Summertime is often associated with fun and relaxation, but stress is an ever-present force this time of the year that sneaks up on us. Here is how I recommend dealing with the top ten summer stress triggers.
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Good adrenal health is imperative to wellness, which is why call it one of the three “problem networks” of stress. When our adrenal glands are over-taxed, we can experience adrenal distress, or even adrenal burnout. This episode covers the three ways to address adrenal burnout.
Cortisol, the “stress hormone,” has a profound effect on the brain chemicals that determine mood, sleep, energy, and focus. When we are stressed continually, our adrenal glands either adapt in a healthy way, or they mal-adapt, leading to cortisol levels that are too high or too low. Imbalanced cortisol levels play a huge role in weight gain, mental clarity, anxiety and depression, motivation, and overall feelings of vitality or fatigue.
There is not one single answer, nor one magic pill, when it comes to our health. That is because our bodies are intricate systems, with many interrelated processes. Even looking at unwellness from one perspective — stress, for example — is more complex then it may seem at first. And health is not achieved with a simple stress-reduction technique.
Fertility issues can be extremely difficult and challenging. Dr. Doni talks about strategies to help with some of these issues, in an interview on the “Well-Adjusted Mama” show with Dr. Laura Brayton.
Synergy disruptors can do damage both by themselves and through magnifying other life stressors. Understanding how they work, how we can avoid them, and how we can reverse their effects is a significant aspect of optimizing our health.