Adrenal dysfunction is seemingly as commonplace in today's world as stress itself. Even so, the idea of what is commonly termed "adrenal exhaustion" is often misunderstood, even by many natural health providers. The model of stress response presented by Hans Selye in 1956 is greatly outdated and no longer accepted in today's science as accurate, yet it continues to be taught as the accepted gold standard. Most steps taken to remediating various "stages" of adrenal exhaustion are frequently not helpful and leave many sufferers feeling their adrenals may be "beyond help". Not so. In this talk, Nora Gedgaudas discusses the real roots of various forms of adrenal disregulation based on more current research and what approaches may be most effective for improving or even restoring a healthier state of internal stress management.