Our Adrenal glands sit just above our kidneys and (amongst other things) are responsible for providing the body with adrenalin to enable the fight or flight response.
Many centuries ago our bodies would rarely encounter natural circumstances that would require it to invoke the fight or flight. This could have been; fighting for food, hunting or escaping a hungry predator. In these rare circumstances the adrenal glands will release adrenalin which gives the body more energy for intense period of stress. Our senses become clearer, our mind works faster our muscles become stronger as we prepare to run or fight. After experiencing this stress, then typically the body would need to rest for 2 or 3 days to recover. In today’s modern society with time pressures, charging about, dealing with, mobile phone calls, emails, text messages and social media updates the net effect is that our bodies are being drip fed stress all the time. We’re not designed for this and it has a waring effect. Ironically this feeling of stress often leads us to wanting a coffee or drinking alcohol thus adding to the stress for the body.
Adrenal stress is considered by many nutritionists and naturopaths to be the disease of the West. Adrenal stress has been linked to exhaustion, low sex drive, irritability, tiredness, insomnia, headaches and depression and is now such a health problem that the World Health Organisation has recognised it. We are pushing our bodies and running on empty, consequently something has to give. Taking time out and relaxing in a calm peaceful environment and eating the right foods, can really help you. If you choose to come to our health retreat for a break and think you have these symptoms then we would encourage you to try and turn off the blackberry and the mobile phone, just for a week.
Since staying at Amchara, I've become a healthier, brighter and more confident person. I can't thank the team enough for helping me on my journey.Andy Nash -
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The difference in my mental state on arrival to departure, is like night and day. I feel ready to face the world again.Nicola Thomson -
All of the staff were so caring, attentive and knowledgable. The food was amazing, the retreat was impeccable and finally the presentations were inspiring.Roberta Butter -
A different person leaving than on arrival. I have a lot of energy, flatter tummy, brighter skin and a more positive outlook on life. I will definitely be returning.Melissa Lilley -
Thank you for everything! I left having done what I hoped to, and so much more.Vic Hill -
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Just to say a big thank you! The week spent at Amchara has been absolutely tremendous and way beyond my expectations. I wish I had booked a longer stay!Hazel Lewis -