Is Your Nutritional Bank Account Running Dry?
Our bodies experience stress every day of our lives. In a normal situation, the body handles the stress quite well and you don’t think anything about it. But in the case of an extreme, chronic stress that goes unchecked, the human body becomes challenged. If the stimulus is unusually strong and cannot be compensated for, then exhaustion of the body’s compensatory mechanisms begins, and symptoms are experienced. This occurs because under stress, the body requires additional nutrients, which create additional waste on a cellular level and this waste must be removed by the body.
Think of it like a nutritional “Bank Account”. The more stress you are under, and the more your body is unable to compensate, the further it falls behind on its “expenses” and the less you have left in your bank account.
The more stress your body is under, the more fuel (nutrients) your body needs to keep you working normally. As your fuel source begins to run out or waste accumulates, your body will begin to develop symptoms. These early symptoms could be anything from an upset stomach, acid reflux, tight shoulders, bowel disturbances, nausea, or sleep troubles and progress clear through to anxiety, panic attacks, elevated blood pressure, headaches, depression, irritable bowel, and a host of other symptoms.
The thing to remember here is that your body is now struggling. You are in a fight for your life — your body chemistry is out of tune and in all likelihood, one or more of your body systems has failed to adequately compensate for the stress that you are experiencing. Your symptoms are you body’s way of warning you that something is wrong and that you need help now. Failure to properly determine the source of your stress and correct it will result in further complications and in all likelihood, sickness and disease.
Failing to recognize the presence of stress now and to take action to ease your way through stressful times could prove to be devastating to your health. Eating healthful meals, getting plenty of sleep, exercise, water, breathing, avoiding alcohol, drugs, and processed foods, calming your mind through yoga, meditation, or massage, obtaining chiropractic care are all important. Take care of yourself now before your nutritional bank account runs dry.