What is stress?
Your body can handle X amount of pathogenic, environmental, psychological, & emotional stresses.
Continuous or extended Fight or Flight response in the body can only be maintained for a period of time, without adequate nutrition or support before damage occurs.
effects of stress on the body
stress makes you eat stupid things
stress makes you believe stupid things
stress makes you not want to take care of yourself
stress makes you lose hope
how to cope
dump your stress bucket identify and remove undiagnosed food allergies/intolerances
wheat, dairy, soy, corn, eggs…
sugar (immune system function is reduced for four hours after eating sugar)
stuff in packages (packaged food isn’t food.)
reduce the allergens and toxins you can control
use natural cleaning products, use organic beauty products
build a bigger bucket traditional nutrition if your great grandmother didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t eat it
Seek assistance for herbal and nutritional support for the immune system
liver, liver, liver
don’t block the emergency exits, elimination must be working!
nourish before you purge
fasting is so 1850
sleep, relaxation, lifestyle
all work and no play makes your stressor bucket overflow.
don’t trust a craving!
moderation is a trick of the addict
skip the sugar
cut the carbs
try not to eat between meals or before bed
keep alcohol to a minimum
fish oil, Vitamin D&A, E&C
Calcium, Magnesium & all the Minerals
herbs as food
if at first you don’t succeed, try again until you do
exercise, even if you don’t want to, a 20 minute stroll everyday can get your started.
take breaks, even if you think you don’t have time
rest, even if you think you don’t have time
set priorities for yourself
go easy on yourself, even if you think you don’t deserve it
find something enjoyable and do it, even if you think you don’t have time
be in nature. skip the gym and go for a walk: notice some plants and some birds
kill your tv. also your newspaper, npr, and cnn.com
A Sierra Mind Body we strive to assist you with Nutrition Counseling, Hypnotherapy and Massage in all aspects of reducing and healing from stress.
Contact Mary Jo or Tom to see how we can assist you.