In today’s world, we live in incredibly stressful times. Long hours at a difficult job, relationship problems, worrying about money – sometimes it may feel like you never get a break.
Stress, when experienced in small moderations, is actually healthy. Your body will produce beneficial compounds like adrenaline and cortisol which motivate, sharpen focus, and generally just help you perform well when under pressure. This worked especially well for our ancestors when facing threats or hunting for food.
The problems start when you’re in a state of constant stress.
Stress Destroys Your Body and Mind
Countless studies have shown us that stress will damage both your body and mind – in more ways than one:
- It raises the risk of acquiring an autoimmune disease.
- It can cause heart disease.
- It multiplies the rate at which cancer develops.
And those are just the tip of the iceberg. Stress has profound effects on many biological pathways and should never be ignored. At our natural health clinic, we see a lot of issues that are caused by stress alone.
Our bodies, while resilient, are simply not equipped to handle a state of perpetual stress.
Learn to Manage Your Stress Now
Don’t wait for stress to negatively affect your health. Identify the causes of stress in your life and take steps to address them directly. Consider working with a health and wellness center to learn strategies for coping with stress. Dietary changes and nutritional therapy are both powerful ways to eliminate stress. Supplements may include a multivitamin, additional Vitamin C, and adaptogens. Techniques like meditation, yoga, and tai chi can also help.
Start now by taking control of your stress and get your life back today.