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A Life Less Stressful

There are a number of lifestyle changes you can employ to help manage your stress and optimise your wellbeing: Eat healthy – lean proteins, antioxidant-rich fresh fruits and vegetables and essential fatty acids from oily fish, nuts and seeds, all nourish your neurotransmitters. Exercise regularly – a fabulous stress buster, exercise helps burn up excess … Continue reading A Life Less Stressful

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Breaking the Cycle

It doesn’t have to be this way. There are several nutrients and herbs that can help calm an overactive stress response, which may be hindering you from achieving your health goals. For example, magnesium is essential for the nervous system by supporting the appropriate functioning of your brains chemical messengers, the ‘neurotransmitters’. Magnesium also produces … Continue reading Breaking the Cycle

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What is Stress Doing to Your Body?

A chronic state of stress can have widespread negative effects, such as: Poor digestion – reduced digestive secretions can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and reflux. Irregular blood sugar control – cortisol signals the release of sugars into the bloodstream in anticipation that muscles will need fuel to help you run away. These sugar spikes … Continue reading What is Stress Doing to Your Body?

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Fight or Flight – the Ancient Coping Mechanism

The stress response is an evolutionary strategy to cope with immediate dangers, such as an approaching lion! In response to an external threat, the chemical messengers, adrenaline, cortisol and noradrenaline are released from your adrenal glands, which enables you to either stand and fight or flee as fast as you can. In modern times, the … Continue reading Fight or Flight – the Ancient Coping Mechanism

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Is Stress Getting in the Way of Achieving Your Health Goals?

Modern living and stress seem to go hand in hand and it may be no surprise to you that the effects of stress can have a significant impact on mental wellbeing. Nevertheless, you may not know that the effects of stress can impact other body systems potentially hindering the achievement of health goals such as … Continue reading Is Stress Getting in the Way of Achieving Your Health Goals?

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