Chronic Stress & Anxiety are modern day health epidemics.
Whilst everyone will experience some stress or anxiousness in their lives, feeling stressed and anxious everyday is not a normal process, and can wreak havoc on your health.
Both can be caused or influenced by a range of things including allergies, gut dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, neurotransmitter deficiencies and trauma. A deficiency of the neurotransmitter GABA plays a significant role in the symptoms of anxiety.
The adrenal glands are behind stress & produce stress hormones including cortisol and adrenaline..
Small amounts of stress can be beneficial, the issue is in todays age a combination of long work hours, poor diet, stressful jobs & relationships, pollution, poor sleep, lack of down time and many other influences lead to chronic stress.
Stress has been shown to be just as detrimental to our health as smoking, so it is essential that we not only address the underlying body processes that cause stress and alleviate symptoms, but also provide strategies to help deal with stressful situations in a way that will reduce the harmful impact to the body.