Chronic stress is one of the leading root causes of disease. Ongoing stress negatively impacts our health in so many ways. It impairs memory, disturbs sleep, weakens immunity, and can cause weight gain, pain, inflammation, digestive disturbances, anxiety and depression, headaches, hormone imbalances, heart disease and more.
Regularly engaging in relaxing activities, healthy relationships, eating a good diet, exercising, and other self-care habits are all very helpful at combating stress. But, even when we are doing our best to take care of ourselves, sometimes we still need additional support for stress relief and energy support. Taking herbal adaptogens as part of your daily routine can provide restorative support and enhance well-being, strength and vitality. Continue reading “New Pathway Product Spotlight – Rhodiola Rosea”
Yesterday’s blog was dedicated to keeping stress low around meal planning for the holidays. But let’s be honest, there are many other stressors around this time of year. From dealing with relationships to worrying about finances, and just time management in general, holiday stress can impact your health. Keep your endocrine system strong by taking vitamins, herbs, and homeopathic remedies to help you deal with stress.
The endocrine system is a collection of glands that regulates our body temperature and hormones and balances our chemistry. Continue reading “‘Tis the Season for Adrenal Support”
A study in the journal Psychological Science has found that your approach to life may help cut your stress during life’s tricky situations.
The study investigated the potential benefits of smiling by looking at how different types of smiling, and the awareness of smiling, affects a person’s ability to recover from episodes of stress.
The team found smiling could indeed influence our physical state, lowering heart rate levels after stressful activities. This was found to be the case even when the smile was forced.
Here are some other tips to help with stress. Although these tips are targeted for stress in the workplace, many of them can be applied to everyday stressors.
What do you do to help you cope with stress?
According to Marketdata Enterprises, nearly 54% of people in the US are currently trying to lose weight, fueling a 59 billion dollar a year industry promising lasting results by using the latest pills, powders and programs. If you’ve dieted… and dieted.. and dieted with fleeting results, these 7 strategies to finally get you off of the diet rollercoaster are for you. The strategies are designed to have you save your hard-earned money and spend it on something far more rewarding – like new clothes for the sleek, toned body you’ll have once these strategies have become a way of life. Ready? Here we go.
1. Know Your “Why.” There’s a deeply personal reason why you want to get the weight off. Sure you want to look and feel better, but dig a little deeper and what you’ll find is the real motivation behind the attempts you’ve made in the past. Do you want a new relationship, confidence to change careers, energy to keep up with your kids? Identifying your “why,” writing it down and reading it throughout the day, can help keep you motivated and on track. Continue reading “7 Strategies to Get Off the Diet Rollercoaster… For Good”
According to a study by researchers at Centers for Disease Control (CDC), women who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) start their day with unusually low levels of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. The study used saliva samples taken as soon as the women awoke, 30 minutes later and an hour later, when cortisol levels typically reach their highest level of the day. The study showed that women who suffer from CFS have a low “fight or flight” response.
One theory for this is that accumulated stress over these women’s lifetimes has had a negative effect on their stress response. This study offers clues into what causes CFS, how to diagnose and treat it, and why women are four times more likely than men to have it. They did not find a similar relationship among men.
Strengthening your adrenals is important in helping regulate cortisol levels.
Here are some tips to help support your adrenals: Continue reading “Morning Cortisol Levels Clue to Chronic Fatigue”