Blog — mental health

5 Ways To Attack Chronic Stress

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Our bodies were built to handle short term stress. Chronic stress is when our body is in a continuous state of stress and our stress hormones are kept elevated. This can lead to physical, mental and emotional health issues, inflammation, unbalanced hormones, sleep problems, disease, excess body fat, moodiness, irritability, depression and low testosterone. There are countless negative effects caused by chronic stress, so it's crucial to address this problem and to achieve a more balanced life to support improved health. Pay attention to what triggers your stress. Your work? Toxic relationships? The news? Lack of money? When you identify the sources of...

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Hormones Impact on Mental Health

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The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones. The endocrine system and the nervous system work together to monitor and adjust the physiological activities of the body, always striving for balance or homeostasis. When our hormones become unbalanced, it can have a dramatic effect on both our physical well being and our mental health. Irritability, depression, anxiety, mood swings, brain fog, reduced ability to concentrate, lowered capacity for learning and memory issues, can all be symptoms of unbalanced hormones. These symptoms can be a result of low testosterone or high estrogen in men, thyroid dysfunction or...

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7 Keys to Rebalance Your Hormones

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Hormones affect your quality of life. There are habits that you may have that are messing with your hormone balance. Your body is always trying to maintain balance and your lifestyle influences this process of homeostasis. Here are some things that may be affecting your hormones: Lack of quality sleep Chronically high stress lifestyle Inflammation Poor diet: highly processed foods, excessive sugar, poorly timed meals and snacking Sedentary lifestyle: lack of activity, movement or exercise Excess body fat Prescription medication Focusing on improving in these areas will allow your body to rebalance your hormones and improve your health and quality...

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What Are Hormones?

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  Hormones are chemicals that flow through the bloodstream and signal cells or tissues into action. They direct how our organs work and they control our metabolism. Each hormone targets specific parts of the body for specific purposes. The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones. The endocrine system and the nervous system work together to monitor and adjust the physiological activities of the body, always striving for balance or homeostasis.  Nearly all of our body processes are influenced by hormones: sleep, growth, metabolism, emotions, reproduction, digestion, cardiovascular, energy, drive and sexual function to name...

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Digestion and Hormones

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Proper digestion is important so that we extract the nutrients from our food. Poor digestion is a main cause of unbalanced hormones. When we eat, a lot of hormones are activated. We need to slow down and chew our food to a paste to allow our digestive system to work well. It is important to space our meals out so our digestive system isn’t working overtime, and it gets a chance to rest. It helps to fast for at least 12 hours at night between your last meal of one day, and your first meal of the next.  Going on an...

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