Stress can cause a whole host of issues to your health.
Different types of stress, relationship stress, work stress, worrying about children stress, pregnancy stress, exercise stress, stress that certain foods put on the body, financial stress. Then there is happy stress, buying a new home, a new baby arriving, planning a wedding, etc.
But, stress isn’t just what happens in life, it’s what happens in the body. From head to toe, stress impacts every system, ultimately impacting our health and wellbeing.
From the beginning, stress effects us on every level. We may not realize it at first, or we may. When stressed, our body does things to protect us, such as shutting down digestion, or creating more blood sugar, and cortisol. Our body prepares us during stress for that fight it thinks we are about to have, or to help us run faster. It puts all it’s energy into protecting us, therefore there is nothing left for digestion, or other normal bodily functions such as conceiving, or nutrient absorption. Our bodies produce cortisol during stress. All these things are okay if the stress is just short lived, but if the stress persists and becomes chronic stress, then everything takes a toll. The production of extra cortisol is huge. Think of it as adrenalin, to help us do whatever we need to protect ourselves. But if that cortisol is continually produced, it can affect everything. It affects the health of our gut for one, and the health of our gut is the basis for most of our health. It effects our good bacteria, it effects whether we have leaky gut, which can cause food sensitivities, and autoimmune issues.
Extra cortisol is stored in our fat cells, this storage creates extra fat. Fat is where toxins are stored creating extra fat, and around and around it goes. Constant cortisol production also tires out our adrenal glands creating possible adrenal fatigue. I have also experienced this in my life, chronic stress, creating both health concerns, as well as extra weight gain. I know this because as soon as the chronic stress ended, so did the pain and weight-gain. So as you can see, it is very important to reduce the stress in our lives. As I mentioned abover, there are different kinds of stress, there is short term stress, or happy stress, such as buying a new home, or the birth of a child, and those types of stress, are ok. We can’t avoid stress altogether, but we need to realize when it is happening, and have the tools to take care of it so that it doesn’t become chronic. And of it already is chronic, we need to recognize that as well, and have the tools. So this is why I have enabled you to access free, my guide to reducing stress.
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