As a companion piece to this blog, read below for an explanation of how and why stress affects you and what you can do to feel better.
This is what stress is doing to us.
Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of the symptoms stress may be causing you. You may be so familiar with these symptoms that you don’t even think of them as symptoms – they have blended into your background. Become part of how you live your life.
- fatigue including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- anxiety – to the level where you are finding it difficult to do certain things
- insomnia – this includes waking lots in the night, waking really early as well as not being able to get off to sleep
- brain fog – no explanation necessary!
- irregular periods
- salt cravings
There are more. Many more. We both know that. This is just a sample list.
What is causing these stress symptoms?
Our bodies are delicately balanced systems. Everything works in balance with everything else – one of the reasons homeopathy works well is because it looks at the mind and body as a whole.
When stress – long term stress – is in the picture different parts of the brain start to be affected by the constant release of cortisol from the adrenals (they sit on top of our kidneys).
The communication between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal glands (HPA) begins to break down. The messages get scrambled. The adrenal glands control over blood pressure starts to stutter. The hormones commanding our monthly cycle (LH and FSH) don’t get the messages they need from the pituitary gland. Our tendency to overeat can be affected by the hypothalamus codes misfiring.
Stress is holistic
Just like homeopathy! It has a wide wide range of effect. From the regularity of our periods, to our energy levels, to our body temperature stability.
What’s the answer to being stressed all the time?
Obviously there’s no one single answer. We are all different. With different needs. And different levels of stress.
In that companion piece blog, I gave five examples of what I do to counterbalance the stress in my life. There are more: dancing, listening to music, yoga all play a major part in my antidote practices. Do what makes you feel good. Book the time in your diary. Plan ahead.
Diet regulation helps too to balance hormones and they can send back messages to the HPA axis and bring about good. A small portion of protein at every meal – particularly with breakfast.
And sleep! Sleep helps soooooo much. In a darkened room. After a soothing bath. Unaided by alcohol. At a regular hour.
Sleep heals. Sleep restores.
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