In my second article for CarbSmart, the topic at hand is Stress: The Link to Adrenal Fatigue and Our Health. In part I of a two-part series, I lay the groundwork by discussing stress, what it is, how the body responds to it and how to identify if it's impacting your health. In part II, I will then discuss what happens when the stress process goes awry and the adrenals become fatigued, how to determine if your own adrenals are functioning optimally, and what to do if you are experiencing adrenal fatigue. Judging by the number of e-mails I get from Healthy Living How To readers, this is a health issue that is in dire need of discussion.
- Stress: In America One of the most deceptive factors in ill-health and a common underlying contributor of almost all disease is chronic stress.
- Stress: What's the Problem Stress is a part of everyday life, no one escapes. If our bodies were designed to handle stress and the ability to do so is fundamental to our survival, what’s the problem?
- Stress: Categories In order to minimize the impact stress has on our health, we first need to become aware of the common stressors.
- Stress: Cascades into Health Problems Chronically elevated levels of these hormones create a cascade of health problems including hypertension, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, diabetes, depression and cancer.
- Stress: Is it Affecting You Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. If we don’t know how to recognize stress in ourselves, all the information in the world is meaningless.