Wellness Wednesday :: Remedies for Stress

Wellness Wednesday :: Remedies for Stress

Any discussion of health and healing is incomplete without a discussion about stress and the effects of stress. By now we all know the effects of stress can lead to imbalance in body and mind. This is especially true if the stress is chronic and ongoing. 

So what exactly do we mean when we say stress leads to illness? Stress is actually an essential part of being alive. You have an entire stress system that protects you during danger. When encountering a stressor the body produces hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. It also temporarily increases your blood sugar and blood pressure. These changes help the body to respond to the threat you’re encountering.

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