It also protects other nutrients, such as vitamin A and polyunsaturated fatty acids, from the damage caused by oxidation. And it keeps linoleic acid functioning to feed the pituitary and adrenal glands so that they can secrete hormones. Being fat-soluble, vitamin E is absorbed with bile salts and fats. In the intestinal tract it is absorbed into the lymph to the bloodstream, where it is turned into tocopherol and stored, mainly in the liver. It is stored in smaller amounts in the pituitary and adrenal glands and in the muscles of the body, including the heart. Since it is not manufactured internally, we must rely on outside sources to supply necessary amounts of vitamin E to keep our bodies healthy.
Vitamin C reaches blood in two to three hours after ingestion, and what is not used is excreted daily in the urine. Vitamin C is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and then moves through the bloodstream to where it is needed by the body. It is stored in the adrenal glands and in high amounts in the pituitary gland. About 200 milligrams of vitamin C are found in the cellular fluids.
There is the potential for a lack of vitamin E (Venus) when Venus is in hard aspect with Mars, The deficiency may be aggravated by the ingestion of too much chlorinated water, since Mars rules chlorine and overdoses of that mineral can destroy vitamin E in the body. Vitamin E also needs fatty acids (Mars) for assimilation, and there may be a lack of these fatty acids, especially if there is a hard aspect from Saturn as well thus the normal functions of the glands, particularly the thyroid and the adrenals, could be interrupted, and the kidney (Venus) could malfunction. With Mars governing the adrenal glands, insufficient vitamin E and fatty acids could cause low secretion of hormones, affecting the sexual drive.
The endocrine system, one of the many systems of the body, consists of the following glands the thyroid, the parathyroid, the pituitary, the adrenals, the thymus, portions of the glands with ducts (the islands of Langerhans in the pancreas) and parts of the ovaries and testes.
General weakness, nervous disorders, weight loss, a hunger for salt, cramps and digestive upset may be experienced. Other symptoms can include vomiting and elevated blood urea, especially during times of hot, sultry weather. If exhausted adrenal glands are the root cause of the deficiency and sodium leaves through the urine, potassium will be left in the cells, resulting in greater weakness of the muscles, slowed contraction time and partial or com
Mars has a great deal to do with the blood stream for it rules the energy flow in the blood stream. It vitalizes, purifies, cleanses and stimulates all aspects and organisms in the body. The muscular system is under the rulership of Mars. It has rulership over the adrenal glands (sharing the rulership with Saturn). When Martian force is running rampant, one must run or fight. When Mars is afflicted by transit or progression in your natal chart, leant to channel that energy correctly, for you must do something. Mars is closely related to sex. an aspect of the pairs of opposites. Mars Is the most unbalanced of the planets, and the one most in need of restriction and direction.
Furthermore, the adrenal glands (Mars) are apt to malfunction with a hard aspect between the Moon and Mars. Adrenal gland sluggishness of the cortex tissue may make a person susceptible to stress symptoms of irritability, oversensitivity and emotional displays riboflavin can be used to help correct the situation. The adrenals are also suspect as the root cause of an ailment if a person has edema or overweight from water retention with a hard aspect from Saturn or Pluto the aldosterone hormonal levels should be tested, since the amount of the hormone produced may be causing a potassium-sodium imbalance.
The glands may also be strongly affected. There may be sluggish endocrine glands in general as well as malfunctioning adrenals, thymus, pancreas, pituitary or parathyroid. Which gland is faulty will depend on the position of Pluto in a chart. If Pluto is in Cancer, the posterior pituitary gland may be hypoactive if in Aries, the adrenal glands may be hypofunctioning. Whatever Pluto's position, the parathyroid is suspect of malfunctioning, but especially if Pluto is in Capricorn a diseased parathyroid gland may be the root cause of a deficiency of calcium.
With this configuration general health may be weak, there may not be much*'get-up-and-go, vitality may be poor and recuperation slow. There may also be weak adrenal gland function. Moreover, a person may be susceptible to infection, drug overdose or side effects from drugs. Sexual impotence or lack of a strong sex drive are other possibilities.
Mars in hard aspect with Neptune also can indicate the potential for weak adrenal glands and the poor production of hormones therein. The adrenal glands may be susceptible to drug poisoning. Or there may be a deficiency of pantothenic acid (Neptune), needed to support the adrenals so that aldosterone can keep sodium in balance. Whenever Pluto is in hard aspect, there is the potential for glandular malfunction. Mars in hard aspect with Pluto indicates possible problems with the adrenal glands especially if Pluto is in Aries, the adrenals may be hyperactive. With an accompanying hard aspect from Saturn the adrenals may atrophy, resulting in Addison's disease. Severe stress on the adrenal glands may create sugar problems, such as hypoglycemia. Disorders of the endocrine glands may also occur because of an overabundance of sodium caused by exhausted adrenal glands. If Pluto is in Cancer, the posterior pituitary gland may be hyperfunctioning. And if Mars is conjunct Pluto in a man's chart,...
Finally, with Jupiter in hard aspect to Uranus and an additional hard aspect from Mars, there is the potential for sugar problems brought on by sudden, unexpected emotional stress the involvement of Mars implicates the adrenal glands. Therefore, there may be sporadic needs for extra chromium to keep up health.
ADRENALS Perched atop each of the kidneys, the adrenals actually consist of two separate glands the cortex tissue and the medulla. The cortex secretes hormones, such as cortisone, that deal with fluid and electrolyte balance, influence the carbohydrate metabolism and help determine the levels of sex hormones. The medulla helps with the release of adrenaline (epinephrine), a hormone that is responsible for the breakdown and mobilization of glycogen and fatty acids so that energy is available upon call. The adrenal glands are very important in the body. When the pituitary gland releases ACTH, activity is triggered in the adrenal cortex the resulting hormones, Cortisol and corticosterone, affect protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolisms. In addition, aldosterone affects the excretion of sodium and potassium in the body. And androgens and estrogens are released, which affect secondary sex characteristics, such as an individual's degree 'of maleness or femaleness. . . . Stress situations...
Thus it is fitting that Neptune should rule the all-pervasive pantothenic acid. This vitamin has been found to mitigate the side effects and toxicity of several antibiotics of the streptomyces variety, which fall under Neptune's dominion. Moreover, this vitamin feeds the adrenal glands and keeps us going without it our adrenals lag, and we experience a Neptunian phase of exhaustion not actually sickness but not a feeling of being well. Neptune's secretive personality, its propensity to be everywhere at once, adds significance to its rulership of pantothenic acid it is sometimes difficult to identify the lack of pantothenic acid as the root cause of certain symptoms.
It is important to know about a person's allergies for several reasons. For one, the adrenal glands may not be triggering enough antihistamines to combat the pollen, pollution or whatever is causing the allergy. An astrologer should also be aware if a person is allergic to such substances as brewer's yeast, whole grains or other natural products that are normally suggested in a diet to get a person well if allergies exist, of course, these products must be eliminated from the diet. Furthermore, any allergic symptoms to certain types of drugs should be noted and compared with drugs that are being taken. In rare instances a drug may contain an ingredient that a person is having a mild allergic reaction to, and the doctor must be so informed.
Glandular malfunctions are possible with a hard aspect between Neptune and Pluto. A deficiency of pantothenic acid may produce infections of the thymus or spleen, causing those glands to function poorly. And if Pluto is in Aries, the adrenal glands may be sluggish if in Cancer, the posterior pituitary gland may be atonic, causing a multitude of ailments elsewhere in the body. A person with Neptune conjunct the Ascendant in a natal chart may be susceptible to many infectious or viral complaints, easily catching colds and the flu and having a hard time throwing the diseases off. Allergies may also occur because not enough pantothenic acid is supplied to the adrenal glands to make sufficient antihistamines.
Bodily resistance to disease may be very low, with the thymus gland responsible. The adrenal glands may also be weak, causing adrenal exhaustion. A person may be sensitive to normal doses of drugs, requiring only half the usual amounts. Other possibilities are allergies to drugs and allergies in general, caused by malfunctioning adrenal glands. Muscles may also be flabby or weakened, and bones may be soft or deformed from a lack of sufficient calcium (Saturn) the parathyroid glands should be tested.
A person with this combination in a chart may be susceptible to many types of infections, perhaps from suppressed thymus functions. Allergies from a malfunction of the adrenal glands are also possible. Furthermore, an individual may be a carrier for disease or virus that can infect others. He or she may be allergic to drugs or become poisoned in some unexpected way.
The doctor prescribed the following regimin to get Todd healthy enzymes with each meal, multivitamin tablets, one gram of vitamin C daily, chelated magnesium, apple pectin, chelated calcium, manganese, selenium, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B-6, zinc, thymotrophic concentrate (a thymus stimulant from natural sources) and adrenatrophin (an adrenal gland stimulant from natural sources).