After several decades of research we now know the elements of stress that contribute to disease; both physical and mental aspects.
Chronic stress can alter brain anatomy and thus function, leaving you with poor emotional control, memory, depression and anxiety.
Physical symptoms of headache, stiff shoulders, gut disorders, heart disease, low back pain and a myriad of others are now known to be due to the stress complex.
During times of overt stress the body consumes large amounts of nutrients and is predisposed to inflammation. To counteract this one must replenish and rest, if not then dis-ease can occur.
To help support the body and mind certain nutrients, foods and therapies; either herbal, homeopathic or IV therapy can be employed. Over prolonged periods of stress certain nutrients like vitamin C or zinc may be depleted and thus required for supplementation.
At my clinic we take into consideration some known as Heart Rate Variability (HRV). HRV is the time interval between heart beats, it is now known to be a good indicator or health and resilience. The better your variability the better your resilience and balance between the heart and brain. Chronic stress, negative emotions, stressful environments all cause poor HRV and thus is a contributor to dis-ease. I will teach you simple techniques to help regulate your HRV as well as simple diet and supplement regimes that you may need for a few weeks until you get better, what we call coherence or in another word balance. When this happens you feel relief from the body being back in balance. There are other ways to reach coherence and we will discuss those too.
Fatigue can be caused by many disorders including thyroid, anemia, kidney disease, depression, certain brain disorders, chronic pain, over stress nervous system, adrenal "burn-out" medications and of course low nutrient levels to name a few. The treatment depends upon lab test outcomes, physical exam and a complete history to find out possible causes. From this data we can find out the right protocol for you. Most lab test are done at your medical doctors although some tests may be done here from the office.
In this images you can see the difference different emotions have on heart rate and variability. Chronic stress and negative emotions tend to cause, over time poor heart rate variability and thus dis-ease.
Here we can see the relationship between the brain and the heart, in fact the heart sends more signals to the brain than the brain to the heart. By synchronizing the two, i.e. getting into coherence, it helps with the natural healing process, increases immune and gland function as well as help the body into an anti-inflammatory state.
Stress and its Affects