You may be a little confused by the title.
If you have followed me for a while, you know that I talk a lot about adrenaline. Adrenal fatigue, adrenal imbalance, corrosive adrenaline… these topics are worthy of all the attention they get. Because if you’ve been listening to what Anthony William has to say about it, and you’ve been listening to me putting a finer point on it, then you know that adrenaline is toxic in the body and greatly contributes to chronic illness symptoms.
But today, I want to talk about why adrenaline is good for us. I bring this up because you should know that your body ALWAYS has your best interests at heart. We live in a stressful world during a chaotic time in history. So we have become accustomed to what it feels like to have a constant flow of adrenaline inside of us, so much so that it feels natural to us. But from an evolutionary standpoint, it is not natural. Our bodies are designed to release adrenaline as a life-saving measure ONLY. We are not meant to experience so much of it, neither with the frequency nor with the intensity that we do, every day.
There was a time in our history as human beings that adrenaline could be the difference between life or death when faced with a predator, like a hungry lion. It provided a safety switch in times of extreme need. Our bodies were equipped with a turbo booster that could help us avoid predators or move heavy objects when needed to protect our livelihoods. This fight or flight instinct of our bodies was critical to our survival. And, under certain circumstances in today’s world, it still can be. Throughout time, humans have been faced with extraordinary physical odds that their bodies have somehow been able to face with unearthly strength. Think of the mother who is able to lift a two-ton car to free her trapped child.
However, due to the exorbitant amount of stress we encounter on a daily basis, there is a distinct downside to this safety switch. It has become a threat to the very well-being that our bodies have used it to try to protect. This is because stress is dangerous. We are not meant to be under so much stress all the time. We are not meant to have toxic, corrosive adrenaline released in our bodies so often.
When adrenaline is released within our bodies on a regular basis, the liver has to work overtime to try and neutralize it. Unfortunately, this puts extra pressure on our livers that are often already overburdened with toxins, viruses, and the job of processing our high fat diets.
So why am I saying that adrenaline is good? It is good in those rare instances that we need it to save our lives. Our bodies know this and that is why they release adrenaline when faced with stress. What needs to happen is for us to become as intelligent as our bodies are. We need to give our bodies the things they need to thrive – proper fuel in the form of healing fruits and vegetables, proper hydration in the form of living water and pure fruit juices, and proper rest in the form of recharging time away from the constant barrage of life’s stressors. Our bodies will ALWAYS put us first. It is time that we do the same for our bodies.
Many of my clients have told me, “Oh, I know the symptoms of adrenal issues, but I don’t think that adrenal imbalance applies to me.” But, then when we have looked more closely, they have seen that it does apply to them. If you are wondering whether or not adrenal imbalance may be contributing to your chronic illness symptoms, click here to check out the quiz I have put on my website.