There is no doubt that most of us live with a certain level of constant stress. The stressors we face in modern life are in many ways unrelenting. Stressors such as family issues and financial problems, increased work load, lack of exercise, insufficient rest, poor diet, environmental toxins and geo-political conflict all contribute to more stress. This constant stress affects your stress adaptive organs, the adrenal glands.
When we live in a state of constant stress our adrenals are working overtime. If this is you then this should tell you two things: that you need to seek balance in your life and you need to nourish your adrenal glands. This starts when you examine your life and health status and determine that stress is a likely component of your health challenges. If you have the kind of stress that can’t be mitigated by lifestyle choices and let’s be honest, none of us can easily walk away from the stressors in our life, this suggests that we really need to work on the nutritional component. And if you need nutritional support, then the only way to supply those nutrients is through food and supplements.
In this interview Dr. Marita discusses how stress affects the adrenal glands and she highlights the common issues that you might experience if your adrenals are fatigued. Here is a quote from Dr. Marita, “When I started my practice, I was amazed at how these two small glands had the ability to control sleep, appetite, inflammation, digestion, anxiety, depression, hormones and much more. I soon realized that these glands were so vitally important to our health. It is now standard in my practice, even if patients reassure me that “they have no stress”, to test the adrenal glands. I have seen year after year, patients improve when adrenal health is restored.
Steve Lankford is the host of HealthQuestPodcast.com. Steve has over 40 years of experience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At HealthQuestPodcast.com, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed to help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.
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