Or looking at things in reverse, so to speak, could how you handle stress in life depend on how healthy you are? Which comes first, the health or the stress?
It can really go either way. A stressful situation can suppress the adrenals reducing your ability to deal with stress. Or weak adrenals to begin with, from things like stimulant or steroid use, can make it harder to deal with stress.
Some folks roll with the punches and deal with stress very well while others go spaz with worry and fret. Is the difference because of the general health of their body? Or their basic personality or disposition?
Both. Again it can be from weak adrenals from any source. Or it can be a learned response.
I find though that when I am in a stressful situation that if I increase my intake of adaptogens, and herbs high in C and pantothenic acid that it really helps me stay calm.