This diagram illustrates why there is no ‘magic bullet’ for systems breakdown. Hormones are highly regulated feedback loops. Cortisol is released by the adrenals in reaction to stress, but chronic stress leads to exhaustion, which makes you feel less able to cope, increasing the stress. Treating one side of the loop or the other would produce a slow recovery, but treating both the stressors (e.g. with a regular massage) and adrenal fatigue (with supplements) speeds recovery.
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