Stress is Unhealthy
Stress affects how fat and sugar are processed. It also affects weight gain, heart disease, hormones and DNA. It can shorten your life. You’ve heard all this before, but what do you do about it. If you weren’t so stressed, you’d have time to relax and meditate.
Sleep is the Key
Effects of Stress
Cortisol, the stress hormone, is released by the adrenal glands and assists you with energy. Too much cortisol throughout the day will increase your blood sugar levels and causes your body to store fat. It also decrease collagen which will increase wrinkles in your face.
So, one of the best things you can do for stress is get more sleep. If you don’t sleep well, try melatonin supplements. My biggest suggestion for supplementation is a multi with anti-oxidants, clean fish oil, CoQ30, Hepasil DTX and Proflavenal C (these are USANA brand). The last 3 are key for supporting your adrenals. When you’ve been under stress for an extended period of time, you are at risk of depleting your adrenal glands. These supplements will also support heart health, liver function, skin health and auto-immune function.
Have a great week.