Stress and the Adrenal Glands
Alright, friends, if you are like me—often living in stress, rarely caring for your own physical needs. Listen up because you need to know about this part of your body for sure.
The adrenal glands produce Epinephrine that gives the body energy when the body needs to act quickly and with intentionality. This fight-or-flight hormone is crucial when we are in emergency situations and prepares the body by increasing the heart rate, slowing the activity of the digestive system, and getting the body ready for action. The stress hormone Cortisol is created and breaks down stored protein, turning it into glucose rapidly so the brain can have the energy to deal with stressful situations. These are all helpful things. . . unless we stay stressed out too much for too long. (And I have a feeling some of you know all about that.)
Excessive Cortisol wreaks havoc on the body’s immune system, encourages weight gain, and leaves us feeling exhausted. A good sign that your adrenal glands need a little extra care is feelings of energy followed closely by extreme fatigue. So, let’s make sure we are not overlooking this important part of our body.
In order to maintain healthy adrenal glands, you want to be using a few essential oils, supplements, and new daily habits. Here are some suggestions:
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Do you feel like you need some extra support when it comes to controlling stress and your body’s reaction to it?