Stress

Stress is a huge byproduct of our busy lives and it takes a tremendous toll on our health.  Especially in this economy, our body’s “survival mode” gets turned on much too often.  When our bodies experience stress, it is programmed to go into flight mode, a state that requires too much energy.  When our body’s go into flight mode, adrenaline is released.  It is released to tell the body to convert stored sugar from the liver into glucose.  The energy needs of the body increase substantially during the flight-or-flight scenario.