Helping people manage stress and nutrition is an important part of my nutrition practice, because I have first-hand experience in the devastating effects it has on the human body.
With almost 30 years of work history in middle to senior management for Fortune 100 corporations, I understand the concept of “burning the candle at both ends”.
I also have a front row seat watching my husband deal with the stress of being a successful and sought-after trial lawyer, a profession that ranks 4th in the U.S. for suicides compared to all other professions in the U.S. (as reported by CNN, January 2014).
Worst case scenario, chronic stress is a killer. Best case scenario it increases risk for diseases within the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune and digestive systems. There are also undeniable links between stress and one of the most crippling psychiatric disorders, major depression.
If you find yourself in the grips of chronic stress, fatigue and/or stress-induced depression and don’t know what to do about it, please take your first step by reading my primer on Chronic Stress. It will help you begin to understand what is going on with your body.
Stress isn’t a mind-over-matter condition. With fairly simple, straight-forward changes in your life and diet, you can minimize the damaging effects of stress, create a healthier internal environment to support your body and mind, and have more energy, stamina, mental clarity to keep you actively engaged in your career and life.
Need help managing your stress? Make an appointment and let’s get started: