By Dr. Rita Louise
The adrenal or stress glands are small, triangular shaped glands located on the top of the kidneys. Their function is to prepare the bodys resources to run or fight through the releasing of specific hormones. When this primitive, instinctive response is activated, blood is diverted from digestive system while our blood pressure, pulse, blood sugar levels increase. At the same time, our pupils dilate and the speed of reflexes increases. All of this happens as a way to ensure our survival.