Are you tired of feeling fatigued, wired and tired – help is at hand so read on
Firstly, you are not alone. There are many healthy skills to learn, nutritional tips and herbal medicines to help you get back on top of your game.
When we experience acute or prolonged stress, we receive a rush of chemicals called stress hormones, to the brain and body. This is called the Stress Response and and how it works is incredible.
Since the beginning of time humans have experienced a burst of energy when being chased down by a wild animal or to survive an acute crisis. You may have heard of the stress hormones Cortisol and Adrenaline. These are two of a group of hormones that drive us to stay alive.
Fast forward to 2020, and the stressors come in the form of a global pandemic, a full email inbox, relationship tensions, money worries or even what’s for dinner ? Its no wonder we feel fatigued, wired and tired. Managing our response to stress during prolonged periods of time is vital to keep us happy and healthy.
The catch phrase “Adrenal Fatigue” is misleading suggesting that the adrenal glands alone are fatigued. There is a lot more to fatigue than one gland or body part. Inflammation, sleep and blood sugar problems may be involved. And sadly prolonged emotional stress may be the original cause of fatigue.
The interaction between our nervous and hormonal system (Neurohormone systems), regulates functions within our body and mind. One system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), is crucial for the bodies automatic stress management. There are many other reasons you may have prolonged fatigue yet feeling wired and tired and here is a good summary and reason why a trip to the doctor for tests is important
A variety of tools learned in childhood help us cope during stressful times and can be both useful and sometimes destructive. Going to counselling and getting to know your unhelpful habits, perceived stressful thoughts and PTSD patterns are important tools to help you understand your response to stress. Getting older is another contributing factor to how we cope with stress.
So that was some background information to help you understand what the science has to say. Knowledge is power so lets move on ...
Building resilience to stress and physical reserves enhances health and wellbeing and there are lots of tools to start with.
- Healthy food just goes without saying.
- Meditation, exercise, hobbies and socialising that brings fulfillment needs to be a priority in a busy world.
- Resolving relationship difficulties, financial worries and getting plenty of sleep are vital for wellness.
- Asking for help to sort your thoughts and relationships can make for a happier less stressful life.
- Using nutritional supplements and herbal medicine to nourish a tired body and mind can be life changing.
No one treatment plan helps all.
For many years our naturopaths at Bodywise have provided advice and natural therapy to so many people. Using a programme of specific nutrients and herbal medicines people then have the energy to maintain needed lifestyle changes and go on to feel empowered and happy.
If you need a hand in coping with your feelings of stress, overwhelm and fatigue our herbal Stress-Ease Tonic may be suitable for you right now.
Contact us or come in and chat to our Bodywise team to work out the best solution for you.