7 Stress Management Tips To Help Restore Your Thyroid Health

Whenever one of my patients follows a natural treatment protocol, in addition to telling them to eat well, obtain sufficient sleep, and to take certain supplements, I also tell them how essential it is for them to do a good job of managing their stress.  In fact, if they were to follow every single one of my recommendations with the exception of managing their stress, then there is an excellent chance they will not recover.  I’ve written numerous articles on the positive effects of stress management, but in this article I’d like to discuss some of the specific things you can do to better manage your stress:
1. Be aware of the impact stress has on your health. It is important for you to be aware of the impact stress can have on your health.  Many people underestimate the effects of stress.  Others overestimate their stress handling skills.  Being aware of the impact stress can have on your health is half the battle.  But doing a good job of managing stress is extremely important, and chances are you will need to incorporate at least a couple of the following factors in order to effectively handle the stress you deal with on a daily basis.  Just remember that our body was designed to handle acute stress situations, but these days most people deal with chronic stress on a regular basis.
2. Eat a healthy diet. Eating well is important to any natural treatment protocol, and this can help greatly with your handling of stress.  Eating a diet consisting mostly of whole foods, minimizing the refined foods and sugars, and consuming less than 200 grams of carbohydrates per day will help to keep your blood sugar levels in balance.  This will help to prevent problems with your adrenals, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes, all of which can affect your ability to handle stress.  This is especially true with your adrenal glands, as the body secretes cortisol in response to stress.  Chronic stress will cause the adrenals to continuously secrete cortisol, which over a period of months and years can lead to adrenal fatigue, and this will impact your ability to handle stress.  Certain nutritional deficiencies can make it more difficult for you to handle stress as well, and so in addition to eating well you also might need to take certain nutritional supplements to correct any deficiencies you currently have. Read more...

1 comment:

belmarrahealth said...

Wow! I like your ideas for treating stress. I would apply this on my friend.