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Stress and Nutrition

Stress is the body’s natural response to a threat. Whether the stressful situation is physical or psychological, the body undergoes a dramatic reaction that readies it for “fight or flight” from the danger. A flood of hormones enters the bloodstream and blood pressure rises. Proteins are quickly converted to sugars to provide readily accessible energy which may give us a surge of unusual strength. This stress response was critical thousands of years ago for the […]

The Most Common Causes of Stress in Women

Stress can be defined as any event that forces us to adapt to a new set of circumstances. It can be broken down into specific situations called stressors. When confronted with a stressful situation, our bodies respond with a chain of biochemical reactions which can affect our entire system. Responding to complex triggers from the brain, the adrenal glands start releasing hormones such as adrenaline. As a result, our heart rate and blood pressure rise, […]