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Are you feeling chronically tired, unable to focus, experiencing joint pain, craving sugars and salts? If these symptoms have persisted for weeks, you may well be suffering Adrenal Fatigue.
The adrenals are walnut-sized glands that sit atop the kidneys and produce hormones that regulate dozens of the body’s functions from metabolism to blood sugar levels, how you burn protein and fat to modulating reactions to stress. In today’s high-paced lifestyles, stress is ever present which causes a constant release of adrenaline by the adrenals activating the fight or flight response.
Heart rate increases, blood pressure rises, all the energies are pumped into your muscles so that you have the power to fight the predator or have the strength to run away. When this occurs, non-essential functions are shut down such as digestion and the immune system. This built-in-biological response to danger is intended for short bursts of time after which you enter the relaxation response, and the body returns to homeostasis or a healthy balance.