Although Adrenal Fatigue was recognized as a medical condition in the early stages of the 20th century, it was a chiropractor named Dr. James Wilson who first brought it to our attention in more recent times. In fact it was Dr. Wilson who coined the phrase ‘Adrenal Fatigue’ – before that it was generally termed as subclinical hypoadrenia, non-Addison’s hypoadrenia or a multitude of other names.
Dr. Wilson is an acknowledged expert in alternative medicine. He holds three doctorates and two Masters degrees, including a PhD in in Human Nutrition from the University of Arizona, and a doctorate in Chriopractic Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is one of the founder members of the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine.
During his career as a chiropractor and naturopath, Dr Wilson spent more than 25 years practicing medicine in both the US and Canada. He now spends much of his time delivering lectures and consulting on Adrenal Fatigue.
Dr. Wilson is most famous for his 2001 book, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome. This was published a few years after he first coined the phrase ‘Adrenal Fatigue’, and summarizes his experience with Adrenal Fatigue patients in his private practice. Although his book remains an excellent introduction to the subject of Adrenal Fatigue, these days the focus has moved towards more general HPA axis dysfunction.