The body’s reaction to stress is called the “stress response”. Without this finely tuned process, we would not be able to get through a day. However, our modern-day high-tech, fast-paced lifestyles have elevated stress to epidemic levels. Our lives have become littered with psychological, physical, nutritional and environmental stressors, which in turn assault our body with chronic levels of stress hormones. Initially, there is some ebb and flow, but eventually, when stress becomes chronic, stress hormones are continually produced and released into the bloodstream which can result in a condition called adrenal fatigue.
Click on the picture below to read more about adrenal fatigue and some suggestions on how to manage it.
I had the honor of guest writing this post for my friend and colleague Vanessa at Healthy Living How To.
This article was originally posted on July 30th, 2013.