- Mathieu Bouchard

I already see your face saying, "Why does he talk to us about glands?" You may not know the adrenal glands, but you certainly know cortisol, the hormone of the adaptation produced by these. These famous glands are approximately the size of a nut of Grenoble and are located on the kidneys.

Despite their small size, the proper functioning of these glands is paramount to maintaining good health. Unfortunately, like all other organs and glands of the human body, their proper functioning depends on the general state of the human body. The body is a set, not a multitude of elements operating independently of each other. The HPS or hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is the hormonal axis most solicited by our modern way of life, because it deals with adaptation. Hormones produced by the adrenal glands influence the immune system, blood glucose, inflammation management, and so on.

If we take the time to put into perspective what most people eat and their way of life, we quickly understand why the HPA axis can quickly become overloaded. So here are some little signs that your HPS system has, perhaps, a little too much on the shoulders.

1. Your energy is very fluctuating throughout the day despite a healthy diet.

2. Your sleep is not recovering.

3. Your appetite is very difficult to control and you sometimes have food rages.

4. The amount of stimulant (such as coffee, energy drinks, etc.) you consume is increasing.

5. Controlling your emotions has become more difficult.

6. Your concentration and your memory are less and less effective.

Of course, this list of symptoms seems to apply to several people around you, which is completely normal, simply because many do not have an effective HPA axis. Your best asset in order to get out, is to give the body what it requires: rest and quality food. In addition, you will need to learn to identify the internal or external stressors of your lives that force you to always adapt.