Fear, Your Worst Energy or Best Friend?
Many years ago, fear was an emotion needed to navigate life’s adventures. Especially when we used to hunt for prey up close and personal, armed only with a big stick. Our true comrade during these situations—the adrenal glands—released life-saving hormones that would caution us when exceptionally dangerous circumstances arose. In modern times and in a world where we now have the convenience of grocery stores, this dependence on fear has become enemy number one.
The adrenal glands house primary hormones that release little messengers into your body when you need to run like hell, dodge a bullet, etc. These literally life-saving glands sit on top of the kidneys and produce the following essential hormones: epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol.
In the United States, the increasing incidence of adrenal fatigue is puzzling, in part due to our current non-threating life style. Most of us don’t need to search for nourishment, or worry about securing a partner to procreate in order to maintain the family farm. So the big question becomes: why are we so stressed and paralyzed by fear?
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