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What is stress?

August 26, 2018


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






frequent insomnia/fatigue 

depression/anxiety/panic attacks 

indigestion/ibs &ibd

adrenal fatigue



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 

eliminate caffeine 

increase fats 

try not to eat between meals or before bed 

keep alcohol to a minimum 


consider supplements 

fish oil, Vitamin D&A, E&C

B complex

Calcium, Magnesium & all the Minerals

herbs as food 

if at first you don’t succeed, try again until you do




start small

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




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.


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