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Fatigue, belly fat, brain fog? It could be your adrenals

Do you suffer from one or more of the following: fatigue, stubborn weight, belly fat, brain fog or insomnia?  If “yes,” then you might need to pay some attention to your body’s stress response system, otherwise known as your HPA axis.  HPA stands for Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal. Our stress response is governed by the interaction between the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands.  Stress activates the HPA axis and leads to the release of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline that prepare our body for the flight or fight response.  While our body’s response to stress is protective in the short-term, the longer the stress response stays activated, the more damaging it is for our health.  A commonly used term for this chronic stress response is “adrenal fatigue.”

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