“If you really knew what was happening to you when you were under stress, you would totally go crazy. Then some horrible things happen “- this is my statement during a scientific conference, and I was not joking when I said this. I can write several books on how stress causes massive chaotic reactions in your body.
If you want to avoid stress, you were born at the wrong time. Chronic stress has become an epidemic in a society where the faster, the better we try to pack too many responsibilities into our schedule.
In all this chaos, one analysis involving 300 studies proved that chronic stress could harm your immune system. And that’s not all, because a large dose of stress makes you fatter and affects the development of diabetes.
Scientists have known for a long time that stress causes higher blood sugar levels and also increases obesity. When the body is under chronic stress, insulin levels rise. This condition leads to metabolic dysfunction, which increases body weight. Over time, the body becomes resistant to insulin and, of course, diabetes.
When you are under stress, your adrenal gland releases hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol that overwhelm your body, increase your heart rate, increase blood pressure, increase blood density, and create blood clots, creating damage to the brain memory center increasing body weight. And generally creating chaos in your body.
and hormonal disbalance
This hormonal imbalance, as we see, creates negative consequences. For example, you stop to drink coffee in your favorite cafe on the way to work. Frozen in front of millions of requests and traffic jams, you realize that you haven’t had breakfast at all. You order a donut with coffee.
Looking at breakfast’s seemingly harmless situation, caffeine from coffee increases catecholamines, stress hormones. In response to stress, the body produces cortisol, which together with sugar increases insulin. Insulin increases inflammation, and this affects the complete condition of your body. Donut sugar increases cortisol and adrenaline, stress hormones. Sugar literally creates an explosion of stress hormones even though you are not under stress.
There is a good chance that he will continue to consume this type of food during the day. In that way, perfect conditions are created for hormonal imbalance, which leaves behind fatigue, unhappiness, and large fat deposits.
The right diet can reduce the impact of stress on your life and your body. When you eat whole, real food, you return the body’s resistance to insulin, cortisol, and other hormones to normal.
When you cleanse your diet of foods, you are addicted to, such as caffeine, alcohol, sugar derivatives, and regularly eat healthy foods to avoid short-term hunger stress, you will be able to maintain your body in a lower daily dose of stress.
If you replace this food with pure proteins, healthy fats, leafy vegetables, berries with many grains, and less gluten, you feel much better. Food is information that controls the expansion of genes, hormones, and metabolism. When you eat the right foods, you regulate your blood sugar level, restore balance to the hormonal system and reduce stress-induced damage.
Stress is a real threat, although it is not real and tangible. If so, we should have complete control over stress because it does not happen outside, but it is inside us.
The definition of stress is as follows:
“Stress is a set of non-specific reactions of the human body to harmful factors from the work and living environment. Harmful factors from the human environment activate adaptation mechanism in the body to organism protected by balancing the environment. “
Things get even more interesting here. You can imagine your husband being mad at you. Regardless of other circumstances, your stress level will rise. However it works, the body creates a certain body response to certain external information.
Most people, when they focus on my life and analyze it, think I’m crazy and always ask me why I’m not stressed even though I’m constantly surrounded by dissatisfied people, even though I run a massive research campaign in various scientific fields, even though I’m opening a new clinical center. I am under constant obligations when procuring new means of work and discovering new technologies and treatment preparations. However, I am involved in improving health policy in our country and practical work with people and father, son, brother, partner, friend, boss, and many other roles in his life. The answer is actually straightforward. Don’t worry about things much. I wake up and do each new task the best I can.
Causes of the presence of stress
I manage these responsible responsibilities that I have listed with several techniques that help me get rid of stress. Among them, these 12 are my favorites.
1. Lack of magnesium, vitamin b12, increased mercury and aluminum levels, and gluten allergy can directly affect stress levels. By changing habits, you can change the state of your mind.
2. People are burdened to do something all the time. Even though you are not working, your mind is still functioning. Learn how to rest actively. To rest the powerful forces of mind and body, you must do something relaxing. You can sit and watch TV or read a book. You can breathe deeply or take a leisurely walk. It is important to find the type of relaxation that suits you.
3. Learn new skills such as yoga or progressive muscle relaxation, take a bath, make love, go for a massage, watch the sunset or take a walk in the woods or on the beach.
4. Exercise is a powerful, proven way to burn and flush stress chemicals out of your body and calm your mind. Studies have shown that exercise achieves much more than some medications to cure depression. Try workouts with strong intensity if you have little time and want a good result.
5. Take multivitamins and dietary supplements to help your body, vitamin c, b complex, zinc, magnesium.
6. Take various herbs such as Siberian ginseng, cordyceps, ashwagandha.
7. Use a steam bath or sauna to help your body get rid of toxins and relieve stress.
8. Examine your reactions and behaviors, responses in certain situations, and adjust to reduce stress.
9. Continuously build a network of friends and your harmonious community. You will need many allies to establish your harmonious balance.
10. Most of us have shortness of breath. Deep and slow breathing has a profound effect on reducing the body’s response to stress because the relaxation nerve passes through the diaphragm and is activated when you take a deep breath. Take a deep breath now and see how you feel different the next moment.
11. Meditate with exercises that suit you.
12. Get enough sleep because lack of sleep increases stress hormones.