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STRESS & ADRENAL HORMONES

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STRESS & ADRENAL HORMONES

Since 1998, ZRT has tested adrenal hormones for 1.4 million individuals. The adrenal glands, otherwise known as the “stress glands,” enable our bodies to cope with stress and survive. Shaped like two tiny pyramids, they sit atop the kidneys and from this central location mobilize the response to changes in our environment. Whether stress comes from outside in the form of a natural disaster, or from within like the anxiety we experience before public speaking, it’s the adrenals’ job to help us adapt to the situation. They accomplish this by secreting key hormones:  Cortisol: The primary stress hormone that fine-tunes...

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Are You Among the 80% of Americans Who Experience Adrenal Fatigue?

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Are You Among the 80% of Americans Who Experience Adrenal Fatigue?

Practical Takeaway: When adrenal glands become fatigued – typically as a result of prolonged, repetitive stress – the output of key regulatory hormones, like 'master stress hormone' cortisol, is diminished. Following my recent re-reading of Dr. James Wilson’s 2001 pioneering book, Adrenal Fatigue: the 21st Century Stress Syndrome, I took his advice and for the first time in months slept in on a Saturday morning. That day there was such a difference in my energy I decided to go with another of his suggestions and took a short nap on Sunday. Again I felt much better; after a 15 minute doze I was energized without the usual...

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