StressWhat is it?

Stress can be any physiological disturbances such as pollutants, toxins, physical trauma, or strong emotional reactions that can trigger the stress response.

 

 

Causes

Adrenaline is secreted by the adrenal glands in response to stress which causes an increase in the rate and force of contraction of the heart, breathing increases, sweat is produced, digestive secretions are reduced and blood sugar levels are increased. A prolonged stress response can make you feel anxious and nervous.

Symptoms

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Irritability

Dietary & Lifestyle Advice

  • Reduce or remove caffeine to avoid stimulating the nervous system
  • Reduce or remove alcohol because it is an unneccessary added stress to your body
  • Reduce or remove refined carbohydrates such as sugar, processed foods, white breads and confectionary
  • Eat regular meals in a relaxed environment
  • Minerals Ensure potassium and sodiumlevels in the body are adequate and balanced
  • Nutrients Ensure nutrients such as vitamin C, B5, B6, zinc and magnesium are adequate
  • Take some time out of your day for yourself to do the things you like to do, such as reading, yoga, gardening, painting, exercise….whatever works for you!
  • Manage your time well and maintain a nice balance of work, family, activities, and fun time

Recommended Supplements

  • Ethical Nutrients – Super B Complex
  • Green Medicine – Clear Stress
  • Blackmores – Bio C

For specific advice, please contact us at Sydney Integrative Medicine for an appointment with our team of health care professionals.

**Please note these are general recommendations only, and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, health practitioner or pharmacist. We highly recommend that you contact your preferred medical practitioner for further testing if symptoms persist

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