Don’t Let Stress Own You

There is absolutely no question that today’s hectic and always going society, stress has a major impact on the health of our population. Add to it the upcoming holiday season, and it can be way to much for some to handle. The common concept of stress, “Too much to do in too little time,” is a bit of a simplification. Stress can occur at all levels of life.

Brandi Grimmer  LPhT, CNC Certified Nutritional Consultant Keystone-Nutrition

Brandi Grimmer
Certified Nutritional Consultant

There are nutritional, physical, emotional, mental, psychological, and spiritual stress factors. Even exercise, which is one of the best ways to minimize stress, can become a stressor if performed too intensely or without adequate rest. Anxiety, fear, depression, perfectionism, grief and frustration are stressful. Medical conditions such as infection, chronic illness, or surgery cause tremendous metabolic stress. Change, even seemingly good change, can be stressful. We can’t forget about toxin exposure (chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical) and excessive alcohol usage; as these can place stress on the body. Chronic stress brings about a wide range of health problems including exhaustion, lowered thyroid function, cardiovascular problems, alterations in blood sugar, weight gain, muscle breakdown, altered immune function, and more.
It is easy to see that the major cause for most of the health problems we see today is stress. No one is immune from it. So how do we manage our stress?

Well we need to avoid those things that stress us. But it is impossible for many of us to leave jobs, families, and other responsibilities. We need to avoid the poor dietary choices that often accompany stress. (ie: sweets and junk food) We need to provide ourselves with daily periods of moderate exercise. Most of all, we need to lower our response to stress, and keep ourselves healthy so that we can better manage our stress. Nutritional supplements such as L-Theanine, Relora 250 mg, Ashwaganda, and Mood Health Support have all been found to lower our stress hormones and make us calmer during the course of our day.
Probiotics help to support our immune function and minimize the effect of stress on our gut health. Relaxation Formula and other similar products can help us to relax and calm down so that we can fall asleep and obtain a restful night’s sleep. Finally, high-potency vitamin B formulations, Daily Stress Support, and Vitamin B-Complex can provide us the solid nutritional support that we need to prevent metabolic breakdown brought on by stress.

If you have issues with stress management, do you need to take ALL of these supplements? No, definitely not. That is where I come in, I can help you put together a supplement regimen that will help you minimize your stress, stay healthy, and own your stress before it owns you.

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2 Responses to Don’t Let Stress Own You

  1. Yvonne Bodell says:

    What pro-bio-tic do you recommend? I crave sweets and am bloated often. I have a constipation problem. It’s better
    than it was, because I use Mira-lax and try to eat right. I’m also tired all the time.

    Thank you,

    • Keystone says:

      We have various probiotics in the pharmacy. I would recommend a multi-strain product with 5-6 bacterial strains and a minimum of 15 billion bacteria per dose. I think you will definitely see an improved in bloating and constipation. Feel free to contact me directly

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