Stress is a natural part of our lives. Stress is what keeps us motivated, allows our bodies and minds to grow. But stress can also be debilitating. It is essential to have a healthy balance between stress and relaxation. Unfortunately, too many people don’t put themselves first, leading to mental/emotional and physical symptoms.
Stress creates a hormone response that can lead to a flight or fight state, also known as a sympathetic state. When you are stressed, whether physical or emotional, your body responds the same way as if you are running from a lion. Running from a lion should be quick, so therefore, during that time, hormones signal your body to increase blood sugar and energy production, decrease the immune system, turn off the digestive system, and not let you fall asleep. Once you get away from the lion, then your body can calm down and go back to a resting and digesting state, also known as a parasympathetic state. Unfortunately, we deal with stress daily, leading to a chronic sympathetic state.
We have many different ways to help someone dealing with stress or other mental/emotional concerns, such as depression or anxiety. We can help with supporting a healthy lifestyle so you can feel in control of your stress levels. If the symptoms are too intense, we also have nutritional, herbal, homeopathic, and other support that can help you manage your stress symptoms.
One of the most critical parts of getting healthy is finding the root cause. Sometimes there might even be more than one cause to your symptoms. If you lead a busy lifestyle, demanding lifestyle, or a very emotional lifestyle, then stress may be one of the causes. If you have any of these symptoms, then stress may be a factor for you:
- 1Insomnia, fatigue, coffee need
- 7Abdominal pain, gas/bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
- 2Brain fog, trouble thinking, poor memory
- 8Palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath
- 3Headaches, migraines
- 9Frequent illnesses or poor illness recovery
- 4Mood swings
- 10Hormone imbalance (estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, etc.)
- 5Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- 11Mental/emotional concerns (depression, anxiety, etc.)
- 6Change of appetite