If you feel listless in the morning and can’t start your day without a strong cup of coffee or two, you may be suffering from the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and low cortisol levels, according to our resident Integrative and Holistic GP, Dr Michael Elstein. Other symptoms may include:


  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Moodiness or irritability
  • Cravings for sugar and salt

The disorder  is often  associated  with  long-term  unresolved  stress,  insomnia  and  anxiety.  It may also be a symptom of 21st century life and the constant demands that are put on us. We are encouraged to multi-task at work and even when we’re not working, we can’t rest because we are always “connected” via our smartphones and computers.

The problem can be compounded by inadequate production of thyroid hormones. Underactive thyroid compounds can also lead to:

  • Weight gain
  • Cold extremities
  • Constipation
  • Sluggishness
  • Diminished mental capabilities

If you suffer from any of the symptoms listed above, there is an easy way to find out if the cause is adrenal fatigue or thyroid hormone dysfunction. Dr. Elstein can give you a comprehensive health evaluation that can pinpoint the source of the problem. He can then recommend natural treatments that can restore your health and enjoy life again.

Leichhardt Holistic Health Services

Dr. Elstein is just one of the holistic health professionals at Petrozzia Wellness Centre. We also offer:

We are dedicated to providing safe, gentle and effective treatments for your total health: body, mind and spirit. Our goal is to empower you to become your best self.

We are a team of experienced professionals. To find out more about our PWC team, visit our Meet the Team page. Our Leichhardt holistic health centre is conveniently located near the heart of Sydney. Contact us for a free complementary talk with one of our specialists and find the right holistic health practitioner for your needs.

Also to find out more about the Empowered Women program and retreats run by Suzi Petrozzi go to www.suzipetrozzi.com