Because if stress happens is it affects your
adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands are also super important. It can do a lot of stuff.
Adrenaline is that feeling that you get when you are in that situation when things are like BAM! and everything’s a jam, you feel awesome. That’s adrenaline. But, if you’re getting that all the time, it causes some issues. So, adrenaline dominance is caused by increased stress. Increased adrenaline changes things like heart rate and blood pressure and your insulin levels and how it uses sugar, whether it uses it for energy or stores it as fat. It affects your digestion, your kidneys and your immune system like we already
talked about. Now, in certain situations like you’re in the car and you’re falling asleep, your body needs to wake you up, it’s a good thing that we increase adrenaline and
kick you up. But, if you’re trying to go to bed at night and you can’t, because your adrenaline is too high, that’s not a good thing. And, the problem is, if your adrenaline is high all the time, eventually, your body says, “I don’t know what to do with this,” and starts
to ignore it, then your adrenal glands actually starts to shut down. And so now, instead of
not being able to go to bed, you can’t wake up. You’re tired all the time. You’re always
sore. You feel like you’re not recovering because your adrenals are shut. And so, what
happens is is it requires sugar. So, you’re going to get mad cravings for sugar. That’s
kind of where the “cop donut” thing came from because cops is a profession where you’re under a lot more stress, right, all the time. And sometimes, your life is on the line. Pretty
stressful. And so, what it does is it creates adrenaline balance, adrenaline dominance and
it causes cravings for sugars and other things like that. And, you get the sugars in and
now, you’re creating an insulin problem. Now, cortisol is getting out of control, and now
it’s storing fat. Cortisol is the fat around the middle storage. I can’t tell you how many
people are like, “I got to get rid of this right here.” That’s the cortisol right there.
And, it’s that cortisol that helps you go to bed. It’s that cortisol that helps you
wake up. It’s that cortisol that helps your immune system function on a regular basis.
But, most people have so much cortisol in their body that is at a whack. So, the
adrenal system is another thing you want to be able to balance on a regular basis. And,
the good thing is, you don’t have to change all the stuff that we talk about. I’m not
going to go through a whole new protocol for adrenals because it’s the same. You make the
same nutritional changes and you make the same exercise changes I am about to talk about.
You make the same five essentials changes. That’s the best part about it. So, when you’re
doing these things, you’re going to get effects pouring over to most of the different areas.
And so, one thing you can do naturally is be able to get rid of a lot of these stuff.
So, there’s certain herbs that exist in the world that help you with this. Things like ashwagandha reduces cortisol significantly by upto 25%. Taking a 20-minute nap drops that by
upto 50% sometimes. Just laughing or watching like a comedy or something, joking with your
friends can drop it upto 40% to 50%, those cortisol levels. Now, you got to have that
stuff around you all the time. But, if you’re like, “I’m stressed all the time, I’m having
trouble losing this across the middle, I’m not recovering as fast as I should, I’m waking
up and I’m tired no matter how much I slept,” that means your cortisol is out of control.
And, one of the things that we want to do is you want to naturally lower that with a
cortisol blocker and calmer like this which will also help decrease your blood pressure,
decrease your heart rate, improve your digestion, change all these other areas in your body.