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Goals are like a roadmap to success – they show you where you want to be, help you plan your way there, and show you when you are off track. Before you embark on any weight loss program choose SMART goals. These are goals which are:
have a Timeframe.
If you are one of the many people who suffer from spring allergies, then it is time to strenghthen your immune defences. Unfortunately, the warmth of spring brings with it an increase in hay fever and allergy symptoms like sneezing, nasal discharge, itchy throat and eyes, sinus or asthma symptoms.
This article will outline ways you can strengthen your immune defences, to help keep your spring allergies at bay.
Many of you may not have even heard of the vagus nerve. It is one of our cranial nerves and is in fact the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates the gastrointestinal tract and also affects the cardiovascular, immune, endocrine and respiratory systems. As a result it is a significant nerve in the human body like a superhighway communicating between our brain and organs. Like muscles, nerves need constant stimulation to be healthy.
In this issue we will be looking at building resilience against stressors by exploring recommendations to help you cope with the demands of daily life in our ever increasingly busy world.
Whilst a healthy diet, nutrients and herbs are a key part of managing stress it is important to consider lifestyle factors which may be contributing to your stress load. We have two branches to our nervous system our “Fight or Flight” sympathetic branch which is mediated by adrenaline and cortisol from our adrenal glands and our “Rest and Digest” parasympathetic branch which is where we should be when we are consuming meals and winding down at night in preparation for sleep.
In our last article we looked at key nutrients that can support our nervous system in times of stress. In this edition we explore these in more detail, and find some solutions to beat stress.
Remember, when we are under stress, our adrenal glands (which sit above our kidneys) secrete more of the stress hormones cortisol, adrenalin and noradrenalin. This increase in stress hormones requires even more nutrients than usual. This is because our body needs vitamins and minerals to produce these hormones and neurotransmitters (the brain’s messengers) required to adapt to the stress and bring the body back into balance.
Does "Life = Stress" or "Stress = Life" for you at the moment. Unfortunately, living in this day and age, stress is a normal part of modern life. Sometimes stress can be so overwhelming, it feels like it is taking over our life. All of these stresses can take their toll. I’m sure you have encountered some (if not all) of the following stresses on a daily/weekly basis: