Stress is a major issue literally everyone deals with in way or another, and chronic stress is a problem like never before. That’s why it’s so vital to keep your stress hormones in check.
When we talk about stress hormones, cortisol typically tops the list, and for good reason. It is called the primary stress hormone, after all, it’s released when we’re under pressure and triggers the fight or flight survival response. However, cortisol isn’t the only stress hormone, and truthfully, it may not even be the most important of the stress hormones. That title could just as easily be reserved for insulin. While most people think of diabetes when discussing this hormone, insulin is related to weight gain, PCOS, low testosterone and, of course, blood sugar levels. In addition, insulin can affect almost every hormone in the body and certainly has a major impact on stress. Our busy lifestyles, pressures at work, financial pressures, public health, sugar and snacking all contribute to chronic stress. Regular massage and chiropractic care will decrease stress to your neuromuscular system, our Naturopath can balance your hormones and our health coach can help with lifestyle components to help you manage your stress like a champion!
Key Supplements for Stress: vitamin D, Melatonin, Magnesium