Holistic By Nature– Blog

Stress & fatigue

The nervous system monitors the body and works with the endocrine glands to release certain chemicals when required for the day to day functioning of the body.

The adrenal glands release the stress hormone cortisol and adrenalin, this mechanism of the body generates energy and healing when required, and in emergency situations.

Our modern daily reaction to stress activates this chemical in the same way, even though we are not in actual danger. The body does not know the difference between a perceived threat or a real one. If we live in a constant state of fight or flight these chemicals can be detrimental to our health.

in excess causes tissue damage, increasing inflammation triggering the over reaction of inflammatory chemicals causing pain, anxiety, and gut problems.

Thyroid malfunction, poor immunity and reproduction are compromised, due to the over production of the stress hormones-cortisol and adrenalin. Our gut also contains 100 million neuroendocrine (nerve cells), hence the gut-brain link, and without the right nutrition the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system is depleted.