Is constant stress causing chaos in your body?
You’re sitting in traffic, late for an important meeting or the school run, watching the clock tick away. The stress sets off an alarm system in your body and through nerve and hormonal signals, prompts your adrenal glands to release a surge of adrenaline and cortisol. These stress hormones trigger your “fight or flight” response and your heart may start racing or your breath quicken…
The body’s stress response system is usually self-regulating and once a perceived threat has passed, hormone levels return to normal. But when stressors are always present and you constantly feel under attack, the fight-or-flight response stays turned on which could put your health at serious risk and disrupt almost all your body’s processes.
Burnout is a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion which happens to us all at some time when we are constantly on the go. Sometimes, we get too busy and forget to take time out and rest. Burnout is a gradual process that builds with stressors from life or work when you’re overwhelmed or unable to keep up with life’s incessant demands.
It leaves you feeling depleted of energy or exhausted and left untreated can eventually lead to adrenal fatigue. Signs can be subtle initially so you keep going, but the longer they continue the worse they become. Without allowing adequate time for rest and relaxation, you’ll find you are dealing with increased symptoms and find it harder to function normally.
I’ve been there so I know how you feel but with the right dietary and lifestyle changes you can feel better than ever! However, the longer the stress has been present and the more intense symptoms become, the longer it will take to recover. My packages are tailored to support all stages of stress from short term right through to adrenal exhaustion.
Fuel yourself right to beat burnout!
Stress is a major contributor towards most, if not all, diseases. Common signs of stress and burnout include:
Constantly tired, exhausted or fatigued
Frequent gastrointestinal problems
Digestive issues or changes in appetite
Unstable blood sugar or diabetes
Insomnia or changes in sleep patterns
Weakened immune system
Hayfever or allergies
Headaches or migraines
Teeth grinding or jaw clenching
Muscle tension or pain
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Palpitations or shortness of breath
Panic attacks, anxiety or depression
Feeling detached, distant or trapped
Lack of focus, concentration or brain fog
Cynical or negative outlook
Lack of enthusiam or motivation
Unable emotionally to deal with life
Anxious racing mind
Feeling wired and tired
Depression and/or irritability
Quick to cry or anger
Feeling overwhelmed and/or frustrated
Taking longer to get things done
So what can you do?
Book a consultation to get to the root cause of your symptoms
Follow a personalised nutrition plan to improve energy levels and reduce stress