Do you know someone who complains a lot about stomach troubles? Maybe you or a friend can never get a good night’s sleep. Do you often hear that someone is ‘just so tired’ and have noticed they visibly have low energy?

Have you ever wonder if these symptoms could be from stress?  If you answered “yes,” you are actually on to something.

Think about yourself as a child or your own children. Children may complain of tummy aches or some other vague illness that would get in the way of an activity, like going to school. It often turns out their symptoms were related to anxiety about school or their peer relationships.

So it is with adults; many emergency room visits for chest pain, headaches, nausea/diarrhea, back or muscle aches and insomnia are can be traced back to stress on the job, financial stress, family or other relational stressors.

Our stress can actually be making us sick!depressed woman

IS IT POSSIBLE TO AVOID STRESS?

Stress is a normal part of life. It is the body’s physical, mental and emotional responses to any change that requires an adjustment or response.

Many events that happen to you, around you, and many things that you do yourself put stress on your body. Stress is not a Xanax deficiency. It comes from;

  • – Your environment
  • – Your body
  • – Your thoughts, especially “What if” thoughts!

WHAT DO SYMPTOMS OF STRESS LOOK LIKE?

When stress is prolonged it can cause DISTRESS. Distress is characterized by:

  • – Low energy
  • – Headaches
  • – Upset stomach
  • – Diarrhea
  • – Insomnia
  • – Constipation
  • – Nausea
  • – Aches, pains, tense muscles
  • – Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
  • -Frequent colds and infections
  • – Loss of sexual desire and/or ability

SO IS STRESS A XANAX DEFICIENCY?

No, stress is not a Xanax deficiency. However, stress can be a deficiency of necessary nutrients.

The symptoms described above may occur because of a deficiency of:

  • – Probiotics < 1.1 billion cfu
  • – Folic acid < 450-500 mg
  • – Omega 3 fatty acids < 3000 mg
  • – Vitamin D3 /K2 < 5,000 iu
  • – Magnesium < 600 to 800 mg
  • – Vitamin B6 < 100mg

We’ve previously discussed how the amount of these nutrients in our food has decreased due to the use of glyphosate in farming. (Read the full article here.)

This revelation from MIT’s Dr. Seneff tells us that our guts are not producing the billions of neurotransmitters it used to because of the use of this chemical. The presence of this in our bodies has rendered us unable to utilize sunlight. This means we have to supplement with highest quality non-synthetic vitamins and minerals.

WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT THE RAVAGES OF CHRONIC PROLONGED STRESS? …. SOME TIPS!

Begin by deciding you want and deserve to lead a happier and healthier life.

Upon awakening, give thanks for yet another day and your attributes.

Keep a positive attitude. 3 x a day ask, “How can it get any better than this?”

Accept that there are situations you cannot control.

Set limits. Never hesitate to say ‘no’ rather than taking on too many commitments.  Saying ‘no’ can help bring your stress to a manageable level and give you more control over your life.

Be assertive instead of aggressive.

Assert your feelings, opinions or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive or passive.

Use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to lower the intensity of your anger before attempting to communicate in order to be more effective and positive.

Get enough rest and sleep so that your body has time to recover from stressful events.

Learn and practice relaxation techniques like meditation, breathing exercises, t’ai chi qi qong.

Learn to manage your time more effectively.

Don’t rely on alcohol, drugs or compulsive behaviors

Do take time for yourself. Before you reach your breaking point, take time for solitude. Take time to nurture yourself, away from the cares and responsibilities of the world.

The stress we put on ourselves is something we have control over. If you struggle with your interpersonal communications skills, We can Help!

Call us at 717-303-0505 for coaching sessions on ways to end that struggle and put it behind you for good.

Your best is yet to come!