The fight-or-flight response is part of the general adaptation syndrome, defined in 1936 by Canadian biochemist Hans Selye, of McGill University in Montreal. He published his revolutionary findings in a simple seventy-four-line article in Nature, in which he defined two types of “stress”: eustress (good stress) and distress (bad stress).
In my personal story, my digestive system has been less than optimal, with my immune system, learning in the womb, to default to PTSD, I was constantly on alert, which impacted my adrenal glands, and pushed high levels of cortisol into my body, making it impossible for my body to process food in the way that it is meant to.
Each aspect of our life is part of our greater weave, our greater story, our living masterpiece. For me, the gland that was less than optimal was my adrenal gland. Which spoke to the part of my story where I was conceived, from a violent act.