STRESS AND THE HORMONAL SYSTEMS
There are three main sources of stress that can overload the body.
Any combination of these stressors if left unchecked will have a cumulative effect, causing dis-ease or imbalance within the human body. Stress can make us more susceptible to chronic pain, allergies, infections, inflammation, and toxicity.
STRESS AND THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS
Dietary stress and the importance of healthy digestion
The foundation of good health lies in proper digestive function and strong digestion is the cornerstone of overall vitality. Any therapeutic program you may use will be of limited value without good digestive function. If you are not able to digest and absorb nutrients, your overall health will suffer.
The digestive tract is responsible for our vitality via the breakdown and absorption of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat. Assimilation of these nutrients is required to keep you healthy.
Malabsorption of nutrients, and subsequent conditions such as Leaky Gut Syndrome are commonly caused by:
- Improper Diet
- Food Sensitivities
- Eating too fast and not chewing thoroughly
- Physical and Emotional Stress
- Low stomach acid and low digestive enzymes
When the digestive lining function is compromised from years of Physical, Dietary and Emotional stress, both an inflammation and an immune response occur in the digestive tract.
STRESS AND THE DETOXIFICATION SYSTEMS
The detoxification system refers to the body’s pathways for eliminating harmful toxins such as mercury, various chemicals and the products that result from the breakdown of alcohol or medications. Our modern world is creating a level of chemical and heavy metal exposure that is taxing our detoxification system.
Your liver is at the center of your body’s detoxification system. The liver is an amazing organ, responsible for filtering toxins out of your blood. Our bodies must handle and process toxins from many sources.
An overworked liver can become clogged, causing toxins to back up and recirculate into the bloodstream. Inadequate detoxification can lead to:
- Joint pain
- Skin problems
- Inability to concentrate
- Alcohol intolerance
- Accelerated aging
- Onset of degenerative diseases