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Welcome to the ARK Media Resources page, a video library providing clinical insight on effective strategies to assess and address patients with Hypothalamic-Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction. Presented by ARK Program Clinical Expert Dr. Christopher Mote, this video library expounds the latest scientific findings and evidence on how stress and the HPA axis impact patient health. Each video provides clinical insight to help health care professionals translate the emerging evidence into a successful stress treatment strategy.

 

Meet Dr. Christopher Mote, the ARK Stress Recovery Program Clinical Expert. In this video, Dr. Mote provides the foundation in understanding the importance of identifying chronic stress and HPA axis dysfunction in patients, and how lifestyle modifications are central to restoring healthy function of the stress response system.

 

In this video, Dr. Mote outlines the clinical resources available through the ARK Stress Recovery Program and provides direction on using these tools in clinical practice.

 

Explore new concepts and the latest scientific findings on HPA axis dysfunction and its role in chronic disease. In this video, Dr. Mote explains why moving beyond the oversimplified nomenclature of “adrenal fatigue” is critical for maintaining clinical credibility in this field of study.

 

Four key stressors are predominantly accountable for driving HPA axis dysfunction: perceived stress, circadian disruption, glycemic dysregulation, and inflammation. Hear from Dr. Mote as he takes a deeper look at these key stressors and how they negatively impact the HPA axis.

 

In this video, Dr. Mote reviews the three stages of HPA axis dysfunction. Focusing on Stage 1 (the “Alarm Stage”), he reviews the clinical manifestations and distinguishing features. He notes typical lab results and how these patients’ neurotransmitter levels are generally impacted.

 

The second stage of HPA axis dysfunction, also known as the “Resistance Stage,” is one of the most common stages through clinical assessment in which patients present as stressed and tired. Hear from Dr. Mote as he reviews the clinical manifestations, distinguishing features and typical lab results with patients in Stage 2.

 

In this video, Dr. Mote provides key information on assessing patients in the third stage of HPA axis dysfunction, known as the “Exhaustion Stage.” Dr. Mote explains the importance of identifying this stage and setting the proper expectation for an appropriate recovery timeline.

 

Dr. Mote reviews the advantages of salivary cortisol testing in assessing circadian rhythm, capturing the cortisol awakening response and pinpointing a patient’s specific stage of HPA axis dysfunction.

 

Dr. Mote discusses nutrients and botanicals that improve cortisol and DHEA imbalances for patients in stage 1 HPA axis dysfunction. This stage is typically characterized by elevated cortisol levels and symptoms of feeling “stressed and wired.”

 

Dr. Mote explores nutrients and botanicals that improve cortisol and DHEA imbalances for patients in stage 2 HPA axis dysfunction. This stage is typically characterized by elevated cortisol levels with symptoms such as hormone irregularities, mood and sleep cycle issues, frequent energy crashes, and blood sugar imbalances.

 

Dr. Mote discusses nutrients botanicals often used to help patients in the third stage of HPA axis dysfunction, which is characterized by insufficient signaling in the HPA axis and results in a down-regulation of cortisol and DHEA. Patients in this stage often report feeling mentally and physically exhausted.

 

Dr. Mote reviews natural ingredients used to help alleviate anxiety. Natural therapies are analyzed, including ways to naturally boost serotonin and GABA production, increase the activity of calming alpha brain waves, and decrease stress-induced HPA axis activation.

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