Stress is just an unavoidable part of life. Everyone experiences stress at some time or another. Some people handle stress well while others just don’t know how to deal with it.
Many people diagnose their stress related symptoms as “nerves”. This is kinda, sorta, so………because the stress related symptoms do in fact affect the parts of the body that are related to the nervous system. A state of continual stress will also eventually weaken the immune system.
Other disorders brought on by stress include irritability, high blood pressure, headaches, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite. If these symptoms are not handled properly, the results could be a more serious illness.
Disorders that arise from stress are often the result of a nutrient deficiency. The body does not handle nutrients well during stressful times. The right response to supplying the lack of nutrition into the diet is often done best with herbs. Known as “herbal nutrition”.
A deficiency of any of these; B-complex vitamins, magnesium, zinc and iron, can lead to anxiety type symptoms and insomnia. The B-complex vitamins are very important for proper functioning of the nervous system. They aid in brain functioning and reduce stress.
Stress also depletes the anti-stress hormones (adrenal gland hormones). Vitamin C and potassium are very important to adrenal gland function. They are especially necessary during periods of stress.
Natural healing herbs that help to deal with stress include chamomile, passion flower, rosemary, siberian ginseng, and skullcap.
The most important ways to remain in good health during stressful times is by following a quality diet, exercise, and proper rest.