Stress less and make time for the things you enjoy.
Stress. We’ve all felt it. Long workdays, rush hour, deadlines, children and families, not enough sleep and so on. Stress can be beneficial as it can help with motivation and producing the flight-or-fight response. Feeling stressed is perfectly normal; however, too much stress can result in both mental and physical symptoms and can be damaging to your health.
Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in the body.The high demands that stress puts on the body can weaken the immune system and leave you more vulnerable to colds and infections and slow down healing. Stress promotes disease and can cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and even heart disease. Stress can cause disturbances with your sex hormones. Stress can impact the function of your gut. It can affect digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients, resulting in nutrient deficiencies and affecting many important other systems. Too much stress can damage the lining of the small intestine and create a leaky gut. A leaky gut can lead to food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and thyroid issues. Likewise, in the liver during stress natural killer cells expand in the liver which can contribute to liver cell death. In the part of the brain that controls the liver, stress appears to impair blood flow and can lead to liver damage. You get the point… make time for activities that are relaxing, stress free and make you happy!