Thursday, 30 April 2015

Adapting To Stress

Adapting Yourself To Stress

How Do You Know You're Stressed?

  1. Weight gain
  2. Dramatic weight loss
  3. Hair loss
  4. Regular headaches
  5. Regular illnesses (immune system suppressed)
  6. Digestive issues

We all experience stress at one time or another, but ongoing, chronic stress can be damaging to our health and way of life.  This has been shown in studies to result in the above symptoms.  If you are at all like I used to be, the weight gain was the most common symptom. It resulted from comfort eating, lack of exercise, increasingly 'needing' a glass of wine to unwind at night, poor food choices and a lack of time to relax. 

So, what can you do about stress, especially the type of stress that you cannot avoid, e.g., commuting, your work environment, children, partners, parents, and the list continues................ 

There are a group of natural herbs that are listed as adaptogens. These herbs are classified by the European Medicnes Agency as:

..substances.. stated to have the capacity to normalise body functions and strengthen
systems compromised by stress. They are reported to have a protective effect
on health against a wide variety of environmental assaults and emotional conditions.

In today's world, we all experience stress in some form or another, we have our unique stressors! How we manage those stressors so that the beneficial effects of short term stress don't remain in our body and create chronic stress is through the use of adaptogenic herbs. 

These I use daily and they are easy to drink, take no time to prepare and the benefits of using them regularly show up for me as better sleep, sustaining my weight loss, calmly approaching stressful situations, and an overall more relaxed outlook on life!  Contact me for more information if you're interested  in adapting better to your daily environment!

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