Adrenal fatigue in women, or HPA axis dysfunction, develops as we throw ourselves into life. We have a sense of purpose: we work hard, we take care of our families, and we do our best. But… sometimes we overdo it, and the stress mounts. Our bodies cannot handle it, and the result is a condition …
Everyone knows that genetics are hardwired: little coils of protein and cement determining our fate. Unchangeable, out of our control. We are at their mercy, right? Wrong.
You might find it fascinating to know that only about 20-30% of what makes us healthy is determined by genetics. The other 70-80% is determined by our behaviors (how much we exercise, how we eat, how we handle stress) and social circumstances (whether we have our basic needs met).
We all pretend like we don’t care what we look like on a given day. We’re Superwomen–we’re too busy saving humanity to notice.
Deep down we’d love to lose that extra weight, have shinier hair, less bags under the eyes, less ragged-looking fingernails (never mind toenails, ugh). Short of being adopted by the Kardashians (now THAT’S a beauty budget!), what’s a Supergirl to do?