Are you stressed out?
Typical presenting symptoms of people who are “stressed out” include: insomnia, depression, fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, digestive disturbances, irritability
While stress is useful to a certain degree to motivate us and help us achieve our goals, chronic elevated stress levels adversely affect us on a physical and emotional level
The stress response in the body is well documented and involves the release of a hormone called cortisol from the adrenal glands that sit on top of our kidneys. With long term stress, excess cortisol is regularly released into the bloodstream by overworked adrenal glands.
Naturopathic medicine offers a multitude of effective treatment options to help you manage stress and support your adrenal glands, including:
Changing the diet to balance blood sugar and support energy building in the body.
Supporting the adrenal glands and balancing cortisol with botanical and dietary supplements.
Counseling on lifestyle changes to mitigate the stress response.
Counseling on techniques to calm the mind and promote positive thinking.
Exercise to balance blood sugar and improve energy.
Acupuncture to calm the mind and mitigate the stress response.
Your naturopathic doctor can put together an effective stress management treatment program to meet your individual needs.
Yours in health,
Dr. Tara Andresen, ND
Dr. Tara Andresen is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She follows an evidence-based approach to naturopathic medicine, incorporating the latest scientific research into effective individualized treatment plans for a wide variety of health conditions.