Dear Patient and Friend,
Most people will admit to some stress in their lives. We face challenges every day, from small and irritating temporary stresses like bucking traffic at rush hour to major family, health or financial concerns – few of us elude the stresses of normal living.
The problem is, those stresses may be hurting us, sometimes more than we realize – they rob us of needed sleep, move us toward questionable dietary choices, and jangle our nerves so we don’t show up at our best in our work, our relationships, in our lives.
When you are stressed, your body makes chemicals that help you respond to danger – but when the danger passes, your body should return to a normal, relaxed state. The problem is, our stresses are so continuous, that many of us never get back to that relaxed state – and that is one of the major causes of disease, chronic unresolved stress.
Learn about stress, and how to handle the stresses of your life. Those you can avoid or minimize, please do so – for the others, you’ll need to learn to adapt so you can handle the issues while giving your body a break when called for.
For Your Health,
Dr. Wendy Lanser D.C.