This final issue will focus more on your adrenals and how they can change the expression of your genes.
Every person living today is the descendant of thousands of generations of survivors. Hardwired within us is the ability to adapt to difficult situations and make it through, even when the odds are against us. We are able to survive hardship, thanks to a unique, operational mode, called the stress response. This response is a set of changes that allows the body to put more energy on the survival tasks at hand by diverting energy away from maintenance and repair.
The stress response causes us to:
- feel anxious to spot danger more quickly.
- store body fat in case there is no food tomorrow.
- sleep more lightly, so predators won’t catch us.
- become less fertile because babies take a lot of energy.
- feel more tired, so we conserve our fuel.
- create inflammation in case there is trauma.
- feel hungrier than normal in order to store food.