Most of us know something about stress or at least everyone has experienced stress in their life. As we know everyday stress is part of modern living, we need to develop our stress management skill in daily basis. Some example of stressors in life are job pressure, financial situation, family arguments, lost of loved one, never having enough time, and etc….
We mostly look at a stressor as something that causes us to feel stress out, but technically, a stressor can be any interruption such as heat or cold, environmental toxins, toxins produced by microorganisms, physical trauma and strong emotional reactions that can trigger a number of biological changes to produce stress response. Stress response is so mild that it goes entirely unnoticed. But if stress is extreme, unusual and long-lasting, it can be quite harmful to your body. Thus, you need to learn about stress management.
Those organs that can really hurt by stress are: the heart, blood vessels, adrenals and immune system.
What conditions linked to stress?
Angina, Asthma, Autoimmune disease, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Common cold, Depression, Diabetes type 2, Headache, Hypertension, Immune Suppression, Irritable Bowl Syndrome, Menstrual irregularities, Premenstrual Tensions Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Ulcer.
Seven pillars to reduce stress:
1- reduce daily consumption of caffeine
2- reduce consumption of alcohol
3- eliminate refined carbohydrate from the diet
4- Increase the potassium to sodium ration in the diet
5- Eat regularly and mindfully in relaxed environment
6- Control food allergies
7- Deep breathing
8- Take stress management workshop
What nutrients your body needs more during periods of high stress?
Vitamin C, Panthothenic acid (B5), B6, zinc, and magnesium
The most useful herb to reduce stress and increase energy:
The ginseng has been shown to enhance a person’s ability to cope with various stressors, both physical and mental.