Nutritional Support for Stress

These days we are so used to being stressed in daily life – everything from work, family and financial responsibilities to traffic – that we tend to take it as a given. And when that daily stress builds up, or we experience a significant loss, sudden illness, accident or other trauma, we really start to feel it in our bodies and minds. Weight gain, loss of focus or memory, hair loss, muscle aches and pains, loss of libido, cycle irregularities, sleep disturbances and mood swings are common problems caused by stress.

Why Does Stress Affect my Body?

Stress is a major factor in hormone health, and hormones affect nearly every function in your body, including blood sugar control, sleep, weight and sex drive. Think of hormones as chemical messengers that move between different body systems telling them what to do. When the messages get jumbled up as they move from receiver to receiver (remember the old ‘telephone’ game?), or the wrong messages are being sent, the body can’t properly respond. When that happens, we start to feel off, and if it goes on long enough we can develop imbalance and disease.

So What Can I Do About Stress?

In addition to increasing relaxation and learning healthy responses to stress, you need to give your body the fuel it needs to manage stress and hormones. The food you eat can provide all the nutrients necessary to support healthy hormone balance so that the physical and mental effects of chronic stress are reduced. Simple changes to diet can bring about enormous benefits to hormone health and your ability to handle whatever is causing you stress.

How Do I Know What to Eat?

The Stress Care Program is a self-study program designed to provide you with easy to understand information, meal plans, recipes, tips and tricks to make dietary changes to support your resilience to stress, and restore your hormonal balance. Developed by Holistic Nutritionists, the program is created to use whole natural foods to support all your hormones together, which is the best way to achieve hormone balance and harmony.

The Stress Care Program and the Healthy Hormones for Menopause programs will be available soon. If you would like to be notified by email when these programs become available, click here.