Stress, you’ve heard that you need to reduce it: You’ve heard it a thousand times. But is stress really that big of a deal? Turns out it is.
What Are The Adrenal Glands?
The adrenals are walnut-sized glands that sit atop the kidneys and produce hormones that regulate dozens of the body’s functions from metabolism to blood sugar levels, how you burn protein and fat to modulating reactions to stress. In today’s high-paced lifestyles, stress is ever present which causes a constant release of adrenaline by the adrenals activating the fight or flight response.
When we get stressed, our adrenal glands produce a hormone known as cortisol. Cortisol can be beneficial in helping the body react to stress, but too much cortisol can be detrimental to the body, causing weight gain, joint discomfort, negative emotions, and other problems. Aside from these bigger issues, stress decreases the quality of life. On a daily basis, stress adds up. So what can you do about it?
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How Essential Oils Can Reduce Stress
The road to change should be focused on reducing stress, anxiety, fear and on improving nutrition and lifestyle habits. One of the lifestyle habits that’s among the easiest to incorporate—and which almost instantaneously reduces stress–is the use of essential oils. The right scents can stimulate the adrenals relaxation response which quiets your autonomic nervous system.
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