In small doses, stress can be a good thing. But when the going gets too tough and life's demands exceed our ability to cope, stress becomes a threat to our physical, mental, behavioural and emotional well-being.
During times of increased stress, it is of utmost importance to have proper coping mechanisms in place to help minimize the damage of stress in our bodies and to prevent acute stress into becoming deep-seated and chronic.
Recent research suggests a high percentage of illness is stress-related. The following is a list of some health problems that can be caused or worsened by long-term chronic stress:
- Heart attack
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Autoimmune conditions (e.g. lupus, MS)
- Thyroid problems
- Skin conditions
- and more...
We will work together with the goal of developing an awareness of what are your day-to-day stressors, implementing new coping strategies, and making lifestyle and dietary modifications. Doing this, the goal is for you to create a lifestyle and environment in which you are better able to thrive. Thus, resulting in a happy, healthy and well adjusted life.