In summary, there are numerous supplements and herbs which can benefit people with compromised adrenals. Although eating well, getting sufficient sleep, and doing a good job of managing stress are all important factors, taking supplements and/or herbs can frequently help to speed up the recovery process. While taking a vitamin B and C supplement usually won’t cause problems, I would recommend working with a competent natural healthcare professional before taking the herbs I discussed. Even though most people do fine when taking the herbs I discussed, every now and then someone will have a negative reaction.
Much of our modern understanding and treatment of CAH comes from research conducted at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore in the middle of the 20th century. Lawson Wilkins , "founder" of pediatric endocrinology , worked out the apparently paradoxical pathophysiology: that hyperplasia and overproduction of adrenal androgens resulted from impaired capacity for making cortisol. He reported use of adrenal cortical extracts to treat children with CAH in 1950. Genital reconstructive surgery was also pioneered at Hopkins. After application of karyotyping to CAH and other intersex disorders in the 1950s, John Money , JL Hampson, and JG Hampson persuaded both the scientific community and the public that sex assignment should not be based on any single biological criterion, and gender identity was largely learned and has no simple relationship with chromosomes or hormones. See Intersex for a fuller history, including recent controversies over reconstructive surgery.
Beth maybe based upon today's standards……but I am talking about our biologic standards. Most people reading this are coming to the understanding from their own perception of what fat really is. Leptin became biologically important from an evolutionary standpoint because food was scarce more often then not and most humans had to protect against low leptin levels not high one like we see today. The paradox in this system and why people get confused is that ultra low leptin and ultra high leptin biochemically cause high US CRPs and this shuts down the thyroid. It is protective in food shortage for survival and it kills you with chronic excess due to chronic elevations of cortisol and insulin simultaneously present in the cellular terroir (levee one). This induces mRNA at the DNA level that up-regulates genes that no longer allow p53 gene to protect our genome from oncogenesis. (levee 16)