Stress is a major part of modern life. You may even find that a certain amount of stress helps you keep focused and is stimulating rather than draining. But in many cases, chronic stress can lead to a variety of problems, including:
- Tiredness, fatigue and constantly low energy levels
- Sleep problems and insomnia
- Marked energy fluctuations throughout the day, especially noticeable afternoon dips
- Irritability, anxiety and panic attacks
- Lowered sex drive
- Difficulty in loosing weight
- High or low blood pressure
- Digestive problems, including frequent bloating, IBS and constipation
Any of the above could be a result of changes in your body caused by chronic stress. Many nutrition deficiencies can develop as a result of chronic stress and levels of vital nutrients such as magnesium can become too low. As magnesium is a vital part of energy production in the body, restoring your nutrient balance can have a powerful effect on how you feel.
Nutritional therapy can help identify whether chronic stress is affecting your health. Sanna Anderson, nutritional therapist at The Nutrition Coach is our resident stress specialist with extensive experience in dealing with stress related conditions.
We frequently use a biochemical test that measures the stress hormone levels in the body to help give us an accurate picture of how severely your health is affected by stress. We will then help you not only with a healthy eating plan to restore your health and energy levels, but also introduce you to many useful stress management tools. And all this is personalised to suit your individual needs – after all, you already have enough on your plate! With targeted nutrients, a healthy eating plan and personalised stress management tools our clients quickly feel less anxious, sleep better and greatly improve their energy levels.