Hi everybody, I’m Dr. Stephanie of Whole Body Health, acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner. My mission is to help people be in charge of their own health and wellness by using lifestyle changes instead of taking drugs to deal with their symptoms.
What does the adrenal system do and why does it matter?
These 2 little glands sit on top of your kidneys right above your waistline on the back. OMG, it does so many things. One of the major things your adrenals do is help you handle stress. Remember the flight or fight response? You come across a bear and you want to run as fast as you can. Your brain gets the message instantaneously that you are in danger and sends a message to the body that you need extra energy. You get a shot of cortisol and adrenaline and off you go. If you have too much consistent stress, your adrenals don’t work as well and you get less and less energy. Not only will you become very fatigued but you might also be anxious, depressed, and irritable.
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