Effects of Stress
on our health
What Matters isHow We Respond to It
Identified in the first blog of this series… The mind and your words are very powerful tools or weapons. STRESS (on-going) can literally wreak havoc on your life. What is stress? (in biological terms) “the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response.” OR “anything that disturbs the physical, mental, emotional equilibrium” All of us have stress it can be at different levels, times and degrees Not all stress is bad What matters is how much, its duration/intensity and how we respond to it. Many ways to manage stress: breathing, meditation, prayer, deciding on what thoughts you will focus on, exercise, gardening, singing, laughing, balanced lifestyles, proper sleep, a nourishing diet (for the body & mind) this list is not all inclusive. How the body responds to stress (in extreme simplicity): Adrenals are the primary glands stimulated during stress. When stimulated they produce/release certain hormones (which are communicators to the rest of the body to do something). Such as change: - heart rate -energy (glucose production) -oxygen in the body - gastrointestinal activity - insulin - immune response -thyroid function - use of body minerals (magnesium, sodium, zinc, glutamine) - release of cholesterol/fatty acids - production of free radicals Levels of Stress Our bodies (amazingly created) are designed to support short term stress (1 or 2 days), When stress becomes the continuum norm, and is not addressed this leads to a cascade of events: adrenal dysfunction/fatigue, à other system dysfunctions (such as inflammation) àleading to illness/disease. “It is largely believed that the root cause of many chronic diseases is stress induced free radicals and resultant oxidative injury.” Kaushal K. Srivastava and Ratan Kumar . Long term stress can be associated to a long term (30+ days) specific situation and/or regular daily events. The key words are how we respond, because we have the ability to make anything and everything in our lives STRESSFUL! Highlighted above are 4 physiological responses (gastrointestinal activity, use of body minerals, production of free radicals, immune response) that are affected during stress. The blog(s) to follow will cover specifically what happens and how they can be supported during times of stress. Below are some beneficial guidelines to begin to support your adrenals now. Adrenals The adrenal glands are not just for stress management. They are a key organ system for a slew of functions including: managing fluid balance (cells and colon), providing sustained energy throughout the day, help you manage emotions, and support muscle strength. Supporting your adrenal glands - Daily (preferably morning or midday) let your mind be silent for 2 – 5 minutes (it will probably take you 10 - 15 minutes to get there and requires practice) - Blue light: if you’re on computer/phone/TV non-stop, look away (after every 20 minutes for 20 seconds) - Stay off the screen by 7PM (with an occasional late night) - Eat and go to bed at consistent times - Ease up on alcohol and caffeine both strain the adrenals (and your intestines) - Eat a nourishing diet
Sometimes, the ADRENALS NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP to reset
so the above tools can really take root effect.
A few of my FAVES that have positive impact over a short term Adrenaven: clinically shown to support adrenal rejuvenation in a short time period with a balanced effect; and does not induce jitters Vitamin C Complex: an essential food for the adrenals and excellent anti-oxidant. The vitamin c we get from our table meals is significantly depleted due to industrial farming and over-extended shelf life. Premier Vitamin C Complex is a potent, 100% natural plant sourced formula without synthetics such as ascorbic acid or calcium ascorbate Tranquinol®: imbalanced adrenals can really disturb REM sleep and cause the mind to run on! Premier Tranquinol® has been clinically indicated to support • Relaxation and mental tranquility* • Encourages relaxation for deep, restful sleep* • Promotes a calm mood and emotional balance during times of stress and anxiety* • Helps promote a healthy response to an overactive mind*
Here’s to balanced days and restful sleep!
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To Great Health & Fitness!
Tracy Coe, CPT-PMA, C-QRA Wellness & Nutrition PractitionerCoeDynamics
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