discussing it in 5th form biology at school. But what really is it and
what's going on in your body while you are in that mode? And is it
good for you?
Our ancestors used to have to hunt and forage for their meals before
farming, and so developed a mechanism for survival, when in hunting
and gathering mode, which of course was essential to survival too. The
way this mechanism worked and still works is as follows. If we are confronted with a deadly animal we need to decide in milliseconds whether to fight it or run from it "flight". This keeps us alive. The toughest decision we need to make now while hunting and gathering is which flavour, colour, type, price to get! So the need for this
mechanism is less important to us than it used to be all those years ago. Modern living requires a lot less animal fights and running but exercise will put us into this fight or flight mode and top athletes who's exercise volumes are massive compared to we mere mortals can suffer fatigue as a result.
So how does this concern me I hear you ask?
Well some modern living can lead to similar syndromes and the knock on effects can be serious. If you work tough and long hours, like to squeeze in your exercise as well and then have family and domestic chores to attend to by the end of a day you can be pretty exhausted. If during these hectic hours you are eating poor quality food drinking numerous cups of coffee and not really giving your body a chance to "switch off" then you could be the modern day caveman who has not stopped running away from or fighting a wild bore. The comparison seems silly but your body handles it the same way! Today we call it stress. Your adrenal glands are responsible for secreting the adrenaline and cortisol that gives you the power for fight or flight. You will have felt it surge if you get a sudden fright or after getting off a roller coaster, your body prepares for the event and afterwards you feel elated and then you hit a low when it switches off. You may feel much more tired than you did say 5, 10 years ago. This may not be old age. It is worth getting it checked out to ensure you don't have adrenal fatigue. Some doctors will not recognise the condition and will only accept it in its most severe form when you are really sick, called Addison's disease. It's far harder to recover from this than intervening early and fixing the problem before it becomes this severe.
If you feel more tired than you used to, lead a hectic lifestyle with little down time and feel you could be in fight or flight mode a little too often or too long, give rich a call 021777417 or email: email@example.com or simply text 021777417 and ask for the practitioner code and website and you will be ready to purchase your test kit.