I have read some posts here and feel that I should share a recent discovery. I have had CFIDS or something like that for about 16 years. I won't go into the gruesome details, it was awful. Then about two years ago my MD tested my adrenals, and I got the diagnosis of adrenal exhaustion. I went on Cortef, which helped for awhile, but as I got involved with Natural medicine, I realized that was a bad solution. So I tried several other approaches. The one that worked best was Licorice root, I learned about it in Poesenecker's book (at www.chronicfatigue.org). Very helpful, I now could take either Cortef or Licorice (deglycerinated only), they work the same for me.
Finally a year ago I was tested with the new test for Lyme Disease (www.bowen.com). New research shows that most chronically ill people have LD, and in many cases that is their major problem. I tried a few treatments, and did notice some improvements, but still had adrenal exhaustion. Then about a month ago I started a new treatment for LD, a salt therapy with vitamin C (www.lymephotos.com). It is now emerging as perhaps the best alternative treatments for LD, and probably most affordable as well.
The surprise was that the salt actually seemed to finally correct the adrenals. I'm sure the salt is killing the Lyme bacteria also as advertized, but unquestionably it is also supporting my adrenals. Before the salt I could not sit in a chair for 8 hours and work at the computer, because of the adrenal exhaustion. Now, when I take 2-4 G of salt a day (natural salt), I have the energy to sit and work a full day. I have found the salt equivalent to taking Cortef, or Licorice, the only other two adrenal supports that have worked. In fact, on days when I don't take the salt, I have to take the Licorice...
I don't know the details, but this is WORKING. For those unfamiliar with LD, it is a slow infection and the treatments work slowly, taking up to a year or more to reverse the disease. But the salt gives me energy within a half hour. So the salt is definitely working on the adrenals.