Adrenal Fatigue and Stress Management
Summary: Sometimes what you are interpreting as stress may actually be a sign of another imbalance in your body; a warning signal of future health problems. Using our thorough modern testing, I can detect impaired function in your brain chemistry BEFORE you have a potential breakdown or collapse.
By Dr. Robin Mayfield
Stress is an integral part of everyday living. While stress by itself is not inherently a negative experience, prolonged stress can be quite harmful to the immune system, the adrenals, and the heart. Each individual’s reaction to the same stressor can be positive or negative.
Prolonged stress may lead to exhaustion of your adrenal glands, which play a critical role in helping you to deal with stress. Adrenal exhaustion becomes a vicious cycle that can lead to
- Anxiety disorders
- Lowered resistance to illness
- Chronic fatigue
If the following home remedies don’t seem to remedy your stress, come in immediately for a thorough examination and treatment before it becomes a serious problem.
A regular exercise program helps to generate a greater sense of well-being, accompanied by increased energy, improved sleep, and improved coping skills. A cardiovascular program, yoga, tai chi, or daily walking are all examples of the many types of exercise that may help you to de-stress your life. Choices Wellness offers affordable Yoga and Tai Chi classes in our classroom.
It is very difficult to calm the mind and the body during stress unless you have developed some helpful relaxation techniques, such as meditation, breathing, or prayer. Only 5 minutes daily are needed to start improving your reaction to stress. Choices Wellness also offers meditation classes.
Many common foods and beverages do not support your body during periods of stress. Eating high-quality, nutrient-dense foods enables you to deal with stress in a more positive way and will in fact, help you to avoid a lot of stress because of the natural support it provides for the brain and nervous system.
- refined sugars
- refined starches
- excess caffeine
- known allergic foods
- Unrefined whole grains
- Fresh organic Fruits
- Fresh or frozen organic vegetables
- Grass fed beef
- Deep cold-water fish like Alaskan salmon and cod
Love and Laughter
Taking life lightly, spending time with loved ones instead of work or electronics, and laughing a really great belly laugh will ward off many diseases throughout life. Optimism is the best medicine!