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

pathologic

cardiac

headaches

neuralgia/neurasthenia

frequent insomnia/fatigue

depression/anxiety/panic attacks

indigestion/ibs &ibd

adrenal fatigue

behavioral

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.

diet

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

probiotics

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

lifestyle

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 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.


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