THE ADRENALS RUN THE TEAM by Cathy D. Slaght
An interesting story- said to be true, but couldn't find any documentation - is about a lab experiment where rabbits were being exposed to toxic materials. The question wasn't IF this would kill them, but HOW LONG it would take.
But one rabbit continued to thrive, regardless of the toxins.
Turned out it was because one of the lab assistants was taking it out of the cage every day, giving it some affection. THAT apparently managed the toxin-related stress.
Another story – documented - in 1986 there was a catastrophic nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Neighboring populations were rapidly evacuated. Being forced to leave home is MAJOR stress, obviously.
At some point those relocated were given a choice to return to their homes, with full disclosure on the dangers they would be facing. Many chose to return.
They lived longer than those who chose to stay away… the STRESS of relocation was more lethal than that of being exposed to the toxicity from Chernobyl.
This is worth some consideration. Could it be TRUE that we’re surrounded by absolute intelligence, providing solutions to ALL problems, but that STRESS weakens the connection?
That's what this work has led me to believe. Regardless, it's time to move on to Adrenal stress.
Right now am reading The Adrenal Reset Diet, by Alan Christianson, NMD. (not a diet, but a pattern of eating, the book is on scribd.com)
Christianson was born with complications from cerebral palsy. Because of poor coordination, he was also obese.
He managed this stress in an empowering way, going into medicine, devoting his life to helping others, particularly regarding obesity. His work led to in-depth research on the adrenals.
As he explains, the ancients believed the adrenals contained some sort of “magical” force.
The Chinese referred to this force as “JING”. Padding was even sewn in the part of clothing that covers the kidneys/lower back, in order to protect the adrenals and JING.
(Some cultures, most notably the Native American Indian, even ATE adrenals. Let’s not dwell on this. But it’s said to have even kept them from getting scurvy- which was remarkable for the times.)
Here's how Christianson describes adrenal function: “Think of the endocrine system like a corporation. The hypothalamus would be the CEO, and there's a manager- that's the pituitary.
THEN the TEAM - The pineal , thyroid, pancreas and gonads. The adrenals RUN this team, playing a primary role in determining who wins or loses the GAME. (of life)
When a team loses, it's not enough to say "get more points next time"- instead there's analysis to find out WHY they lost.
Let's approach adrenal stress in the same way-
Etheric, not physical
Cathy D. Slaght