New studies reveal stunning information about how our bodies respond to stress. Stress and anxiety are one of the most common symptoms my patients report. Depression is also stressful! Many contributors to stress can easily be avoided, such as eating a healthy diet, not waiting until you are hungry and getting exercise.
What you will learn:
- What is normal and abnormal stress?
- How does stress impact mental function?
- Memory and stress
- How chronic stress impacts our health including:
- Thyroid and adrenal function
- Heart health
- Bone health – chronic circulating stress hormones can result in bone loss
- How sex hormone imbalance can cause or be disrupted by stress
- Thyroid hormones
- Cortisol, Adrenaline, and Osteocalcin, are all released during times of stress
- Food and stress – A healthy diet and lifestyle can help to curb chronic stress
- PMS and menopause require special attention as both can include chronic episodes of stress and even panic attacks.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms associated with stress: Is the stress causing the GI symptoms such as loose stools or is chronic GI problems resulting in stress. Did you know that 80% of serotonin is produced in the gut?
- What action steps can you take today to help you with stress and anxiety?