Hey, there! Dr. Alan Christianson here. This is going to be a very tactical podcast about improving your cortisol metabolism. We will discuss the pitfalls to watch for. I recently had a patient who had been struggling with adrenal problems. She was diagnosed as having very low adrenal function. Her cortisol scores were normal in the afternoon and evening but remarkably low early in the day. In my new book, THE ADRENAL RESET DIET, I call this being “crashed.” I talk about different levels of adrenal distress, and “crashed” is the lowest level. At this level, people can be horribly fatigued, depressed, have aches and pains and just not be functioning well. It can also badly affect sleep, weaken the immune system and probably create a long-term risk. It’s a big deal and very important to correct.