After putting the body through prolonged stress and nutritional manipulation it will begin to break down. Lately I've been very tired, feel weak and mildly depressed even thought I am normally a very energetic, upbeat 'sunny-side' person. I valued being able to find delight in every situation, and lately I haven't been smiling or laughing as much. As most of you know, I'm also inexplicably gaining weight very fast although following a strict healthy diet and exercise regime. Confused? I was until my nutritionist mentioned Adrenal fatigue. I now understand the complex relationship between cortisol and epinephrine produced in the adrenal gland, and how chronic stress causes many of the symptoms I've experienced. Now, I can move forward in healing with proper natural supplements and support.