"I'm so STRESSED OUT!"
How many times have
you heard someone say that, or said it yourself?
We can't avoid it --
ours is a high-stress world and it doesn't look like it will be
chilling out any time soon.
In addition to the
mental pressure and emotional effects it causes, stress also
affects your body physically in MANY different ways, some of
which you might not be aware of.
But it's crucial to
know ALL of the ways that stress may be affecting you so you can
recognize it and most importantly, do something about it.
Let's take a look at
three of the major, but sometimes unknown, prices of stress:
1- The Hormone
When your body gears
up to deal with outside stressors, the hormones adrenaline and
cortisol are released to jump-start fats and carbohydrates in
your body for quick energy.
This reflects the way
our bodies functioned back in the day of our caveman ancestors,
whose lives often depended on how quick their "fight or flight"
Although our modern
stresses are usually mental in nature, that biological
programming is still in us. And regardless of whether a stress
is mental or physical, your body reacts the same way.
So when your body
senses stress, adrenaline kicks in and increases your heart
rate, blood pressure, cardiac output and carbohydrate
directs the necessary energy to meet the increased needs of your
brain and muscles to respond to the stress.
Now, once the
stressful event is over, your adrenaline level drops pretty
quickly, but cortisol stays high to refuel your body and bring
it back to balance.
One way it does this
is it gives you a VORACIOUS appetite, hoping that you'll replace
whatever fat and carbs you used up during the "crisis."
This process is OK if
the stress you've just dealt with is sudden and short-lived,
like maybe getting in a fender-bender or taking an important
But the problem
arises when people have chronic stress, day in and day out. With
chronic stress, cortisol levels get high and stay high.
This causes you to
"stress eat" a lot because the cortisol in your body is
constantly telling you to refuel.
And you know what
THAT means...your backside gets wider and wider.
cortisol can also lead to depressed immune function, low thyroid
function, problems with blood sugar control and eventually
adrenal burnout and chronic illness (like type II diabetes,
repeated infections, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure and
2- Stress and
Chronic stress can
also lead to an inflammation of the stomach called gastritis.
Its symptoms are like
acid reflux or an ulcer and can include:
- Burning or ache
in your stomach
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vomiting of blood
- Dark stools
- Inadequate digestion and absorption of nutrients
- Feeling of extreme fullness after just a small amount of food
Antacids are usually
prescribed for gastritis, but since they inhibit your stomach
acid production, and acids are needed for proper protein
digestion, they make the underlying problem WORSE--not better.
Plus, gastritis also
leads to Vitamin B12 deficiency.
You see, your stomach
produces a compound called intrinsic factor which binds Vitamin
B12 so it can be absorbed in your intestines. But in people with
gastritis, intrinsic factor production can be hampered...and
their Vitamin B12 levels can plummet as a result.
3- The Gut
Your brain and your
gut are connected, and this brain-gut connection is very evident
when it comes to stress.
The "brain-gut axis"
is a network of chemical and electrical signals that
continuously pass between the central nervous system (the brain)
and the digestive system.
It's such a close
relationship that some experts have even called the gut your
Since there's such a
profound, close relationship between the brain and the gut,
chronic psychological stress can make you very physically sick.
For example, stress
is a major factor in the development of IBS (irritable bowel
syndrome) and in the worsening of the symptoms of colitis and
Stress also causes
your gut to become hypersensitive, which can contribute to food
allergies and intolerances.
And there's another
way that stress affects your gut--the inner lining of your
Stress causes this
protective mucosal barrier to become less effective at defending
your body against unfriendly bacteria and dangerous pathogens.
That means that you
are more susceptible to catching viruses and infections when
under chronic stress--your body literally cannot fight them off
What to do
It's important to try
and eliminate as much stress from your life as you can...but as
we all know, many stresses are unavoidable, especially if you
are a "Type A" personality.
So it's essential to
give your body the help it needs to counteract the effects of
In addition to helpful measures like exercise, yoga, meditation
and/or taking up a hobby, here are 3 ways you can help your body
fight back against stress:
1- Have a diet
that encourages normal digestion
is crucial for proper nutrient absorption and can eradicate the
symptoms of gastritis and other GI problems.
And eating a wide
variety of good-for-you foods helps nourish the friendly,
protective bacteria in your gut.
Trouble is, most of
us eat lots of processed or fast foods that are anything but
good for you. Plus, modern processed foods and food combinations
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2- Balance your
gut flora to beat stress reactions
Although a healthy
diet can help encourage a good gut flora balance, since so many
other factors (like environmental toxins, medications, lack of
sleep and STRESS) can affect your gut microbes, most times diet
is not enough.
supplementation with a good multi-strain formula can help SO
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3- Be sure your
B12 levels are strong
It is estimated that
3 out of 4 people have Vitamin B12 levels that are close to
being low or are already dangerously low.
And if you've had
stress-related stomach problems, that means you may not be
absorbing nutrients (including B12) like you should, and/or your
stomach may be having trouble producing the intrinsic factor
needed for B12 absorption.
So that 3 out of 4
statistic just might include YOU.
The good news is
that, just as a Vitamin B12 deficiency may be all too common,
it's just as easy to help reverse it.
You just need to make
sure that you get a potent form of B12 and that it's easily
absorbed by your body.
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Hydroxaden 2.5 is a convenient Vitamin B12 spray that gives
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Hydroxocobalamin has been shown to raise B12 levels higher and faster than other
forms of B12, and it lasts longer in your body too.
Just five quick
sprays under your tongue each day gives you an effective l 2.5
mg. dose of B12.
The bottom line is,
stress is all around us and it's not going away any time soon.
But when you help
your body fight the inevitable stress that we all face, you are
taking giant steps toward keeping your health strong no matter
what stresses may come your way.
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