Stress Management

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Stress Management

Every day we are faced with “triggers” called stressors that elicit the stress response. While acute (short-term) stress may cause you to feel wired or anxious, consistent stress over long periods of time can take its toll on the adrenal and thyroid glands—causing you to feel burned out. Stress can also affect mood, sleep, and sense of well-being.

• Nearly 4 in 5 U.S. adults regularly experience physical symptoms associated with stress.
• Over 7 in 10 American adults commonly suffer stress-related psychological symptoms.
• Almost 1 in 2 adults in the U.S. report lying awake at night due to stress.
• Nearly 1 in 2 report that stress has had a negative impact personally and professionally.

Adapting to Stress

Stress manifests differently depending on the individual. The body is designed to adapt to stressors to help maintain equilibrium and healthy functioning. The stress response influences many biological and biochemical processes that begin in the brain and spread through nearly all body systems—including the adrenals, thyroid, neurotransmitter systems, digestive system, and heart. But everyone has an individual “budget ” that they can manage, which is why stress can express itself in a variety of symptoms throughout the body.

Personalized Nutritional Support for Stress Tolerance

Dr. Sherman recommends stress relief protocols, techniques, lifestyle modifications and professional formulas with natural ingredients, including herbal adaptogens that promote a healthy response to stress triggered by unhealthy eating, physical inactivity or over activity, emotional challenges, and more. They help your body “adapt” to stress, have restorative properties and strengthen your body “stress bearing budget” with specific actions.

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” ~Louis Pasteur