Wow! What a week it has been. I was flown to New York city with my beautiful daughter to speak at a women’s entrepreneur conference in Manhattan (Women’s Empowerment Coalition of NYC) – 750 female entrepreneurs all under one roof. That was some event.
I was talking all things ‘health’ and was there to remind everyone that just because you feel on fire with life, you must not neglect your health. I see far too many people these days with ‘burn out’.
Especially this time of year when everyone’s trying new diets and wanting to get fitter and leaner. You have got to remember to fuel your tank correctly in order to be able to achieve all the things you want to in one day. Stress is a big killer and understanding how it works can help you to recognise what’s going on for you.
When stress hits it triggers a set of biological responses including:
- The release of stress hormones from your adrenal glands – adrenaline and cortisol
- An increase in blood sugar
- Rising blood pressure
- Rapid heartbeat
All these responses, known as ‘fight or flight’, are designed to help you meet physical challenges that threaten your survival when faced with stress (e.g. how your body would respond if you were being chased by lions).
The trouble is, in today’s high stress culture, the stress response continually remains on full alert and the body does not have a chance to recover. If your hormones go out of kilter you will feel it.
The adrenal glands, nestled on the upper, inner surface of each kidney, produce the main stress response hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol.
Over time, the adrenal glands may become overworked and have difficulty producing the right amount of these hormones.
How diet can help. Eating a balanced and healthy diet is key to helping our bodies to balance stress. An important part of any stress response includes identifying and reducing the causes of stress.
Adrenal function is significantly influenced by blood sugar levels, therefore much of the dietary advice below aims to stabilise levels of sugar in the blood.
Nutrients that specifically support the adrenal glands include:
- Vitamin C found in most fresh fruit and vegetables. It is stored in the adrenal gland and is required to make cortisol.
- Magnesium is dramatically depleted in times of stress, and symptoms of deficiency often include fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and predisposition to stress. Include plenty of dark green leafy vegetables, wholegrains, nuts and seeds to supply adequate levels of magnesium.
- B vitamins can help to support adrenal function, particularly B5 which directly supports adrenal cortex and hormone production. Sources include wholegrains, nuts and seeds.
Make sure you are getting plenty of rest too if you know you are under stress as sleep can be disrupted. Making Yoga and meditation part of your daily routine will have a significant impact on your mental wellbeing.
Qest4 health testing. I came home to a stack of samples. The long-distance testing on my health machine is taking over my life! Not just with humans but pets too! I have tested dogs and cats now and seem to be getting the most accurate results for their health and their emotional wellbeing from wherever I am. All I need are a few samples. It’s that simple.
The basic theory of the Test – Qest4 is this. The body is made of energy matter. As we go through life, we get blockages, either through toxins, emotional traumas etc. and we get depleted, stuck and sometimes the disease process begins.
The Qest4 simply detects where those challenges/blockages are in the body, reading the energy flows, (in a similar way to acupuncture) and works on releasing those blockages to allow the body to re-balance.
With Nutrition and energy balancing combined it helps keep the body in the best condition possible, and/or help where disease/blockages are already present. This can be pain management, hormone balancing, sleep restoring, anxiety, digestive orders, arthritis and inflammation, etc and this is present in your pets too.
For more information contact me via e-mail, or through my website and I will send a sample kit to your address. Health should always a priority.