Nearly half of people in Britain feel stressed most days, says the Mental Health Foundation, with 59% feeling more stressed than five years ago.
Adrenal hormones are the body’s way of giving instant energy – part of the ‘fight or flight’ system to enable our hunter ancestors to switch into top gear to catch dinner or avoid being caught. However, modern living constantly triggers a stress reaction. Adrenal hormones – adrenalin and Cortisol has been nicknamed ‘the stress hormone’ as it is released in higher levels during the body’s flight or fight response to stress. Levels of… – are produced either by a stressful thought, consumption of caffeine or a blood sugar dip. One in five take time off work because of stress.
So what can you do about it? We’ve launched a new page where you’ll find articles, books and events which help you resolve stress, build resilience and boost your energy through simple food and lifestyle adjustments. We call it The Stress Cure.