Do you ever come back from holiday realising how incredibly stressed you were before you went away?
It’s been estimated that nearly 80% of our visits to the doctor are due to stress related illness or conditions. What is staggering is the fact that most sickness and disease can be traced to a root cause of emotional distress. Here are some common symptoms to look out for:
- Cognitive Symptoms: Poor memory and concentration, poor judgement, anxiety, negative thoughts, constant worrying
- Emotional Symptoms: Moodiness, agitation, irritability, overwhelm, loneliness, depression
- Physical symptoms: Aches and pains, poor digestion, nausea, rapid heartbeat, loss of sex drive, susceptibility to flus and colds
- Behavioral: Eating more or less, poor sleep patterns, isolating yourself, use of alcohol or drugs, nervous habits, proctrastinating
“Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body” Norman Vincent Peale
The Holistic Approach: You can greatly improve your health and help counteract the physical effects of stress by adopting a more holistic approach in medicine
Learn to use Relaxation Techniques: It may require some effort on your part to initiate your relaxation response, but take this seriously, your health is the most precious commodity you own
Creating Healthy New Cells: Take steps to adequately nourish your body. It is crucial especially during stressful situations to protect each and every cell from the devastation of free radicals
Daily Habits: Exercise daily and get adequate sleep each night
Maintaining Good Health For Life: These are very fundamental ways in preserving vitality and keeping the physical effects of stress at bay. If you truly want to avoid being one of the many health statistics on stress then…
Commit to the importance of maintaining good health "for life" – literally.
Nutritional Support for Stress:
Karoshil: Karoshil is a food state supplement providing nutrients that play a role in normal neurological and cardiac function and helps reduce the various stresses and strains involved in modern living. It has been created for the specific purpose of supporting people living high-stress lives and suffering from tiredness and fatigue, anxiety and depression
Magnesium: May alleviate stress by improving the function of the adrenal glands and by counteracting stress-induced magnesium depletion
Zinc: Zinc deficiency may lower the body's adaptability to stress
Selenium: Research has shown that the optimum Food State Selenium provides a host of health benefits for the Nervous System
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live"