Dr. Michael Lam, a well-known doctor of functional medicine, has announced the introduction of The NeuroEndoMetabolic Stress Response℠ model for functional medicine. This model has the potential to revolutionize the way that both doctors and patients understand and treat adrenal fatigue. Those who would like to read the In-depth article on adrenal fatigue that Dr. Lam has presented should visit https://www.drlam.com.
Dr. Michael Lam, the functional medicine specialist introducing the NEM stress response model, stated “Proper adrenal function is essential for life and our well being. Unfortunately, adrenal fatigue is a condition that affects more than half of the world’s population. This condition arises as a result of excessive or chronic stress that overburdens the adrenals and causes cortisol, which is the anti-stress hormone, to max out. Although traditional medicine has brought about much understanding when it comes to the neuroendocrine system’s role in adrenal fatigue, there are missing pieces to the puzzle in regards to a myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms that arise from a variety of different organs and systems outside the neuroendocrine system.”
The new NEM stress response model that Dr. Lam has introduced fills in those missing puzzle pieces by looking at these seemingly unrelated symptoms as an expressions of underlying pathology instead of compartmentalizing the problem as a function of issues with individual organs. The entire NEM stress response therefore functions like an electrical circuit in which there are two “circuit breakers” that regulate the body’s response to stress – one being the neuroendocrine circuits (involving primarily organ systems) and the other being the metabolic response circuits (involving mainly systemic responses). These circuit breaker systems function together, and what happens in one organ’s stress response will affect all other organs. As Dr. Lam points out, this represents a paradigm shift and suggests that stress should be evaluated holistically based on the condition of the body’s entire ecosystem.
As Dr. Lam continues, “What we have discovered is that, in response to stress, the body produces six types of stress responses, all involving different primary systems and organs and producing different early and advanced-stage symptoms. Using this new NEM stress response model to understand these issues helps us better treat patients and get them on the path toward true and lasting recovery.”
There are more informative articles and resources at DrLam.com regarding adrenal fatigue and how to treat it with a functional, holistic approach.
Michael Lam, M.D., M.P.H., A.B.A.A.M., is a western-trained physician specializing in nutritional and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Lam’s nutritional coaching program focuses on intractable and advanced adrenal fatigue cases where other health care practitioners have given up. Many are housebound, unable to lead a productive life, laden with emotional stress, insomnia, hypoglycemia, irregular menses, low libido, exercise intolerance, low blood pressure, dizziness, and heart palpitations despite normal medical workup. His personal nutritional coaching services have enabled many around the world to regain control of their health using natural therapies.