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What’s Best for Stress?

Nature has provided plenty of help to combat everyday tension and anxiety.
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Until I began to study the adrenal glands, I thought they were only involved in the fight-or-flight response reaction. I imagined that we really only make demands on them when we’re in crisis or undergoing extreme emotional stress, but we ask more of these glands than I knew.

This part of our endocrine system is tasked with maintaining balance in the body. This means that anything that requires an adjustment to keep our internal systems running smoothly puts stress on the adrenals. For example, when we stand up quickly, our adrenals are tasked with ensuring that hormones are released to increase blood pressure to our extremities. When the temperature changes, when we become angry or depressed or when our blood sugar drops because we forgot lunch — all of these situations demand our body to step up and attempt to regain equilibrium. That responsibility lands squarely on the shoulders of the two glands that sit on top of our kidneys: the adrenals.

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