Stress is a big part of many people's lives and the glands that help us respond to stress are the adrenal glands. These are the glands of adaptation. They adjust the body's hormones to help us deal with dangerous or frightening situations. They also help regulate fluid-mineral balance, blood pressure, inflammation and immunity and play a role in the production of sex hormones.
When we've been under stress for a long time it can be taxing to these important glands. So, in this Herbal Hour, we discuss what the adrenals do, what happens during the various stages of stress and various herbs and nutrients that can help with stress and adrenal function.