In today’s high-paced world, we often over extending ourselves in more ways than one. With our high-stress jobs, long hours, poor diet, instant access to information and our sedentary lifestyle, eventually we can become a recipe for disaster.
The adrenal glands, which are small hormone- secreting glands that sit above out kidneys, often take the brunt of our high-stressed lives. These small, but powerful organs, secrete cortisol and other hormones in response to stress. Unfortunately, chronic stress can disrupt our adrenal glands ability to respond to stress leading to excess or reduction in cortisol release.
Symptoms of Adrenal Dysfunction can include:
Feeling unrefreshed upon waking
Increase in salt or sugar cravings
Unexplained weight gain/weight loss
Lack of Motivation